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Interior of Universalist Church of West Hartford

Welcome Visitors!

Sundays are a great time to visit us! We gather every Sunday at 10 AM in our beautiful, light-filled sanctuary to be inspired, take time in reflection, commit to creating good, and to connect with each other.  

What to Expect

Our services include spiritual sustenance from our Jewish and Christian heritages, the wisdom of other world religions, and inspiration from contemporary thinkers, artists, and writers. Worship lasts about an hour and typically includes music, readings, a time for prayer and meditation, and a sermon.  We follow a traditional format, but our wide-ranging topics and music make each service unique.

Parishioners shaking hands in Universalist Church of West Hartford

When You Arrive

If you're visiting us for the first time, we suggest that you enter the sanctuary through the main doors facing Fern Street. Let our greeters know that you’re visiting so we can welcome you and offer more information about our church.  We encourage you to sign our visitor book and make a nametag so our Welcome Team will know you're here. 

Wondering What to Wear?

Among our pews you will see a wide range of attire from sport coats and dresses to casual shirts and jeans.

Options for Children

Childcare is available every Sunday for babies and toddlers. Older children attend church school classes from September through May. They begin their morning in the Sanctuary and leave for their classrooms after approximately 15 minutes. Children are always welcome to stay with their families in the sanctuary, if that works better on any given Sunday.

We also occasionally hold intergenerational services when children stay with their families in the Sanctuary for the entire service. For more information, contact the religious education department prior to your first visit.

Paritioners getting together after service

After The Service

Join us for our lively Fellowship Hour for refreshments and conversation. Ask for a member of our Welcome Team or feel free to mingle – we’re a friendly, welcoming group! We host a First Sunday Visitors’ Coffee for visitors who are interested in learning more about the church in an informal gathering. Join us in the parlor after the service. Head through the back of the sanctuary and look for the sign for "Parlor" on the left (or ask anyone with a name tag to point you in the right direction).

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Our building is equipped with an elevator and is wheelchair accessible. Enter through our glass entryway on the left (east) side of the building and turn right. An elevator is located in the stairwell. Take the elevator to the main floor and follow the signs to the sanctuary. 

Accessible Restrooms

A wheelchair-accessible restroom is located behind the Sanctuary at the far-right end of the hallway. Another accessible restroom is located across from Fiske Hall. A small restroom is in the coatroom in the front lobby of the church, but it is not wheelchair accessible.

Assistive Listening

Personal Assistive Listening Devices available from our worship ushers in the Sanctuary.

Listening Room

Services can be heard in the Parlor if the Sanctuary is not the best choice for you or your family.

Map & Directions

We are located at 433 Fern Street in a residential neighborhood just north of West Hartford Center.  We are easily accessible from I-84.

Parking is available in the rear of the building and on the nearby residential streets.

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