When do people arrive and what should I expect?

Usually people arrive about ten minutes before the services, often visiting the tables in the breezeway. As you arrive, you'll notice the visitor's table in front of the main entry. As a first time guest, you will be welcomed and offered a name tag (if you wish) and a clipboard with a visitor card to fill out (if you wish). You can then take a seat in our sanctuary.

How should I dress for Sunday services?

Wear whatever you like. Some people dress up while others prefer casual clothing. Children also wear whatever they are comfortable in. Jeans are just fine, if that is what you prefer. We’re just glad you are coming to visit!

Where do I park?

We have a paved parking lot on the east side of the church. Some spaces are specifically reserved for visitors. Others are reserved for those with disabilities and some are designated for carpools (with two or more riders from different households). Unpaved parking is available on the north side of the parking lot.

Are you handicapped accessible?

The entrances are handicap and wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to negotiate.

What kind of music do you have at the service?

We have many different kinds of music at our services, from traditional “church music” to jazz, gospel, music of other countries, blues, country, contemporary, and even a Broadway show tune from time to time. We really try to offer a wide range of music in our services. The hymns we sing as a congregation also vary in style. Some are traditional, like “Amazing Grace.” Many are more contemporary in feel. We also do some simple spiritual chanting, which draws you into a meditative mood.

What do you offer my kids?

We love our kids — they are central to the life and programs of our congregation. Our professional childcare staff will be waiting to welcome you and your child at the Religious Exploration table in the breezeway. If it helps you to feel more comfortable, you are welcome to stay with your child a few times to help them get used to the environment.

If your child is especially active, you are welcome to listen to the sermon in the foyer if it makes you more comfortable, but we don’t expect absolute quiet from children.

We have many family focused events and programs, from nature hikes to potlucks to game nights. We also have a special all ages family event each month. You and your children will have a blast here at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno.

For more information about our children’s programming, please contact Karen Polnitz, our Director of Lifelong Learning at dll@uufresno.org.