Welcome to the Davies Unitarian Universalist Congregation, where you’re sure to find a warm welcome! To receive regular updates about events and worship services, please use our Contact form. Below are some answers to questions frequently asked by our visitors.
What should I wear?
We encourage you to “come as you are.” Some come in their “Sunday best,” others come in jeans and a T-shirt. Children are encouraged to wear comfortable play clothes as activities can sometimes get messy!
Is there child care during the service? If my child doesn’t separate well, can s/he stay with me in the service?
Most Sundays we have nursery care starting at 10:15. Children usually participate in the first portion of the service. You’re always welcome to keep your child with you, and you have the option of retiring to the Lounge where you can hear the service.
Are people with special needs welcome?
We are welcoming of all. The building is handicapped accessible. Large print orders-of-service are available, as are hearing enhancement devices. If you or your child has a unique special need, you may want to call or email us so we can offer appropriate support.
Are there Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ+) people in this congregation?
Yes! Our minister is an openly gay man and we have long-term, active LGBTQ+ members and lay leaders. Watch the calendar for specific LGBTQ+ events, including November’s Transgender Day of Remembrance and our intergenerational Pride service in June.
What goes on during the worship services?
Though services vary, here is what you can expect:
- Live music throughout the service, including performances by spirit-raising soloists and guest artists.
- The lighting of our Chalice as we begin each service, a sharing of Joys and Sorrows, short readings, and the singing of “Spirit of Life” accompanied by the children’s sign-language interpretation.
- An Offering when you might choose to make a donation or simply pass the basket as you discern your place in the community.
- A sermon of 10 to 20 minutes depending on the themes and needs of each service – and always intent on sparking new thinking and rich conversation.
- A final, shared benediction as the congregation takes hands and sings “From you I receive. To you I give. Together we share. By this we live.”
- Refreshments and fellowship follow, as well as a facilitated post-service conversation about the sermon topic.
Will I be required to donate money?
No, though a collection basket is passed and we appreciate whatever you can give. The congregation is supported by annual pledges from members and friends, and you may initiate your pledge when you feel ready.