Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hamburg! 

Whether you are a long time member or are visiting here for the first time, you are welcome here.  Whether you are old or young, rich or poor, gay or straight, whatever the color of your skin or your ethnic or religious background, we welcome you to our community of hope and possibility.

Our mission is to be a welcoming spiritual community, encouraging lives of integrity, service and joy!

Services are held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

We are located at  142 Union Street,   in the Village of Hamburg.                                                               at the corner of Union and Center Streets

Plenty of parking is available around the church, on the street and in the school parking lot across the street.

142 Union Street. Hamburg, NY 14075-0157

Mailing address: PO Box 157, Hamburg, NY 14075-0157
Telephone: (716) 649-8637

You can message us via our facebook page or
Email at hamburguuchurch@gmail.com

or email our minister michellegeorgeyates@gmail.com

Newcomer Questions

Who will feel at home in this congregation?

We are a liberal religious community espousing freedom of theological belief, high ethical standards, social justice and respect for the interdependence of all living things. People who are in sympathy with these ideas will likely feel at home. 

Our Sunday morning worship services reflect the spiritual, philosophical, moral and intellectual aspects of our lives through music, poetry, sermons and discussion.

Are there people in the congregation who hold diverse beliefs?

Yes. Unitarian Universalists trust that individuals are capable of developing their own theology on the basis of their own life experience, diligent questioning, and participating in discussion and study with others in community. There is no set creed that one must adopt to become a Unitarian Universalist. Historically, Unitarian Universalism developed within the Christian tradition, but it has long since become more inclusive. We recognize timeless wisdom from all the world’s great religions, as well as that of thoughtful people of our own time.

What about my child?

The children’s religious education program of our church is here to support you in nurturing your children’s spiritual development. Our program is planned to express our Unitarian Universalist values and principles, while nurturing and embracing the children as individuals. Our children usually head to their religious education group after the Message for All Ages, about 15 minutes into the service. Sometimes we will have an Intergenerational Service where children are encouraged to participate in the whole service. Childcare for children who do not wish to participate in the RE program is available.

Can my child stay with me during the service?

Your child is always welcome to stay with you during the worship service. Please be considerate of others if your child becomes restless. Older children are encouraged to decide for themselves if they prefer to stay in service for the sermon or to attend the RE program.

What should my children and I wear to this church?

We are an informal group of people. Wear what feels comfortable to you.