What To Expect When You Visit On a Sunday
Don't worry. You're welcome! Visitors and guests are welcome to visit our congregation at every worship service. We offer a dual platform - either in person or via zoom.
Accessibility: Our building is handicapped-accessible with a lift that can take you to different levels. We have large print hymnals available upon request and assistive listening devices. If you have a special need like assistance getting out of a vehicle or other needs, please call our church office at 207-594-8750.
Children’s and Youth Programs: Children and youth are welcome to attend the entire Sunday service. We have rocking chairs for parents with babies, baskets under the back pews with art supplies to help children focus on listening. We also have another room specially designed for toddlers and young children who need to move more with hands-on activities. Religious exploration (RE) opportunities for children and youth are offered at other times during the week. Learn more about RE by clicking here: Religious Exploration for Families
What to wear: As you prepare for the visit, wear what you please. At UUR, you'll see people in skirts and neckties but also in shorts and jeans.
Arriving: When you enter, you'll be greeted by a volunteer usher or another member of the congregation who will welcome you, ask you to sign our guest book, and answer any of your questions.
Singing and Reading: You’ll often find a hymnal—a book of songs and readings for worship—in the seats. The order of service will tell you when we sing. Usually, so will the speaker ("Please rise, as you are able, for the first hymn, number 123"). If there's a reading the congregation will say together, you'll be told where it's printed out.
Social Hour: Following worship, you are invited to join us for a social hour where coffee and tea are served, and sometimes finger foods. We periodically have special activities or events following worship as well that you are invited to participate in. Be sure to sign up for our weekly e-news that comes out on Thursdays. This will have all the information on activities and events.