Frequently Asked Questions about UUCB
How do I get involved?
Whether you’re a long-time member, friend or first-time visitor, there are many ways to connect with like-minded people as well as the broader community.
- Are you looking for connection?
We have frequent social activities and other events, as well as committees that provide opportunities for meaningful service. Our Small Group Ministry program is a way to forge deeper bonds within groups of 8-10 people who come together to share their stories and offer non-judgmental support. Contact office(@)uucbham.org to learn more about current Small Groups you may be interested in joining!
- Do you want to give back?
Volunteering is another way to deepen your connection with our church and the broader community. We have many opportunities to serve. Volunteers make flower arrangements, greet visitors, help plan worship services, lead our small group ministries, do landscaping, help provide pastoral care, and so much more. You may email Rev. Julie at minister(@)uucbham.org if you have a special skill or resource that you feel led to offer the church.
I want to sing or play music in the church. How do I get involved?
Music plays an essential role in our Sunday services and other events at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham. We have a large adult choir, a children’s choir, a music ministry to nursing homes, and a youth choir. We are also looking for soloists and musicians for our second service, which has more of an acoustic feel. Some members of our congregation also play instrumental music in select services. Learn more about our music offerings and how you can contribute.
How can I become a member?
If you are interested in becoming a member of UUCB—wonderful! No statement of faith required – instead, we ask that you enter into a covenant with us about how we endeavor to treat one another. You can read our covenant here. Also, we ask for your commitment to support your church in whatever ways you can. You signify this covenant with us by signing our membership book. After joining, we love to introduce you to the congregation, either live or on social media (if you consent, of course!), give you materials to get you started, and encourage you to find the small group you connect with in our church.
We schedule new member classes (also known as UUCB 101) throughout the year. They cover a variety of topics such as the history of Unitarian Universalism, our church’s specific history and more.
Please email Rev. Julie at minister(@)uucbham.org for more information.
When are services offered?
In-person service begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. every Sunday. This service is also available live on YouTube.
What programs are available for children and youth?
Religious education classes are available for children from nursery to high school age. There are many ways for children and youth to get involved in our church. Learn about offerings for all ages.
How is the church involved in justice work? How can I support these efforts?
As Unitarian Universalists, we have a legacy of “deeds, not creeds.” Our church has a long and proud history of working on behalf of social justice issues. Learn more about our justice commitment. Each week, we also share our cash donations with organizations in our community who are doing the good work needed to improve lives, promote equity, pursue justice and/or protect our environment. You can donate to UUCB via Venmo, cash or check and label your donation “Share the plate” to ensure it goes toward these initiatives.
How can I donate to UUCB?
Speaking of donations—click here to learn more about donating to our church via Venmo, PayPal, cash or check. You can also support us by shopping AmazonSmile and setting the default charity on your account to UUCB. We appreciate your generous support of our church!
How do I rent UUCB’s building?
Our building is roomy and comfortable, wheelchair-accessible, and features ample parking and other amenities. Our building was thoughtfully designed and built to be as green (environmentally friendly) as possible. We have a beautiful memorial garden, a nature trail and s’mores-friendly firepit on the property. Our rooms and garden may be rented for weddings, parties or other special events. Please see our rental agreements–we have one for weddings, one for memorial services and one for other types of events. Contact our church office for more information about scheduling the building. Please note: Church members receive discounted rates on building rentals.