Frequently Asked Questions - and Answers

What goes on during the Sunday services?

Our services generally follow a regular order, with traditional elements like readings, hymns, and sermon. Our Minister, Rev. Mark Walz, usually leads the service three times a month. Our Worship Ministry and occasional guest speakers lead the other services. 

Our services are "InterGenerational" - families are together for the worship hour when the topic is appropriate. Please see our Religious Education pages for details.  You can visit our Sunday Services pages for a list of upcoming sermon topics and a discussion of the logistics of our services.

Is there "Sunday School"?

Children's Religious Education is available from 11:15am to noon. Adults are invited to stay for a discussion of the sermon or enjoy guided meditation in the yoga studio. More formal Adult Religious Education programs are frequently offered. 

What do people in this congregation believe? 

Our congregation affirms and promotes the individual's search for truth and meaning. As a result, we are a theologically diverse group. We count among our members Buddhists, Humanists, Christians, Pagans, Wiccans, Jews, Taoists and Atheists as well as those whose journey is more eclectic. The Unitarian Universalist Association Principles and Purposes (commonly called the 7 principles) are as follows:

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We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote -

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equality and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement in spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are part

Are people of diverse racial backgrounds welcome in this congregation?

We are an open and loving community. We encourage and support people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds to join us for worship on Sunday mornings. 

Are there gay, lesbian, and bisexual people welcome in the congregation?

Yes. Our church affirms and promotes the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. We were officially recognized in 2005 as a "Welcoming Congregation." 

Are your facilities wheelchair accessible? 

We have recently upgraded the restroom facilities in both the Faith and Hope buildings to meet ADA requirements. Reserved accessible parking is available in both our parking lots.

Do you have a hearing-assistance system available?

We offer the Williams Sound Personal PATM listening system for the convenience of those needing hearing assistance.

What should I wear to this church?

There are some who choose to dress up, but for the most part, people come in casual attire. Children should be dressed for comfort. Those attending Religious Education may be involved in (potentially messy) art projects or spend time outside on the playground. 

Can you help with transportation?

If you need assistance getting to our services, please contact our Minister, Rev. Mark Walz. A ride from the DART station can be arranged if we know you're coming. We also have members who drive in from many parts of the area and may be able to help.

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