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Newcomer Questions

What should my children and I wear to this church?
We are an informal group of people. Wear what feels comfortable to you.

Is there childcare/Sunday school during church?
Children's Religious Education ("RE") classes are held during our "Worship Service", from September through June (usually children stay for the first part of the Service before their classes begin). Childcare for children who do not wish to participate in the RE program is available.

If my child doesn't separate well, can my child stay with me during the service?
Your child is always welcome to stay with you during the worship service. Please be considerate of others if your child becomes restless.

Who will feel at home in this congregation?
We are a liberal religious community espousing freedom of theological belief, high ethical standards, and respect for the interdependence of all living things. People who are in sympathy with these ideas will likely feel at home here.

Are there people in the congregation who hold diverse beliefs?
Yes. Unitarian Universalists trust that individuals are capable of developing their own theology on the basis of their own life experience, diligent questioning, and participating in discussion and study with others in community. There is no set creed that one must adopt to become a Unitarian Universalist. Historically, Unitarian Universalism developed within the Christian tradition, but it has long since become more inclusive. We recognize timeless wisdom from all the world's great religions, as well as that of thoughtful people of our own time.

What goes on during the Worship Services?
Currently, worship services are lead by guest speakers and lay leaders. While the format of the Celebrations remains fairly constant, the content will vary considerably. Because of our expansive outlook on religion, we do not restrict our sources of liturgy or music to any one sacred book or calendar. Some celebrations will include the children for the whole time. Others may include a time for a short discussion of the topic of the day. Participants will regularly have the opportunity to take part and express individual beliefs.

Address: 48 Hibbard Rd., Ext. N
PO Box 103, Big Flats, NY  14814
Webmaster E-Mail: webmaster@bigflatsuu.org
Children's Religious Education: Sep – Jun
Worship Service: Sunday - 10:30 to 11:30