Frequently Asked Questions

What time does church start?
Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. Children begin the service with the congregation and then go to their classes (Sunday School for UUs). A "coffee hour" immediately follows the service and all are welcome to stay after to enjoy great conversation and refreshments.

What do I need to wear?
Whatever you like!  Please wear something comfortable.  Some members dress in their Sunday best and some come in their yoga outfits. Kids should wear clothes that are o.k. to get messy in while making crafts and participating in outdoor activities.

Do you have a children's program or Sunday school?
Yes, our religious education program offers activities for all ages.  The children stay in the sanctuary with their parents for the opening announcements, lighting of the chalice, and children's story.  Then they go to their classrooms. Occasionally, we have an Intergenerational Service in which children remain in the sanctuary throughout the service.

What are the children/youth classes like?
The youth enjoy a variety of activities based on the curriculum for the year.  A typical class could involve a shared story, creative craft, outdoor game, or even putting on a play!

Is there a nursery?
Yes.
Our Nursery-Preschool provides care for children up to age 5..

What is Unitarian Universalism? What do UUs believe?
With its historical roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion -- that is, a religion that keeps an open mind to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places. We believe that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that in the end religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves. We are a "non-creedal" religion: we do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed. UUs draw spiritual wisdom from many sources, including all of the eight major world religions. Our congregation, like all UU congregations, is self-governing. Authority and responsibility are vested in the membership of our congregation. Additional answers to frequently asked questions about Unitarian Universalism can be found on the UUA website: http://www.uua.org/visitors/faq/index.shtml

Can I rent the church for a function or wedding?
Absolutely! Please view our brochure here.  For more information, please email our office,  or call ahead (545-6777) to get information and schedule an appointment to tour the facility. You are always welcome to visit any Sunday service at 10:30am.  You also may view our Church Use Policy or download the Church Use Application Packet here.

What are the Church's office hours?
The Church's office is open Monday through Wednesday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  The office phone number is 509.545.6777.
 

How do I join the congregation?
Join us at worship services and participate in our many other activities as you wish to learn more about who we are, and whether you want to become a member. The last act of joining the congregation is simple, but significant: You sign our congregation's membership book
at a new member "coffee". Then you will be welcomed by the congregation during a worship service. We have no creedal requirements. With your signature you affirm your pledge to enter and to remain in a continuing and tolerant dialogue concerning the ways of truth and love, a dialogue within which free persuasion may occur; to share in our fellowship and in our corporate decision making; and to support with your gifts of energy and money our common work for the common good.