RE Job Descriptions

RE Job Descriptions Adopted from Rev. Dr. Elizabeth M. Strong, Minister of Religious Education   Lead Volunteer The person who, in rotation with other teachers, is responsible for the preparation and execution of the weekly lesson; preparation takes about 1-2 hours for each session. With a team of 4, each […]

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Happenings in RE and Announcements for Families May 21   Recently updated !

What is alive in you now? “I wanted to answer big questions about humanity, about how it is that we understand about the world, how we can know as much as we do, why human nature is the way that it is. And it always seemed to me that you […]

Happenings in RE and Announcements for Families May 14

“I spend most time wondering if I should be somewhere else.  Instead, I’m learning to shape the words “thank you” with my first breath each morning.  My last breath each night.  So when the very last breath comes, at least I will know I was grateful for all the places […]

Resources for Parents and Caretakers on Talking About Race and White Supremacy

Resources for Parents on Talking About Race Blogs: Raising Race Conscious Children: a resource to support adults who are trying to talk about race with young children. Teaching Tolerance: a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support Articles: Teaching Young […]

Announcements and Happenings for Families May 7

What will the teach in look like for children and youth?   This Sunday we’ll be one of over 600 UU congregations who will be asking people of all ages to “lean in” from their comfort zone. The teach in will be only the start of the work for our […]

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RE Calendar Fall 2017-18

September 10          Multigenerational Service – Homecoming – Water Service – Childcare for infants and toddlers 17          Regular Session -First Day of Sunday School 24          Regular Session October                              1            Family Chapel Day (Pre-K through 6th grade) Follow up activities for Family Chapel – […]

Religious Exploration – Groups and Curricula 2017-18

Groups and Curricula 2017-18 Group Curriculum Room Pre-k (3 and 4 year olds) UU Play 24/25 K/1 World of Wonder- Fall /OWL – Spring 26 2nd Signs of our Faith 21 3rd/4th Faithful Journeys B-3/4 5th Love Will Guide Us B-6 6th Love Will Guide Us B-1 6th/7th Jr. High […]

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May 7 Teach In

On May 7, our congregation will respond to the call by the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists to disrupt business as usual to participate in an Association wide teach-in and assessment of where we are in our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression in our society and our congregations. The […]

Proactive techniques of behavior management

Realizing everyone has needs, we can look at techniques developed for children with special needs to use in our classrooms for any child.   Based on Sally Patton’s book Welcoming Children With Special Needs, A Guidebook for Faith Communities.   Teaching the anxious child All children experience anxiety sometimes. Some are […]


The Power (and Potential Danger of) Story

From Soul Matters: Our lives are not just made up of stories; they are also made by stories. . Indeed, who of us hasn’t felt controlled by a story? Stuck in a story? Hopeless about the way our story will end up? As an adult you might have as part […]

Info for Flyer for Trick or Treating for Food Pantry Donations

Trick or Treating for Food Pantry Donations   Sponsored by The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany On Saturday, October 30th   Trick or Treaters will come around your neighborhood between the hours of 9 am and 12 noon to collect non-perishable food and personal care items.  Items of particular […]