Located at the heart of historic downtown Manchester at 669 Union Street Manchester, NH 03104 603-625-6854 our building is both traditional and contemporary, and reflects our commitment to the inclusion of people of all ages, abilities, and mobilities.
We use the ground level entrance on the west side of the building facing Union Street, and that entrance is equipped with an elevator that can bring users to the upstairs Sanctuary level or the downstairs Fellowship Hall level. When events are held in the Sanctuary (for worship, weddings, memorials, and more), we also open the Main Sanctuary Entrance also on Union Street which you will find under the “Black Lives Matter” banner.
On-street parking is plentiful on the streets surrounding UU Manchester. Our kind neighbors at North End Montessori also allow our congregants and visitors to park in their parking lot just northeast of the church on the corner of Walnut and Prospect Streets; if you are confronted by a yellow plastic chain you can remove it for the duration of the service but last one to leave replaces it!
Our Google Maps link offers you door-to-door directions for driving, walking, biking, or public transit.
Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any Public Transit option to bring visitors and members to UU Manchester. But please ask someone for assistance and we will try to find an equitable solution for you!
We welcome and affirm people of all abilities. We have taken the following steps to assure that no one is excluded for full participation in the life of our church.
Our sanctuary, fellowship hall and religious education classrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. We do have storage rooms in the church basement that can only be reached by stairs and the restroom in the church office is not accessible, but all restrooms are.
Large print hymnals and Orders of Service are always available. We also have a braille hymnal. Please ask any usher for assistance. If you would like an orientation tour of the campus during the week, contact the church office to make arrangements.
We have wire loop technology connected to our PA system. During all church meeting 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.
Special Needs Children
If you want your child to participate in the religious education program and feel that they may require special accommodation due to learning disabilities or behavioral issues, please contact the Director of Religious Exploration in advance so the best possible arrangements can be made.
We provide pastoral care to all members regardless of ability. To build the beloved community, the volunteers on the care team receive special training to assist those who may feel unwelcome, patronized or marginalized because of their disability. They may not be able to fully remedy every situation, but they can provide a compassionate ear and a willingness to enlist the help of others. If you have a hidden disability that you think it’s important for someone to know, please contact a member of the pastoral care team or contact the minister to share your information in confidence.
We have grassy areas where service animals may relieve themselves. If you have any questions not answered or concerns not addressed, please contact the church office to seek further information.