What to expect when you visit UCC in Simi Valley:
- Sunday Service: We begin at 10 a.m. and generally conclude about 11:15-11:30 a.m. The first Sunday of every month is a Communion Service, that is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Wine and juice options are available as well as gluten free portions.
During the summer months we host a Summer Forum series, where members of our community share their personal insights based on a topic that is chosen each year. These services tend to be informal and informative, including a discussion time after the presentation.
There are opportunities to sing, pray, light a candle, listen to the gentle sounds of a rain-stick and many other ways to refresh and reflect.
- Children and Youth: Children’s classes are held during the time of the service. Everyone, including the younger folks, gather in the main sanctuary, and then are dismissed to go their classes. Children not yet in middle school meet in a room adjacent to the sanctuary, with our teacher, Rebecca Lirette. Here they will have a chance to connect with other kids and experience a vibrant lesson and craft time. Middle-school, youth and above meet in our “Youth House” (the building behind the church with the big dove painted on the side). The youth meet with Calvin Smith for a lesson that often includes lively discussion. the youth also participate on planning various special activities throughout the year.
- Infants and Toddlers: If you in need of child care during the service, please see the Greeter at the main entrance (the person smiling and handing out bulletins and hymnals). We have a beautiful nursery and fenced-in play area for the little ones.
Note: All the teachers, and child-care workers must pass a background screening before being permitted to work with children or youth.
- Are You Pet Friendly? Dogs or other house-trained pets are welcome at UCC Simi as long as they are kept on a leash (no longer than 6 feet long) or in a pet carrier. We do ask that pet owners remove the animal from the service if it causes a disturbance, and consider the safety of others when monitoring the pet’s behavior.
- Parking: There is parking available on the left side of the building (as you face the church from Royal Ave.). Additional parking can be found behind the building,
- What Should I Wear? Some of our congregants like to dress up a bit, and others come in casual attire. We are thrilled you decided to visit, and want you to feel as welcome and comfortable as you can.