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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.

Planned Parenthood Wine and Cheese Reception

Thursday, March 9, 5:00 – 7:00pm: Learn more about the challenges faced by Planned Parenthood, and the strategies being developed to address the emerging situation. Presentations by Planned Parenthood staff and Board members.

Ken Burns Documentary Defying The Nazis

The Sharps’ War: March 19, 2pm in the Great Hall: Between 1939 and 1941, the Rev. Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha risked their lives to help rescue hundreds of political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation. We will screen this documentary for free on Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in the … Continued

“Moths, Birds and Landscaping-The Night Shift”

EBWA (Evening Branch of the Women’s Alliance): On March 30th, naturalist Catherine Klatt will present her stunning photographs to illustrate the diversity and beauty of moths.  Her talk will explore the tight links between moths and birds, and unexpected ways that our home landscaping choices affect bird and insect populations. Far from being just little brown … Continued

Minister’s Blog: United Against Hate

In 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 – a pledge to … 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

The Women’s Alliance: March 2nd

The next gathering of the Women’s Alliance will be on Thursday, March 2 at the Turf Tavern in Scotia at 11:45am.  Lunch is served promptly at noon and lunch choices include Chicken Florentine or​ Panko Parmesan Tilapia. A vegetarian option is also offered. The cost is $13. Our guest speaker is Marsha Mortimore,​a well-known community activist and recorder of … Continued