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Service this Sunday
April 2 “Palm Sunday: The Power of No” Rev. Sam Trumbore The prophet, Rabbi Jesus, traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover and to advocate for systemic change. Disrupting the exchange of money in the Temple got him tortured and executed by the Romans. But his “no” didn’t get forgotten. We’re still talking about it today.
Scan the QR code below for this week’s Order of Service (updated Fridays) (Note: We will not have an online Order of Service on New Year’s Day)
Those wishing to access closed captioning/live transcript can turn on the function in their Zoom toolbar. To update to the latest version of Zoom, please do that within the software by finding the menu link and “check for updates”.
Join us for Fellowship and Conversation in breakout rooms (virtual) or Channing Hall Coffee Hour (in-person-masks optional) following the service most Sundays
Cash or checks are gratefully accepted in during our in-person Sunday Offering.
If you would like to make an online contribution to the Sunday Offering, click https://tinyurl.com/AlbanyUU-Contributeor send your check, with Sunday Offering on the memo line, to the church: 405 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206.
Try our text to give option! Simply text the amount and fund (for example: 20 offering or 20 pledge) to 844-976-2618. There’s a helpful video to watch with step by step instructions and a informative written guide with visuals.
Joys and Concerns
We have three ways that you can share your joys and concerns.
One: Use the online form. If you use this form, you can indicate if you would like to have your joys and concerns shared at the Sunday service, and you can leave contact info if you would like a Pastoral Care Associate to follow up with you.
On a regular basis, we’ll have a member of the congregation bring you a short, inspirational, personal message about some aspect of our congregational life. These messages will be a way to connect with our community and help us live out our mission and vision in the world. To find out more, contact Tammy Goddard: email@example.com.
Participation in a Zoom Sunday Service needs everyone’s cooperation for it to be successful. By being careful about your video and audio while attending a UU Zoom Sunday service, you can help can make the service a pleasant, welcoming, inspiring and meaningful experience for everyone.
If your video is on, please be attentive to what others are seeing. Attire and backgrounds should be appropriate for all ages. If what’s happening in your video is distracting or potentially embarrassing, an usher may turn it off. For example, if someone falls asleep during service, that could be embarrassing so that person’s video will be turned off. If an usher turns off your video, they will let you know via private chat.
If you notice that your audio is on, please mute it, and be aware that if you are accidentally un-muted, anything you say could be broadcast to everyone and disrupt the service.
It is wise to treat entering a Zoom Sunday service as if you had just walked into Community Hall during a silent meditation or service.
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 Goddard – firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. Thanks for taking this extra step to be welcoming!