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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany


Nov. 29:  “UU Principles in Action” – Nick Schell, Rose Reed, Charlotte Hutchins, Hannah Tobias-Wallingford

The youth from Albany and Schenectady churches will share their experience and thank the congregation for their support. They will describe the impact their service work had in Guatemala and the impact Guatemala had on them. Though the trip is over, the mission is not and the youth will share thoughts about future social justice action.

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



See the updated Social Responsibilities Council (SRC) Brochure


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.

Fall Lectures and Dinners at Union College. Term Professor Teresa Meade and Professor Eshi Motahar are teaching a course on Inequality: Economic and Social Perspectives. Speakers are from Union and outside and lectures are open to the public. For more info: http://www1.union.edu/motahare/Inequality/ISC205.htm.




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Detailed Event Schedule

free9Thanksgiving Dinner … at Albany UU!
1:00 PM, Thursday, November 26

Each year we have an open Thanksgiving Dinner in Channing Hall on Thanksgiving Day. If you and your family or friends would like to join Rev. Trumbore and his family at this dinner, please sign up in Channing Hall and let us know what you would like to bring. Set up for the dinner will begin at 1:00 PM. Appetizers will be served at 2:00 and dinner will be served at 3:00. Games and entertainment for mutual amusement will follow the meal (bring your favorites!). Cleanup begins at 5:00 pm.



The Holiday Bazaar is Coming – Sunday, Dec. 6!

Head to Channing after service to stock up on special items for holiday giving. A number of Albany UUs will be selling a variety of their artistic creations, including jewelry, homemade jams, table linens, candles, pottery, stained glass, hand-sewn blankets – even original novels! Also, don’t miss the table filled with all the crafting treasures we have been making, including ornaments, hand-knit/crocheted items, poppers, woodcraft creations, and much more. 100% of the proceeds from this table will support congregation programs. Homemade pies and soups will be for sale, too!

Need event information shared in a Albany UU 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 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.)


Using Positive Psychology Research Tools to Enhance Your Life
Saturday, Dec. 5, 7:00 PM
Emerson Community Hall
Join us for this first event of three in From Self to Service Sustainable Happiness Series, awakening the highest and best within us.
Positive Psychology is the study of the processes and conditions which contribute to the optimal functioning of individuals. Learn how to apply these discoveries in your life to cultivate more joy and reward.
Speaker: Mariana Monteiro, Director of GE Global Volunteers
Musician: Mark Shepard, Transformational Singer Songwriter
Sponsored by Lifespan Learning Committee and the Albany Peace Project. Freewill donation.

Continuing the Conversation
For persons who have successfully completed the Beloved Conversations workshop

When you see the phrase “Black Lives Matter,” how do you interpret it? Do you hear “Only Black Lives Matter?” Or do you hear “Black Lives Matter, Too?” Would you appreciate having a safe place to discuss this and other matters related to race and ethnicity?

“Continuing the Conversation” offers a forum for members of this and other congregations who have successfully completed the Beloved Conversations workshop to continue their discussions. This group will meet monthly to discuss political, social, personal, current and congregational events to seek a deeper understanding of the ways that race and ethnicity influence how we interact with one another. There may also be viewings and discussions of race-related films.

If you have completed Beloved Conversations and are interested in participating in this new once-monthly group, please contact Michael Hornsby at hornsbymc@netscape.net. And look for the next session of Beloved Conversations to begin in February 2016.

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