Refer to the Map and Directions to guide you in finding us at 1800 Bell Avenue in south Des Moines. Please note: Public transportation in Des Moines is not available on Sundays. Click here for information on where to park.

Directions from North | from South | from East | from West

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Directions

From the North

Take I-35 South, Keep LEFT to take I-235 W toward DES MOINES, Take the exit toward ML KING JR PKWY / AIRPORT, Turn LEFT (south) onto MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway becomes FLEUR Drive after you pass Ingersoll Avenue, Turn LEFT onto BELL Avenue. The Church is on the right hand side on the corner of Casady Drive.

From the South

Take I-35 N toward DES MOINES. Merge onto IA-5 S via EXIT 68 toward WEST DES MOINES / AIRPORT. Take the IA-28 exit- EXIT 99- toward NORWALK / MARTINSDALE. Turn LEFT onto IA-28 N. Turn RIGHT onto ARMY POST RD. Turn LEFT onto FLEUR Drive. Turn RIGHT onto BELL Ave. The Church is on the right hand side on the corner of Casady Drive.

From the East

Merge onto I-80 W toward DES MOINES. Merge onto I-235 W via EXIT 137A on the LEFT toward DES MOINES. Take the exit toward ML KING JR Parkway / AIRPORT,  Turn LEFT onto MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway becomes FLEUR Drive after you pass Ingersoll Avenue. Turn LEFT onto BELL Avenue. The Church is on the right hand side on the corner of Casady Drive.

From the West

Take I-80 E toward DES MOINES. Keep LEFT to take I-235 E via EXIT 123A toward WEST DES MOINES / DES MOINES. Take the exit toward ML KING JR Parkway / AIRPORT. Turn RIGHT (south) onto MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Parkway becomes FLEUR Drive after you pass Ingersoll Avenue. Turn LEFT onto BELL Avenue. The Church is on the right hand side on the corner of Casady Drive.

Parking Options

parkingChurch parking is in three primary lots plus on the street. A pass through driveway on the west side of the building includes three handicap parking spaces, but no other parking. There is an area there for drivers to drop off passengers. The lots are as follows.

Upper parking lot – south of the building on Casady Drive:

  • Please enter from the north end and exit from the south.
  • This lot has three handicap spaces.
  • The remaining ten spaces are reserved for visitors (Sunday mornings only).
  • It’s permissible to park in front of the dumpster spaces on Sundays only.
  • Please do not park on the grass.

East/lower lot behind the church on Druid Hill Dr. holds 44 cars:

  • Please enter from the north end and exit from the south.
  • Those parking in the center section will have to pull in and back out.
  • Please keep the pass through lane (nearest the building) open.
  • Please do not park on the grass.
  • A sidewalk connects to the east doors of the church.

Wells Fargo parking lot across Bell Ave to the north of the church holds numerous cars:

  • This is an overflow parking lot & anyone able to cross Bell Ave. is encouraged to use it.
  • We are only permitted to park in the Wells Fargo lot on Sundays.
  • Please DO NOT park in the driveway leading to the lot; this is a tow away zone.

Accessibility

All levels of the church are handicapped accessible, via a lift, and restrooms are accessible on all levels as well. For hearing devices, ask an usher at entry to the auditorium. For assistance with other arrangements, contact Laura Berardi at 515-244-8603 Ext. 103, or membership@ucdsm.org.