Frequently Asked Questions
When do services begin?
Please look to the home page for service times and topics. There are visitor and handicapped-parking spots by our front door. You can find our church by following the Directions link on this page. Make sure to also take a look at this week's forum when you are there.
Do I need to dress up?
You will find attendees dressed in anything from casual to somewhat dressy styles. Smiles are most commonly worn!
How will I know where to go?
Every Sunday, the Welcome Team enlists a volunteer from the congregation to greet anyone and everyone who comes through the UUCQC doors. In addition to our volunteer greeter, our New Member Coordinator, Amanda Conger (See staff page) is available at the door every Sunday. Amanda is always happy to greet visitors and ensure that they find a comfortable environment within the UUCQC!
Can I bring my children?
Quality nursery care is provided for children up to age three, but if you are more comfortable doing so, you are also welcome to keep babies with you during the service. Children over three years old are assigned to classrooms depending on their age level. We have three Youth classrooms, called Chapel One, Chapel Two, and Chapel three. We also offer Youth Group for children 12 to 17 years old.
How is service time structured?
When you first enter the building, you will be greeted by one of our volunteer greeters or by our New Member Coordinator. They will direct you to the coatroom if necessary, then let you make a temporary name tag if you wish. From there, they will offer you a Visitor Information Request Form. This optional form will allow us to email you our monthly newsletter and connect you to the groups and teams you might be interested in.
If you have children with you, you will also get to meet either Sarah Moutlton or Becky Brooke, our Director and Assistant Director of Youth Religious Education. Sarah and Becky will help explain to you all of your child's options for experiencing service and/or Youth Religious Education.
When you enter the sanctuary, you will be handed an Order of Service and a songbook. Have a seat in any chair. During the service, you are invited to stand and introduce yourself, but this is optional.
After the service, you are encouraged to join us downstairs in the Social Hall for coffee and goodies. This is the best way to get a feel for the type of community we are, as well as connect to the causes you are passionate or curious about.
What religion are you?
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal faith with a deep regard for intellectual freedom. We take as our tenets what we feel are universal moral and ethical principles based on sources throughout the breadth of human spiritual and religious experience. Our Seven Principles and Six Sources are explained further in the sidebar at the right.
Many people are in a quandary about which church best fits their beliefs. Try this quiz at Beliefnet.com.
What is a Welcoming Congregation?
The Welcoming Congregation initiative was established by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1990 to become more welcoming and inclusive of people with marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. It simply means that when we say, "all are welcome," we mean all. Our members and friends include Christians, humanists, atheists, Wiccans, singles, couples and families, as well as heterosexual, gay, lesbian, and transgendered individuals.
How Do I Get Involved?
If you haven't done so already, sign the visitor information form in the lobby, at the welcome table, or use the "Contact Us" button on this website to request to be added to our mailing lists. Check the calendar on this website for upcoming services and events. All are welcome.
Another great way to find out who to contact in order to get involved in our numerous programs is to contact our New Member Coordinator. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about what's available, or ideas regarding programs you would like to see us offer.
If you'd like to volunteer, also read the "Get Involved" booklet here on the website. This will give you much the same information as on this website. Take a look to see what's going on at UUCQC that piques your interest!
We look forward to meeting you!
Frequently Asked Questions
UU Speak Dictionary
Youth Religious Education
What Do We Believe?
Our UU Principles
Our Sources of Wisdom
Worshipping in our congregations you may hear a reading or perspective shared from any one of these sources from which our living tradition is drawn: