Windows Weekly February 6, 2020
Albany UU Windows Weekly


Welcome to Windows Weekly, Albany UU's central source for news and updates. Enjoy!

W e welcome everyone. Our Unitarian Universalist community seeks truth and deeper meaning, pursues justice through inspired action, and cultivates compassion and love for all connected by the web of life .
Sunday Service 10:00 AM
February 9, “Living by Heart,” Rev. Lynn Gardner

How might practicing compassion and kindness help us cultivate resilience in difficult times? If we want to be more kind and more compassionate, how might we choose to live?

Rev. Lynn Gardner, whose pronouns are she/her or they/them, previously worked in childcare, and owned an in-home daycare program in Corvallis, Oregon. She has served as co-minister with Rev. Wendy Bartel, since 2010, and they have served in Schenectady since 2017.

Music: Albany UU Choir, Elena Karpoff , piano

Hymn 38: Morning Has Broken
Hymn 1012: When I Am Frightened
Hymn 1031: Filled with Loving Kindness
Hymn 126: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Here is a place  you might find the words to our hymns. Not all can be found here, but it's a nice resource.

10:00 am

February 16, “ Forgiveness – The Art of Letting Go,” Dan Miyake, Intern Minister

Forgiveness is often seen as something to be sought externally from God or others for some misdeed or sin we have committed, but we rarely consider how, by forgiving others, we liberate ourselves from the hot burning coals of anger, rage, resentment, and pain that we carry inside. Come and explore how we can begin to heal our wounds and release our anger through the practice of forgiveness.

Music: Albany UU Choir, Elena Karpoff , piano

February 23, “Spiritual Renewal From Mardi Gras through Lent and Beyond,” Rev. Trumbore and Matt Edwards

Appreciating the music from New Orleans with our former Music Director Matt Edwards and his band, we will learn about the season of Lent that begins with Ash Wednesday, February 26 and end on Maundy Thursday, April 9 right before Easter. Whether we are Christian or not, this is a good time for spiritual renewal.

To make this an enjoyable Sunday, please bring Mardi Gras masks and decorated umbrellas that are traditional for this holiday (the colors are green, gold and maroon), beads and a King Cake to share after the service.

Music: Matt Edwards with his band, Buck2Fifty


Office Staff Hours
Church Administrator, Tammy Hathaway will be in North Dakota attending to family matters beginning Friday afternoon, Feb. 7. Administrative Assistant, Sapphire Correa, will be covering regular office hours, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday, beginning Feb. 10.

Annual Dinner Skit Rehearsals
Rehearsals for the Annual Dinner Skit will begin on Sunday, Feb 9 following Coffee Hour. All are welcome. The Annual Dinner is Friday, April 24. Any questions, contact Bob Franklin at .

We’re sending out HUUGS
(Huge UU Greetings) - Last chance!
We're gathering donations for packages for our fledgling young adults. Whether they are now working or volunteering, serving in the military or in college, those who have recently left our youth group so appreciate a package with notes and goodies from us at Albany UU!
Please bring donations to the bin in the Work Room (where the photocopier is) by Sunday, Feb 9. Suggested items: packets of soup, noodles, dried fruit, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, candy, gum popcorn, granola bars, lip balm, a note with your good wishes.

Apply by Sunday, Feb. 9 to be a GA Delegate
All are welcome at General Assembly, the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Providence RI June 24-28. Eight Albany UUs will serve as delegates, voting on UUA resolutions. To be considered as a delegate, fill out an interest form by Sunday, available online or at the GA table during coffee hour. Learn more here .

Our Community Breakfast needs YOU!
Please sign up now in Channing Hall to volunteer to participate in our next Community Breakfast, Saturday, Feb. 15 . Help is needed with shopping, set up on Friday, February 14 at 4 PM and/or volunteering on Saturday the 15th. The box is still in the coatroom for donations of socks, hats, mittens, etc. We still need more large gloves and mittens. If you can make muffins, coffee cake, buns, etc. and put them in the freezer in the pantry for the 15th, our guests would be delighted.

