Green Sanctuary: September 24

Celebrating the local harvest is a centuries-old tradition.  Just looking at all those colorful fruits and vegetables makes your spirits rise; celebration naturally follows.  The harvest from our local farms is a celebration of the quality of life in our own area.  The near-by open country with fields of corn, grazing cows, gardens of cabbages, … Continued


Welcoming: September is a time of welcoming and beginning.The school year begins for our children and youth. Both Rosh Hashanah and Muharram, the Jewish and Islamic New Year respectively, are in September. Mabon, or the autumnal equinox, recognizes that the Earth is in balance for the day with equal number of hours of light and dark … Continued

A Place For Folk – September 16th

A Place for Folk will embark on its 6th season this September with a well-known band Everest Rising. We are delighted that they have agreed to open our 2017-2018 season of concerts at UUSS. Please join us in the Great Hall on September 16th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm.) For those of you who … Continued

EBWA Program: September 28th

“Heartstrings: An Evening with Guitarist Maria Zemantauski” –  Maria Zemantauski is one of the world’s few heralded female flamenco-style guitarists, and one of even fewer female flamenco composers.  She has performed in Spain, Italy and across the continental United States to great acclaim.  With a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology, she is a relentless promoter … Continued

2017-2018 EBWA Calendar!

Evening Branch of the Women’s Alliance September 28: “Heartstrings” with Maria Zemantauski, Fabulous flamenco-style guitarist and composer October 26: “The Opioid Addiction Crisis” with Glynis Hunt November 16: “Alone in this Remote Place: The Pioneering Women Biologists of New York’s Raptor Recovery” with Darryl McGrath, author of “Flight Paths”(“Flight Paths: A Field Journal of Hope, … Continued

UUSS Paddle! September 12th

UUSS Paddle!  Join UUSS members for an evening paddle on the Mohawk River. Bring your kayak, canoe, or other paddle craft on Tuesday evening September 12th. Launch location and time to be determined. Contact Kevin O’Connor for details.

Picnic – Sunday, September 10th

Please join us for the welcome back picnic after the in-gathering service on Sunday, September 10th to kick off the new church year!  Meet up with your old friends and help us welcome some new ones!  Everyone is invited!!! Burgers, Dogs, Chicken, and Watermelon will be provided.  Please consider bringing a salad (any type) or side … Continued

2017-2018 RE Registration!

Registration for 2017-2018 Religious Education is now open! Learn more about our 17-18 programming on our website or in the RE Brochure. To register online right now, CLICK HERE!

Women’s Alliance: September 5th!

Volunteer Work Date! 10AM-Noon in the Dining Room!  Come spend a few hours with the Women’s Alliance spend and friends compiling Back to School Packets for Schenectady High School students. The Women’s Alliance Special Appeals underwrote buying of supplies. Many hands make light work.  Join us and bring a packed lunch and we’ll enjoy the time … Continued

Thank you!

Shortly after the UUA published “Singing the Journey,” (the teal songbook we use nearly every Sunday), UUSS member Barbara Vivier donated 150 copies to the church. She made this generous gift in memory of her husband Roger Kambour, recognizing an opportunity to fill our sanctuary with new, wonderful music. Something he would have loved. Barbara … Continued