Whatever your age, gender, political affiliation, nationality, race, abilities, cultural heritage, or religious upbringing, whomever you love, whatever your gifts, you are welcome here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Should I Wear?
Anything you want...literally. Throw on shorts and a tee-shirt if that's you're comfortable, or put on your Sunday best if that's how you like to roll. Going running after service? Come in your running gear.
Where Can I sit?
Anywhere you want...literally. Oh, except probably not with the choir. (They'll make you sing if you sit there.) Oh, also not up by the altar. (They'll make you preach if you sit there.) And probably not in the lobby. (Because then you'll miss service!) But other than that, sit anywhere you want.
Where are the Bathrooms?
That's an important question! There is a single bathroom on the main floor. (Turn left left as you leave the sanctuary by the back doors, and it will be on your right.) For more bathrooms, keep walking in that direction and go down the stairs for more bathrooms.
Where Can I Park?
With the exception of well-marked handicap spaces, parking is available off George Street, as well as Duke Street. We also have several spaces reserved especially for visitors.
Will Someone Greet Me When I Arrive?
Several friendly faces will be in lobby to greet you. The team at the Welcome Desk is available to answer any questions you have during your visit.
"UUCYork is a Welcoming Congregation."
What Does That Mean?
Twenty-five years ago, UUCY became a Welcoming Congregation. UUCY extends a warm welcome to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual, and queer individuals, families, and communities. We work to promote acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for LGBTQIA+ persons of all ages, abilities, colors, and genders, both within our denomination and in society at large. We are committed to protecting the civil and legal rights of LGBTQIA+ people and families across the country.
How do I get on the Email List?
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the UUCY’s weekly newsletter and the Zoom link for Sunday Services.
What are the options for children?
Your children are welcome to attend the adult service. (Noisy babies are allowed!) There is also nursery service for the babies and toddlers up to age 4, and children grades Pre-K through high school can participate in our Religious Education programs that happen during service in the classrooms. If you choose to have your children attend RE, please be sure to provide your cell number in case you need to be reached during service. (Each classroom has at least two adults and child-safety background checks are conducted on all RE teachers.)
Is Hospitality Offered After the Worship Service?
Usually there is coffee and tea after service in our Lobby area...hopefully, we can start doing that once COVID goes down a bit more. Right now we gather outside so we can unmaks, and often someone brings cookies to share! After Sunday Services the lobby can be a bit overwhelming to newcomers – so we encourage you to take a few minutes to visit us at the Welcome Desk. We are also available via email to answer questions during the week at email@example.com