Dress Code

 

Once again this year the children will be asked to comply with a certain set of standards in their manner of dress for Church School. Although we recognize the kids have a right and a need to express themselves, we must remember that in some instances (i.e. expressing a violent theme, exposing their underwear, etc.) they may be violating others’ rights. Enforcement of these standards will be relaxed, but we are asking the parents’ cooperation with the dress code, which follows, designed to eliminate certain inappropriate garments, styles, or trends from the Church School.

United Congregational Church Chipman-Harrison Learning Center DRESS CODE

NO T-shirts that advertise, support, or illustrate:

  • “questionable” characters
  • alcoholic beverages,
  • violent themes,
  • sexual themes,
  •  hard rock or rap musicians known for violent themes.

NO visible underwear, as in:

  • camisole tops revealing bra or bra straps,
  • “sagging” pants so that boxers show and pants threaten to drop,
  • similarly “ultra-low” hip-hugger pants so that undergarments show,
  • transparent or sheer clothing,
  • NO boys’ hats inside the Church building

It would be helpful to us if parents would give their children the “once-over” before coming to Church on Sunday Morning. Please help them understand that we are not challenging the acceptable standard in their homes, but that some measure of reverence and respect within the walls of a church can be — and should be — observed. There are a variety of personalities, ages and backgrounds within our church family, and what may be acceptable in one home may be shocking and completely inappropriate in another. Careful and respectable behavior to God and our church family for one hour a week is a wonderful gift to share. Help them to look at this as an opportunity rather than a restriction.

What People are Saying

I have been a part of this church as a child and now as an adult. It's has always been a fun, welcoming, and very special place at each stage of my life. — Laura, Age 34
The people, the pastor, and the music all fulfill my spiritual needs and provide a sense of peace. — Florence, Age 85
I am grateful for the many opportunities to be of service to others. — Jack, Age 78
As part of this congregation, I appreciate our pastor and teacher, Rev. Joe Tripp.... — Mary, Age 59
I love that everyone is always welcoming and always listens. — Mia, Age 18
This place is a very warm, friendly family of believers, sharing the struggles of life, supporting each other along the way. — Melissa, Age 51
I appreciate the strong sense of community that is always inclusive and welcoming. — Elaine, Age 57
This church has a warm and friendly staff and membership. It's like a second home for me. — Curt, Age 84
We have had 17 moves. Every time we came back to Newport we were welcomed as though we had never been away. — Debby, Age 79
We love this church because of the loving and family atmosphere. The children's program is the best - our children look forward to coming to church. — Lisa
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +

Highlighted Events

• Worship Service - Sundays at 10 AM

• Prayer Circle - Tuesdays @ 4 PM

• United Knitters - Thursdays @ 10 AM

• 2nd hour w/ Southern Poverty Law Center - 2/24 @ 11:30 AM

• Community Meal @ United Baptist - 2/27 @ 5 PM

• Ash Wednesday Service Service - 3/6 @ 7 PM

• Chili Cook-off After Worship Service - 3/17 @ 11:00 AM

• 2nd hour w/ Ed Fitzpatrick - 3/24 @ 11:30 AM