Accessibility at Lake Harriet UMC

Lake Harriet United Methodist Church (LHUMC) is a vibrant, welcoming, reconciling congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since its organization in 1907, LHUMC has welcomed all, and felt a call to social action and outreach. The church has also outgrown two church buildings in its now 112-year history.

Our welcoming all is not just a nice saying, at LHUMC, all means all—Lake Harriet United Methodist Church believes all people are children of God, unconditionally loved by our Creator whatever their age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, marital status, physical or mental ability.


Some of the ways LHUMC welcomes and is accessible to all:


Our parking lot features disability parking spaces.

Sidewalks and entrances feature curb-cuts.

The facility is fully accessible from our main exterior entrance, which features a drop-off area.

Our main entrance has a full-power automatic door, and features an elevator with access to the three levels of our facility. The elevator door speed is set to accommodate all abilities—not closing too quickly for those with disabilities.

ADA-accessible water fountains and bathrooms.


Braille bathroom and room signs.

Gender-neutral bathrooms.
The Sanctuary features wheelchair accessibility, wheelchair placement options in the front row, and in the center and rear of the sanctuary.

The Chancel/Altar/Choir area features ramp accessibility.


We have installed a lift in our Education Wing, making the entire Education Wing (Sunday enrichment classes and week-day preschool) fully accessible. We applied for, and received, a TEAM W Award to help defer the cost of this project.


We have a hearing loop-enabled Sanctuary



Large print bulletins and hymnals.



We live-stream services for those homebound, and provide sermon podcasts on our website.



We welcome children to every worship service, and provide children’s books reinforcing our message that God loves EVERYONE.