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Word Choice:  By Julie Rigano  When I was growing up, my grandfather had a phrase he would say whenever a job was done, but not perfect: “Good enough for the girls we date.” It wasn’t until a few years after he passed that I realized how problematic that phrase is. Partly due to this phrase, I … Continued

UUSS Safety Team

The UUSS Safety Team needs your help. Are you an EMT? Have you had experience working with disruptive individuals? Have you helped to develop safety best practices for your job or at home? The UUSS Safety Team would love to know if you have these or other similar experiences. As the Safety Team continues to … Continued

Co-Ministers’ Blog

Every ending often involves a beginning and we have been deeply engaged in endings and beginnings. The search process involves a lot of excitement for the congregation. What it also means is another congregation will likely be entering an interim period. We are incredibly grateful to the staff and congregants of the Sierra Foothills Unitarian … Continued

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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

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

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

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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

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

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