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A Special Welcome to First-time Visitors

We're glad you're visiting with us online and hope you'll take the next step, to come visit with us during our Sunday worship services or other church events. We celebrate our rich diversity and we welcome people from all walks of life, all religious backgrounds, all races, all sexual orientations and all ages. We've been in Gainesville since 1952, and have earned an outstanding reputation for longstanding involvement with social justice issues, including civil rights struggles.

Sunday Services are at 11:00 each Sunday morning. As you enter our front door, you will be greeted by one of our members. Inside, the front foyer you’ll find a Welcome Table staffed by members of our Membership Committee who can answer any questions you may have. Please stop at the table to sign in and receive a visitor’s name tag. While there, you can also get additional information about current activities and events, find out about opportunities to meet with our minister after the service, and sign up to receive our weekly newsletters by e-mail.

If you arrive early and would like to look around the building that is just fine; or, if you'd like a guided tour, just ask at the Welcome Table and we’ll be happy to show you around. In our Phillips Hall, to the left as you enter the building, you’ll also find written materials about Unitarian Universalism and our Fellowship in the literature rack. If you need any help finding anything in particular, such as the restroom facilities, or religious education classrooms, please don’t hesitate to ask. We want you to feel at home!

You are encouraged to sign up for the church e-news, which will be emailed for several weeks following your visit. You can also access our current events bulletin, called The Gazette, on the website. We offer classes that provide history, information, and networking opportunities within the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville congregation and the larger faith community.

Various social events are held throughout the year especially to help new members get to know each other, older members, and the church staff. Children are always welcome at the Fellowship. Religious Education programming and childcare is offered during Sunday morning services and Childcare is available upon request for most adult religous education classes.

  • Directions

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville is located at 4225 NW 34th St in northwest Gainesville, FL, about two blocks north of the intersection of NW 34th Street and NW 39th Avenue. We are about 3 miles due north of the northwest corner (University Ave and 34th St) of the University of Florida campus.

  • Unitarian Universalism

    Unitarian Universalists believe that personal experience, conscience, and reason should be the final authorities in religion. There is no creed with which you must agree. Religious insight may come from a book, a person, or an institution, but religious authority does not. Religious authority comes from within ourselves. Religious insights are tested in our individual hearts and minds. Ours is a free faith.

    It is a liberal religion born of Jewish and Christian traditions, but religious wisdom is ever changing. Human understanding of life and death, the world and its mysteries, is never final. People should think for themselves. We differ in opinions and lifestyles, and those differences generally should be honored. Everyone has worth. Ethical living is the supreme witness of religion. Our relationships with one another, with diverse peoples, races, and nations, should be governed by justice, equity, and compassion.

  • Who We Are

    We travel many different paths to find purpose and meaning in our lives. We unite in our belief in the worth and dignity of everyone. We believe it's our obligation to express our faith through acts of compassion and justice. We're people who actively invite intellectual and spiritual growth. Our kids ask questions and think. We practice a life-affirming faith and embrace people who are hurting or bereaved. Get to know us here online but please come to our church, where our beloved community will always welcome you.

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