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.

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Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +