We gave the elders The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 brochure, which was updated in Oct 1999. The full Act comes into force in 2004. We made it quite clear that they are obligated to provide an equal service to all. No moves have been made to comply with these regulations , the disabled are still sitting downstairs in the foyer, where it is quite cold and draughty. Although a promise was made to the congregation before we purchased the Hall, that a lift would be installed, they have never kept their word. This hall was purchased in 1993, so they have had plenty of time to get things sorted out.
Other priorities, such as new chairs (for the comfort of the able-bodied) jumped the queue of importance.
I publicly reminded during a study item, that one of the elders had just given a talk on "keeping your word when giving a promise", this did not go down well.
If I promised my son or daughter and did not keep that promise, and did not explain why I could not, I would be teaching my children to lie.