All Side Considered Cancelled
The next regularly-scheduled session of All Sides Considered, Thursday, Feb. 20 will be cancelled . The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 5 at 1:00 pm . Hope to see you then.

George Allen Memorial Service
A memorial service will be held for George Allen on  Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11:00 am  in the Sanctuary, followed by a reception in Channing Hall. Contributions of finger foods for the reception are welcomed and encouraged. We do have permission to park in the UAlbany Hawley Lot for this event.

Rev. Sam on Vacation
Rev. Sam will be away until Feb. 19 to New Zealand and Australia. Our intern, Dan Miyake will be covering most ministerial duties during that time.

Pillar Campaign Complete
Thank you to everyone who made contributions to the Campaign to replace the pillars in the front of our Sanctuary. The Campaign officially ended on February 2, 2020, but we will still be accepting new contributions through Sunday, February 9. Anyone making a contribution through the 9th will be included on the plaque commemorating our fund raising effort. A special thank you to Martha Schroeder whose generous challenge led to a successful effort. -Chuck Manning

January UU Jams were a hit!
Children who attended the workshops had a great time. We had four weeks to explore the idea of Integrity in new and hands on ways. Many thanks to our UU Jams volunteers who made it possible: Jeffrey Sedam, Neil Rice; Eileen Roepe; Anne Marie Haber, Darnell Rohrbaugh, Anna Brewer; Dan Miyake; Carol Butt; and Debbie Hoffman.

Couch needed in Channing Hall
Our couch in Channing Hall needs desperately to be replaced . But it’s important that it be replaced with something similar in size, weight and style to what we have there now. If you have a couch that you’d like to donate, or know someone who might, please send pictures to or call Tammy in the church office.

Are you--or a friend--looking to make some money occasionally?
Albany UU MUST build a larger pool of Building Hosts and Dishwashers. These are occasional gigs that are needed for rental events. Building Hosts ensure events go smoothly and dishwashers help when food is being served. The pay is $15.00 per hour.

We can also use a ‘backup’ Sunday custodian in case our regular person needs the day off. The job is from 8:00-1:00 on Sunday morning and entails a multitude of small tasks that enable our service and classes to go smoothly, setting up coffee hour and washing the dishes. Some lifting is required. The pay is also $15 per hour.

If you are interested in hearing more about any of these opportunities, contact Tammy Hathaway, Church Administrator at 518-463-7135 or . And pass this on to anyone who might be interested!

Albany UU AV Equipment
It seems we are having some equipment issues that need resolving. We are missing some HDMI cables (both blue and black, and red and black) and other connector cables. If anyone, who has used their own laptop with one of our projectors or other equipment and has mistakenly taken one home, please return it to the church office.

Also, equipment and connector cables are not being properly returned to their bags and/or boxes. Each computer bag should contain a power cord and HDMI cable. Each projector container should contain a power cord, VGA cable and HDMI cable. If your meeting or event is using AV equipment, please ensure that all cables, cords and machines are put neatly back into their bags and/or boxes. This will minimize items becoming misplaced or lost. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. Thank you!

Building access during Youth Con - Plan ahead!
Often volunteers come to the building “off hours” to attend to business. Our youth are holding a District Youth Conference at Albany UU from  5:00 pm on Friday, Feb. 28 to 9:00 am on Sunday, March 1 . As we work to provide a safe and secure environment for the youth and their advisors, please plan your work so that you don’t need to be in the building during any part of the Con. If it is something unavoidable, please contact Leah Purcell in advance: dre@albanyuu.
Sunday Schedule

9:00 AM
- Mindfulness Meditation, Sanctuary

9:45 AM
- Nursery/Toddler Rooms open

10:00 AM
- Service, Community Hall
- Programs for Children and Youth

11:00 AM
- Coffee Hour, Channing Hall
- Artist Reception, Channing Hall

11:45 AM
- Auction Committee, Room 23
- Inclusivity & Intersectionality, Room B-7

5:30 PM
- Walker Book Group, Channing Hall

Quick Links

Denominational Affairs Links

Helpful Local Links

Sign up for a class or event

- Send and email to:
- Sign up at the Sign Up Site in Channing Hall
- Call the church office, 518.463.7135
If childcare is offered for the event, please let us know you need it when you register, including names and ages of children.

