Visiting Piedmont UU Church
Whether you are joining us in-person at one of our two Gatherings or via livestream, we’re happy to see you! If you are willing, please fill out a visitor card at in-person services or our visitor form online so we may get to know you better and to connect to our email announcements and newsletter in order to stay current on service and religious education safety guidelines.
Our Sunday Schedule
Join us in person on Sundays or watch our livestream online. When you enter the church, you will be greeted, given the opportunity to make a name tag, and receive an order of service. In the beginning of each hour-long service we light the chalice, a primary symbol of our faith. Elements of worship include music and singing, readings, candles of joy and concern, an offering, time for silent meditation and prayer, a sermon, and benediction.
Our facilities are accessible to those with limited mobility. Hearing assistance devices are available at the University Gathering; please see one of the greeters at the front door. There are also large-print hymnals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I wear?
Members wear everything from jeans or shorts to Sunday best, so wear what makes you comfortable. Layers are encouraged if you are sensitive to cold or heat.
Where do I sit?
Sit anywhere in the sanctuary. Rockers are provided for those with an infant.
What do children and youth do during the service and religious education classes?
(Religious education in-person and nursery care is currently suspended.)
Infants and toddlers may be taken to nursery care at any time. Children and youth are welcome to stay in the service, but typically remain in the sanctuary for the beginning of the service then go to their religious education classrooms to gather with teachers in small groups according to grade level. There are several multi-generational services throughout the year when everyone stays for the entire service, which is noted in the service description. For more information, see our children and youth RE page.
Is there an informal gathering time?
You are invited to stay fellowship after the service.
Are there any open adult religious exploration groups or spirituality groups?
Yes, we have a variety of adult religious exploration opportunities that range from social activities and adult religious education courses to spiritual practice groups.
How is this church different from others?
Our congregation expresses a diverse range of theologies, and all are welcome. We are guided by principles and purposes that focus on the practice of our faith. We balance freedom of belief with responsibility to community.
How can I join as a member?
Learn more about the pathway to membership.