We bid you welcome who come
with weary spirit seeking rest
Who come with troubles that
are too much with you,
who come hurt and afraid.
We bid you welcome who come
with hope in your heart.
Who come with anticipation
in your step,
Who come proud and joyous.
We bid you welcome, who are
seekers of a new faith.
Who come to probe and explore,
who come to learn.
We bid you welcome, who enter
this hall as a homecoming.
Who have found here
room for your spirit.
Who find in this people
Whoever you are, what ever you
Wherever you are on your journey,
We bid you welcome.
Richard S. Gilbert
Singing the Living Tradition
The UUA Hymnbook
1115 Caroline Street / P.O. Box 663 / Fredericksburg,
Virginia 22404 / (540) 371-1304
We are glad you're visiting our website today. We invite you to learn
more about Unitarian Universalism and this Fellowship. We offer an
open-minded and supportive community in which you are encouraged
to ask questions, share ideas, and join us in our search for truth and
The Reverend Jeff Jones conducts the Fellowship's service three Sundays
a month, and is available for consultation during the week.Other Sunday
programs include guest ministers and speakers on a variety of issues,
designed to accommodate the diverse opinions and needs of our members.
Throughout the year, we sponsor special events, activities and programs
designed to appeal to a broad range of interests. Adult religious education
classes, discussion groups, musical presentations, holiday parties, and potluck
suppers and picnics are some of the ways in which we come together as a
community to learn, share and grow. We welcome you to join us!
Sunday Services: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
and 11:30 - 12:30, September-June;
10:00 a.m. during the summer as scheduled.
Adult Religious Education: Classes and discussion
groups are scheduled at various times throughout the year.
Sunday School Classes for Children: Ages pre-school
through high school.
Nursery: Child care is available each Sunday
during the 10:00 a.m. service.
Coffee and Social:Each Sunday following the
We invite you to fill out a visitor card and pick up a copy of our monthly
newsletter, which lists the Sunday services scheduled for the coming month,
as well as activities and programs of special interest.Each Sunday's program
is announced in the Saturday religion section of The Free Lance-Star, and the
Fellowship's telephone answering machine also contains information about
the upcoming service.
Join us for coffee and conversation each Sunday between services. Snacks for
the children are served during the Sunday School classes.
Greeters are available each Sunday to answer your questions about the
Fellowship, and to help you with the membership process. Our minister
invites discussion with those interested in learning more about our
denomination. Your signature in our membership book symbolizes your
personal commitment to be an active participant in the life of this Fellowship,
and your willingness to share your talents, resources, and energy.
Our church depends on the voluntary support of members and friends for
its operation. Basket collections are taken during services, and pledges are
Arrangements for weddings and funerals may be made by contacting our
office, which will coordinate your request with the minister, and assure that
there are no conflicts with other activities taking place in the building.
Here's a map -- and
Take exit Fredericksburg 130A (Route 3 East) from Interstate 95. Continue on
Route 3 East, you will pass several small shopping centers, past the interchange
with Route 1 (an underpass). Turn left at the next light (be in the leftmost turn
lane) on to Business Rt.3/William St.
You will pass Mary Washington College and the Confederate Cemetery going into the
downtown area. Rt.3/William St. becomes one way at this point. Get in the left lane
after Prince Edward St., past Charles St., Princess Anne St., and turn left on to
Caroline St. Go one block across Amelia St., the U.U. Fellowship is on the right
side of Caroline St, mid-block.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg
has experienced steady growth since its founding in 1956. There are over
120 adult members, and about 70 children in the Sunday School.
Built in 1833, our building was originally home to
the First Christian Church of Fredericksburg. During its long and varied
history, it has served at times as a hospital, a warehouse, and a school,
and was most recently used as the bingo hall for a fraternal lodge. Purchased
by this Fellowship in 1984, it has been gradually renovated to keep up
with the needs of our growing congregation.
Our Fellowship is committed to the democratic process,
and responsibility for church decisions rests with the voting members.
An elected Executive Board and a number of standing committees comprise
the governing body of the congregation.
We are an honor society of the Unitarian
Universalist Association and are members of the Thomas
Jefferson District of the UUA, as well as the Interfaith Council, the
Food Bank, and the Church Shelter Board in Fredericksburg.
The Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship of Fredericksburg
1115 Caroline Street / P.O. Box 663 /
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22404 / (540) 371-1304
An open mind
is the gateway to heaven.