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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany


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 flatten the curve – that is, to slow the spread of COVID-19 as much as we can to avoid having our healthcare system inundated. This is our responsibility to our community and our obligation to each other.

We have moved all Sunday services and some groups online.

Use this link and password to join:
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.

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


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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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.



textingWe are launching a new and simple way to give to Albany UU!

Simply text the amount and fund to 844-976-2618. There’s a quick and easy set up process and you’re good to go!

There’s a helpful video to watch with step by step instructions. There also a written guide with visuals.

We have three different funds to text to at the moment: Sunday Offering, Focus Food Pantry and Pledge. The default is Sunday Offering so if you don’t indicate anything different, that’s where your gift will land. To choose one of the other options, simply type, for example, 20 focus or 20 pledge and $20 will go to one of those funds. There is a limit on how many times you’re able to use the texting option in a 24 hour period which seems to be twice in one day. I’ve tested this and it works pretty slick! If you have any questions, please contact me, Tammy Hathaway at admin@albanyuu.org.


theremometerPlease Answer Our Survey

The Green Sanctuary Committee is measuring how committed the Albany UU congregation is to attacking the climate emergency. We hope everyone will complete the survey on using renewable energy at: https://www.mysurveygizmo.com/s3/5534623/Renewable-Energy-Use

We hope enough of you will complete the survey so that we can report the results by the annual meeting on May 17. Please do it NOW.

Thanks for your help. The climate crisis will continuing long after the COVID 19 crisis is history.

If you have questions, contact Chuck Manning at chuckmanning@hotmail.com



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:

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!


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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