Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern NevadaUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada

Our Services

Our talented choir

Sunday Services begin at 10:30 a.m. They are a mixture of the traditional and sometimes the slightly unconventional. It's easy to follow our program--even for first time visitors. Our choir sings, accompanied by the piano. We have quiet time for silent meditation. Our minister usually delivers a sermon and children often perform a part of the service before they leave for Sunday School.

Periodically we will hear from a member of the congregation or an outside speaker in lieu of a minister's sermon.

Dress casually and comfortably. Most members wear casual clothes although you will also see a few coats and ties and business dresses. We think this is a reflection of the freedom of thought that prevails at the Fellowship.

After the service members and visitors are invited to share coffee and conversation in the Gathering Room. We'll make you feel welcome.

Our Minister

The Rev. Neal T. Anderson has enlivened the Fellowship since he came here in 2008, following a national search and a confirming vote of the membership. His engaging sermons and enthusiastic presence are unmistakable.

He received his M. Div. degree from the Starr King  School for the Ministry, Berkeley, Calif. He also has a B.A. and M.Ed. degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to coming to Reno, Rev. Anderson was intern minister with the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Cleveland, Ohio.

Deeply involved in the environmental movement in Canada, Rev. Anderson was a teacher before entering the ministry. A sign at a Unitarian Universalist church that read, "Freedom of Religious Thought" was the starting point for his call to the ministry. The Rev. Anderson has become a familiar face for social action in Northern Nevada and has appeared before the state legislature.

Orientation Meetings

On the second Sunday of each month at 11:45 a.m. we have a Visitors' Orientation. This is where you will gain an overview of Unitarian Universalism and our congregation. Orientations last 30-40 minutes.

By prior arrangement with Rev. Neal T. Anderson, or Steph McAfee or Jackie Reilly, our membership co-chairs, for those who are ready to become members of the church, a signing of the book can be scheduled. We give an  overview of membership expectations, including making a confidential financial contribution appropriate to your resources and level of commitment to the Fellowship.

We're a welcoming community and invite gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people to join us.

 

780 Del Monte Lane, Reno, Nevada 89511 | (775) 851-7100