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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

Philosophy Group Book Schedule Meeting

The book selection committee, composed of those philosophy participants who show up, will be meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at 9:15am in the Fireplace Room.  The next book will then be decided on May 10 at the beginning of the regular session with it being available for purchase (usually at a discount) as soon as … 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

Schenectady Home Furnishings Needs Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities for Schenectady Home Furnishings Board Members Volunteer Coordinator Grant Writers HR Experience Public Relations Experience Truck Drivers Truck Loaders Warehouse Sorting Organize and sort donated housewares for Elsie’s closet. Mondays and Tuesdays 10am-12noon. Possibly other times too. Off-Site Ware house Sales 6 weekends a year. Sale from 10am – 3pm (Sale Helpers include … 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.

The Grand Canyon Geology on the Rio Colorado

Thursday, April 6th will feature the Women’s Alliance Luncheon will feature George H. Shaw! The Grand Canyon is one of the best overall exposures of geology anywhere. This talk will take you on a river trip, examining the rocks and discussing what they tell us. The scenery is spectacular, the geology is spectacular, and the … Continued

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

Youth Scholarship Opportunities

The Aninger Fund: These scholarships provide money for Junior and Senior youth to attend leadership and spiritual programs. Find out more and download application forms HERE. The deadline for applications is March 31.