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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany


May 1, 2016  “May Day!” Rev. Sam Trumbore and Leah Purcell

May is about the time in the Capital Region that the weather really feels like spring, so it is a great time to finally celebrate with this ancient, earth-centered tradition.  We plan to put a May Pole in the middle of Emerson.  Children and youth will be invited to dance around it to create a lovely weave around the pole.  Come celebrate spring … and bring a friend!

Music: Albany UU Choir


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



See the updated Social Responsibilities Council (SRC) Brochure

The Social Responsibilities Council (SRC) HIGHLY recommends joining Interfaith Impact and Albany UU SRC member Robb Smith, Executive Director of Interfaith Impact, for Advocacy Day starting at 9:30 AM at the Capitol on Monday, May 9th, 2016.  For more information on their legislative agenda, please see their website.


UUA Statement of Conscience on Reproductive Justice
SRC Announces that the 2015 UUA General Assembly approved the Statement of Conscience on Reproductive Justice. There is now an implementation process underway. The link is HERE. The actual Statement of Conscience link is HERE.


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





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Meet OUR Candidates!
The Albany UU Nominating Committee would like to extend an invitation to Meet and Greet our  slate of candidates gathering following service on May 1. Finger foods and child care will be provided.

Fight Hunger in our Community
Sunday, May 1

The CROP in CROP Hunger Walk stands for “Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.” Come together hundreds of people from the Capital Region in the CROP Hunger Walk. Call for more information.




Sunday Hospitality: sign up here to volunteer.
Gardening at Albany UU: sign up here to volunteer.



Three types of small groups: seeking truth and deeper meaning

Three ways to sign up for a class or event:
—Send an email to Registration@AlbanyUU.org
—Sign up at the Sign Up Site in Channing Hall
—Call the church office, 463-7135

If childcare is offered, please let us know you need it when you register. (Include names and ages of children.)


Understanding Islam in Today’s World
Saturday, May 14, 9 to noon

What do you know about Islam and how do you know what you hear is correct? What distinguishes a Shia from a Sunni Muslim? What is Jihad? What is the role of women in Islam? Join us for a continental breakfast followed by an informational presentation and round table discussions on Islam. Bring your curiosity and your questions about Islam. Try on a head scarf, get a henna tattoo – children welcome and childcare available.


More information on Lifespan Learning at Albany UU can be found here.