Offering envelopes
We appreciate donations of cash during the offering that occurs as part of our Sunday service. If you would like to have cash contributions recorded and acknowledged in writing for tax purposes at the end of the calendar year, please use and write your name on one of the envelopes that are available on the table in the Community Hall lobby. Thank you very much for your generosity.

Albany UU Safety
A reminder that the West St. door will remain locked on Sunday mornings. Though it will be locked from the outside, the West St. door may still be used to exit the building at any time. The Washington Ave. lobby doors will be locked 15 minutes after service begins and reopened again from 11-noon. A Welcome Table or Greeter volunteer will remain in the Lobby for the duration of the morning to monitor doors. We continue to appreciate your patience as we make this transition. If you have questions, please call the church office .

Planning for Weather Emergencies
In the event of severe weather, a decision to cancel Sunday morning RE classes will be publicized by 9:00 PM Saturday.

A decision to cancel Sunday meditation and the service will be publicized by 8:00 AM Sunday.

The cancellation of all other classes, programs and meetings depends on a decision by the chairperson. We hope to receive information enabling a cancellation announcement two hours before the event start time.

Notice of all cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook and by email sent through Constant Contact. Sunday service and programs will also be announced on local TV and radio stations through the “School Closing Network”.

Publication deadlines
This is an important reminder that the news and article deadline for Windows Weekly is 9:00 AM on Monday and submissions to the OOS is 9:00 AM on Tuesday . The office has been pretty soft on holding folks to these deadlines. We need to tighten this up, making these deadlines more firm in order to be more effective in our work. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Warmth for the Homeless
Please gather blankets, sleeping bags, warm coats, etc. for those experiencing homelessness and put them in the bin in the coatroom. Thanks you!
The Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York presents The Meeting - an imaginary conversation between Martin Luther King and Malcom X Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 PM .  Performance at The Armory at Sage College, 130 New Scotland Ave, Albany

African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Inc. , Members and Friends Exhibition - Friday, Feb. 7, 6:00pm . Three floors of artwork, plus wine, food and entertainment. , 135 South Pearl St, Albany. See more events at

Opalka Gallery and Black Diamond Group Performance Ensemble present Black History Month 2020, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2:30 PM at Sage College, 140 New Scotland Ave, Albany ($10)

The Pride Center Community Forum, Sunday Feb. 9, 11:00am at The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave, Albany. All LGBTQ+ community members, allies, family & friends are welcome to join a discussion of issues that are important to all. Learn more here .

Albany Public Library Black History Month Film Series – “The Brothers: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in Albany ” Monday, Feb. 10, 6:00pm , Howe Library, 105 Schuyler St., Albany. Register for this movie and other APL events here .

Black History Step Show and Hyp3st Dance Competition Sunday, Feb. 16, 5:00pm - at the Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany. Learn more here .

Harambee Artists, Monday, Feb. 17, 7:00pm - specializing in dance and step, Union College Memorial Chapel. Schenectady.

Healthy on Lark celebrates Black History Month, Friday, Feb. 21, sign-in 5:30, program 6:15 PM with a vegan happy hour, including Vegan Soul Food, Black poetry and music. 274 Lark St, Albany. 

The film "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored," Saturday, Feb. 22, 6:00pm , followed by discussion at The Heritage Library, Macedonia Baptist Church, 172 N. Allen St., Albany. Light refreshments served at 5:30 pm. 

“The Mountaintop ,” Feb. 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM; 3 pm on Sunday, March 1 - a play about Martin Luther King in Memphis in 1968, presented by Confetti Stage. The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave, Albany. Learn more here .

