First Time Visitors
Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington! We look forward to meeting you. Below are questions often asked by first time visitors. If you have other questions, please contact the church office or the membership coordinator, or you may wish to view a short video about our congregation.
- How do I get to the church?
- Where can I park?
- What are your services like?
- What happens during Fellowship Hour?
- Do you have child care and classes for children and teens?
- What if I have trouble hearing, seeing, and/or getting around?
- Where can I find out more information about what's going on this Sunday?
- Are there classes for newcomers?
Click here for a map and directions to 2120 North Fee Lane.
There are reserved parking spaces for first time visitors close to the front door on the south side of the building and also on the west side. Parking is available on all sides of the building. You may also park on Jordan Avenue just south of the church on Sunday morning even if you do not have an Indiana University parking permit, or across the bypass in the Marching Hundred Hall parking lot or south on Fee by the tennis courts. There is an easy drop-off entrance at the north-side portico of the building, and that entrance is also handicapped accessible.
- Both Sunday services are identical and last about an hour. Read a typical order of service or read selected sermons.
- At the Welcome Table in the foyer, you can ask questions and obtain a temporary name tag.
- We suggest that you arrive a few minutes early so that we can greet you and help your children find their religious education classrooms.
- Dress is casual.
- Between the two services, we enjoy a Fellowship Hour.
- Between services we gather informally over coffee or tea in Fellowship Hall to chat with old friends and welcome new ones.
- If you attend the 9:15 a.m. service, stay afterward to get acquainted.
- If you attend the 11:15 a.m. service, come early to make friends and enjoy coffee or tea.
- Browse new and used books for sale at the Book Table, study the Social Justice displays, or find literature about Unitarian Universalism.
- Child care and Religious Education classes are provided at both services.
- Nursery care is provided for babies and toddlers. A room with an audio-video broadcast of the service is available for parents who prefer to stay with their babies.
- Children aged 3 to 11 years old remain with their parents during the first 15 minutes of the service for the Children's Moment, then leave with their teachers for religious education classes. Parents are asked to pick up their children from religious education classes by 10:30 or 12:30.
- Middle school youth may attend classes or join the adults for Sunday morning worship services.
- Older youth (ages 14-20) join the adults for Sunday services. They meet on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in Room 110. There are adult facilitators who help guide the youth with their activities. There is usually pizza and lots of fun!
Large print hymnals, large print orders of service, and pre-tuned hearing-assist radios (88.1 FM) are available from the greeters in the foyer. Our building is handicap accessible. Accessible entrances are located on the North, East, and South sides of the building, and there is a drop-off portico on the North side.
Our twice-monthly newsletter, The Prologue, is posted online and provides information about worship services, church events, classes, and social justice activities. You may sign up to receive an e-mail notice when a new Prologue is posted or to receive a printed copy by mail. To subscribe contact the Church Office Assistant. Be sure to give your name and e-mail (for e-mail notices) or name and street address (for mailings).
Exploring Unitarian Universalism classes are designed to help newcomers make friends and learn about both this congregation and the values, beliefs, and history of the Unitarian Universalist denomination.