Upcoming Services

Sunday, April 22, 10:00 A.M.
– Rev. Joe Cleveland

Murmurations of Earth
Today we’ll explore the emergence of awe, spirit, and a call to justice in our experiences of earth. We’ll also hear about the calls of youth for climate justice and the revolutionary move by youth to sue the U.S. government for the right to a stable environment. 

Sunday, April 22, 5 P.M.

Evening Renewal – Poetry and Reflection
Please join the UUCSS Poetry Group at the next Evening Renewal. A variety of poems will be read throughout the hour, some followed by brief comments from the readers. As well, there will be opportunities for quiet reflection in response to the poems and a bit of soft music. This will be an hour of settling in and letting poetry seep into your being.  If you have a poem you’d like to share, let Betty Hurley know. Please note that this is also Earth Day!

Sunday, April 29, 10:00 A.M.
– Rev. Joe Cleveland

Earth’s Spiritual Leadership
For many, the earth and nature is central to our sense of the sacred. What might we learn about leadership by following Earth’s lead? What if we put that together with what we learn from the earth about wholeness or the sacred?

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.