We meet in the heart of the “Tree Streets” of Waynesboro, Virginia, in our fellowship building and Chalice House, which is the home to our administrative offices and religious education classrooms.
The main entrance to the Fellowship Hall faces Pine Street. Another entrance is accessible via a parking lot located behind the Fellowship Hall. The entrance to the Chalice House also faces Pine Street and has an accessibility ramp.
Pine Street and the surrounding blocks offer plenty of on-street parking. Limited off-street parking is available behind the Fellowship Hall. Handicap Accessible parking spaces are immediately in front of the Fellowship Hall on Pine Street.
Our Google Maps link offers you door-to-door directions for driving, walking, or biking.
UUFW is at the corner of Pine Avenue and 14th Street near downtown Waynesboro. From I-64, take exit 94 toward Waynesboro. Follow US 340/Rosser Avenue to the light at the cemetery. Turn right on 13th Street and, at the second stop sign, turn right onto Pine Avenue. The church is on the right at the end of the block.
Coming into Waynesboro from the West on US 250 or the North on US 340, turn onto Rosser Avenue (US 340 South) at the Burger King. Take a left onto 13th Street at the stop light. At the second stop sign, turn right onto Pine Avenue and look for the church on the right.
Sign Language Interpreters
The UUFW is becoming a more welcoming Fellowship for deaf members and visitors since sign language interpreters have been joining us for Sunday morning services. The interpreters are in training and are working with us through the spring to fulfill some of their required hours. For many of us, this presents a new situation. CODA Link, Inc., the association for professional sign language interpreters, offers these guidelines for communicating with deaf people through an interpreter.
- Speak naturally with a normal tone of voice at a comfortable pace.
- Speak directly to the deaf person using first person. It may seem odd at first to be communicating through a third person.
- Maintain eye contact. Lack of eye contact is considered rude and disrespectful in the deaf community because facial expressions and eye contact are important for communication.
- Do not cover your mouth or chew gum while speaking.
- In a group setting, to maintain the natural flow of communication, speak clearly, one at a time, and allow for proper turn taking.
- Do not use phrases such as “Tell him,” or “Tell her.”
- Do not engage the interpreter in conversation. They are a neutral party.
- Be specific in your word choice. Try to avoid vague terms such as “this” or “that”; instead, name the object.
- Be sensitive to the need of a deaf person to be part of the conversation.
- Address your questions directly to the deaf person. Do not ask the interpreter for information pertaining to the deaf person.
- When reading extensively from written materials, consider supplying a copy to the audience and the interpreter. Be aware of the pace of your speech, especially reading aloud.
- Avoid walking between the interpreter and the deaf person. Momentarily passing through is acceptable as long as it does not hinder their line of sight.
- Interpreters are not allowed to omit or edit information. If something is not to be interpreted, be careful about what is said.
- Interpreters are required to interpret every- thing regardless of its relevance, including side comments, if audible.
- Interpreters are bound by a Code of Conduct and all information is kept confidential.
- Relax. If you are unsure of the appropriate way to proceed in a particular situation, ask.