Accessibility

Accessibility Downtown

There are two handicap accessible entrances to the downtown church. The west entrance which is the main entrance during the week is located off Washington street and has parking for 40 cars with four permanent handicap parking spaces. These four accessible parking spaces are on the east side of the lot with two on each side of the entrance. There are accessible aisles and curb cuts for each space allowing easy access to the sidewalk and entrance. Please note two of the spaces are designated for van accessibility.

The second accessible entrance is off South State street by way of a circular drive exiting onto Washington street. This drive is for dropping off and picking up only. The ramp (called the Promenade) leads to either the sanctuary entrance (doors on the right) or to the chapel and offices (doors on the left).

On Sundays during worship the west entrance parking lot is reserved specifically for first-time visitors, and for those with mobility issues, which includes young families who have to struggle with strollers. Additional handicap designated spaces are available. You will still be welcomed to pull through to drop people off and then continue to find parking elsewhere.

Entry Doors: West Entrance

This is our main entrance and is accessed from the church parking lot off Washington St. The two sets of double doors have automatic door switches. These doors enter onto the ground floor.

Entry Doors: Promenade Circular Drive Entrance

These doors are used mainly during worship services and are locked during the week. The ramp leading up to the doors is accessible however there is no automatic door switch at this time. These doors enter onto the first floor.

Elevator

The elevator is located inside the west entrance just to the left. It goes to three levels:

Ground Floor: social hall and nursery
First Floor: sanctuary, church offices and Wesley lounge
Second Floor: classrooms

Restrooms

Handicap accessible restrooms are available on each floor. On the ground floor there are two handicap accessible restrooms to the left and one to the right of the west entrance. First floor: across from the entrance to the front of the sanctuary, just outside the main office. Second floor: to the left of the elevator

Seating in Sanctuary

There are pew cuts in the front, middle and rear sections of the sanctuary allowing extra room for seating with wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, etc. with companion seating nearby.

Vision and Hearing Aids

Large print bulletins and hymns are available at the entrances to the sanctuary as well as assisted listening devices. See ushers for help in locating them.

Wheel Chairs and Walkers

There is a courtesy wheel chair available next to the elevator on the ground floor and a second wheel chair near the Promenade Entrance on the first floor. This wheelchair is kept in the north closet of the narthex outside the sanctuary.

A walker is also available for use and is located in the north closet of the narthex.

Entry to Social Hall

Accessible entrance to the social hall is from the ground floor at the west entrance via a ramp just to the right of the steps.

Dietary

We strive to be a peanut free environment. Gluten free crackers are available for communion.

 

Accessibility at Green Wood

The Green Wood church is located off of Green Road just north of Glazier Way. There are two permanent handicap parking places located near the front entrance. There is a sidewalk cut and easy accessible entry to the front door with one short ramp.

Restrooms

Once inside, there are two restrooms to the left of the small kitchen area.

Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located just after the entry vestibule on the same floor. There are rows of portable chairs which can be moved for wheel chair, scooter and walker access. Personal assistance is easily obtained from fellow parishioners.

 

Questions or concerns? Email access@fumc-a2.org.