Location and Accessibility
- Our church is close to New Mexico State University.
- 2000 South Solano Drive at the corner of South Solano Drive and Wofford Drive, one block south of the corner of Missouri Avenue and South Solano Drive or a half-mile north of the corner of University and South Solano Drive.
- Our campus has three buildings: Education, administration, and worship, with ample parking on the north and south sides of the property.
The south parking lot is accessible from Wofford Drive and includes guest parking. It is fully paved with accessible ramps to the sidewalks.
The north lot is accessible from South Solano Drive or from the driveway that connects the south and north lots. The north lot, while not paved, has plenty of reserved parking spaces for people with mobility issues.
When the lots are full, we recommend parking across Wofford Drive in the small office park.
All buildings are accessible from parking lots on the north and south sides of the campus.
Las Cruces Roadrunner Transit #60 stop #9 at Missouri Avenue and Solano Square then cross South Solano Drive and walk about 2 blocks south.
We are an AIM church
Achieving AIM status is an important step in welcoming everyone to our church. The Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) focuses on welcoming, embracing, integrating, and supporting people with disabilities and their families in our congregation. It is a sacred challenge for us to recognize the humanity and gifts of all people.
Accessibility is important to everyone; we believe it is simply smart design. We welcome people of all abilities because we don’t want to keep anyone from taking part in worship or other church activities. If you have a hidden disability that you think it’s important for someone to know about, please contact the office administrator to share your information in confidence.
EqUUal Inclusion Improves Accessibility
We promote recognition, understanding and appreciation of both seen and unseen differences among all people. We want to create an open, loving community. These are some of the activities we use to carry out our mission include everyone in church life: workshops, “Telling Our Stories” Roundtable Talks, an external audit of our facilities to find accessibility issues, and improved signage.
We also join with the National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to work on inclusion projects.
Some Sunday worship themes and sermons address the need for greater diversity and accessibility.
The church takes part in the Black Lives Matter campaign.
We use odorless candles and we encourage our membership to avoid using perfumed products and cologne. All buildings are all smoke-free.
We have assisted hearing devices that receive sound from our sanctuary audio system. During all church meetings and workshops, anyone wishing to speak from the audience is strongly encouraged to use the portable microphones so those who are hard of hearing are not excluded.
Our sanctuary, fellowship Great Room, and religious education classrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. We have wide doors into the church lobby, sanctuary, and Religious Education Building Great Room, however, a few doors may be difficult for some people to open without help. All of the rest rooms are fully accessible.
We have parking spaces, in both the south (shown) and north parking lots, dedicated to folks with mobility issues. In addition, all sidewalks into the buildings have accessibility ramps.
Pastoral care is available to everyone regardless of ability. We want to know if you feel unwelcome, patronized or marginalized because of a disability. We might not be able to remedy every situation, but we can give a compassionate ear and a willingness to enlist the help of others.
Large print hymnals and Orders of Service are always available. Please ask any of our Sunday greeters for help.
If you would like a campus orientation tour during the week, contact the church office to make arrangements.
Special Needs Children
If you want your child to take part in the religious education program and feel that they may need special help due to learning disabilities or behavioral issues, please contact the Director of Religious Education. We want your child to have a happy and fulfilling experience at our church.
If you have other questions, please contact the church office at 575-522-7281.