Plan Your Visit: FAQs

Where are you located?

The UUFF is located at 25 Chalice Circle in Fredericksburg. Please see our Location page for driving directions.

Is parking available?

Yes, our church has a spacious parking lot.

When and where are services held?

Services are held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Does the church accommodate those with disabilities?

Our location is fully accessible by the disabled, including handicapped parking and wheelchair accessible bathrooms. An automatic door is on the side of the building to the left of the main entrance. Service animals are welcome.

Are children welcome?

Yes! Often, parents first visit our congregation to help address the needs of their children, and we are happy to accommodate children of all ages. The UUFF offers nursery care for the youngest children, and has a thriving Sunday morning Religious Education (RE) program with Sunday morning classes during the school year for children 3 and older. During the summer, a multi-age class is held for our elementary schoolers. A greeter can show you to our classrooms and introduce our teachers. If you prefer for your child to remain with you during services, that’s perfectly fine.

What should I wear?

Here you will find people in jeans and T-shirts, as well as those who prefer to dress up a bit. Generally, dress is casual, but feel free to dress in whatever way is comfortable for you.

What should I expect when I walk in the door?

Our greeters are available near the entrance on Sunday mornings to welcome you, offer an order of service, and provide information to newcomers. At our Visitors’ Table, we encourage you to leave your name, address and email so we may keep you up-to-date on UUFF news and activities through our weekly emailed announcements and monthly newsletter. Nametags are available to make it easier to get to know one another.

What can I expect when I visit your service?

Although our services vary from week to week, a typical service includes thoughtful readings, a time to share joys and concerns, musical selections and hymn-singing, a sermon or presentation by our minister or guest speaker, and time for congregational comments about the morning talk.

Will someone try to “sell me” on your church? I don’t like to be pressured.

We want to make every visitor feel welcomed and comfortable. Rest assured you will not be pressured or given a “sales pitch.” We are just glad that you have taken the time to visit us and hope you feel comfortable enough to visit again.

What’s going on before and after the service?

Before and after the service, feel free to enjoy coffee and conversation in our foyer. This is a good way to meet people, engage in lively discussion, and begin to connect to the congregation. Our Sunday Discussion Group meets after the service on the first and third Sundays for in-depth discussion of timely topics.

Besides Sunday services, what other activities are available to newcomers?

We have a wide variety of groups and activities open to newcomers, as described on our Interest Groups page. In addition, we have social events, fundraisers, committees and projects that welcome your participation and energy. Visit our calendar of events for a complete listing of upcoming activities. Call our office for contact information for groups you’d like to join.

Can I be involved in activities if I’m not a member?

Membership is not a requirement to participate in our activities. We are always happy to welcome fresh faces in all aspects of congregational life.

How do I become a member?

Please see our Path to Membership page for more information about becoming a member of the UUFF.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

If you have questions on Sunday morning, our greeters will be happy to help, or feel free to approach any member of the congregation. If you’d like to speak to our minister during the week, please contact our office.