Location & Accessibility
EMERSON UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
Our church is located in Canoga Park, a neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles in the West San Fernando Valley. Emerson draws its membership primarily from Canoga Park and other adjoining LA neighborhoods, as well from neighboring communities of Calabasas, Topanga, Simi Valley, and Santa Clarita. Our building is contemporary and reflects our commitment to the inclusion of people of all ages, abilities, mobilities, and sexual orientation.
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Where We Are:
Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
7304 Jordan Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91303
From the 118 freeway, take Topanga Canyon Boulevard south approximately four miles to Sherman Way. Turn left two blocks to Jordan, turn left on Jordan, and go one block to Wyandotte.
From the 101 freeway, take Topanga Canyon Boulevard north approximately three miles to Sherman Way. Turn right two blocks to Jordan. Turn left one block to Wyandotte.
Parking is available on the street and in the Senior Citizens’ Center parking lot directly north of and adjacent to the church. Parking in the church lot is reserved for handicap parking and first time visitors.
Bus line 162 and 163 stop at Topanga Blvd and Sherman Way, a few blocks from the church. We are also two blocks away from the Metro Orange Line stop at 7170 Canoga Ave (at Sherman Way).
Our sanctuary, fellowship hall and religious education classrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. We do have storage rooms in the church basement that can only be reached by stairs and the restroom in the church office is not accessible, but all restrooms are.
Large print hymnals and Orders of Service are always available. We also have a braille hymnal. Please ask any usher for assistance. If you would like an orientation tour of the campus during the week, contact the church office to make arrangements.
We have wire loop technology connected to our PA system. During all church meeting and workshops, anyone wishing to speak from the audience is strongly encouraged to use the portable microphones so those who are hard of hearing are not excluded.
We use odorless candles and we have a well ventilated fragrance-free zone where those with sensitivities are invited to sit and those who are adorned with perfume or tobacco smoke are encouraged to avoid. This is announced every Sunday during our welcome.
Special Needs Children
If you want your child to participate in the religious education program and feel that they may require special accommodation due to learning disabilities or behavioral issues, please contact the Director of Religious Education in advance so the best possible arrangements can be made.
We provide pastoral care to all members regardless of ability. To build the beloved community, the volunteers on the care team receive special training to assist those who may feel unwelcome, patronized or marginalized because of their disability. They may not be able to fully remedy every situation, but they can provide a compassionate ear and a willingness to enlist the help of others. If you have a hidden disability that you think it’s important for someone to know, please contact a member of the pastoral care team or contact the minister to share your information in confidence.
We have grassy areas where service animals may relieve themselves. If you have any questions not answered or concerns not addressed, please contact the church office to seek further information.