FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions —

Will I be pressured to join or to be saved?
No. In fact, people sometimes think we are being aloof because we don’t approach our visitors as if we were selling used cars. We’ll welcome you at the door. We’ll send you our newsletter for a while, if you ask for it. We’d be happy to have you join us, but we won’t try to push ourselves onto you. We’ll never pressure you to be saved, either. We don’t believe in salvation by grace. That is where the “Universalist” part of “Unitarian-Universalists” comes in. You can read more about our beliefs here.

What do adults wear?

You are welcome to come in whatever makes you comfortable. If you are a gentleman who feels most comfortable when he looks like the rest of the guys, then navy blue Dockers and a dress shirt (no tie) will put you right in the middle of the crowd. Most, not all, of our ladies wear a dress or dressy pants and a nice blouse. On any given Sunday at least six men and women will be in jeans and two men will be in a coat and tie.

What about my young children?
Children are welcome to stay with you in the sanctuary during the service. During the September-June church calendar, we provide staffed child care in our comfortable nursery on the second floor.

I’m a little hard of hearing. Will I have problems?
Most of our spoken material, including the Joys and Concerns from the congregation, is heard through our public address system. Those with hearing impairment are encouraged to ask for one of our listening devices. These are unobtrusive, high-quality units that will help you enjoy the full experience of our sanctuary services.

Does your congregation have diverse beliefs?
We have some mild differences of opinion. Most of us started out as Jewish, Catholic or Protestant. Some of us are still Christian or Jewish. Some of us are agnostics or atheists. Some of us believe in an earth-based spirituality. Some of us are Buddhists. We all believe in the search for truth and a deeper meaning in life.

How can an agnostic go to church?
By private automobile, bicycle or on foot. Seriously, this is one of the things about us that puzzles people. Why would an agnostic (atheist, humanist…) go to church? We give people a place to explore and grow spiritually. We provide religious education for their children. Finally, there is the social aspect of a church. Even agnostics like potlucks.