Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the church services?
You can see maps and click for directions on our Visitor’s Page. OCUUC’s campus at 2845 Mesa Verde East is being remodeled to give us ample space to grow and flourish. Sunday Services will be held in our Social Hall while the sanctuary space is under construction.
When are the church services?
We are currently on our summer schedule and hold one service on Sunday at 10:30am.
In fall, winter, and early spring, we hold two services on Sunday morning. The first is a more traditional, contemplative service that starts at 9:45 a.m. The second is a family-friendly, more energetic service that starts at 11:15 a.m. Both include music, hymns, readings, and a sermon. Our services are led by Reverend Edward Brock or guest speakers. We have many special services throughout the year.
What is the dress code?
We are a diverse congregation. Some people dress up, and some dress casually. Wear what feels comfortable to you.
Is there religious education and/or childcare for my children?
Children and youth start and stay for the beginning of the 10:30 a.m. service, when we have a “Time For All Ages.” We offer childcare for infants and toddlers. There is Religious Education for children/youth in preschool through high school during the 10:30 a.m. service. Children are also welcome to stay for the service.
Who attends Orange Coast UU Church?
Members may have been raised in other religious traditions, but each person brings his or her own spiritual and life experiences. Some have children, others do not. Our members are single and married, gay and straight. While located in Costa Mesa, we are a congregation whose members also come from surrounding communities throughout Orange County. Orange Coast UU Church is handicap accessible.
What is a Welcoming Congregation?
Formally recognized and accredited by the Unitarian Universalist Association, a Welcoming Congregation is one that publicly and intentionally welcomes bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people as members, friends, and guests. Orange Coast Church is proud to be a Welcoming Congregation.
How do I get involved? Attend a service, stay for coffee and conversation, check out the information tables on the patio each Sunday. Participate in some of our activities, sign up for an Adult Program, join a Covenant Group, sing in one of our choirs, volunteer for a Faith-in-Action activity, or attend Orange Coast Concerts. However you choose to get involved, connecting with other newcomers or long time members is vital to a full and rich life at church.
Do I need to become a member?
No. You are welcome to participate in all of our programs and activities. Take some time to decide if Orange Coast UU Church is right for you and if you’d like to become a member.
You can also take a class, talk to other folks on our patio, or join one of our smaller groups. After you get to know us a bit better, we ask that you consider membership and joining us as a formal member of the congregation.
How do I become a member?
There are a number of steps on the pathway to membership.
Who can I contact with other questions?
All of the email addresses of church leaders and committee chairs are located in our Leadership Directory. They would be happy to answer any questions you have. To get a better feel for what it is like to be a part of our community feel free to read some specific experiences from members in the congregation.
If you would like to learn more about us in person stop by the Welcome Table after services, or contact the Membership Committee (membershipocuucorg?subject=More%20Info%20about%20OCUUC) or call (714) 556-2882. Let us know if there is anything more you’d like to know.