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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany


SUNDAY SERVICE

As we navigate this COVID-19 pandemic, we are in a unique position as a Faith Community. We have the opportunity to use what power we have to put into action our principles, practice and model social distancing and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 as much as we can. This is our responsibility to our community and our obligation to each other.

We have moved all Sunday services and groups online.

Use this link and password to join:
To dial in by phone: 1-929-436-2866:
Meeting ID: 299 018 7785
Password: 0000

Click HERE for more information about our upcoming service.

Please note that the above link can be different for other online zoom activities. Check your daily remembers for the most current information.

Albany UU Virtual Summer Services
Our summer services begin on June 21 and continue through September 6.
8:30 a.m. Virtual Sunday Meditation continues through the summer and we will have Virtual Service at 10:00 AM each Sunday. Summer services are coordinated by Randy Rosette, with a delightful list of guests in the pulpit.
Find more information about our summer services here.

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!

Find the archive of previous sermons (text files as available) here.

 

WE ARE A SANCTUARY CONGREGATION
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.



ALBANY UU NEWS AND EVENTS

Click the button below to sign up for our weekly e-mail newsletter for details about upcoming and ongoing events at Albany UU.

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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.

 

Annual Report
Read the 2019-20 Annual Report.
A note about navigating the Annual Report online: Each item in the table of contents is linked to the first page of the corresponding report. To get back to the table of contents, simply click anywhere on last page (or only page) of that report.

 

 

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

YOU can make a difference this way – especially during this time of physical distancing!
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:
https://www.facebook.com/AlbanyUU/
https://twitter.com/AlbanyUU
https://www.instagram.com/albanyuu/

Gardening Volunteers
Do you have two hours to contribute to maintaining the gardens surrounding Albany UU? The Gardening Committee welcomes you to sign up here, where you can select which week(s) you’d like to help. Volunteers often work in pairs. No experience necessary. For more information or to receive e-mail updates, please contact Donna Meixner or 518/439-5947.

Virtual Volunteers Needed!
When we return to our building, we will need Ushers and Sunday Volunteers in a more traditional sense BUT, we also need Ushers/Greeters to help with our online services. If you are interested in helping with our online services, please reach out to Tammy: admin@albanyuu.org

Ushers needed (when building reopens)
Are you looking for a way to be more involved in what happens on Sunday mornings? Now is your chance! We are looking to deepen our Usher pool and would love for YOU to join. It’s a very simple but very necessary volunteer opportunity. If you’re interested in learning more about being an Usher on Sunday mornings, please contact Dawn Dana: ddana1@nycap.rr.com. Thank you!

Sunday Volunteers (when building reopens)
Would you like to be involved in the Sunday service in a more meaningful way? Visit Sunday Hospitality Sign Up to find out about the ways you can volunteer on Sunday morning. We thank you and could not do what we do without YOU!


GROW WITH US

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.)

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