Circles – Highlights

DLRE Blog: Removing the White Lens

I have something to admit. The first time I heard the phrase Black Lives Matter, my first thought was, “Well, yeah, but don’t all lives matter?” I scrolled through my Facebook feed slightly offended that no one seemed to point out that my life mattered. After scrolling offended for a while, I started to realize … Continued

The New Breadbasket: Redefining Our Daily Loaf

Thursday, April 27th, EBWA (Evening Branch of the Women’s Alliance): What do gluten problems, surplus bread, and local flour mills have in common? Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket, tells the story of how bread and beer are building community as a new band of farmers and food processors work to reinvent local … Continued

The Art of Bonsai with Drew Hamelink!

May 4th the Women’s Alliance will present  the “Art of Bonsai” with Drew Hamelink at the Unitarian Universalist of Schenectady. Drew’s love of gardening lead him to study bonsai, with bonsai master Pauline Muth of West Charlton. Bonsai is artistic horticulture, to grow and keep the unique and beautiful trees, thriving in an artificial environment. Drew … Continued

Ministers Blog: Declaring in Conscience

The first image of “conscience” that I remember in my own life was that of Jiminy Cricket singing to Pinocchio, advising him to “always let your conscience be your guide.”   The challenge that Pinocchio faced, of course, was how to make the transition from puppet to real boy, and how to live as a human … Continued

Stewardship Video!

Bending Toward Justice, Acting in Love – What draws people to UU Schenectady? What do they love here, and why do they give? Take a few minutes to hear from some of our members. Special thanks to our videographer Kurt Warner who produced this excellent production as part of our Stewardship Campaign.

DLRE Blog: Saving the World vs. Saving Yourself

by Julie Rigano  Lately I have been finding myself thinking back to an exercise we did in last year’s Coming of Age class. The class was told to choose between two options and then defend their choice. Some of the options were being kind or being popular, being independent or being cooperative, accepting all viewpoints … Continued

Minister’s Blog: United Against Hate

In February, I joined a local interfaith group called Schenectady Clergy Against Hate. In my first meeting with them, we discussed a variety of initiatives to promote the positive values of our faith traditions, and they shared a pledge they had written for members of local congregations to make for themselves – a pledge to … Continued

UUA General Assembly 2017

June 21-25, New Orleans, LA: General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; any church member wishing to be a delegate and vote on issues including the election of the new President of the … Continued