Call for Nominations
The Nominating Committee has issued a call for nominations for the following positions to be elected at the Annual Meeting on May 17, 2020
Position Term 
President 1 year 
Vice President 1 year 
Secretary 1 year 
Treasurer 1 year 
Assistant Treasurer 1 year 
Board of Trustees (2) 3 years 
Religious Education Council Chair 1 year 
Religious Education Council (4) 3 years 
Social Responsibilities Council Chair 1 year 
Social Responsibilities Council (2) 3 years 
Nominating Committee (2) 3 years 
Endowment Trust (1) 5 years 

Requirements for Elected Positions
Any person holding an elected position must be an active member of Albany UU for at least 30 days prior to being elected and must not have a pledge in arrears (2019-2020 pledge year or previous). Candidates for the Endowment Trust must be members for at least 3 years. 

Nomination Procedure
Society members may contact anyone on the Nominating Committee to let them know of their interest in the above positions or to suggest someone else you feel would be qualified. If you have questions please contact any of the Nominating Committee members: Sharon Babala, Kelly Smith, Pat Bailey, Randy Rosette, Al DeSalvo, Mary Applegate. Please find us on Sundays wearing our bright green “Nominating Committee Member” buttons. Or you can e-mail

To read job descriptions of each position, go to, choose Church Office/File Cabinet. Under Governance you will see Elected Office Job Descriptions.

Leah's Blog
Resilience in Children and Youth –Balancing Protection and Letting Go

From our Soul Matters partners: In our highly competitive, individualistic culture, including in our UU history, we prop up a heroic and individualistic form of resilience. "Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps"; "You're stronger than you think."; "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.”; The cultural message is clear: resilience depends on you - your individual toughness and inner strength. However, while resilience has a lot to do with what is inside us, it equally depends on what is between us. 

We know that children need encouragement, protection and guidance from the adults in their lives – and that we adults are often barraged with new information and advice. Fostering resilience in children and youth is a huge challenge for parents, caregivers, family members, teachers, mentors and other caring adults. We worry about the consequences of letting children and youth try things on their own and fail. Forget “helicopter parents” that hover over their high school and college aged children and try to intervene when they see their children struggle; now we see “bulldozer parents” like the ones involved with college admission scandals, who plow through every barrier they see in order to ensure their child’s success. There is legitimacy in wanting to protect our children and youth from shouldering an overwhelming load of adverse experiences. And we also know that in trying to protect our kids from all pain, we remove from them emotional and social essential tools they need to experience the world in healthy ways and to weather life’s storm of disappointment and trouble.  

Learning to cope with manageable threats is critical for the development of resilience. Not all stress is harmful. There are numerous opportunities in every child’s life to experience manageable stress—and with the help of supportive adults, this “positive stress” can be growth-promoting. Over time, we become better able to cope with life’s obstacles and hardships, both physically and mentally.

Research has identified a common set of factors that predispose children to positive outcomes in the face of significant adversity

  • supportive adult-child relationships;
  • a sense of self-efficacy and perceived control;
  • opportunities to strengthen adaptive skills and self-regulatory capacities;
  • sources of faith, hope, and cultural traditions.

Of course, the most committed adult-child relationships are in families. But in our UU community and in our Religious Education ministries we work to give children and youth opportunities to learn social skills like clear and respectful communications, to have self-efficacy and some actual control by giving them a say in their covenants which guide their interactions; to practice meditation and ways to identify feelings to help them self-regulate and of course; to teach them the sources of our faith tradition, celebrate our traditions; and to help grow their souls, deepen their questions, and help them appreciate the mysteries of life and the universe. 

Whether you volunteer in RE, support the youth in their fundraising efforts, come to multigenerational events, work to connect with children and youth in small ways like interacting at Coffee Hour, or pledge to the congregation to help with the costs of our ministry to and with children and youth, I thank you. Resilience is fostered in all our relationships in our religious community. 

Support for Adults as Faith Formation Guides

Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

How I Learned to Let My Kid Fail

-Leah Purcell

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We enjoy donating to the auction by hosting an annual pool party/barbeque at our house every year. We provide a place for adults and children, meat eaters and vegetarians, swimmers and non-swimmers to spend a few hours together, playing, eating, and socializing.  
-Debbie and David MacLeod

Donations to the Springing in the Rain auction, to be held on Saturday, March 21st at 6:15 PM, are now being eagerly sought. We encourage new ideas as well as more traditional offerings such as dinners; trips to local places of interest; parties; hikes; and gift certificates or tickets to movies, performing arts venues, or restaurants. 

