Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessibility for Sunday Morning Activities

Worshipers using wheelchairs or walkers are welcome at UniLu!

  • Our main entrance, located on Winthrop Street, has a wheelchair ramp.
  • Our sanctuary, where Sunday morning worship takes place, is accessible with the exception of the chancel, where the worship leaders sit. Holy Communion is distributed in a circle starting in the chancel and extending to the floor in front of the steps. If you are attending a Sunday morning service and cannot or prefer not to negotiate the steps, come forward to the foot of the stairs, and the circle will expand to include you. Alternatively, if you would prefer to remain in the pews for communion, please alert one of the greeters as you come in so that worship leaders can bring communion to you.
  • The Alumni/ae Room, where the Morning Forum, coffee hour, and other events take place, is fully accessible.
  • There is an accessible restroom on the main level.

Occasionally, after- or before-church activities take place on the lower level, in the Fireside Room, kitchen, student center, or dormitory space. These are accessible through the lower level building entrance, also on Winthrop Street.

Unfortunately, UniLu has no elevator, so our upper level, which includes the nursery, Sunday School rooms, child-sized bathroom, and choir loft, is not accessible.

Wheelchair Accessibility for Dormitory/Shelter Space

UniLu’s lower level entrance, also located on Winthrop Street, also has a wheelchair ramp. This entrance is used by the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter from November 1 to April 15, the Harvard Square Summer Shelter during the summer, and visiting groups during other times of the year. The lower level includes a kitchen, dormitory space, and accessible women’s and men’s rooms (including showers).

Large Print Resources

We will be happy to create large print service bulletins for Sunday morning worship services. Please notify the church office by the Wednesday before you come, and ask the person greeting you at the door for the large-print bulletin when you arrive.

Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing devices that allow individuals with or without hearing aides to hear the service with greater clarity are available. Please speak to a Sunday morning welcomer for a device.