Are you up to the Chili Cook-Off challenge?

February 24th starting at 5:30PM Come taste the best UU Schenectady has to offer at the 5th Annual Chili Cook-off! Even better, show off your cooking chops and impress everyone with your own homemade Chili. Dan Leonard, last year’s champion, tongue-in-cheek says, “BRING THEM ON”. Winner gets bragging rights and takes home the trophy for … Continued

A Place For Folk – February 16th

Recent nominees for the New England Music Award LOW LILY will bring their music to our A Place For Folk stage on Friday February 16th at 7:30pm. (Doors open at 7:00pm.) Tickets: Sliding scale with suggested donation: $20 Adults, $10 Youth, $5 for kids 6+ seated with paying adult. The string and vocal trio Low … Continued

Support the Climate and Community Protection Act

On Wednesday 2/7, there will be a march and rally in conjunction with the hearing on environmental funds to be included in the NYS budget. NY Renews, a statewide environmental organization, is inviting the public to attend the hearing briefly at 9:30 AM in Hearing Room B of the Legislative Office Building. After leaving the … Continued

From the Director of Lifespan RE

Neighboring Faiths (6th & 7th grade): Today we completed our trip to the Al-Hidaya Islamic Center in Latham, and it went very well. We were warmly greeted by several people who gave us a tour of the mosque and described the essential elements of Islam. Our hosts provided us with a large conference room to … Continued

Co-Ministers’ Colloquy – February 6th

Hello, dear ones~ It is February. It is beautifully snowy, and icy, and cold. Cupid’s Cabaret is coming up, with opportunities to laugh and enjoy music and desserts together, all in the cause of raising fun(d)s for the congregation. It is National Black History Month. It is the month of Valentines Day, which is a … Continued

Members Wanted for Adult Faith Development Group

Interested in the selection of adult religious education courses offered? Have ideas for adult learning activities and programs? Volunteers are needed for the Adult Faith Development Group. We meet the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 pm. Come to a meeting and check it out! Contact Allison Lee at or 518-982-9257.

Hop to It!

Spring is just around the corner, and Easter is early this year.  Time to start planning for the annual Egg Hunt.  Fun for UUSS is looking for someone to shadow this year’s event leader – someone who will learn the ropes and lead the Egg Hunt next year.  We will also need folks willing to give … Continued

Fundraising Luncheon – February 4th

  Please plan to join us after the service on February 4th for a scrumptious luncheon prepared by our Partner Church Team. The Hungarian Gulyas (“Goulash”) AND Hungarian Veg Stew will be superb! We do ask for generous donations: these proceeds will help fund a visit we are VERY excited to be planning. This visit … Continued

Next Game Night! – February 3rd, 5:30-9pm

Key Largo! Escape: Curse of the Temple! Ticket to Ride! Treasure Hunter! Are you a board gamer? Our next UUSS Game Night will happen on Saturday, February 3 in the Dining Room. All ages are welcome. Board games will be provided on multiple tables for games lasting 10-60 minutes so you can try several in … Continued

From the DLRE

What a joy to share a weekend with UU Youth! The Racial Justice Con (conference) hosted at UUSS this past weekend was attended by ~40 youth and ~8 adult chaperones from several different states. Also helping out were some very kind church elves who somehow managed to make delicious food appear at every meal–thank you … Continued