Albany UU Welcomes You!

Welcome to multi-platform Sunday Service. What does that mean? It means you have choices. Service is offered both in-person with limited seating and live online via Zoom each Sunday at 10:00 AM EST.

(Not familiar with Zoom? Look for some helpful tips and a Zoom orientation with our minister, Rev. Sam Trumbore, a little further down on this page.)
We will provide in-person distanced “pod” seating for 50 people in Community Hall. Those interested in coming to service in-person will need to RSVP by Fridays at noon, using this link:
Face masks are required. To protect our children ineligible for vaccination; eligible youth and adults are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated to attend.
Mindfulness Meditation will also be Multiplatform beginning at 8:30 AM – no signup required.
There will be no food or beverage after the service. Access to Channing Hall will be limited, however there is a member art show that we encourage folks to view in small groups.
Socializing before or after service is encouraged outdoor


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Joining us with kids? We’re delighted! Find out more about our dynamic online programming for children and youth.

Wanting to find community? Check out our online events and connections pages to find ways to connect.

Joining us for Sunday service for the first time? You are welcome at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, also known as Albany UU. Learn about what to expect in our thought-provoking and soulful services. 

On Sundays, our online and in-person volunteers will be happy to greet you and answer your questions to help you get better acquainted. 

Not familiar with Zoom? Our minister, Rev. Sam Trumbore will give you a brief orientation:

Zoom Orientation


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 – anytime. Thanks for taking this extra step to be welcoming!

We are a beacon of liberal religion in the Capital Region. Welcoming is part of our mission and vision.  Our Unitarian Universalist community is committed to seeking truth and deeper meaning, pursuing justice through inspired action, and cultivating compassion and love for all connected by the web of life.

We are embracing of many beliefs, welcoming of all genders and sexual orientations, and increasingly accessible to people of all abilities.

As you explore our website and learn about our congregation, feel free to contact us with your questions. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find what you need.



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