Welcome to summer at Albany UU!
Summer at Albany UU
Our summer services begin on Sunday, June 16 and continue through Sunday, September 1.
How is a summer Sunday at Albany UU different from other Sundays?
--The 9:00 a.m.
at 10:00 AM. Summer services are coordinated by Randy Rosette, with a delightful list of guests in the pulpit.
Children are invited
to meet for activities in Room 24/25, youth are invited to help or attend service. The nursery/toddler room will still be open at 9:45 with paid childcare staff.
becomes Iced Tea and Lemonade (in Community Hall Alcove.)
you’ve enjoyed all year are still here, plus it’s a time we often have visitors who are on their summer voyages from elsewhere.
flowers from your garden
for the service are welcome!
If you can volunteer to help
on a Sunday, we have openings for Greeters and Ushers. Call the office, 518-463-7135, or sign up
July 14 “Ten Lessons I Learned from Pete
Seeger,” Pat Lamanna
Pat Lamanna had the privilege of getting to know Pete Seeger at a weekly peace vigil they both attended. She
paints a picture of this remarkable man (who was a UU) through his songs, his words and stories about his life. 2019 is Pete’s centennial year, born May 3, 1919, so a good time to celebrate the life of this American icon.
Pat Lamanna is co-chair of the Social Justice Committee at the UU Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, and an award-winning singer-songwriter.
July 21 “To Heal or To Heel – THAT is the
Question! Where Do We Find Our Truth?”
Rabbi Norman Mendel
Standing at a conveyor belt of fact and fiction. Our task is to sort out one from the other- HOW?
Rabbi Mendel is presently serving as part-time Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Glens Falls after fifty years of rabbinic service in the United States and abroad. He has focused on the importance of interfaith dialog and has taught collegiate –level Judaism, World Religions, Biomedical Ethics and Social/Political Philosophy.
July 28 “Transforming Play,”
Let's explore how play can be a spiritual discipline for us, and the playful perspective of a child might help us envision a new path into our own whole and creative selves. Perhaps play can even transform a hurting world.
Eileen Casey-Campbell is a candidate for UU ministry and the contract minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua. Her heart is pulled by the ways we are called to work, play and love together to build up a world that is healed and whole. After an internship at Albany UU in 2017-18, she is filled with joy to return for this Sunday.
Summer Office Hours Schedule
A reminder that the Albany UU summer office hours have officially begun. They are 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday - Thursday until Monday, Sept. 2.
Holiday Office Hours
Please note that the Albany UU office will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Our next community breakfast is coming up July 20, 9 to 11. Please sign up on the sheets in Channing Hall to help produce a friendly, nourishing breakfast. We need people interested in shopping on Thursday, setting up on Friday and helping with the breakfast itself on Saturday. We will have a representative from the League of Women Voters this time to offer voter registration. There is a supply of posters in a pocket near the sign up board. If you can take some to post, that would be a big help. Thanks, Carol Butt
Albany UU Photography
If you see Jan McCracken or John Sherman attending Albany UU services, events or activities with a camera, never fear - they are supposed be be here! They will be taking some pictures for use on our website, social media and promotional materials. If you don't wish your image captured for all eternity for that purpose, please let them know and they will respect that. Also, we are aware that there might be families who wish their children's image not be posted. All images depicting children will be vetted by Leah Purcell, our Director of Religious Education and Family Ministries. If you should have questions, please call the church office. Thank you!