Summer at Albany UU
Our summer services continue through Sunday, September 1.
How is a summer Sunday at Albany UU different from other Sundays?
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.
from your garden, a florist or a crack in the sidewalk
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
Aug. 11 “The Will of Earth,” Chris Bystroff
The Earth is an organism that lives and breathes. It is the Creator of all life, the final arbiter of the survival of species, infinitely knowledgeable. She communicates with us, the sentient species, in a language we can read only through the lens of Science. What is She saying now?
Chris is a professor at RPI, teaching courses in molecular modeling, bioinformatics, and human population. His lab is currently working on a contraceptive vaccine. Chris is a member of AlbanyUU, sings in the choir and is former chair of the Green Sanctuary Committee.
Music: Elena Karpoff
Aug. 18 “Eldering: A Way of Growing Older,” Rev. Tom Chulak
Last September, Rev. Dr. Tom Chulak turned 70. As a way of celebrating this milestone, he decided to become more intentional about this stage of life. In this service, Tom will celebrate and share with you my discoveries on the path to not just being elderly but becoming an elder.
Tom Chulak is a life long UU, retired UU minister, and member of Albany UU who together with his wife Nicole, owns the Chatham Bookstore.
Music: Al DeSalvo
Aug. 25 “The Experience of Wellspring”
Our congregation supported nineteen people through Wellspring journeys this year. Come and hear what sources of inspiration they found.
Community Breakfast - Be a part of the fun!
Our next community breakfast is coming up Aug 17 from 9 to 11. Please sign up in Channing Hall to be a part of creating a friendly, nourishing breakfast experience. Our guests have been so happy to get our attention. If you like to shop, sign up to pick up a few things during the week before. Carol will contact you to let you know what is on our short list. We need people to set up on Friday, Aug. 16 and to help with the breakfast itself on Saturday, including washing dishes. Contact Carol Butt for more information 518-439-6629. Thank you!
Summer Office Hours Schedule
A reminder that the Albany UU summer office hours are 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday - Thursday until Monday, Sept. 2.
Administrative Assistant, Sapphire Correa, will be on vacation through Friday, Aug. 2. She will be back in the office on Monday, Aug. 5. Please address all communications to the office to Church Administrator, Tammy Hathaway: email@example.com or windows@albanyuu. The "windows" address goes to both Sapphire and Tammy.
Albany UU Humanists
There will be no meeting in August. Find more information about the September meeting
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray at the NY Universalists
Our UUA president, Rev. Susan Frederic-Gray, will speak at the 193rd annual meeting of the NYS Convention of Universalists, October 25-26 in Rochester. More information at