Leah


About Leah

Leah and her husband, Kevin Purcell, live in Albany. They have two grown daughters that were raised at Albany UU. Leah has served as DRE at Albany UU since 2007; before that she worked in both private and public schools. She served as Chair of the Seaway Chapter of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) and now serves on the LREDA Board.


November RE Newsletter – November 26th Edition

Here’s a monthly newsletter for Religious Exploration at home and at our congregation. I update it weekly with fresh info about what’s happening in RE this Sunday morning;  ways for you to bring the message home; and notification on family-oriented events and adult ed offerings geared to parents and caretakers. The Theme for November is […]


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Youth Con Dec 1-3 Especially for First-Timers – like our UUth and You! 1

Dear parents and guardians, I serve as regional staff supporting our programming for teenagers. We focus particularly on high schoolers (ages 14-18) including leader training, social justice events, and community events commonly called “cons”. These are weekend long experiences of living in covenantal community including chances to form deep relationships, […]


September Newsletter for Families – 9/17 edition

September RE Newsletter for Sept 17 I’m trying something new this year. – a monthly newsletter for you that I’ll updated weekly with fresh info about what’s happening in RE this Sunday morning;  ways for you to bring the message home; and notification on family-oriented events and adult ed offerings geared to […]


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 […]


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 – […]


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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 […]