Religious Education

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

Getting To Know UU Spring 2017 Classes

Whether you just came through the church doors or have spent years trying to figure this place out, this small group workshop addresses the basics of what it means to be an active Unitarian Universalist, and provides an opportunity to connect with others who share your interests while you explore our historic liberal faith tradition. … Continued

Long Strange Trip: An Exploration of UU History

Wednesdays, February 8th – March 15th, 7 – 9 pm in the Dining Room. This 6-part DVD series & discussion class traces the history of Unitarian and Universalist thought and practice from the beginning of the Christian era to what we know today as Unitarian Universalism. Each session explores the challenges of a time period in … Continued

Religion in the Future! February 4th

5pm Potluck & 6pm Presentation & Discussion in the UUSS Dining Room. Child care provided!  How are the changes in our culture and the expectations of new generations changing the way we “do religion?” What does it mean to be religious, or to be part of a church community, in the new world that is … Continued

The Third Reconstruction: February 6th & 13th

Joining, We Create Justice: Mondays, Februay 6 & 13, 7-8:30 in the Dining Room: Follow up on the series on Race, The Power of Illusion and join the discussion.  Read The Third Reconstruction – How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by Rev. Dr. William Barber. Book discussion February 6th & 13th … Continued

Annual Camp-In Schedule! January 14th-15th

We need to get a head-count (a mouth-count?) of how many people will be eating meals, so please signup HERE if you plan to be at the Saturday post-hike lunch, the Saturday evening Chili Dinner and/or the Sunday morning breakfast. (At that sign-up location, you can also note any food allergies/preferences.) Also, if you are … Continued

Julie Rigano, DLRE: New Year, New Learning

Happy New Year! With the New Year brings hope, revitalization, and new opportunities for growth and learning here at UU Schenectady!  We have new classes starting for our children and youth in January. Our K-1 Our Whole Lives (OWL) class ended in December so now in January, our K-1 class will be starting a new … Continued

2016-2017 UUA Common Read!

“The Third Reconstruction”: Looking for a good read? Inspiration? Social justice ideas? Holiday gift? Now’s the time to read “The Third Reconstruction” by Rev. Dr William Barber, the pastor who got Moral Mondays going. He spoke at UU General Assembly this year. This book is the UUA “common read” this year; UU congregations share reading … Continued

UUSS World Religions Course

Thursday, November 10 in the Emerson Room, the topic will be Buddhism. In addition to viewing a DVD we welcome Mr. Michael Larsen, who is a practitioner and teacher of Nichiren Buddhism, as a guest speaker to answer questions about Buddhist practice. Anyone who is associated with UUSS is welcome to attend, even if you … Continued

The Monster Under My Bed by Julie Rigano, DLRE

When I was a young girl falling asleep I used to make sure my entire body was on the bed As most children do Not even one toe could hang over the edge For fear it would be grabbed by The Monster that lived under my bed As I got older I kept up with … Continued