The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
– Mahatma Gandhi
During this time of physical distancing while our building is closed, many of our ways to get involved have moved online.
The single best way to stay connected is to receive our Daily Reminders (sent out each morning, Monday-Saturday) and Windows Weekly (our weekly e-newsletter).
To sign up to receive our e-news, see below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know our congregations are not our buildings, but our people.
Volunteer service to our congregation and our community is part of our Unitarian Universalist ethic. UUs live their faith by doing.
- To assist with driving cartons of food from the Regional Food Bank at 965 Albany Shaker Road in Latham to the school and
- To help organize the food in the school gym.
Growth Through Service is about tapping into what connects you to Albany UU. We want to learn about you so that we can help you connect and collaborate in ways that mean the most to you. And we want to celebrate all that you bring to Albany UU. Sign up for a conversation with a Growth Through Service volunteer.
To watch what service means to Albany UU members, check out this video!
Whether you have unlimited time to share or can only help an hour or so every month or two, there are many ways to serve Albany UU and our larger community.
Volunteering to assist with Sunday Hospitality is a wonderful way to meet people (even when we’re virtual!):
- When we’re back in our sacred space:
- Greeters welcome visitors and members to church.
- Welcome Table volunteers assist visitors.
- Ushers assist before and during the worship service.
- Coffee hour hosts facilitate our gathering after the service in Channing Hall.
Sign up online to volunteer for Sunday Hospitality!
The above link is used when we gather in our church building.
Interested in joining a teaching team in our religious education program for children? Contact the Director of Religious Education.
Sign up with the Gardening Team to help maintain our attractive gardens from May through September! Call the church office to find out more. (518.463.7135)
Our community service activities include preparing a free Community Breakfast (on hold during the pandemic) on the third Saturdays of the month, raising funds to end hunger through a charity walk, volunteering at Sheridan Preparatory Academy (our neighborhood’s public elementary school). Watch for these and other direct service opportunities in Sunday announcements and in Windows Weekly!
Our Social Responsibilities Council is an umbrella organization for a number of active teams that are working on social justice issues and welcome volunteers. Watch for their meeting dates and times in Sunday announcements and in Windows Weekly!
YOU can also make a difference this way!
We at Albany UU are making an effort to increase our visibility and connectivity online. YOU can help, and it’s quick and easy! Simply like, follow and share pages and posts on any of our social media platforms, or leave a positive Facebook or Google review. Google Albany UU or find us here: