Start your Sunday mornings with Virtual Meditation – 8:30 – 9:15 AM
Sunday morning meditation, led by Rev. Sam, begins with a ten-minute talk by Sharon Salzberg or Joseph Goldstein from their course on Insight Meditation. We will sit together for twenty minutes then have some conversation about the talk, meditation methods or experiences followed by a live loving kindness meditation.
To dial in by phone call: 1-929-436-2866 and enter
Meeting ID: 299 018 7785
Sunday service is LIVE online at 10:00 AM EST via Zoom. There will be no service, religious education or other activities in the church building until further notice. Not familiar with Zoom? Our minister, Rev. Sam Trumbore will give you an orientation:
Join us on September 27 for,“Return to Love … Again,” with Rev. Sam Trumbore
The Jewish High Holy Days begin to end tonight with Yom Kippur. These Days of Awe, a time of repentance and renewal come to a focus during these last twenty-four hours. Unitarian Universalists can join in by reflecting on where we have fallen short and caused harm, reconcile and make amends, renew and restore relationships and return to love … again … for another year.
Music provided by featured artist, Olivia Karis-Nix in addition to Elena Karpoff, Chris Jensen and Randy Rosette
You do not need a camera or a microphone on your computer to join.
Stay with us after the service for an informal “Virtual Coffee Hour” and discussion, followed by Virtual Religious Education for All.
Participation in a Zoom Sunday Service needs everyone’s cooperation for it to be successful. By being careful about your video and audio while attending a UU Zoom Sunday service, you can help make the service a pleasant, welcoming, inspiring and meaningful experience for everyone.
If your video is on, please be attentive to what others are seeing. If your audio is on, please mute it, and be aware that if you are accidentally un-muted, anything you say could be broadcast to everyone and disrupt the service. It is wise to treat entering a Zoom Sunday service as if you had just walked into Community Hall during a silent meditation
Wearing your Zoom “Name Tag”
When signing into a Zoom worship service on a Sunday morning, you can’t put on your traditional name tag to be welcoming to others, but you CAN rename your screen so that it displays your full name. This is the new way to practice hospitality with everyone who is part of the online worship service.
To change your screen name, look for three white dots, usually appearing in the upper right corner of your zoom window when you hover over it with your cursor. Click the dots, and a dropdown menu will appear. One of the options in the dropdown menu is “Rename.” Click that option, and a box will pop up that displays the name currently showing in your Zoom window. If it’s not your full name or names, change it to your name(s) and click the “Save” button.
If you have any questions, feel free to send an Usher a message in the Chat on a Sunday or email Tammy Hathaway – firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. Thanks for taking this extra step to be welcoming!
If you would like to make a contribution to the Sunday Offering “Plate”, click https://tinyurl.com/AlbanyUU-Contributeor send your check, with Sunday Offering on the memo line, to the church: 405 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206. Mail is being processed while the building is closed.
Try our text to give option! Simply text the amount and fund (for example: 20 offering or 20 pledge) to 844-976-2618. There’s a helpful video to watch with step by step instructions and a informative written guide with visuals.
Our services are held every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM and feature a dynamic service with musical offerings, a brief sermon to enrich your life, and educational services for kids. For now, we will hold services online.
As we come together on Sundays to renew our spirits, we join with others who can affirm our beliefs, celebrating the unique qualities that set us apart, and bind us together.
We welcome you to join with us, learn more about us, and grow with us!