Frequently Asked Questions about BUC
Do you have a “Sunday School” program for children?
Yes. Children and youth from preschool age through 12th grade attend religious education (RE) classes that meet from September through early June during our 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning service. We help children discover the history of Unitarian Universalism, learn about other faith traditions, and engage in community service. We teach them to respect themselves, other cultures, and the earth. We also have Youth Groups for Jr. and Sr. High students, which meets several times a month in the evenings from September-mid. June.
What do I wear to your services?
People tend to dress casually, but you can dress up if you want to.
Does the Church have a nursery?
Yes, a nursery is available during the Sunday morning service for infants and pre-school in our lower level, just beneath the Sanctuary.
How does BUC put its mission statement into practice?
We honor the inherent worth and dignity of each person while encouraging all to discover how we are connected through the interdependent web of existence. A number of us join committees, sing in the choir, and take food to those who are sick or grieving. Beyond our doors, we engage together in a variety of social-action projects to strengthen our larger community.
What is Unitarian Universalism theology?
Classical Unitarianism argued from scripture (Luke 24:19, Acts 2:22) that Jesus was a prophet of God and not part of a trinity. Classical Universalism also argued from scripture that all people are saved (I Corinthians 15:22, Ephesians 1:9-10). Modern Unitarian Universalism considers many world religions and secular philosophies as sources of truth. We believe in religious freedom, and our community encourages people to explore their individual spiritual paths.
Do Unitarian Universalists believe in God?
Some do and some do not. We are more concerned that a person's beliefs result in caring for other human beings and the earth.
Do Unitarian Universalists pray?
Some of us pray; others meditate or just think things through.
What relation does Unitarian Universalism have to Christianity?
We have expanded upon our Christian heritage to embrace positive aspects of many world religions and philosophies. Some UUs identify themselves as Christian; others are Jewish, Buddhist, humanist, earth-centered, agnostic, or atheist.