Rites of Passage

The birth and naming of children, coming of age, weddings, and funerals are all celebrated with special ceremonies. If you are interested in working with our religious professionals to plan a ceremony, please contact us to schedule further conversation.


We proudly celebrate the unions of people of all gender expression and sexual orientations! Weddings at FUUSN include joyful music, readings from sources of the couple’s choosing, a brief reflection from the minister, and of course vows and the exchange of rings. Officiants for weddings at FUUSN must be Unitarian Universalist clergy or ministerial students, or be approved by the minister. Please contact the minister to plan your ceremony and complete the rental request form to arrange for reception space on site.

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Funerals and Memorials

Gathering together to remember, to grieve, and to console one another in our loss is a blessing. Our memorial services are personalized to celebrate the unique gifts and stories that made up the life of the loved one, and include readings, music, prayer, and testimonials from friends and family. Members may reserve a niche in our columbarium or place a marker in our memorial garden by contacting our administrator. If you have experienced a loss and want to plan a memorial service or funeral, contact the minister to begin planning.

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Child Dedications

We welcome children into our community with a ceremony to celebrate new life, the commitment and sacred duties of parents, godparents, and grandparents, and to affirm the congregation’s role in supporting children and parents as they grow together. Our dedication ceremonies are held in the sanctuary during a Sunday morning service. Parents wishing to schedule a dedication service may contact the minister.

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Coming of Age

Young people in the Unitarian Universalist tradition are not given texts or creeds to memorize to affirm their faith. Instead, they spend time exploring the sources of their own beliefs and values with a mentor, with their peers, and with the congregation as a whole. They shape their reflections into a Credo, a statement of what they give their hearts to, as they mark the journey from being a child in the congregation to becoming a young adult member. We celebrate Coming of Age in a service where youth share their credos and we honor the mentors and parents who have helped them shape their faith. If you have a 7th or 8th grader you’d like to enroll, register them for our religious exploration program today!

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