Welcome Website Visitors!
On behalf of the UUCP we hope this site will help you get acquainted with our congregation. We cordially invite you to visit us and worship with us at Sunday Services at 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM.
Here is a photo gallery of some of our events.
Here is some information in the form of Frequently Asked Questions about visiting our congregation:
What should I expect at Sunday Service?
We welcome all abilities, ages, colors, ethnicities, class, gender expressions, races and sexual orientations. Our services are approximately an hour long. Visit our "Upcoming Sermons" page to learn what our next service will be about. When you arrive, there will be a greeter at the front door to welcome you. We will direct you to the visitors' check-in desk, where we will give you a name tag so that our members can greet you more easily. If you have children, a children's greeter will be there to explain our children's program. Our wonderful ushers will be inside the sanctuary to hand you an order of service and a hymnal. If you would like audio, visual, or physical assistance, our ushers will help you. Our Sanctuary has a scent-free zone.
After either service, please stay for coffee, other beverages and light refreshments. When Reverend Susan is in the pulpit, she is always enthusiastic to meet our visitors at coffee hour. Please check out the visitor's table after service to learn more about our congregation and our programs.
Here is a Podcast of one of Rev. Susan's sermons
How should I dress when I visit your church?
Come as you are! Dress as you feel comfortable. In comparison with many churches we are pretty casual dressers.
Can I bring my children, or teenagers?
Of course! Children are especially welcome to our services and to our Sunday school and child care areas. Many people come to the UUCP initially for our children's ministry. For school age children, we offer Children's worship and Sunday school (please see our Children's Ministry page). Junior high school youth are welcome to join our Coming of Age class, while high school age youth have their own YRUU youth group (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) on Sunday morning. The schedule varies a bit through the year, but our friendly Children's Ministry greeter at the front foyer can put your child or teen in the right direction when you visit.
Do you provide child-care?
Yes, we have professionally staffed child care rooms for both infants (Nursery Room 3/4) and toddlers (room 15) so parents can attend services, classes, and other meetings. For children ages 0-3, childcare is available on Sundays from 8:30 AM to 12:30 AM. Our childcare rooms are located at the end of the long main hallway. Children older than >3 start in the Sanctuary and after "Together Time" during the service are sung off to "Spirit Circle"(the children gather in a circle at sing together while their parents sign them in with their teachers) and then the children go to their Children's Ministry classes with their teachers.
How else can I get involved?
Browse through our annual Program Catalog which serves as an introduction to all our programs and events. There are many ways you can connect and become involved at UUCP and the Program Catalog is designed to help assist you. Please also see the latest edition of our weekly newsletter for additional activities and announcements - UUCP Compass
How large is your congregation?
We are currently between 420 and 450 members, but there is always room for you.
What do you mean by a "Welcoming Congregation"?
The UUCP is proud to be designated as a welcoming congregation, indicating that we have made special efforts to welcome the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered communities. Some of our most cherished members are GBLT and our church is very supportive of the GLBT community and the struggle against homophobia and heterosexism.
What do Unitarian Universalists believe?
We believe in our principles:
While we have historical roots in Protestant Christianity, we are a faith community that does not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed. Our faith brings together people with diverse beliefs around shared values and we free to draw from many sources:
What if I want to learn more?
See our links page for more information and to watch a video about Unitarian Universalism.
We offer “Pathway to Membership” classes that provide an overview of not only our congregation but also Unitarian Universalism. These are offered 3-4 times per year. To register, please stay after service for coffee hour and stop by the visitor’s table, or contact our office (see below). Coffee hour is a great way to meet our members and learn more about the UUCP.
Please see our membership page for information about joining our beloved community! Thanks for visiting our web site. Do you have a specific question that we have not answered? Please feel free to call us! Our telephone number is (602) 840-8400 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org