Church Office

During this time of physical distancing our church building is closed. You can still meet and reach out to our staff by following this link.

We know our congregations are not our buildings but our people.


Most of our important congregational documents are stored in the online church “file cabinet.”  If you are looking for a document, it probably lives there.  You can browse through it by following this link.

Follow this link to find procedures for submitting announcements and reserving Zoom meeting space.


Be a Delegate at Virtual GA

General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists. In 2021, GA will again be all-virtual, held June 23-27. Do you want to represent Albany UU at this inspiring, educational, challenging and joyful gathering? The Board of Trustees will appoint 7 delegates. Let them know you are interested by filling out the form here. Check for more information and register for GA online.



Grant Application to Endowment Trust



It takes a lot of people to operate and govern a congregation our size.  The vision, mission and strategic planning are their responsibility with congregational support.  To learn more about our governance have a look at the documents in the file cabinet.


Building Use

Essential Building Use Guidelines
First, our building is still not being used for most events. Only events which have a compelling reason for building use will be considered going forward. Events which can be held via Zoom or in other ways, should not use the building.
The Albany UU Board has provided guidance to the Ministries and Operations Team to consider very limited use of the building under controlled, specific circumstances. An application form and process has been developed to determine if the activity will be considered.
Please continue to follow the guidelines outlined below.
These guidelines govern building use deemed necessary to the work of the congregation. The procedure is as follows:
  1. All members and friends must receive pre-clearance from staff (at this point, Tammy: before entering the building. This will enable staff to schedule those who need to enter the building so that there is minimal overlap among individuals. The assumption is that these visits will be brief.
  2. Each individual (including staff) needs to fill out a short health survey prior to or immediately upon entry of the building, each time they enter. The survey is available online (preferred) and will be in paper form at the membership desk if needed.
  3. All members, friends and staff must wear a mask while in the building.
  4. Members and friends will please limit the duration and frequency of time spent in the building.

When it is safe to fully reopen our sacred space again, an important commitment of this congregation is sharing our space with the community. We will strongly encourage its use to support organizations and initiatives in alignment with our values. We will also make our facility available for weddings and memorial services.

Find out more by following this link



Click HERE to sign into our Member Secure Site

Click HERE to sign into Church DB.

Click HERE for a calendar of ALL events happening at Albany UU.

Click HERE to find out more information about upcoming Albany UU events.



Sometimes members and friends want to get a copy of a sermon or listen to a service again.  To listen to a recent service, you will need login information to protect the Joys and Sorrows shared in the service.  That login information can be gotten from the office.  Please follow the links to the right to access these materials.  Another resource of learning and education is our Joy Library. That can also be found on the Archives links.




“Windows Weekly” e-mail newsletter sent on Thursdays is the source of all Albany UU news and events. Click here to subscribe.



Use the online directory of members and friends, check the calendarreserve a room using ChurchDB. Retrieve your password (contact the office for help) and get started!



Rev. Sam’s blog, “The Mostly Mindful Minister” and for the Times Union newspaper.

Leah Purcell’s “Religious Education Director’s Blog”



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