FAQs

What is Unitarian Universalism?
Where is UUCWC located?
Is your building accessible?
When are your services?
What should I wear to services?
Is there child care and classes for children during Sunday services?
Do you have activities for older youth and teenagers?
Do you offer classes for adults?
How can I become a member of UUCWC?
How can I find out what is going on at UUCWC?
How can I become involved with the UUCWC community?
Does UUCWC rent its facilities?
Will UUCWC perform marriages and civil union ceremonies?
Is UUCWC engaged in social justice efforts?

What is Unitarian Universalism?
Unitarian Universalism is a religion where people with different beliefs worship together as one faith. We unite this theological diversity through shared universal values: Unitarian Universalism’s 7 Principles affirm the inherent worth of human beings, each person’s unique spiritual journey, the importance of justice in our global community, and respect for the web of life. At UUCWC, we seek to create a warm and welcoming community, celebrate the wonder and mystery of life, and change the world through acts of justice and compassion. For more information on Unitarian Universalism as a faith tradition, visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

Where is UUCWC located?
UUCWC is located at 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, in Titusville, N.J., near Washington Crossing State Park. We draw our membership from Mercer, Hunterdon, and Bucks counties..

Is your building accessible?
Both levels of the building are accessible by an outside ramp. There is also a chairlift inside the main stairway. Restrooms and main doors have automatic door openers. We have instituted a variety of other initiatives and continue to work to make UUCWC accessible to all.

When are your services?
Services are at 9:15 am and 11:00 am; during the summer there is one service at 10:00 am. Christmas Eve services are 6:00 pm (family-friendly) and 8:00 pm.

What should I wear to services?
Dress is casual.

Is there child care and classes for children during Sunday services?
Yes. For children up to 3 years old, child care is provided in the nursery, located in the main lobby just outside the sanctuary. Each Sunday morning there’s a terrific, open-minded religious education program for pre-K through middle school. The high school youth group meets every other Sunday evening. Youth participate on Sundays as ushers, greeters, sound techs, Worship Associates, or teaching assistants.

Do you have activities for older youth and teenagers?
The high school youth group, Young Religious UUs (YRUUs) meets on alternate Sunday evenings. There are regularly scheduled youth activities. Older youth can also participate in a variety of ways in congregational life in addition to Sunday mornings, youth can partner with HomeFront to tutor homeless kids on Monday evenings; help with social media and tech support; participate in justice-making through our Standing on the Side of Love advocacy campaign; and volunteer in a variety of service areas.

Do you offer classes for adults?
Adult Intellectual and spiritual growth through life-long learning is part of UUCWC’s mission. Our Adult Religious Enrichment (ARE) classes encourage personal growth. A range of courses and spritual development circles are offered throughout the year. See the ARE brochure for details and registration information.

How can I become a member of UUCWC?
After you’ve attended some of our services, you might like to attend an after-church introductory session or an ARE class that goes deeper into Unitarian Universalism. Check out our path to membership; contact the office to make an appointment with the minister to learn more or, if you’re ready, to sign the membership book.

How can I find out what is going on at UUCWC?
Keep up with activities and events at UUCWC through the weekly news email, the on-line calendar, the quarterly on-line Crossings newsletter, the Crossings II update in Sunday’s order of service, and our website’s UUCWC blogs.

How can I become involved with the UUCWC community?
Volunteer; join ministry teams or committees, find an ARE chalice circle or class; attend a neighborhood potluck in your area; attend a community-building event; help out as an usher or greeter, serve as a sound or video tech on Sunday morning, volunteer in the office, sing in the choir, tend a garden. Check our website or contact the office for more information.

Does UUCWC rent its facilities?
Yes. Our rooms can comfortably accommodate 12–300 people. The 300-seat sanctuary provides a beautiful setting for weddings (and we’ve long supported marriage equality, which is now the law in New Jersey). Our expansive Crossings Room, adjacent to a commercial kitchen, is an ideal venue for wedding receptions, parties, and dinners. Classrooms and conference rooms provide settings for smaller groups.  Contact the office for more information.

Does UUCWC welcome non-member weddings?
Yes! UUs believe that all couples should be able to have a marriage ceremony that meets their spiritual needs. UUCWC’s sanctuary provides a lovely setting for weddings (and we welcome same-sex couples). Contact the office for scheduling and fee information or for an appointment to discuss your ceremony with our minister or one of our licensed wedding officiants.

Is UUCWC engaged in social justice efforts?
It’s part of our mission to change the world through acts of justice and compassion. 
For many UUs, working for social justice is an integral part of being a Unitarian Universalist. Our Council for Faith in Action coordinates our justice-making and community service activities. There are many opportunities for involvement, including Journey Towards Wholeness, the Social Justice Committee, Council for Faith in Action, Earth Ministry, our Food Ministry (serving meals to the hungry in Mercer County), and our HomeFront project tutoring homeless kids in partnership with HomeFront New Jersey.