congregation members talkingIf you are looking for a faith community that helps you grow spiritually and a place where you can create meaningful friendships, you have found it!

Come As You Are

Please feel free to come as you are most comfortable. Some people come each week dressed up while others are very casual. We welcome all seekers.

Accessibility

We want everyone to be comfortable, so our building and grounds are designed to be inclusive of all.

  • Wheelchair-accessible doors in the front and rear of the building
  • No steps on the main level
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Large-print hymnals
  • Chairs with arms for extra support

Parking

Parking is in the lot behind our building and along the surrounding streets. If you need a ride to any of our services or events, contact Emmy at coordinator@uulacrosse.org and we will try to arrange transportation for you.

Before Services

Services begin at 10 a.m. most of the year, and at 9 a.m. June through August.

People typically arrive 10 to 15 minutes beforehand. We gather in the lobby and Fellowship Hall as a greeting and socializing area. Greeters will be available in the lobby before and after services to answer questions, and to introduce you to others if you wish. Please fill out a nametag and an optional Guest Information Card, so we can get you the information you are looking for. Brochures and other information is available by the Welcome Table.

What are Sunday services like?

On any given Sunday, you may find a service that:

  • Calls us to act to improve racial justice
  • Educates us about mental illness or poverty
  • Inspires us with messages from a variety of spiritual traditions
  • Encourages us to deepen our connection to all the people of our area

Our minister, the Reverend Krista Taves, leads Sunday services twice monthly. She often speaks to current issues, to our history, and to our basic principles and values.

Sunday services connect us with our values and history and give us new insights. Coming together each week gives us a chance to connect with others in the spirit of openness, creativity, and curiosity. We find we can form and strengthen our values best in conversation with others.

Services generally include hymns, the sharing of joys and concerns, receiving of an offering for the congregation or a group beyond our walls, silent meditation or prayer, special music, an inspiring message, and a time for people to respond. Services vary, so we suggest you visit at least a few times. In addition to Reverend Taves, other speakers might include community leaders, guest ministers, or our own members.

For more information about Sunday services, ask a greeter or contact Emmy Carlson, Office Administrator, at officeadmin@uulacrosse.org.

Find out what services are coming up on our Upcoming Services.

Children’s Religious Education and Care

Families participate together in the first part of the service. There usually is a Story for All Ages, then youngers break into age-appropriate groups for more fun and learning. Nursery care, offered for newborns to age five, is available 15 minutes before the start of each service.

For more information about religious education or nursery care, ask a greeter or contact Emmy Carlson, Office Administrator, at officeadmin@uulacrosse.org.

After Services

All Sunday services are followed by a social time with coffee, tea and treats. We hope you will join us so we can get to know one another better. The service usually generates lively discussions. Members and friends are happy to meet with you, to share impressions and experiences, and to welcome you to a congregation that encourages your unique spiritual journey.