Sunday Services at UUCW are held at 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. from the Sunday after Labor Day in September through the Sunday before Memorial Day in May. From Memorial Day to Labor Day Summer months, we have a single service at 10:00 a.m.
There are large parking lots near both main entrances of our church – on the east and west sides of building. There are designated spaces for people who have accessibility concerns, and for visitors.
Our church building has three levels.
We encourage you to dress as you feel comfortable. The majority of our members dress casually compared with other churches, though some do enjoy dressing up for church. Children especially are encouraged to wear clothes that allow free movement.
People often arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the services, and gather in the Main Level foyer to greet one another. In the foyer you’ll find our Visitor Welcome Table, where a volunteer will invite you to fill out a Welcome Form, and a nametag, and can let you know about children’s programming as well. There are brochures and information available at the Visitor Table and in wall racks, and restrooms are nearby.
The Community Room, which is off the north side of the foyer, is where coffee, tea, and juice are served after each service.
Children begin in the service with their parents most Sundays, and are welcome to stay if the family prefers – but we encourage you to take advantage of the learning, inspiration and joy available in our Children’s Religious Education classes. Visiting children are welcome in our Religious Education classes, and for your child’s safety, we will ask you to fill out a visitor sign-in form.
Nursery care and learning for our youngest ones is offered for babies and toddlers in our Nursery on the Lower Level. The nursery is available beginning 10 minutes before the start of each worship service. Parents will be notified if their presence is needed for the welfare of their child.
Junior and Senior High Youth programming takes place during the 11:00 service only. We have active and welcoming groups for both of these age spectrums.
Our services usually include instrumental music and singing, a time for meditation or prayer and a sermon or reflection. We have a wonderful choir, children’s music, and visiting special musicians. Each Sunday we share joys and concerns and light candles, and an offering is taken to support the church and an organization that serves our wider community. Services run 60-75 minutes in length.
As you enter the Sanctuary, an usher will give you an Order of Service and a hymnal to use. We do our best to begin on time, and the ushers will let you know when you can enter after the service has begun. If you need hearing support you can obtain an assistive listening device, and large print and Braille hymnals also are available. Our services are typically led by the Rev. Suzelle Lynch and the Rev. Joyce Palmer, but may also be led by a lay leader with a pulpit guest.
photos and description of a recent service
Social Hour: Come into the Community Room after the service for refreshments and conversation. Here you can often get a glimpse of the various groups that are active in our congregation, check out our “book nook” book exchange cart, and meet some wonderful UUCW members and friends.
Newcomer Questions: After each service, the Board Representative and the Rev. Suzelle Lynch are available at the doors of the Community Room to greet you as you enter the social hour. Volunteers also are available at the Visitor Welcome Table to answer any of your questions and help you find your way around the church, or provide more information. We hope you’ll stop by even if you don't have specific questions, and take advantage of the opportunity to start “getting connected” at UUCW.