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Minister’s Blog

Transitions: When I began my service here as your interim minister, way back in September 2014, I wrote, “I am an intentional interim minister, and my commitment is to work with the congregation in this time of transition to energize and strengthen the church as you prepare to call your next settled minister.”  It is … Continued

DLRE Blog

Passions of Our Community: As our fall-spring RE schedule comes to a close, we are prepping for Summer RE here at UU Schenectady. This summer our curriculum will be “Passions of Our Community.” Members of the congregation can come and share their passions and love of learning with our kids in RE. As Mark Twain … Continued

EBWA: This Region So Delightful to Ladies

June 15th – “This Region So Delightful to Ladies” – Hallie Bond, historian, author of several books and speaker on all things Adirondack, will speak to EBWA at the Kelly Adirondack Center, on June 15.  From Anna Constable, who went camping on Raquette Lake in 1850, to Anne LaBastille, who built a cabin on a … Continued

Green Sanctuary Celebration

In the early days of Green Sanctuary, before we got busy with the Climate Justice Project, we worked on four realms of the Green Sanctuary program. One was called Worship and Celebration.  On Saturday, June 3rd we will be taking a hike at Schodack Island State Park. I would like to suggest we pause and … Continued

A Tea Party with The Women’s Alliance!

A Tea Party-June 1st with The Women’s Alliance! At the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 12noon! Get out those hats, for a fun luncheon and tea party. Tea sandwiches, salad, petit fours and tea for $13. Make your Reservations by May 26th with Pat Lambert at patricialambert21@gmail.com or 377-8917. Come and enjoy good food and good … Continued

Our New Ministers – Rev. Wendy Bartel and Rev. Lynn Gardner

The Ministerial Search Committee is THRILLED to announce that Rev. Lynn Gardner and Rev. Wendy Bartel have been called as our Settled Co-Ministers. Thank you to everyone who came out for events during candidate week and to worship services last Sunday and today. We look forward to a joy-filled and exciting future together!  Pictures from … Continued

End of Year Picnic – June 11th

Save the date!!! The end-of-the-year picnic is Sunday, June 11 right after the service. Everyone is welcome, and great food and excellent company are provided at no charge! Look for more details in the coming weeks!

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

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.