Upcoming Services


Sunday, October 14, 10:00 A.M.
– Rev. Joe Cleveland

Our Courageous Choice
When we live with deep assurance of the flame that burns within.

Sunday, October 21, 10:00 A.M.
– Rev. Nikki Williams, Service Leader

The Contemplative Unitarian Universalist
Unitarian Universalists are widely (and rightly) recognized for their dedication to and participation in social justice causes. We’re proud of this public and congregational identity. Less visible among us may be the UUs who self-identify as mystics embracing a contemplative spiritual life. What’s it like to live this way? How do we contemplative UUs respond to the Unitarian Universalists’ call to be in the world? What’s a New Monastic? Come and find out. Unitarian Universalists are recognized for their dedication to social activism. Not as much is known about the UUs who embrace a mystical spiritual life. What is a contemplative UU? How does this identity affect the contemplative UU’s mission and pursuit of social justice?


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.