st. croix unitarian universalist fellowship
Frequently Asked Questions
What's a Fellowship?
We are a small, lay-led congregation and have chosen to call ourselves a fellowship instead of a church. We meet on Sunday mornings to join in worship services. Our worship services are typically guided by Fellowship members and friends from the community. About once a month we have a service led by a Unitarian Universalist minister or a professional minister from another faith tradition. We hold worship services the first three Sundays of each month and often have a "Go Forth" event on the fourth Sunday of the month where we gather as a fellowship in a planned activity outside the worship service setting.
What do Unitarian Universalists believe?
Unitarian Universalism is an inclusive faith drawn from many sources. We affirm and uphold seven Principles that allow each individual room for spiritual growth in their search for truth and meaning. Are my beliefs welcome? We welcome people of different faith backgrounds, traditions, and beliefs. Come share your true self and join us in an open-hearted search for growth and meaning.
What is a typical Sunday Service like?
Sunday service topics at St. Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship vary widely from week to week as we explore ways to understand the world and to uphold the seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. While the focus of a service may vary from a water or bread communion, to circle drumming, to tai chi, to music traditions in Unitarian Universalism, to meditation, to recounting of member experiences in war, to discussions on how to serve the community and beyond, our services still have rhythm and ritual. Sunday services typically begin as we light the chalice, the symbol of the Unitarian Universalist faith. We invite those present to share joys and sorrows so that the Fellowship may sustain us in times of need and smile with us in times of joy. We typically sing Unitarian Universalist hymns, songs related to the topic of the service, or listen to music in contemplation. We often close the service with a spoken reminder to "go well into life now, and if you need us, always remember, here you will find the hands of friends."
Can children attend services?
Children are always welcome at services. Children may sit with their parents during the services or play with toys nearby (with their parent looking in on them for supervision as needed). We do not currently have specific childrens programs, but have set this as a priority for expansion of our Fellowship's services. Please join us and let us know what we can do to serve the faith needs of your family!
What should I wear?
Wear what you are comfortable in. Attire varies from "Sunday best" to "we're going hiking in the State Park after the service".
I have more questions...
Contact us! We're glad to chat or meet with you answer your questions and let you know more about our Fellowship.
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