Join us every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
In the Service:
June 23 “Should there be Limits on Religious Freedom?” Rev. Dick Gilbert
Today religious freedom is being increasingly invoked in problematic moral situations: parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated; merchants who won’t serve same sex couples; congregations which want to endorse political candidates. What is the meaning of church-state separation in this context? What does this say about Unitarian Universalism as we know it?
Rev. Dick Gilbert, retired UU minister, has published books on faith development, social justice and meditations, including In the Holy Quiet and Thanks Be for These.
Music: Randy Rosette
In Religious Exploration for Children and Youth:
Nursery/Toddler Rooms open at 9:45 AM.
Summer Session of RE
Children and youth are welcome to stay with their families for the service. Or they can come upstairs for childcare. Volunteers and our childcare workers staff the nursery/toddler room for our youngest ones; and room 24/25 with activities for those in preschool and older. Middle school and high schoolers are welcome to help out. We start shortly before 10:00; pick up directly after the service. Please be sure to sign your child in and out with one of the staff. Everyone is invited for cookies and lemonade in the back of Community Hall after the service.
Summer at Albany UU
Summer services start June 16 and continue through September 1.
How is a summer Sunday at Albany UU different from other Sundays?
–The 9:00 a.m. Meditation continues.
–We have Service at 10:00 AM. Summer services are coordinated by Randy Rosette, with a delightful list of guests in the pulpit.
—Children are invited to meet for activities in Room 24/25, youth are invited to help or attend service. The nursery/toddler room will still be open at 9:45 with paid childcare staff.
—Coffee Hour becomes Iced Tea and Lemonade (in Community Hall Alcove.)
–The people you’ve enjoyed all year are still here, plus it’s a time we often have visitors who are on their summer voyages from elsewhere.
–Contributions of flowers from your garden for the service are welcome!
—If you can volunteer to help on a Sunday, we have openings for Greeters and Ushers. Call the office, 518-463-7135, or sign up at members.albanyuu.org under Volunteer Opportunities.
Our services are held every Sunday morning at 405 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206, and feature a dynamic service with musical offerings, a brief sermon to enrich your life, and educational services for kids.
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!