Frequently Asked Questions - What to expect
Where is First Universalist Church?
Where is the Sanctuary?
If you enter the main doors of the church you will need to go upstairs to the Sanctuary. You will find stairs on both sides of the foyer that lead up to the Sanctuary level.
When is the service?
Between early September and late May, services are held at 9:30 and 11:15am on Sundays. During the summer months, there is a single service at 10:00am. You can find information about services for upcoming Sunday on our Home Page.
What should I wear?
Attire is largely a matter of personal taste. Some wear suits. Some wear blue jeans. Business casual is close to average.
Is there childcare?
A nursery is available during Sunday morning services and many other church events.
What happens when the service is over?
Everyone is welcome to coffee and conversation in the Social Hall on the main level of the building (below the Sanctuary). If your children are visiting classes, you should pick them up. Fruit juice is available for them. A member of our Welcome Team will always be available to escort you to the Social Hall and answer questions.
I or someone in my family has limited mobility. Can we get around?
An elevator serves all levels of the building. Please enter the glass doors on Dupont Avenue. We have designated spots in the parking lot for those with limited mobility.
The Unitarian and Universalist denominations in North America joined in 1961 to become a single, leading light for liberal religion. Both had roots in colonial New England as well as deeper roots in the Protestant Reformation. The Unitarians got their name from their belief in a single divine essence, as opposed to the trinity. The Universalists got their name from their belief in universal salvation, as opposed to a division of humanity into the Elect and the Damned. These theological issues faded in importance, but the names remained. While some individual UUs and congregations still identify themselves as Christian, most do not.