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


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

Spring/Summer Outing! – June 3rd

Our Green Sanctuary Summer Celebration outing will be on Saturday, June 3rd at Schodack Island State Park, starting at 11:30am. Bring your picnic ware and a potluck dish to share. You’ll need comfortable shoes for hiking and a water bottle. The park shelters a Bird Conservation Area that is home to bald eagles, cerulean warblers … Continued

Earth Circles June Calendar

Strawberry Moon, Full Moon Drum Circle–Friday, June 9th 7-8pm.  All are welcome to celebrate the Strawberry Harvest around the fire in the garden or in the Great Hall. There will be stories and traditions surrounding this plant, drumming, and a song or two. Bring drums, rattles, a chair, and a strawberry food to share. Monday, … 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 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!

SICM Summer Lunch Program

Volunteers Needed: Summer vacation is almost upon us! Every summer the Schenectady Inner City Ministries serves hot lunches on weekdays to food insecure children at sites throughout the city of Schenectady. UUSS has been assigned two separate weeks to serve lunch at Jerry Burrell Park on Hamilton Hill. We will be serving lunch the weeks of … Continued