What to Expect on Sunday
Visitors and guests are welcome to visit us at every worship service or event. During this time of COVID-19 we are currently closed to in-person events, but hold many events online.
For more personalized information, we invite you to contact Lathe Snyder at lathe.snyder @ gmail.com. He would love to talk with you about our community and help you connect to our events and activities. You may also communicate with us by completing our Visitor Form located here .
On the third Sunday of the month, we offer a Welcome Session following our service. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our fellowship and Unitarian Universalism.
INFORMATION THAT APPLIES WHEN WE MEET IN PERSON AGAIN
As you arrive: When you enter, look for the volunteer Greeters who will be standing to the right as you enter.
They will offer you a paper name tag, ask you to sign the guest book, and orient you to the facilities.
All children and youth begin in the service. They are welcome to attend the entire Sunday service or to participate in age-specific programming. There is a time designated in the order of service when the children leave together with their teachers for religious education classes.
There is child care for very young children. The Greeters will help you meet the religious education staff and find the appropriate places for your children.
There will be ushers at the doors of the sanctuary to give you the Order of Service, hymnal, and any other information you might need.
It’s fine if you wish to chat with the greeters and ushers or to slip by quietly to find a seat. There is open seating so find a place that feels comfortable.
What to wear: As you prepare for the visit, wear what you please. You’ll see the full range of dress from “Sunday best ” to jeans. Most of us dress for comfort.
During the service: The Order of Service will tell you when to sing. So will the worship leader (“Please rise, as you are able, for the first hymn, number 123”). If there’s a reading the congregation will say together, you’ll be told where it’s found. We do not ask visitors to introduce themselves during the service.
Accessibility: Since there are moveable chairs, there is plenty of space for wheelchairs, canes, and walkers. Assistive listening devices, as well as large print and Braille hymnals are available. Just ask the ushers for any of these as you enter.
Social Hour: Following the service, everyone joins in the Gathering Space (entry) for coffee, tea, and conversation. This is when members and visitors can get to know one another better. The people with blue mugs are particularly knowledgeable if you’d like to learn more about the congregation and Unitarian Universalism in an informal atmosphere.