- When and where are services held?
- What is a Sunday service like?
- What should I wear?
- What do children do during the service?
- Can my children stay with me during the service?
- What kind of religious education program do you have for adults?
- Where do I park?
- Are you accessible?
- Will I be welcome?
- What is Unitarian Universalism?
- How can I sign up to receive information about UUSD?
- Can I participate in activities if I am not a member?
When and where are services held?
Our Sunday Service is held at 10:00 a.m. at 33739 Marsh Rd. #2, Lewes, DE 19958, near Five Points and located in the Toddy Business Complex. Click here for a map and directions.
What is a Sunday service like?
When you enter our church, you will be greeted and given an Order of Service outlining the service. You will be invited to introduce yourself if you wish. Readings, meditation, a sermon, an offering, and music are part of our Sunday service. We also have special services with different themes several times a year. A listing of our sermons and special services for this month is available.
At the opening of our service, we ring a chime and light a flame in a chalice. The Flaming Chalice is a symbol of Unitarian Universalism, inviting us to be together as a community to share our faith. Our ritual of Joys and Concerns, involving moving a small shell from one container to another, offers us an opportunity us to share significant, meaningful events that touch our lives. After our service, everyone is invited to enjoy refreshments and conversation.
What should I (and my children) wear?
Dress is casual. Wear what makes you feel comfortable. You will see others in blue jeans, dressy casual, and Sunday best attire.
What do children do during the service?
Infants and toddlers through age 4 are invited to be part of our Nursery Program. The Nursery teacher is a paid staff member who is available every Sunday from 9:45–11:45 a.m. We also have a Children’s Program every Sunday during services beginning at 10 a.m. On the first Sunday of the month all children are invited to participate with adults in the sanctuary and to hear a Story for All Ages before the congregation sings them to their classes with the song, “Go Now in Peace.” More information is available in Children’s Program.
Can my child stay with me during the service?
Yes. Also, parents of infants are welcome to stay with their children in the Nursery or to keep their babies in the sanctuary with them if that is more appropriate
What kind of religious education program do you have for adults?
Classes and activities for adults are held at various times during the year, but not usually on Sunday mornings. Our Adult Education Classes generally have a $5.00 administrative fee. Waivers for financial hardship are available. More information is available in Adult Education Programs.
Where do I park?
There is a parking area directly in front of our building with spaces for handicapped parking, and there is additional parking at the side of the building.
Are your services accessible?
Our building, meeting areas, and restrooms are all wheelchair accessible. We provide copies of the sermon in large print.
Will I be welcome?
Yes! We welcome a diversity of people from all walks of life. We welcome you, your family, and your friends. No matter your ideas, beliefs, spiritual traditions, religious background, gender, age, race, economic status, abilities, cultural origin, sexual orientation, or gender identification–you are welcome here!
What is Unitarian Universalism (UU)?
Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a liberal religious tradition without a creed or dogma. UU was formed from the consolidation of two different religions. Unitarianism and Universalism both began in Europe born of the Jewish and Christian traditions. The Universalist Church of America was founded in 1793, and the American Unitarian Association in 1825. After consolidating in 1961, these faiths became the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). UUs today include a variety of traditions: theists, atheists, secular humanists and others.
Our faith is based on the UU Seven Principles. Each congregation has a Covenant of Good Relations, which is our agreement to celebrate and nurture our search for meaning, connection, and acceptance. More information about Unitarian Universalist beliefs is available from UUA.
We seek to act as a moral force in the world, believing that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion. The here and now and the effects our actions will have on future generations deeply concern us. We know that justice, equity, and compassion should govern our relationships with one another, and with diverse peoples, races, and nations.
How can I sign up to receive information about UUSD?
When you enter our Church you will be invited to sign the Visitor’s List and to receive an information packet. If you provide your e-mail address, you will receive announcements and our newsletter, Beacon at the Beach.
Can I participate in all your activities?
Yes, certainly. Joining in our activities is a good way to get to know the members, learn about our congregation, and understand our programs.