Hello to first (and second) time folks!
Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship! We’ve been in Fayetteville since the late 50’s, and have been a leading voice for liberal religion and social justice in this region ever since! The following information is about what to expect on a Sunday, and how to get to UUFF.
To start here’s a quick schedule: 10AM Adult Religious Exploration and Meditation classes start and Nursery/childcare is open. 11AM our Sunday service begins with children in RE class at 11:00, or just being in the service, depending on the program. Here is a Children’s RE Schedule (in the works, call the office at 479-521-8422 for schedule). At 12PM we have coffee and conversation!
Our building is accessed by turning south on Oakland from Cleveland St., then a left turn into our lot. Plenty of visitor spaces should be marked, as well as spaces for mobility needs (detailed map below). We will have greeters welcoming you at the front doors, and they will also help if you have mobility needs.
Our downstairs Religious Exploration spaces are not as accessible as we wish, but there is a sidewalk/ramp to the downstairs (high on everyone’s list to fix!). Our Greeters can orient you to the Service and Religious Exploration opportunities for that Sunday, and give you a schedule of Adult and Children’s RE programming for future reference. They will probably ask that you fill out a newcomers information sheet so we can send you our newsletter, and help you with a name-tag. If you are shy about any of this, they will understand and let you enter as you need. UUFF is a certified “Welcoming Congregation,” which means we work to honor everyone’s humanity; their story, their origins, and their worth and dignity no matter ethnicity, sexuality, gender, abilities, or economic class. We try, and please, let us know your needs.
What to Wear
Wear whatever makes you comfortable, from nice casual to “Sunday best.” On any given Sunday you might see congregants wearing blue jeans and t-shirts; dresses; slacks with a polo or dress shirt with or without tie; or a suit. Don’t be surprised to see a child dressed in full princess regalia or super hero outfit. Business casual is always a safe bet.
As a courtesy to those with allergies and asthma, please wear little or no fragrance.
Child and Nursery Care
UUFF offers on-site childcare every Sunday from 9:45 until the service is over at approximately 12:00. Our Nursery Coordinator is Taylor Hogue, whom you will find in the nursery most Sundays. A paid nursery employee or a volunteer assists Taylor to ensure that there are two people supervising the children at all times. Snacks and drinks will be offered to the children, so if you have any dietary concerns, please bring them to the attention of the caregivers.
The nursery is available at 9:45 for children newly born through kindergarten-aged. During the 11:00 service, the nursery is available for children up to age seven. Children are always welcome at the 11:00 service; so if you’d prefer to have them in the sanctuary with you, please feel free!
After the 11:00 service is over at Noon, the childcare ends as well. If, during the coffee hour, your children would like to remain in the classroom area to draw on the chalkboard or read books, they are welcome to do so, but please know that the Fellowship does not provide supervision during this time. If your children are too young to be unsupervised, please have a parent accompany them.
Main Service at 11am
Children’s & Youth Religious Education 11:00am in lower level/main building on RE Sundays (Please Check Calendar)
Adult Meditation at 10am in Annex
Adult Religious Education at 10am in Lower Level main building
Nursery care at 9:45am – 12 Noon
901 W. Cleveland St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701 Google Map Directions
In consideration of those who have mobility challenges, we ask that the main lot off Oakland Avenue next to the Church Building be reserved for those who need to park close to the Church Building. There is University parking just up Oakland from the building that is usually open and free on Weekends.
The Fellowship parking lot is the 1st driveway to the left off Oakland.
Annex Parking is located straight across Storer Avenue.
Ample street parking is available on Cleveland and Oakland.
On Sundays, two nearby University of Arkansas lots might be used with no fee. The first is located between Oakland and Lindell Ave. and may be entered from either street. It is just a few feet up the hill from the Fellowship. The second lot is located directly across Oakland from the first lot.
We are located 2 blocks north and 2 blocks east of the University of Arkansas campus.
- Exit 65 Wedington (State Highway 16)
- Turn east onto Wedington
- Exiting from northbound, turn right.
- Exiting from southbound, turn left.
- Continue east on Wedington to Garland Ave. (State Highway 112)
- Turn right (south) onto Garland
- Turn left Cleveland Ave. (1st signal)
- Go 2 blocks to Oakland Ave. Turn right.