Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady Seeks Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, membership 375, seeks full-time experienced, professional director of lifespan religious education to join its staff team during a time of new beginnings and growing energy in the congregation. Start date is early to mid-January 2018. For preferred consideration, send application materials by Nov. 28, 2017. Interviews will begin Nov. 30. Resumes will be … Continued

UUFP Social Action At-A-Glance

It is wonderful to know that our UUFP members are out and about helping with meals, phone calls and visits even during their busy days. Individuals of all ages are showing they care and help in ways that they can. Keep Ann Hobson in your thoughts as she heals. If we get any sunshine, share a … Continued

Congregation Votes to Hire New Minister

After a nearly unanimous vote of approval by the congregation, the board has extended an offer of a one-year, half-time position to the Rev. Nicoline Guerrier, with an extension to be considered at the end of this period. Rev. Guerrier says she is excited to be a partner with us in our vision of shared … Continued

Update on Our New Home

We are continuing to explore the option of St. Joseph’s Church property on Military Turnpike just south of Rugar Street. The UUFP Board and other fellowship members who responded to the announcement at last Sunday Service toured the property Monday and Tuesday, March 20 and 21. The 10,000 square foot building on 3.2 acres met … Continued

The Fellowship Stands on the Side of Love

Religious Activism: Political, Not Partisan A very passionate group of members and friends have met recently after two Sunday morning services to explore religious activism. We have formed a subcommittee of our Social Justice Committee and we invite you to join us. We are the SSL Planning Group. Our public Facebook page promotes love and … Continued

The UUA Offers Common Read: ‘The Third Reconstruction’

“The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Hate” by The Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Beacon, 2016), has been chosen as the 2016-17 Unitarian Universalist Common Read,” writes the UUA. “… The Third Reconstruction offers helpful, practical guidance for engaging with justice movements born in … Continued

Help Make Our Warmth and Hospitality Differentiators

Our fellowship specializes in community. But can we go deeper? Can we better connect and truly welcome all?  This year the Membership Cluster is on a mission to make our friendliness so deep it differentiates us among churches. Want to help? We need greeters, coffee hosts, ambassadors and people who are willing to go out … Continued

UU at Heart Nominations Now Open

Do you know someone who is not a UU but embodies our values? Submit a nomination and let our fellowship celebrate them. Forms will be available under the nametag rack at the back of the sanctuary and online at Make sure to include a few words about why you have nominated the individual. This … Continued

Become a Commissioned Lay Leader

The Commissioned Lay Leader Program is a course of study offered thru the district to lay persons who have already demonstrated a high level of leadership in their congregation, earned the respect of fellow congregants, and want to expand their understanding and improve their skills. Typical areas of focus include worship, pastoral care, adult religious … Continued

Friends Inviting Friends

Many of our members came to the fellowship because they were invited by a friend. Continue that tradition. Feel free to use the postcards in the rack at the back of the sanctuary and hand them out to others you think might benefit from attending. You will find two types of postcards: invitations to our … Continued