As we navigate this COVID-19 pandemic, we are in a unique position as a Faith Community. We have the opportunity to use what power we have to put into action our principles, practice and model physical distancing and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. This is our responsibility to our community and our obligation to each other.


We have moved all Sunday services and groups online.


Find more information about our Sunday services here.


We know our congregations are not our buildings, but our people.




…about 405 Washington Avenue
Patti Jo Newell, President of the First UU Society of Albany

Recent news items concerning houses of worship may make it seem like Albany UU will soon reopen for limited use. And we’ve been getting inquiries about rentals. But, at this point in time, our physical plant remains closed for use outside of maintenance. The Board of Trustees has begun discernment over factors that need to be considered and requirements that must be met in determining a timetable and procedures for reopening. While we will not be opening the building in the near future, we are heartened by the strength of our congregation and the community we’ve maintained outside of our building. Many thanks to each of you for the life you breathe into our congregation.

Though we know we will not be opening our building in the near future, the Board has appointed a Task Force to begin discernment and communications regarding the reopening process.


Resources from the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations:

UUA Resources for leading our congregations during the pandemic in general are here:
UUA updated guidance for gathering when threat subsides: