Visitors and newcomers are always welcome at the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Narrowsburg NY, serving both NY and PA. We were all newcomers and visitors ourselves at one time, and we want to offer you the friendship as well as the “space” to explore our spiritual fellowship. Whether you are visiting in the area once or stay for a lifetime, we are glad you are here.
We are a congregation of people with diverse spiritual orientations, from many different backgrounds. We seek to share a journey of spiritual growth, while respecting the right to freedom of individual beliefs. Please take time to explore this website to find out more about who we are and what we do. We welcome any and all questions you may have.
We hope to meet you in person soon and that you will join us as we create and grow a diverse, justice-seeking, spirit-growing community.
Your First Visit
Haven’t attended a church in years? Not sure what to expect from a UU service? Here are some common questions newcomers ask before attending a Sunday service at our church:
- How do I get there?
- Where do I park?
- When does the service start?
- What are the presentations like?
- Can I bring my children?
- Will I be welcome?
- What if I’m part of an interfaith family?
- Will I be welcome if I’m agnostic or atheist?
- What should I wear?
- What happens after the service?
- Will I be pressured to join or convert?
- What holidays are celebrated?
How do I get there?
We are in the Narrowsburg Union, Room 102, 7 Erie Ave, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. It is the large two story red brick building (a former high school) at the only traffic light in Narrowsburg.
Where do I park?
There is ample parking at the rear of the building. We are very accessible. Just follow the path around the edge of the building and go in the front, thereby avoiding any stairs. There is even recharging parking for electrical cars.
What are the services like?
Our services don’t try to tell anyone exactly what to think or do. They strive to offer personal and thought-provoking ideas on various topics so that you can determine your own beliefs about it. Presentations are offered by church members and special guests.
May I bring my children?
Both you and your children are very welcome. We hope to facilitate ethical and spiritual development so that children will be empowered to become free-thinking individuals who know and respect themselves and others, contribute to their human and natural communities, and make informed decisions regarding their spiritual paths.
Will I be welcome?
Yes, absolutely. We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person and in acceptance of one another and encouragement to the spiritual growth of all. We are diverse in age, gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity. Our members come from many different occupations, cultural heritages, and religious backgrounds.
What if I’m part of an interfaith family?
Many UDUUF families embrace more than one religion and specifically choose our fellowship because we honor and celebrate many religious traditions and beliefs.
Will I be welcome if I’m agnostic or atheist?
You are welcome. Within our membership are agnostics, atheists, humanists, theists, Buddhists, Christians, people who follow the earth-based religions and scientists. We give people a safe place to explore and grow spiritually, wherever they start from and wherever they journey. We provide a larger forum for making a difference in the world through social action. And we provide a vibrant social community.
What happens after the service?
Every Sunday after our worship service, we host coffee & teas, wonderful baked goods, great conversation, fellowship and information sharing. Opportunities abound for visitors to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and the role of our fellowship in the local community.
Will I be pressured to join or convert?
We are very friendly. We do not ask visitors to join our church right away. We believe that you should take the time to see whether we are a good fit and to consider our covenant. Membership conveys certain privileges, such as voting rights and leadership opportunities, and responsibilities, but there are a number of congregants who are very active in the life of our community who have never signed the membership book.
What holidays are celebrated?
We celebrate many of the religious holidays that in some way inform the UU faith, including Easter, Passover, Summer and Winter Solstices, the Mexican Day of the Dead, Indian Diwali, Jewish Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, etc.