Donation forms can be found and completed online at  and printed copies are available in the lobby and Channing Hall. Or, print one at home  here . Please place completed forms in the auction basket.

Hesitant to take on hosting an event by yourself? Co-hosting of events is encouraged to divide the work and double the fun! For example, a non-cook who lives in a spacious home can team up with someone who loves to cook but would rather not host.

Auction attendance fees are the same as in years past…$5 in advance or $7 at the door. This includes a night of bidding, socializing and delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine. Parents: Kid-friendly items are up for bid and free child care will be available.

To share your Joy or Sorrow with our Albany UU community, you may submit it on a yellow card during the service or by using our online form.  

Join us in keeping our members and friends in your thoughts as they share their joys and concerns.

Member (and Church Administrator), Tammy Hathaway is sad to announce that the family dog, Jack, crossed the rainbow bridge on Sunday. Also, her father-in-law is dying and the family will be leaving for North Dakota tomorrow, Feb. 7 to say goodbye.

Need to Talk? Albany UU Pastoral Care Associates are here to listen!
Our Pastoral Care Associates have been trained in compassionate listening skills and are available to all members and friends of our congregation. To contact a Pastoral Care Associate, email: , contact Rev. Sam Trumbore , the Albany UU office at 518.463.7135, or one of them personally. They are: Sharon Babala, Chuck Manning, Donna Meixner, Dan Miyake, Phil Rich, Randy Rosette, Dee VanRiper and Erik F. vonHausen.

Albany UU Caring Network
The Caring Network (CN) reflects the words of the Albany UU chalice lighting - “to sustain a vital and nurturing religious community.” The CN provide encouragement and short term support to Albany UU members who, due to hospitalization, sickness, loss, or isolation, need assistance. Services typically include transportation to medical appointments, meals and shopping during recovery, and friendly visits and “check in’s” from Caring Network members. Please reach out to the Caring Network if you need.
Multigenerational Pot Luck and Game Night
Sponsored by the RE Council on Friday, Feb. 7. Bring your favorite game and bring a friend! Dinner starts at 6:00 pm, games 6:30. Learn more here .

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse to host the fourth annual Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary conference  
The conference will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 . Learn more here

Artist Reception
Come to Channing Hall for an artist reception celebrating w atercolors by students of Kevin Kuhne on Sunday, Feb. 9 during Coffee Hour . There will be treats!

Walker Book Group
Join the Walker Book Group for a potluck and discussion on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 pm in Channing Hall. We will discuss  Chances Are…,  a   novel by Richard Russo. Learn more here.

Got too much stuff???
Join us Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7:00-8:00 PM in Room B-8 to discuss "possession consciousness”. We hope to help you with questions such as: Where do I start? How do I keep going? Learn more here.

Circle Dinner
Are you looking for a fun way to get out of the house and enjoy an evening with friends? Join the Circle Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6 pm ! Learn more here

Youth Con help needed!
Our youth group is hosting up to 60 UU youth and advisors from Upstate NY to stay in our building on the weekend of Feb. 28-Mar. 1 . We need adult volunteers from Albany UU! Learn more here.

Save the date for Wine and Cheese!
It's the 15th Annual Wine and Cheese tasting event on  Saturday, March 7, 7:00 pm . Raffle tickets will be sold during Coffee Hour starting Sunday, Feb. 2. Found out more here .
-Leah Purcell, Director of Religious Education and Family Ministry (DREFM),

For the Faith Development of children and youth this Sunday

The Nursery/Toddler Room opens at 9:45.

Children in Pre-K - 6th grade  start the morning with their families for the first part of the service in Community Hall starting at 10:00. After the story (at about 10:20) the children leave for their Sunday school groups. Parents/caretakers are welcome to escort them to their rooms and also to visit the groups.

K/1 OWL First Session – Parents/caretakers come to the first session, in Room 26 starts after the story in the service.

