Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Sunday Worship Service?

Services are held each Sunday at 10:30 am.

How long does the service last?

Our Sunday service lasts approximately one hour.

What can I expect during and after the service?

When you arrive you will be greeted by one of our members at our Welcome Table where you may pick up visitor’s information and a name tag. Newcomers with children will be introduced to our Director of Religious Education or a RGL (Religious Growth and Learning) teacher to place visiting children in the appropriate classroom.

A typical service includes our chalice lighting, sharing of joys and concerns, a reading, hymns, a sermon by our minister or by a lay member of our congregation, an offering to support justice work in our community, and a closing Benediction. Following the service please join us for coffee, tea, light refreshments, and conversation in the Social Room.

What is the significance of the Chalice?

At the opening of our service, we light a candle inside a chalice. The flaming chalice has become a well-known symbol of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). It was created during World War II as a way to signify official papers and establish trust across barriers of language, nationality, and faith. The flaming chalice unites our members in worship and symbolizes the spirit of our work. For more information on the history of the chalice, visit the UUA website.

Where can I park?

There is parking on three sides of our building.

What should I wear?

Most people dress casually. Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes for sitting on floor cushions, playing outside (weather permitting), and participating in art projects.

Is there child care?

We have a nursery (Birth through Pre-school) that is staffed by a paid caregiver each week. Parents are welcome to be in the nursery with their child(ren).

Is there a program for children during the Sunday service?

We have Religious Growth and Learning (RGL) classes for grades K through 12.

On a typical Sunday, the entire congregation starts the service in the sanctuary. After about 15 minutes of community, the children are sung out to the various RGL classes.

May my child stay with me during the service?

Of course!

How can I find out more information about UUCSV?

Please stop by our Welcome Table to fill out a Visitor Information Form. You may also pick up pamphlets and other literature on Unitarian Universalism and UUSCV. Our Greeters will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Still have questions?

Please contact our minister, Rev. Ann Keeler Evans (ann@uucsv.org).