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Which door to enter?

During the week, the only door unlocked is near the office on 23rd Street.  On Sunday and Wednesday Evening, all doors are unlocked.

The building is accessible to all, with wheelchair accessible restrooms on both levels and an elevator.  Service animals are welcome.  The building consists of two floors built on a sloped lot, allowing direct access to either floor from an outside entrance.


There is a large parking lot on Harris Street, with street parking available surrounding the church.  Our small “staff” parking lot off 23rd Ave. is not used by staff on Sunday mornings and is available to those with handicap stickers and/or mobility issues.  A loading zone is available where people may be dropped off on 23rd Avenue in front of the covered walkway leading to the main doors.

building-mainentranceMain Entrance

Entering from 23rd Avenue under the covered walkway allows you direct access to the main level without having to negotiate steps.  A loading zone exists at the yellow curb by the covered walkway.  The main level includes the Sanctuary, Chapel, Wheeler Room, classrooms for children 1st through 12th grades and the church offices.

building-atriumentranceAtrium Entrance

Entering from the big parking lot allows you direct access to the lower level without having to negotiate steps.  The lower level includes the Atrium, Fellowship Hall, Barber Room, Clark Room, Peter Horn Lounge, classrooms for those children birth – kindergarten, game room and the Congregational Preschool.

building-officeentranceOffice Entrance

Entering from the staff parking lot on 23rd street allows you direct access to the offices of church staff without having to negotiate steps.  

Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Hearing and Print Assistance

There is a hearing assistance system available from the head Usher just before you enter the sanctuary in the area called the narthex. Also available are large print bulletins, Bibles, and song sheets.

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