Welcome to the Fellowship!

Grow in Wonder – Connect in Love – Engage in Service – Inpire Generosity

Love Lives Here!

Whoever you are. Whomever you love. Wherever you are on your journey in search for truth and meaning in your life. You are welcome at the UUFP.

UUFP is an inclusive and diverse liberal religious community that embraces people of many beliefs and welcomes people of all genders, sexual orientations and abilities.

"Love is the doctrine of this church,
The quest of truth is its sacrament,
And service is its prayer.
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To serve humankind in fellowship...
Thus, do we covenant with each other."

– Blake Covenant, adapted

Getting to Know Each Other

For some, visiting new places (like church) is done with ease. They want and even expect folks to approach and engage them; they eagerly dive right in. Others are more comfortable as initial observers “taking it all in”; they appreciate more time and space in a new setting.

We want you to feel welcome, but at your own pace. We offer ways (see below) to learn more about who we are, what we embrace and what we do. In the meantime, we'll extend a warm invitation and look forward to building relationship in a community we hope will be your new spiritual home!

Visit: What to Expect on Sunday Mornings
 

Common Questions

From I-64, take Exit 255 A (Jefferson Avenue heading southeast). At the fourth light, take a right onto Oyster Point Road. At the fourth light, take a right onto Warwick Boulevard (heading northwest). At the first light, take a right onto Youngs Mill Lane. We are immediately on the left.  

There are four handicapped parking spots located to the left side of the sanctuary building. There is one reserved spot located across from the main entrance for our service auction winner — otherwise you are welcome to park anywhere in the lot or along the road. Please be courteous to our neighbors, and do not block any driveways or fire hydrants.

Yes, we are

Our sanctuary is equipped with a loop system for hearing aid users. Turn on the “T Coil” in your instrument, and sit in the center section towards the front for the best reception.

The nursery (ages 0-3) is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during Sunday activities. (Visit Childcare Ministry). Your older children are also welcome to attend the religious education classes going on at the same time or to attend the worship services. For other events throughout the week, childcare is available upon request.

Of course! Children are welcome in our sanctuary.

As a rule, Unitarian Universalists don’t want you to feel pressured into anything! On the other hand, we do want you to feel welcome and wanted. So don’t be surprised if people are curious, and ask about your spiritual journey. Our curiosity about you is because we’re interested, and not because we want to judge you or get you to accept our ways. You may always decline to answer a question.

The short answer is that we are “covenant based” rather than “creed based.” That is to say we make promises to each other, and to the world, about how we will behave and what we will do. Creed based religions usually require the recitation of a set of beliefs. We like to learn from the beliefs and the spiritual journeys of our members and other people and don’t require anyone to subscribe to a fixed theology or creed.

Indeed. Our congregation has gone through a Unitarian Universalist Association training process and we practice being a “Welcoming Congregation,” which means “striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences.” We hope that you will find a home here with us.

Some people will dress in “casual” to “business casual” attire. Many are comfortable in shorts, jeans and a t-shirt; others prefer their “Sunday best.” What’s important is that attire concerns not keep anyone from visiting the Fellowship, seeking community and/or pursuing one’s spiritual journey.

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