Welcome, Newcomers!

Thank you for checking out our website. I also hope you’ll visit the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens (UUFA) if you haven’t already. You are welcome to visit any Sunday to learn more about our congregation. Or, if you prefer, feel free to contact me to make an appointment. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and begin to get to know you.

I hope you’ll find answers to some questions you may have, below, and elsewhere on this website. But please visit us and learn first-hand what we have to offer.

Rev. Alison Eskildsen

PS: For information about me and Fellowship staff, please follow this link.

Frequently Asked Questions

What might you be seeking?

Newcomers visit and become involved in the life of our Fellowship for many reasons. Some come looking for a spiritual community guided by principles or values, rather than by dogma. Many who describe themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’ find UU congregations just what they’re seeking. Some come looking for a place to raise their children where they’ll be encouraged to follow their own spiritual or religious path and where all are welcome. Some come looking to form friendships with like-minded people. Some come looking for a place to direct their interest in social action and social justice. Whatever you’re looking for, we hope you’ll visit us again and again.

What do Unitarian Universalists believe?

We freely join together in community knowing we share common values even as we hold different beliefs about ideas of God, human nature, and human destiny. Our values primarily are expressed in our Seven Principles.

We draw ideas about how to live and what it means to be good from a variety of sources, generally expressed in our Six Sources.

What can you expect on a typical Sunday morning?

You may choose whether to attend a service at 9 or 11 am. During the summer (Mother’s Day thru Labor Day), we hold one service at 10:30 am. Our format varies occasionally, but it typically includes time for singing, listening, sharing, and even silence.

Children have special activities or classes during the 11 am service. Youth have a variety of activities but are encouraged to attend one of the services. Childcare in the Nursery is available at both 9 & 11 am. Once a month the children stay in the sanctuary for the entire service. For more information about programming for children and youth, please follow the link or contact Ms. Kelli McConnell, Coordinator of Religious Exploration.

How do I get involved or find out what’s happening at UUFA?

Sign up for the weekly emailed news

Download a monthly Tapestry newsletter

Read regularly updated news and events online (go here or for recent postings or go to UUFA’s Homepage and scroll down to ‘All News’ at lower left)

Want to know more about…

Sunday Service Routines and FAQ (more info on what to expect on Sunday morning)

Sunday Forums (a lecture & discussion between the two services)

Social Justice and Social Action (how we live out our values in the world)

Pastoral Care (how we care for one another)

Membership (what it means to belong)

Fun & Fellowship Activities (how we socialize and have fun)