Upcoming Services


Sunday, May 20, 10:00 A.M.
– Rev. Evin Carvill-Ziemer, Guest Minister

A Creative Shift
Human diversity is the source of both wonder and frustration. “Wow!” and “Geez!” in the same breath. Often communities experiencing a shift to greater diversity have a significant increase in friction, even violence. Creativity offers us a different way to move into relationship across human difference. 

Rev. Evin serves the Central East Region of the UUA as a Congregational Life Consultant, specializing in the areas of Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and Intercultural Competency work, and as the Primary Contact for congregations in upstate and central New York.


Sunday, May 27, 10:00 A.M.
– Service Leaders: Pam Collins and Laurie Singer

Pregnant Forever: Finding the Courage to Complete What You’ve Begun
Exploring this month’s theme of creativity, Pam Collins and Laurie Singer take a look at the creative spark that lives in all of us, and why it is so important that we nurture it and fan its flame. Inspired by Rabbi Naomi Levy’s book, ”Einstein and the Rabbi” along with reflections on some who have been considered to be creative geniuses, we come to see that we may each possess a measure of creative greatness and immortality in even the most humble gifts our souls have to offer.

What is Unitarian Universalism?

Asking questions is part of the journey. Begin here —

Our Unitarian Universalist Principles
We live out these Principles within a living tradition of wisdom and spirituality.

Flaming Chalice: Symbol of Unitarian Universalism
A flame within a chalice is a primary symbol of the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition.

"10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Unitarian Universalism"
What UUs believe, why we’ve come to those beliefs, and how they impact our lives.

"100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism"


We are Unitarian Universalists, people of many backgrounds who have different beliefs, but shared values. Together, we offer a guided path towards a better you and a better world. Get to know us in this short animated video.

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Forums for Discovery at UUCSS

Discussion Groups – groups organized around a program of study. These groups are led by the Minister or by trained lay leaders and occur throughout the year. They are an excellent way to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and issues affecting today’s world through shared materials and group discussions.

Learning About UU – a two-session class held twice each year that explores the history and meaning of Unitarian Universalism, the seven Principles which guide our religious path, the sources upon which our faith is built, and what membership in UUCSS offers and expects. It’s also a time to ask questions, look at your life’s religious journey, and to share stories of your journey. Participants often learn that others are making a similar journey, and some form friendships that last a lifetime.

Small Groups – are sometimes called Small Group Ministries and are composed of 6 to 8 people who want to share their spiritual journeys on a personal level. Small Groups offer a forum for personal discovery. Contact Rev. Joe at minister@uusaratoga.org.

Check the calendar for more information about these groups.

The Wayside Pulpit Archives

Unitarian Universalism Online


Church of the Larger Fellowship
A Unitarian Universalist Congregation without walls.

Quest for Meaning
An online sanctuary for seekers that never closes.


Unitarian Universalist Association
The central organization for the UU religious movement in the United States.