New to First UU
First UU is located at the corner of Waring Road and Nottingham Road. You can find the Google map here.
We have plenty of parking in our large lower parking lot which has an entrance both on Nottingham and on Waring, there are three handicapped parking spots in this lot. We have an upper parking lot, whose entrance is on Waring just at the corner of Nottingham and Waring. This is all handicapped parking and this parking lot is adjacent to our Sanctuary entrance which is completely accessible.
Our sanctuary, fellowship hall are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility, by use of our elevator. Our Religious Education rooms and church office are not accessible to wheelchairs but are accessible if you can sit in our stair lift without a wheelchair.
Large print hymnals and Orders of Service are always available. We also have a braille hymnal. Please ask any usher for assistance. If you would like an orientation tour of the campus during the week, contact the church office to make arrangements.
We have accessible and all gender bathrooms on each floor.
Special Needs Children
If you want your child to participate in the religious education program and feel that they may require special accommodation due to learning disabilities or behavioral issues, please contact the Lifespan Faith Development Director in advance so the best possible arrangements can be made. We want all children to feel welcomed.
You are Bringing Children?
Great! We love kids. All 6th grade and below are invited to start in the service with us. If your child would like to participate in the procession that starts off our service just be there at 10:25. But they are also welcome to not do that until they are comfortable. The children stay in service for about 15-20 minutes. There is a Time For All Ages, where often the children are invited forward for a story or conversation and then afterward the adults sing them out to their Religious Education classes that happen downstairs. Our 7th and 8th graders’ program starts 10:30 as does our highschool program. Both Junior High and Highschool programs are cooperative with May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society and alternate meeting times. Contact our Lifespan Faith Development Director to find out where each group is meeting.
What to Expect
It can be a little scary to come to a new church. We get that. Our service starts at 10:30 am and it’s a good idea to get here a little early so you can get settled. When you arrive if you park in the lower parking lot walk on over to the glass entrance doors. There will be a friendly person there to greet you and help you find your way. After you enter you can go to your right, and then through our Fellowship Hall and either up the stairs or up in the elevator to the Sanctuary – the room where we hold our Sunday Service. If you have children with you they can come into worship with you or if you want to have them in childcare that is available to you. Instead of turning right go straight ahead and up about 6 stairs you would get to our childcare room. Head on over to our Worship page to find out more our Sunday Service.
After service there is a chance for conversation and coffee and snacks in our Fellowship Hall. We invite you to sign our visitor log and get a snack or two. We try to be sensitive to food sensitivities. We have part of our kitchen that is dedication Gluten Free, and we have a GF table of snacks. There is coffee and tea also. We will engage you in conversation and we will welcome you without being overbearing. Our coffee time is usually over by 12 noon – plenty of time to do other things with your day.
What to Wear
We are a pretty accepting and flexible group of folk. We have some people who dress up and other folks who wear what they would wear on any other day. If you like to wear nonbinary clothes that’s great. You’ll see suits sitting next to tie-dye and jeans sitting next to couture. We don’t care what you wear. We care about what is in your heart and how it is with your soul.