Header image alt text

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany


Sunday, December 21   “Would You Like to Hold the Baby?” Leah Purcell and Rev. Sam Trumbore

No one knew on the night of Jesus’ birth how important he would become to the world as a great teacher and important spiritual leader. He was also a true friend to the poor and the powerless. So at Christmas time we celebrate the birth of Jesus, eager for the joy and hope that belongs to this season. As Mary invites a stable girl to hold the baby, so are we invited to embrace the deepest meaning that Christmas holds for each of us.

Music: FUUSA choir with adult and youth performers

Find the archive of previous sermons (text and/or audio files as available) here.


See the updated Social Responsibilities Committee Brochure

Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration (CAAMI) will be meeting on the second Tuesday of every month, 7pm at the Social Justice Center.



Click the button below to sign up for our weekly e-mail newsletter for details about upcoming and ongoing events at FUUSA.

Email Signup

Detailed Event Schedule

Sunday, Dec. 21,  1:00 PMCaroling- Meet at FUUSA at 1:00 and carpool to members’ and friends’ houses for holiday singing

Holiday Events

Saturday, Dec. 20,  3:00 PM Solstice Celebration Children, youth and adults are invited as we wake the slumbering sun. Bring a percussion instrument and/or a noise maker.

Sunday, Dec. 21,  10:00 AM Christmas Service with Pageant “Would You Like to Hold the Baby?”

Wednesday, Dec. 24,  6:30 and  8:15 PM  Christmas Eve Candlelight Services–and cookie reception between the services

Need event information shared in a FUUSA publication? Submission deadlines to windows@albanyuu.org are:

  • Preview Email: 9:00 a.m. Wednesday
  • Order of Service: 9:00 a.m. Thursday
  • Windows Newsletter: Third Friday of the month prior


Sunday Hospitality: sign up here to volunteer.
Gardening at FUUSA: sign up here to volunteer.

Donate school supplies for the FOCUS backpacks–there is a collection box in the FUUSA coatroom.


Beloved Conversations, 10:00-12:00, Saturdays from March 7-May 9

Nonviolent Communication practice group

Drumming and Spirituality workshop with Matt Meyer, Sunday, Jan. 18, 1:00 PM

Three types of small groups: seeking truth and deeper meaning


More information on Lifespan Learning at FUUSA can be found here.