Phone: (225) 926.2291 8470 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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First Time Visitors
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are the services?
Both the 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM services are approximately one hour in length.
What should I wear?
Casual or dressy-casual are both acceptable. No head-covering is required.
How do I recognize the church?
We are the church with the large round window on the front of our brick building. When traveling toward Airline Hwy. from the Chevelle Drive traffic light the construction equipment is seen first. Then you see our electronic sign and a large brick building with a very large circle window in its peak. Traveling from Airline Hwy. toward downtown, after the Tara Blvd. traffic light you see our church.
What do I do after I arrive?
Youwill be greeted by members who want to make you welcome. The sanctuary where the worship services are held is to your left; the Fellowship Hall where we meet after each service for coffee and snacks and conversation isto the right. Directional signs and a stream of people will lead you. You will be given a program in the sanctuary foyer and you may go inside and sit where you are most comfortable. Restrooms and water are to the right after you enter the foyer. Listening assist devises and large print hymnals and Orders of Service are available in the lobby.
Infants and children under 3 are in the Nursery during the both services. Ask a greeter for directions. Children preschool and above through Middle Youth attend the first portion of the worship services with their families and friends, but after the opening rituals are then invited to go with their teachers to classrooms. Senior Youth meet their advisers in their classroom at 11:15 am. During the 11:15 service there are age-appropriate classes from toddler through highschool.
Ours is a no-smoking, no-alcohol, no-firearms campus, please.
For Further Consideration:
This fourteen-minute video from UUA.org gives more preparation for your first visit. http://uua.org/beliefs/47881.shtml
The book How to Be a Perfect Stranger Vol. 2: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies includes a section on Unitarian Universalism with many answers on customs and practices. In general, most Unitarian Unitarian services are quite informal in relation to the majority of places of worship.