UIUC has one of the best Paralympic training centers in the country,
and one can often see Paralympians training out on the country roads around Champaign-Urbana. Some of those athletes are members at St. Andrew’s. Others at St. Andrew’s are vulnerable in our yard and on our steps due to age or health.
Becoming accessible is a ministry of the Gospel.
We want to make clear to the campus and the community that all whom God leads through our doors are welcome and have a place here. We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a grant that, together with the past 5 years of fundraising, will allow us to 1. install an accessible first floor kitchenette in our fellowship space, and 2. renovate our yard so that there will be safe, flat surface for all. The yard has been a great blessing especially in the pandemic, and we expect that project to be finished by the second week of fall semester 2021. Watch for updates and pictures! We give thanks to God for all the support that has made these projects possible!