Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Unitarian Universalism different?
Rather than having one creed, Unitarian Universalism considers many world religions and secular philosophies as sources of truth. We believe in religious freedom, and our community encourages people to explore their individual spiritual paths.
How does the Fellowship nurture a sense of community?
We honor the inherent worth and dignity of each person while encouraging all to discover how we are connected to the world. A number of us join small groups, sing in the choir, or take food to members who are sick or grieving. Beyond our doors, we engage together in a variety of community outreach projects to strengthen our larger community. We also have regular social events and sponsor several interest groups.
Does the Fellowship welcome everyone?
Our doors are wide open to all ethnic groups, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and abilities.
What are your services like?
We gather in fellowship to hear inspiring and thought provoking sermons on a wide range of topics such as world religions, spirituality, social justice, current events and personal development. Our music is as diverse as our theology. In addition to congregational hymns, we hear and enjoy classical, folk, show tunes, and rock ’n’ roll. Members and guests sometimes have an opportunity to share joys and concerns during Sunday services and always continue fellowship during a coffee time afterward.
What do adults wear to your services?
You are welcome to come in whatever makes you comfortable, whether it’s slacks, jeans, dress or coat and tie. Be yourself.
Where are you located?
We are at 4055 Robinhood Road, close to Shattalon Drive. Since we are not visible from the road when you’re coming from east, turn right directly after our brick sign. You will see the building as you come down the driveway. From the west, take the first driveway on the left after the light at the intersection of Shattalon Drive and Robhinhood Road. For GPS, map it to 4055 Robinhood Rd, 27106.
Where do I park?
As you come down the front drive, you will see our building surrounded by a parking lot. We have handicapped spaces on the right and left just after the entrance. We have visitors spaces just past the handicap spaces on the left.
What happens when I enter the building?
Our building is all on one floor and is handicapped accessible. Greeters will welcome you and point you in the right direction. Turn right for the Worship Service, picking up a program as you enter the Fellowship Hall. Turn left to enter the education wing. Although all ages start in the service, parents and kids are welcome to check out the classrooms prior to the worship service.
Will I be pressured to join or be saved?
No. We will welcome you, send you our e-news if you ask for it, and introduce you to others if desired, but we won’t pressure you. We believe in “universal salvation,” the inherent worth of every human being.
Does the Fellowship have a nursery?
A nursery for ages infant to three is available during Sunday morning services and the Forum. If your children don’t wish to separate yet, they may sit with you in the worship service.
Do you have a “Sunday School” program for children?
Yes. Children and youth from preschool age through high school may attend religious education (RE) classes. We help children discover the history and values of Unitarian Universalism, learn about other faith traditions, and engage in community service. We teach them to respect themselves, other cultures, and the earth. We also have a youth group for senior high students. Learn more.