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- SOCIAL JUSTICE
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Answers to Your Questions
Visiting a new church can feel pretty adventurous to most people. We want your experience with us to be as comfortable as possible, so here’s some information that may help. Click on your question of choice to go directly to the answer, or scroll through the entire list. (each question jumps to the identical question below.)
- What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist?
- When are your services, and what are they like?
- Will you take up a collection?
- Where are you? Where do I park? Can I get there by bus? Where do I go when I get to the church?
- What should I wear to church?
- Can I bring my children?
- What makes your church different from others?
- Will I be pressured to join?
- Is it true that your church is accepting of gays and lesbians?
- Is your building disability accessible?
- How do I get my other questions answered?
A. The answers to this question and others about our beliefs, tenets and history can be found here.
A. We hold two services – at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – in our sanctuary each Sunday (except during the summer months when we have one Sunday service at 10:00 a.m.). Our services begin with a musical prelude followed by singing, reading, time for meditation and a sermon. We conclude with a benediction and more music. We enjoy a great variety of musicians at our worship services, from our church choirs to classical, world music and folk performers.
A. Yes, but we do not expect visitors to contribute. We invite you to be our guest!
A. You can find directions and maps and a link to bus schedules and routes here.
A. Come as you are. Come in whatever makes you comfortable. You’ll see a range: “Sunday best” to casual.
A. Religious education for youth and children is an important part of our mission and is available during all three services. In fact, our RE program is one big reason people are attracted to this church. Childcare is also available for infants and toddlers.
A. There is no test of creed to join. Within our congregation, you’ll find diversity of belief. In our Religious Education program, we do not indoctrinate children by teaching them what they should believe. Rather, we try to spark their own curiosity about religious questions and provide them with the tools they need to make their own decisions.
A. Absolutely not! We know that many people prefer to church shop anonymously before they start making relationships. There’s a Guest Table in the Leenhouts Common Room where we gather for coffee and conversation after the service. Make yourself known – or not. But we all enjoy meeting our guests.
Q. Is it true that your church is accepting of gays and lesbians?
A. It’s true. As a matter of fact, we’ve committed ourselves to actively welcome gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. That’s earned us an LGBT Welcoming Congregation designation from the Unitarian Universalist Association.
A. Yes. For details, click here.
A. Please call us at 414.273.5257 or officeuumilwaukee [dot] org (subject: Answers%20Website%20Inquiry) (email our office). We’re happy to help you find the answers you seek.