7th/8th Grade OWL  starts at 10:00 in their room (B-3/4) Workshop 18 – Consent Education

High School YoUUth Group  starts at 10:00 in Room B-8. Youth will be packing the HUUGS packages to our fledgling adults who have recently bridged from YoUUth group. More info about YoUUth events in the new weekly publication The UUnicorn .

Children and youth are always welcome to attend the service with their families instead of RE groups.

Don't miss these events!

Friday, Feb. 7 – Multigenerational Pot Luck and Game Night, sponsored by the RE Council. Learn more here .

Friday, Feb. 28 Sun, March 1 Youth Con . Adult help needed! Learn more here .

Friday, Mar. 13 Pot Luck and Family Circle Training We’ll gather to learn a tool for you to use as families, to strengthen your connections and communications at home. Lear more here .
-Matt Lesniak, SRC Chair, email

SRC Recommends:
Raise Your Voice for End of Life Choice

GET INVOLVED.  Compassion and Choices staff are urging supporters of the Medical Aid in Dying Act to join them at the Capitol. They attribute enactment of New Jersey’s end of life choice legislation to the constant presence of volunteer advocates in Trenton and want to replicate that presence in Albany. Try it; you’ll like it! Session days include February 10, 11, 12, 13, 24, 25, 26 and 27 and March 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26 27, 30 and 31. Get details from Amanda at .

SAVE THE DATE.  On Thursday, March 19, from 12:15-2:00 at the Colonie Library, Death with Dignity - Albany presents "An Insider’s View of the Medical Aid in Dying Legislation - What You Need to Know,” featuring Amanda Cavanaugh, Campaign Organizer for Compassion & Choices NY, and David Pratt, MD. They will review key elements of NY’s bill, the bill’s status, and how similar laws have been implemented in other states. 

February is Black History Month!

Join us at 10:00 am on Sunday, Feb. 23 for, “Spiritual Renewal From Mardi Gras through Lent and Beyond” with Rev. Trumbore and Matt Edwards!

Appreciating the music from New Orleans with our former Music Director Matt Edwards and his band, we will learn about the season of Lent that begins with Ash Wednesday, February 26 and end on Maundy Thursday, April 9 right before Easter. Whether we are Christian or not, this is a good time for spiritual renewal. 
To make this an enjoyable Sunday, please bring Mardi Gras masks and decorated umbrellas that are traditional for this holiday (the colors are green, gold and maroon), beads and a King Cake to share after the service.
Sunday Volunteers
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!

YOU can make a difference!
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:
Regular events and meetings
Many of these events and meetings take a hiatus in the summer, check with the church office before coming in.

11:45 AM     Inclusivity Team (2nd)
5:30 PM       Walker Book Group (2nd)
11:45 AM      Social Responsibilities Council (3rd)
11:45 AM      Green Sanctuary Committee (4th)
6:15 PM        Religious Education Council
                               (1st, Nov., Feb., May)
10:00 AM      Philosophy Discussion (weekly)
1:00 PM        Bridge (weekly)
10:00 AM      Projects & Quilts (weekly)
7:00 PM        Choir Rehearsal (almost weekly)
1:00 PM       All Sides Considered (1st & 3rd)
6:30 PM       Board of Trustees (4th)
9:00 AM      Community Breakfast (3rd)
Going to miss a Sunday?

You can listen to the entire Albany UU Sunday service at home or on your mobile device. The two most recent services are available as MP3 files on the Albany UU member resource website. Here is how to access:

username: AlbanyUU
password: EEthelredBrown405

Our sermon archive (select Ministry/Sermon Archive on the left website menu) has pdf files of sermons texts (when available) and audio files of sermons. You can also request the office put a service on a CD.
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
Parking: Parking is available on the street. On Sundays (and for some special events) Albany UU has permission to use the University at Albany’s Hawley Parking Lot on Robin Street at Washington Avenue.

Office hours (unless otherwise posted)
September-June: Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00
July-August: Monday–Thursday 9:00-1:00


Building use
To reserve a room for an Albany UU activity or to rent a hall or classroom space , for a personal or non-Albany UU activity, contact Administrative Assistant Sapphire Correa (518.463.7135 or ).

Photo credit: Jeannie Thompson
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