Albany UU Welcomes You!

**Albany UU services will be virtual only until Sunday, February 27 when they return to multiplatform**

Welcome to Multiplatform 10:00 AM Sunday Services

 
The health and safety of the church community continues to be our top priority, and we thank everyone for their understanding and flexibility as we continue to monitor and navigate this complicated situation.
 
What does multiplatform mean? It means you have choices. We will provide distanced “pod” seating for a limited number of people in Community Hall. If we reach capacity in Community Hall, we have the technology and capability to seat people distanced in the Sanctuary and Channing Hall. Other guidelines will remain in place:
 

Face masks covering nose and mouth are still required to be worn at all times. To protect our youngest children ineligible for vaccination, eligible children, youth and adults are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated to attend.

People should not attend services or other AUU gatherings in person if they

  • have been exposed to someone with COVID in the past 10 days
  • or are experiencing COVID-like symptoms (e.g. cough, fever, loss of taste or smell)
  • or have tested positive for COVID

Your Order of Service continues to be available using the QR code. This code will be available at the church on Sunday mornings for those in-person. There will be a limited supply of a simple OOS available in print for those who request one.

In-person congregational singing is restricted even when wearing masks. This restriction also includes the Albany UU choir. Hymnals are available in the lobby outside Community Hall for you to follow along with the words sung by the song leader. Words will be projected in Community Hall and on your Zoom screen for those attending remotely.

Those who attend online via Zoom will still have the ability to interact during the service by sharing Joys and Sorrows, greeting in breakout rooms, etc. Not familiar with Zoom? Look for some helpful tips and a Zoom orientation with our minister, Rev. Sam Trumbore, a little further down on this page.

Mindfulness Meditation will continue to be VIRTUAL ONLY beginning at 8:30 AM. 

There will be no food or beverage after the service.

Use the service link to join remotely:
 
To dial in by phone: 1-929-436-2866
Meeting ID: 299 018 7785
Password: 0000

 

Tell us a little about yourself by filling out this simple form.

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.

Joining us for Sunday service for the first time? You are welcome at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, also known as Albany UU. Learn about what to expect in our thought-provoking and soulful services. 

On Sundays, our online and in-person volunteers will be happy to greet you and answer your questions to help you get better acquainted. 

Not familiar with Zoom? Our minister, Rev. Sam Trumbore will give you a brief orientation:

Zoom Orientation

 

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 – admin@albanyuu.org anytime. Thanks for taking this extra step to be welcoming!

We are a beacon of liberal religion in the Capital Region. Welcoming is part of our mission and vision.  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.

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.

 

 

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