Circles – Highlights

EBWA Program – February 22nd

Integrative Health Coaching: An opportunity for redefining your vision of a healthy self with speaker, Wendy Miller, RN and Integrative Health Coach.  Lifestyle choices are responsible for 50-75% of chronic disease in the US and are very costly in terms of our individual level of health as well as the financial burden of preventable disease. … Continued

EBWA Program – January 25th

Costuming for a Century: Speaker, Kathe Sheehan will present an overview of her 43 years as owner of The Costumer, one of the cornerstone businesses in our community. With a background in education and theatre arts, Kathe provided costumes for events around the world as well as television, theater, parades, grand operas, magazines, and school … Continued

Greetings from the Incoming DLRE

Hi Everyone! I am excited about becoming your new Director of Lifespan Religious Education and getting to know everyone. I am eager to grow and learn together with all of you! I currently live in Unadilla with the youngest of my four beautiful daughters, and I have two sassy and delightful granddaughters who make me … Continued


Many thanks to the lay leaders who served on the Hiring Team for our new Director of Lifespan Religious Education! This team worked from November through the end of December, and are so happy to have hired Robin Ahearn. Gratitude to Kamryn Almas, Noah Best, Glen D’Arcy, Allison Lee, and Trish Williams, for your energy, … Continued

Goodbye by Julie Rigano

Last summer, I wrote a goodbye letter to our interim minister, Rev. Margret A O’Neall. I said not to worry about saying goodbye to Margret because a part of her will always be with our congregation and the transformation we went through with her. What I failed to mention was how this congregation will also … Continued

DLRE Hiring News

After reviewing materials from a number of applicants and hours of interviews, the DLRE Hiring Team is happy to announce that Robin Ahearn has accepted the position of Director of Lifespan Religious Education, and will begin at UUSS this coming Sunday, January 7th, so that she will have a chance to see classes in action. … Continued

Co-Ministers’ Colloquy – January 10th

We write this note as snow swirls and dances outside the window of the Ministers Study. It is so beautiful to watch-so many shapes and sizes, each snowflake unique in design. As we approach the anniversary of the birth of Dr. King, we lament how far away our nation has gotten from King’s dream and … Continued

Co-Ministers’ Colloquy – January 2nd, 2018

Happy Gregorian New Year! May we each find resolve as 2018 begins to make the coming year better than the last. May you know, deep in your bones, that you are connected to all of life and to this precious Earth. May you feel held by a Love that is deep and wide, and may … Continued

Co-Ministers’ Colloquy – December 19th

Hello, dear UUSS community~ One of the things that drew us to this congregation was a strong Religious Education program for children and youth. We appreciate the opportunities to be part of this program during monthly multi-generational worship services, leading Children’s Chapels, and working with the Teams that support these programs.We also occasionally get to … Continued

Co-Ministers’ Colloquy – December 12th

December greetings! What a joy it was to be here on Sunday! There was energy in the air as choirs rehearsed, children and youth religious education classes prepared for worship, and folks were setting up for the afternoon’s festivities. There was a wonderful service, full of energy, sharing of holiday traditions, singing, drumming, and jumping/rolling/dancing … Continued