Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness…

(Psalm 96:9)

Our worship services and structure are congregational in style. The diverse religious backgrounds of our multi-denominational membership foster an openness in exchange of ideas and faith experiences that contribute to our growth together as a community and in our individual call to serve Christ in our lives. Meaningful sermons challenge us to live as God wants us to live.

In view of our diverse religious backgrounds, we alternate monthly between pew and chalice communion (see Covid changes, below), and offer families the choice of dedication or baptism for infants, and baptism by immersion or confirmation for youth and adults.

Children and youth attend the first part of worship and then are invited to participate in Sunday School until 11:30 am. Nursery care is available for infants and pre-schoolers.  There is also a Parent’s Room with a window to the sanctuary where parents can take their children to play or nap while they listen to the service. (See Covid changes, below)

Union University Church Sample Worship Bulletin


Changes due to Covid-19

We are worshipping both in person and on Zoom. Face masks are optional for in-person worship. We Zoom the service live for those worshiping at home. The Zoom version of the Sunday bulletin is posted to this page by Sunday morning each week.

In-person Sunday School and Youth group are temporarily on hold but the Board of Christian Education schedules outdoor activities and service projects when the weather permits. If you wish your children to be part of these activities, please contact the church office at uucalfred@gmail.com to learn more.

We have set up an online forum for friends and members to share prayer concerns, needs, and updates, and talk with one another. This is by invitation only to ensure privacy so if you wish to join, email the church office at uucalfred@gmail.com

For those who are unable to access online material, we will mail out a printed version of the prayer concerns, news, and the sermon of the week. Call the church office at 607.587.9288 to be put on this mailing list.

Our staff is fully vaccinated. Administrative Secretary Lana Meissner is in the office during normal office hours — Wednesday and Thursday 1-4. Reverend Louise Barger, our transitional minister, is available in the office Wednesday and Thursday 1-4 and by appointment.

If attending on Zoom we encourage you to mail your tithes and offerings to the Church Center at 29 N. Main St. Alfred, NY 14802. 


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