Sunday Mornings

Exploration

From mid-August to mid-June, we have services at 9:15 and 11 a.m. During the summer months, we offer one service at 10 a.m. Please check the calendar to assure you arrive at the right service time. This Exploration of life is eclectic and enlightened.

  • Our Sunday Services (9:15 & 11:00 a.m. from September to May and 10:00 from June to August) are about an hour long. They include music, sharing of joys and concerns, readings, and a sermon. Please check ourcalendar to be sure of the start time.
  • Community Forum presentations typically begin at 9:15 a.m. (But check the calendar in case they have a special presentation.)
  • Before services, stop by our Welcome Center (inside the front doors of the church to the immediate left) to let us know you’re here.
  • Our church is wheel chair accessible.
  • We also have assisted hearing devices available in the sound room. Ask an usher to help you.
  • We hold Sunday school, our Children’s Ministry for children and youth from mid-September to mid-June. Your children are invited to visit class any Sunday. Childcare is available for infants through age five from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Dress is casual or dressy — though everyone dresses respectfully. Our members run the gamut from jeans to suits.

Other Helpful Facts

  1. Sermon topics range from current events to theological concepts like earthly justice to reflections on the seasons, and might be read by the minister or a lay leader. Services often include announcements and usually set aside a time for worshippers to share their joys and concerns. First-time visitors are asked to stand to be recognized if they are comfortable doing so. This way we can recognize and greet newcomers during coffee hour.
  2. In the pocket on the back of the chairs is a small brochure with a welcome message and map to the facility.
  3. The Welcome Desk is staffed by helpful volunteers. They will provide you with a nametag and some basic information about the church on your way into the service. Afterward, they will invite you to stop back by and ask questions or get more information about our church community. If interested, you can complete a shortInvitation to Connect form to receive our bi-weekly newsletter, and be put on the church email list to receive information about upcoming events as well.
  4. If you begin to attend services more regularly, we will be happy to print a blue visitor’s nametag for you. It will be available on a magnetic board behind the Welcome Desk for you to pick up each time you visit. Return it to the basket on the Welcome Desk after the service. After the service, come back over to the Welcome Center where you can talk with a board member or the welcome center volunteer. Wearing your temporary or blue name tag at coffee hour will help us know you’re new. If you would like a tour or conversation, please ask at the Welcome Center.
  5. Visit our Cole Bookstore in Friendship Hall. Among the diverse and interesting books that you can purchase are two books we suggest on Unitarian Universalism: The UU Pocket Guide and Our Chosen Faith. You can purchase printed (50¢) or CD ($3) copies of sermons from past services, and used magazines (50¢).
  6. Many visitors enjoy our special UU celebration days and holidays. From September through June, we are at our busiest, with two Worship Services (9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m). During summer, we have one Worship Service at 10:00 a.m., and a reduced Children’s Ministry.
  7. Children are always welcome worship at services. If your child becomes restless, you may move to the foyer (Friendship Hall) where you can still hear the service.
  8. Offering plates are passed during the service to collect money (both cash and checks) in offering plates during the service for the Compassion in Action Program. We encourage everyone to participate in this program as we reach out to support our community in the work of justice.