We here at TUUC love visitors. In your quest to find a spiritual home, you may have lots of questions. Here are some of the more common ones, with answers, to help make your visit go smoothly:
What time are your services?
From mid-September until mid-June, there are two Sunday worship services at TUUC. The first one is at 9:30 AM and the second one is at 11:15 AM with coffee and cookies offered in the lounge between services, and then again after the second service. During the summer months, there is one worship service at 10:30 AM.
Where are you located?
We are conveniently located at 1710 Dulaney Valley Road in Lutherville, Maryland.
From I-695, the Baltimore Beltway, take exit 27B, Dulaney Valley Road north for approximately 1.3 miles. TUUC will be after the traffic light at Pot Spring Road, just over a hill and around a bend, on the left.
What is your dress code?
Easy one… whatever is comfortable for you! It can be your Sunday best, or jeans and sneakers. Either way, you’ll fit right in.
What do you offer for children?
Children are always welcome to worship. Children from 4 through middle school start out upstairs with families or classes to worship in community and then leave for classes. We offer both nursery care with paid and volunteer providers for ages under four and a comprehensive youth religious exploration (YRE) program for ages four through senior high, which takes place downstairs. Members of our high school age group (YRUU) attend a service they have selected once a month. Please make sure to fill out a visitor form if your child is in a class and register your child after 2-3 visits. If your child is with you in the service and finds it difficult to sit for too long, for the sake of the other worshippers, we invite you to sit in the lounge where the service is broadcast over a speaker system. Please feel free to talk with or email Joyce Duncan, the Director of Religious Education (DRE), who will be happy to answer your questions at email@example.com. Please visit our YRE website (http://sites.google.com/site/tuucyre/home) for more details on classes, curricula, and photos.
What do I do when I get there?
Stop by the Welcome Table, just inside and to the right of the front entrance, and a Greeter will thank you for visiting. You’ll be asked to fill out a Visitor Interest Form and a nametag. From there, share what brought you to visit TUUC, ask any questions you may have, note some of our various and on-going activities, learn how you can get involved if you wish, and let us know how we can get to know you better!
How do I become a Member?
Once you have found that TUUC meets your needs, you are welcome to become a Member of the congregation and sign the Membership Book in the presence of our Minister or a member of the board. Doing so constitutes a commitment to participate as part of our religious community by sharing your gifts, talents, and time, as you are able. It also enables you to vote at congregational meetings. After signing, you will be informed about upcoming events for New Members, such as orientations and social events.
To discuss Membership further, please speak to our Membership Chair, a Greeter, or a staff person. Any one of these people will be happy to guide you. You may also call us at 410-825-6045 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you soon!
On Sunday, April 14, 2013, Marti MacKenzie joined Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. Please make her feel welcome. Marti was at the 8:30 AM meeting of the Social Action Committee, so I think she is willing to offer helping hands to our community.
Welcome to new TUUC members – sisters Jessica and Christina Stith!
Jessica and Christina are what they call transplants from Kentucky,
where they were born and Ohio where they were raised. They came to
Baltimore in 2009 when Jessica accepted a position with the Baltimore
City School System.
Jessica teaches high school English and loves to read. She is a
crafter and has recently rediscovered her passion for knitting and is
thinking of starting a crafting circle at TUUC. She participates in
one of our Chalice Circles.
Christina is a graduate student in medieval studies and works as a
medical transcriptionist. One of her passions is drawing and
experimenting with new artistic media. She also loves to read and
is in a Chalice Circle. She has joined our new Membership Committee.
Christina and Jessica have been to other UU churches but found the
atmosphere and environment at TUUC to be the best fit for them. They
first attended a service at TUUC the last day of Gallery Unicorn’s quilt exhibit
and were so excited by the experience, they have been coming regularly