Here are some questions that many people want answered before they visit a UU fellowship for the first time.
1.What should I and my children wear to this church?
The members of our congregation attend services in a variety of styles of clothing. You are welcome to wear “business attire,” shorts and sandals, or anything in between.
2. Is there childcare/Sunday school during the service?
There is infant, toddler and pre-school childcare as well as activities for school age children.
3. If my child doesn’t separate well, can she/he stay with me in the service?
Children of all ages are also welcome to remain in the service, as their parents prefer.
4. Are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) people welcome in this congregation?
Yes. Our congregation is ethnically and racially diverse, and it is unlikely that anyone would have a reason to feel uncomfortable. We have had visitors and speakers from many cultures and faith traditions. Some of our members are from the LGBT communities also. All are welcome and encouraged to actively participate in sharing their ideas and views.
5. What goes on during the Sunday services?
We have refreshments and an informal fellowship time before and after the service. One of our unique traditions at the UUFL is the “talkback” period following the service, when you can ask follow-up questions of the speaker, and engage the congregation in discussion of alternative views. We love to talk! We’d like to meet you, and hope that you’ll drop by for a visit! We are a friendly group, but we are not “pushy”; your right to independent thought is important to us.
6. Who attends UUFL Services?
Like most Unitarian Universalist congregations, the UU Fellowship of Longview is a spiritually diverse community. Our members have roots in Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Pagan, Humanist, agnostic, atheist and other beliefs. At the UUFL, you can count on respect for your religious beliefs, whatever they are. In general, Unitarian Universalists congregate because of this respect for a diversity of belief. Many feel that there is no single religious truth and that life is a spiritual journey best experienced with others. We strive to be ethnically and affectionally diverse and we welcome those of any ethnicity or affection orientation.
We are a part of the North Texas Association of Unitarian Universalist Societies (NTAUUS). We also belong to the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and are located in the Southwest UUA District.