One might say it began with a conversation between Pastor Dan Warnes and a young member of the congregation. The child was commenting on the church's new vision statement.
During this conversation, the child observed, "The people of First Lutheran Church 'welcome all because God welcomes all' - we don't really do that."
So began the effort to remove barriers and to truly welcome all to engage in activities in this facility. With a focus on inclusive engagement, RDG's design addresses the church's basic needs first: comfort, hearing, sight and safety for all. The approach leverages universal design and focuses on access to food services and drinks, thermal comfort and restrooms that allow for dignified use.