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We know our congregations are not our buildings, but our people.
Joining us online for the first time? You are welcome at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, also known as Albany UU. Our Sunday services have moved online using Zoom. Not familiar with Zoom? Our minister, Rev. Sam Trumbore will give you a brief orientation:
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We are a beacon of liberal religion in the Capital Region. Welcoming is part of our mission. Our Unitarian Universalist community is committed to seeking truth and deeper meaning, pursuing justice through inspired action, and cultivating compassion and love for all connected by the web of life.
We are embracing of many beliefs, welcoming of all genders and sexual orientations, and increasingly accessible to people of all abilities.
- Joining us virtually on Sunday morning? Learn about what to expect in our thought-provoking and soulful services.
- Joining us with kids? We’re delighted! Find out more about our dynamic online programming for children and youth.
- Wanting to find community? Check out our online events and connections pages to find ways to connect.
On Sundays, our online volunteers will be happy to greet you, explain how to wear your “zoom name tag” (see below), answer your questions and help you get better acquainted.
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 Hathaway – firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. Thanks for taking this extra step to be welcoming!
As you explore our website and learn about our congregation, feel free to contact us with your questions. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find what you need.