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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany


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Albany Unitarian Universalist celebrates Unitarian Universalism–a liberal, non-creedal faith tradition that is based on a free and responsible search for truth and meaning and the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Unitarian Universalists draw meaning from many faith traditions, embrace scientific reasoning, and express their beliefs through acts of social justice and compassion. For the second time in its history, Albany Unitarian Universalist has declared itself a Sanctuary congregation, repeating the action taken in 1984 in response to refugees fleeing violence in Central America. Albany Unitarian Universalist welcomes everyone.

Read our Sanctuary Resolution here.
Read the Covenant here.


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14th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser
Join our 14th Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser, coming up on March 2 at 7:00 pm in Channing Hall! This year, we are presenting a selection of organically grown white and red wines from around the world paired as always with great cheeses.
Cost: $30.00/person
Sign up by sending an email to registration@albanyuu.org.


2019 auction graphicCURE CABIN FEVER AUCTION 2019

Feeling antsy after the long winter?  Emerge from your winter hibernation!  Come to the annual Albany UU Cure Cabin Fever Auction!  The auction, our largest FUNdraiser, will be held on the evening of Saturday, March 16. The fun begins at 6:15 pm.

What would enhance your life?  A sailboat ride, a games night, a pool party and barbecue, a fondue party, decluttering help, a weekend away or tasty treats?  Great items like these and many more will be available for you to bid on. Parents: Make this a night out…Free child care will be offered for auction attendees.

Of course, in addition to bidders, we also need donors.  Let your imagination go wild!!  You can offer modestly priced items like canned jams, trail mix or baked goods or more high-end offerings such as dinners or the use of your vacation home.  Co-hosting of events is encouraged!  We welcome all kinds of donations!

Donation forms can be found below and printed copies are also in the lobby or in Channing Hall. Please place completed forms in the auction basket.

It’s time to bust out of your house and fill your calendar with spring, summer and fall activities.   Whether you offer an item, attend the auction and purchase items, or bid on fixed price items, we greatly appreciate your support the mission of our UU community.  Note: You can bid on fixed price items even if you cannot attend the auction.

Online Donor Form

Printable Donor Form



uua logo chaliceGeneral Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The 2019 General Assembly will be June 19-23 in Spokane, Washington, with the theme of “The Power of We.” It will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists.

At GA, attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. All are welcome to attend.  Our congregation designates 8 voting delegates to represent Albany UU. Find more information here.






Sunday Hospitality: sign up here to volunteer

Albany UU Gardening: sign up here to volunteer (May – September)




Three ways to sign up for a class or event:

—Send an email to Registration@AlbanyUU.org
—Sign up at the Sign Up Site in Channing Hall
—Call the church office, 463-7135

If childcare is offered, please let us know you need it when you register. (Include names and ages of children.)