Sunday services are at 9:15 am and 11:00 am from September through May. From late May through early September, our summer schedule consists of a single Sunday service at 10:00 am.
Childcare is available during services.
Services last for about one hour; dress is casual and children are welcome.
We strive to make our facility welcoming and our services supportive. We actively work to remove barriers to participation:
- Reserved parking for people with disabilities is in front of the church
- Our building is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair lift
- We offer large-print hymnals and hearing aids
- Child care is provided for children up to age 3 in the nursery at both services
- Coffee hours often include offerings for people with special dietary needs
- You will be greeted at the door with a smile and treated with warmth and dignity, whether this is your first visit or if you have been with us for many years
Religious education classes are offered during the 9:15 am and 11:00 am services from September through early June. A summer program is offered for children ages 3–10 from mid-June – September. If you are the caregiver of a child with disabilities, please do not hesitate to let us know how we can help your child participate in activities.
All services are followed by a coffee hour so we can meet more informally. If you visit us, please join us for fellowship after the service so we may welcome you properly and get to know you. We have several programs to help newcomers and prospective members learn more about Unitarian Universalism and UUCWC.
Worship Theme for March: ”Who We Are”
UUs are diverse in every way conceivable, and we treasure that diversity. Being human, we are flawed in some ways, but we try our best to do the right thing and to live by our principles. We have hearts that ache over injustice and open wide with compassion and care. We have minds that seek to understand the human condition and the world in which we exist. We value being together, laughing through the good times and reaching out to each other with generosity and love in times of need. While we understand that the journey of faith takes many paths, we are proud to be Unitarian Universalists.
March 2: “A Welcoming Congregation”
Rev. Jennifer Brooks and Kathy Frey
UUCWC is one of the most welcoming churches on the planet. It’s part of our mission to create a warm and caring community that encourages authenticity, lifelong learning, and spiritual deepening. When we light the Candles of Fellowship, we make it clear that UUCWC welcomes the presence and participation of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning. Unitarian Universalism unites diverse people around shared universal values.
March 9: “A Community in Covenant”
The Committee on Ministry (Jayme Trott, Marty Friedman, Heather Edwards, Scott Umlauf, Peter Rafle)
Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal faith. Members who join a UU congregation covenant to live our shared values, the seven UU principles. At UUCWC, we also promise to treat one another in accordance with our Covenant of Right Relations. We don’t promise to agree with one another about theology or other matters of belief. Our values and relationship covenants help us create decision-making processes that are inclusive, democratic, transparent, and respectful. If we fall short, we begin again in love.
March 16: “Gentle, Angry People”
Rev. Jennifer Brooks with “Moral Marchers” Judith MacLaury, Connie Rafle, Peter Rafle, and Mike Wilson
On February 8, four UUCWC members and Rev. Jennifer joined 1,500 UUs and another 80,000 to 100,000 people for the Moral March, in Raleigh, N.C. We were there to support fair voting practices and laws that empower all citizens, especially children, through effective education, health care, equal opportunity, and environmental justice. Although this was the largest civil rights rally in the South since Selma, it received little media coverage. UUCWC’s participants tell how the march and its astounding “fusion coalition” changed their lives profoundly. We are gentle, angry people.
March 23: “Freethinkers”
Rev. Jennifer Brooks
It’s a bit of a mystery that Unitarian Universalism, often included under the umbrella of “mainstream Protestant religions,” is not widely understood as a faith of freethinkers. Because our covenantal community is centered around values we share rather than specific doctrinal beliefs, UU congregations can affirm and support each person’s “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” The diversity of beliefs within a congregation offers many opportunities for creative interchange, new learning, and growth. These words from a UU Muslim: “When you change your beliefs, you don’t have to change your community.”
March 30: “The Human Heart”
Caryl Tipton and Musicians of UUCWC