Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
Our Sunday Services begin at 10:30 a.m. and end about noon. We're located on the north side of Alluvial Avenue, midway between Chestnut and Willow. Several parking spaces are set aside near the landscaping for Visitors or Handicapped.
Please enter our sanctuary through the central double doors. Our Greeters wear a large yellow sunflower. They will answer any questions that you have and provide you with an information packet about our church. They will also offer you a name tag and the opportunity to sign up for our Church Newsletter. Our greeters are also available after the service for any of your questions.
Following the service there is always coffee and conversation. Introduce yourself! Our members would love to get to know you.
Newcomers with Children
The care and education of your children is a priority in our church. Your Greeter will introduce you to our Coordinators of Religious Education. They will provide you with information on our Church School programs. We have nursery care for infants and toddlers, and Church School for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. For older children, we have a Junior Youth Group (grades seven and eight) and a Senior Youth Group (grades nine through twelve). Find more details under “Religious Exploration.”
Church School Procedures
Before the service, parents sign their children into church school in the foyer. Then, children stay with their parents for the early part of the Sunday Service. Shortly into the service, children are invited to sit together on a rug near the center stage for the weekly Story for All Ages. After the story, the children are escorted from the sanctuary and attend church school classes until about noon. You are welcome to walk with your children if they are anxious.
If you prefer to keep your children with you, they are welcome. If they get restless, the service is audible on speakers in the foyer where you can listen and supervise.
After the service, parents go to their children's classrooms and sign their children out. Parents are then responsible for overseeing their children in the play areas or children's library. Junior and Senior Youth Groups meet from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Sundays with their own special programs in room 7 and the front building, respectively.