Circles – Highlights

Minister’s Blog: United Against Hate

In United Against Hate 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 – … Continued

Hudson Mohawk UU Joint Worship Service

Sunday, March 26 at Doane Stuart School: Unitarian Universalists from the Capital Region and beyond will travel to Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer on Sunday morning March 26 for our 9th Annual Combined Worship Service at 10:30 AM. Gathering in Love for Justice and Peace will be the morning’s theme. Religious communities, gathering together to … Continued

Organizing 101: Turning Frustration Into Action

Friday, March 3rd in the Great Hall at UUSS from 5:30–7:00pm.  Civic engagement is fundamental to a democratic society. Learn how most effectively to lobby your government, how to organize at the grassroots level and influence elected officials through social media, and how to run for public office. Sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko – open 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

Earth Circles at UUSS

In the Steps of the Peacemaker (PEACEMAKER CIRCLES): Monday evening, March 13th at 7pm in the Fireplace Room. Join this Earth Circles’ discussion group to explore the teachings of The Peacemaker, a holy man of the Haudensaunee People who united the Five Nations into a confederacy and brought peace to a land torn by war and … Continued

Julie Rigano, DLRE: New Year, New Learning

Happy New Year! With the New Year brings hope, revitalization, and new opportunities for growth and learning here at UU Schenectady!  We have new classes starting for our children and youth in January. Our K-1 Our Whole Lives (OWL) class ended in December so now in January, our K-1 class will be starting a new … Continued

Alliance Special Appeals 2017!

The Women’s Alliance is seeking requests for donations from our Special Appeals Fund.  Over the years, we have awarded donations to a variety of organizations, including grants to the UUSS Soup Kitchen Committee, Green Sanctuary, Dining for Dollars, and the Youth Group.  We have also awarded donations to community non-profits such as SICM, the YWCA, … Continued

The EBWA 2016-2017 Calendar

All women are welcome September 29th: Dr. Ellen McHale, author and executive director, N Y Folklore Society “Stable Views; Voices from the Thoroughbred Racetrack” Learn about the “backside” of the track about those who work daily with the horses, with little recognition or compensation. October 27th: Corinne Carey, of Compassion & Choices “Expanding Options at … Continued