We meet each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. A typical service lasts about an hour, followed by a coffee and a chance to discuss the service, talk with the speaker or KUUF board members, or get acquainted with others in the KUUF community.
We have a variety of speakers. Some services are led by our members and others are presented by visiting ministers, college professors, or community activists.
As to what to wear, feel free to come in whatever you find comfortable. We’re an informal group, and the way we dress on Sunday morning ranges from office wear to jeans and sweatshirts.
We have childcare for preschoolers available during the service. School age children usually stay in the sanctuary for some of the service, and then leave for their own program before the sermon. About once a month we have an intergenerational service.
Many, though not all, of our Sunday services are recorded and posted here online.
KUUF services are family friendly, with a sermon near the end of each service. Children who don’t wish to remain in the sanctuary for the sermon are “sung out” by the congregation as they are accompanied to the “Kid Zone,” where they can play, read or have a snack! We also offer Children’s Religious Education throughout the year. To learn more, click here.
Families attending church will still be able to send children to child care (rather than RE class) after the “Worship for All Ages” part of our service. We are happy to include children in the service for as long as they like to stay, but we will continue with the traditional “singing them out” prior to the sermon. Our Joys and Sorrows will happen before we sing them out so that we can all participate in this important community sharing together. The youngest children can begin in childcare at 10 am rather than being sung out with the older kids.
For parents who need childcare on Sunday mornings outside of the 10-12 time or for special KUUF events or meetings, please let Jenell DeMatteo (360-822-9821) know at least 48 hours in advance of the need so childcare workers can be coordinated.
KUUF has an active choir that practices weekly and performs once a month for the Sunday service.
We sing a variety of music from hymns, to rounds, to sacred music from other traditions. To join the choir, see any choir member or contact KUUF’s music director, Matt Jones.
In addition, KUUF has other opportunities to contribute musically. We often feature music from congregants during the service. Please contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make some music!
We are a casual group, and though some people do dress up for Sunday morning, others come in jeans or dressed for skiing or biking after the service. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
There’s an upper and lower parking lot. The lower parking lot, to left when you arrive, is closest to the sanctuary. The upper parking lot is closer to child care, and also used when the lower parking lot is full.
We encourage all who are able to please park in the upper parking lot so that close-in spots in the lower lot will be available for those who need them.
Families with infants and small children are welcome to park in the spaces marked for people with limited mobility.
Our sanctuary is wheelchair accessible, and personal hearing devices are available to help individuals with hearing loss enjoy the services better.
The last Sunday of every month, there’s also a potluck after the service. Feel free to join in.