WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
When do services start and end?
Service starts at 11:00am on Sunday morning. We suggest arriving 10-15 minutes before service so that you can get a name tag (if you want, this is not required), a program, and a comfy place to sit. Service ends at 12:00pm.
What do I do with my kids?
You are welcome to keep your kids with you in the service; however, we do offer childcare for infants and toddlers, and all children PreK through 6th grade are invited to join our Religious Education class which runs 11:00am - 12:00pm (the same as the service).
What should I wear?
People dress in all different ways at MVUUC. There are some folks who like to wear "Sunday clothes" and dress-up, but there are lots who also wear jeans and a t-shirt. So, wear what you feel comfortable in!
What happens after the service?
Unitarian Universalists love chatting over coffee and food! We always have coffee/tea available in the social hall after the service and invite you to mingle and meet new people. On the first of each month, we also have a potluck! Even if you forgot to bring food to potluck, you are welcome to stay and eat (there is always plenty of food to share).
Will I be asked to give money?
No, not directly. During the service, there is an "offertory," in which the pianist plays a song and baskets are passed through the audience. Some members place their pledge checks in the basket, and others, including visitors, sometimes place donations (cash or checks) in the basket. This is not required, but is always welcome as running the congregation and offering our programs takes quite a bit of money and we are nearly 100% dependent on pledges and donations. But, you won't ever be pressured to give money, nor will you ever be turned away because of how much you can give/pledge.