Brown Memorial recently completed a renovation that improved the accessibility and usability of the Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall and Assembly Room, making the church and its buildings easier for all to use.
IN THE SANCTUARY
The outside door entering the Fellowship Hall and Assembly Room is fully handicapped accessible. Once in the door you can easily enter the church as well. It is also a convenient way to get to the church or Fellowship Hall from the Church House. From the sidewalk when facing the church in the front,
turn left, then take an immediate right prior to the Church House. Walk back to the Fellowship Hall handicapped door.
The second handicapped entrance is on the right side of the church. After temporarily stopping your car in the alley off Lafayette Street, your passenger can enter this door with assistance, take the first left, and walk or wheel down the hallway into the sanctuary. Ushers and greeters are available at both doors.
Once in the church, there are pew cuts available in three places in the sanctuary. These are areas for persons in wheelchairs, service dogs and/or walkers. There are chairs in these areas so that friends and family can sit alongside persons needing a pew cut. The areas where pews have been removed are on the left and the right sides, as well as across the back of the sanctuary.
Bulletins and Hearing Assistive Devices:
Large print bulletins and hearing assistive devices are available at the back of the sanctuary on a table as you start down the middle aisle.
Fellowship Hall and Assembly Room:
In the back of the Assembly Room, near the kitchen, you can take an elevator to all floors of the Fellowship Hall. Our kitchen also features wheel chair accessible counters, sinks and appliances. An accessible, gender-neutral bathroom is available as you enter the Assembly Room.
A ramp is available in the back of the Church House. You can ring into the front office from the front of the Church House to gain assistance in entering through the handicapped entrance in the back.
Parking and Van Service:
Parking is available at the Mount Royal Elementary School (121 McMechen St.). Free shuttle service between the parking lot and the church is available. The driver can assist with van entry and exit. Be sure to get a required, printed parking pass for your car. See one of the blue Welcome Folders in the pews for a pass, or download a pass.
Any questions or to report barriers of any kind, contact Page Campbell at pagerini@ peoplepc.com.