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FAQ

What sort of people go to the UUFA?

Our members and friends have a wide variety of religious backgrounds and theological philosophies. We welcome

  • Single people, couples, families
  • Children, college students, adults, seniors
  • Members of all ethnic groups
  • Heterosexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgendered individuals and partners
  • Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Wiccans, humanists, atheists, and many others

 

Is it OK to just show up and take a look?

Yes, we welcome visitors at any time! The best time to visit is probably on Sunday mornings (when we have services and lots of people here).  Please stop by the visitor table in the Fireside Room if you're visiting!  If Sunday morning doesn't quite fit your schedule, stop by during office hours.

 

What time are Sund‚Äčay services?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, services are held virtually each Sunday at 11:00 am. More information on how to join us is available here.

We're still figuring out what exactly post-pandemic will look like, but Sundays will probably include an education hour for all ages (children and adults) around 9:30 and a multi-platform (online and in-person) service at 11:00 am.

 

Can I bring my children?

YES! We love children!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nursery care is not available. However, we usually provide nursery care for children up to age 3 during all Sunday programming, and we hope to be able to offer that again soon. During the school year, religious education classes (aka "Sunday School") is available for children in PreK through Grade 8. No childcare pre-registration is required for occasional visits, but we do ask that regular attendees register their child(ren).

 

How do I get to the UUFA?

our building

Our building

Our address is 1015 Hyland Avenue. Hyland runs along the west edge of the Iowa State University campus, from Ontario (13th) Street to Lincoln Way, and a few blocks further south.

A lower parking lot in front of the building includes ADA accessible parking spaces. Our overflow parking lot is 100 feet north/uphill (look for the blue yard signs). The city prohibits parking on Hyland Avenue. If both lots are full, additional parking is available further uphill along Ross Road (the nearest side street), or in the ISU College of Design parking lot (across from the ISU cemetery; weekends only).

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How should we dress?

Wear whatever clothes feel comfortable to you!  Dress is usually casual; jeans and a casual shirt are just fine. Some people dress more formally, so you can, too, if you want. No matter how you dress, chances are good that there will be someone else who is dressed similarly.

In the summer, lots of people wear shorts. Children can wear clothes they can play in.

 

Where can I find out more about Unitarian Universalism?

The Unitarian Universalist Association is a great place to start.  We also offer Intro to UU sessions from time to time; check the calendar for availability. 

For those seeking more information on what it means to be a member of our congregation, we now offer self-guided online Membership Exploration - contact the office to find out more!

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