Travel Info

Venue

Christianity21 will be held at Central United Methodist Church in the beautiful (and warm!) city of Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1870, a lone circuit rider named Alexander Groves headed east, through the desert, to a few isolated settlements that dotted the vast Arizona Territory. Under the spiritual leadership of Groves, the settlers there began to gather for worship, marking the beginning and was the inception of what is now known as Central United Methodist Church. 144 years later, not only is Central recognized as the first Protestant Church in Phoenix, but it is marked as one of the first two Methodist Churches in Arizona. Central Church has often been called the Mother of Arizona Methodism thanks to its enduring ministry and assistance in starting many other Methodist Congregations throughout the Valley, Arizona, and around the world

Central United Methodist Church is on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Palm Lane. Get directions from Google here.

Address:

1875 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Lodging

We recommend booking early as lodging is somewhat limited in Phoenix due to two popular sporting events happening near these dates. The conference hotel  is the Springhill Suites (1.8 miles from venue) at 802 East Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85006. Reservations can be made at the special conference rate of $159 per night by calling 602-307-9929 and asking for the Christianity21 Room Block. The last day to make reservations at this rate is January 7, 2015

Alternatives: At the time we checked, the Sheraton Phoenix (1.5 miles from venue) had rooms available at $209 per night. A more affordable option which is further away from the venue, but is accessible via the lightrail or rental car, is Howard Johnson (5.7 miles from venue).


Public Transportation

Please be advised we have provided the following directions in an effort to be helpful. They were copied from the Valley Metro Trip Planner. It is also possible to get directions *by selecting the BUS icon* while using Google Maps. We are not responsible for the accuracy of these directions and/or any delays or changed routes you may encounter.

Public Transportation from Airport to Springhill Suites.

1. Go to SkyTrain Sky Harbor Terminal 4 Westbound.

2. Take SKYTRAIN to STOP# 18372 Sky Train Transit Center.

3. Walk 0.19 miles NE from Sky Train Transit Center to 44TH STREET/WASHINGTON LIGHT RAIL STATION.

4. Take Valley Metro Train to STOP# 10033 VAN BUREN/CENTRAL AVE LIGHT RAIL STATION.

5. Walk to Springhill Suites, 820 E. VanBuren St.

(Approximately 46 minute ride; $2.00 fare)

 

Public Transportation from Airport to Central United Methodist Church.

1. Go to SkyTrain Sky Harbor Terminal 4 Westbound.

2. Take SKYTRAIN to STOP# 18372 Sky Train Transit Center.

3. Walk 0.19 miles NE from Sky Train Transit Center to 44TH STREET/WASHINGTON LIGHT RAIL STATION.

4. Take Valley Metro Train to STOP# 10010 MCDOWELL/CENTRAL AVE LIGHT RAIL STATION a

5. Walk to 1875 N CENTRAL AVE

(Approximately 46 minute ride; $2.00 fare)


 

Taxi Service

Estimated Cost of Transportation By Taxi

From the airport to the church, TaxiFareFinder estimates charge at $21.

From the airport to Springhill Suites, TaxiFareFinder estimates charge at $15.

From Springhill Suites to the church, TaxiFareFinder estimates charge at $8.

Estimated Taxi Rates

Metered Rates (Approximate)

- $2.50~$3.50 for initial charge
- $28.00~$35.00 for wait time per hour
- $1.50~2.00 for each additional mile

*NOTE* Trips leaving Phoenix airport may have different rates (see below)

Airport Rates (Leaving PHX)

- $5.00 for the first mile
- $2.00 for every subsequent miles
- $20.00 per hour for traffic delays
- $1.00 airport surcharge

The minimum fare is $15.

Phone Numbers for Local Taxi Services

Apache Taxi (480) 804-1000
Checker/Yellow (602) 252-5252
Discount Cab (602) 200-2000
Community Cab (480) 644-1000
Yellow Cab (480) 888-8888
From PHX Airport
Apache Taxi (480) 804-1000
AAA/Yellow Cab (480) 888-8888
Mayflower Cab (602) 955-1355


Rental Cars

Please be advised you will need to take a shuttle from the airport to the rental car location.

At the time we checked, Travelocity offered cars from $35-$109 per day.


Walking

Directions from Springhill Suites to Central United Methodist (1.8 miles)


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