Being an accessible church, from where to park, to getting around our facilities, and to being welcomed into our community, are all elements of living our commitment to be an inclusive church family. We hope you find this information helpful. Please reach out to any staff member or to the Access Team for other questions or concerns via email@example.com.
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.
On Sundays, our 40 spot lot is for anyone who needs close parking or accessible spaces (e.g. first time visitors, accessibility, mobility challenges, etc.). It is on a first come, first serve basis. You are always welcome to pull through to drop off.
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).
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. There is a nearby elevator and stairs inside the doors. The sanctuary and office are one floor up.
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.
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
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
The sanctuary located on the first floor has 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. Chairs with arms are available in the middle rows and are movable as needed.
A family lounge is available in the narthex and offers a quiet space. An adjustable speaker provides audio of the sanctuary service.
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.
We strive to be a peanut free environment. Gluten free crackers are available for communion.
Accessibility at Green Wood
Our Green Wood church is located off Green Road just north of Glazier Way on the northeast side of Ann Arbor. The parking lot is free with two handicap accessible spaces located near the front entrance. There is a sidewalk cut and an easy accessible entry to the front door via one short ramp.
Once inside, there are two accessible restrooms to the left of the small kitchen area.
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.
Monthly Disability Awareness Talks
Monthly Disability Awareness Talks help educate and give insight into how our community can be supportive to each other. These are offered in-person downtown and online. Learn more about this offering and see a list of upcoming and past topics here.
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