Faith in Action:

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Give Away the Plate Sundays

Our congregation gives the entire collection plate away to a local organization once every month.

Soup Kitchen Donations

The EOC Soup Kitchen needs food for its food pantry every week. Please help us fill the pantry. It’s located at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs, but you can place your donations of nonperishable food items on the middle table at the back of our Sanctuary. Your contributions are taken weekly to the Soup Kitchen.

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County

UU Saratoga holds an annual work day in coordination with Rebuilding Together to strengthen the lives of those in need by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy-efficient upgrades.

Green Sanctuary

The Green Sanctuary Team, a group whose mission is to help us be more sustainable in the way we do business, has successfully directed the congregation through the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Green Sanctuary Ministry program and we were officially awarded Green Sanctuary Accreditation in 2012. We are one of only 245 congregations in UUA. The team is now working with Sustainable Saratoga on implementing a ban on small plastic bags in Saratoga Springs.

Hudson Mohawk UU Cluster (formerly the CRUUNY Cluster)

The Hudson Mohawk UU Cluster is a cluster of five congregations in the area, including Albany, Glens Falls, Kingston, Saratoga Springs, and Schenectady, New York. Formed in 2009, the congregations collaborate on social justice projects, share resources, and offer workshops and adult RE. They also offer a yearly combined Sunday service that is jointly created.

Capital PRIDE Parade

Our congregation joins with CRUUNY member congregations to march in the annual Capital PRIDE Parade in Albany. The PRIDE Festival is a great family-friendly celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and allies. The parade is hosted by the Pride Center of the Capital Region, an organization dedicated to serving the LGBTQ community in the Capital Region.

Mitten Tree

For the past several years, members young and old of UU Saratoga have come together during the December holiday season to share with others through our Mitten Tree Sunday. On that Sunday, adults and children bring hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens and use these items to “decorate” our holiday tree in the front of the sanctuary. These donations of warm winter outdoor clothing are later given to needy families in our area through the Franklin Community Center as well as local schools. The children in the religious education classes have enhanced their participation in this tradition by earning money and joining in the selection and purchase of their families’ items.

Supporting the Backstretch workers

UU Saratoga continues to support the Backstretch workers each spring and summer through donations of bus cards, household items, clothing and food.

Code Blue

Code Blue Saratoga Springs is an emergency shelter serving homeless people in the City of Saratoga Springs who might otherwise remain unsheltered during periods of extreme winter weather. The shelter is open between November 15 and March 15. Extreme winter weather is defined as 12 inches of snow or more and temperature of 20 degrees (to include wind chill factor) or less. It is a collaborative effort between the City of Saratoga Springs, faith-based groups, nonprofits serving the homeless population and committed residents of the City of Saratoga Springs. Please consider volunteering at Code Blue or stocking the shelter during the winter months.

Social Justice Action and Activities

See how you can get involved. Check the UU Saratoga calendar.

Glens Falls Rally Calls for Closure of Detention Camps

The Saratoga Peace Alliance is leading an August 8th march to demand that immigrant detention camps be closed, the separation of children from their families be ended and family reunification be vigorously pursued.

A Call for Humanitarian Standards for Children

It's critical that an emergency funding package in development in Congress require humanitarian standards for children in federal custody.

Holding Lights of Liberty for Migrant Families

Members of UU Saratoga joined demonstrators around the nation July 12 to protest the atrocious treatment of migrant families on the Mexican border.

A July 16 Meeting on Climate Change Actions

Actions taken by Exxon Mobil to address climate change will be the focus of a meeting Tuesday, July hosted by the Social Justice Committee.

Carrying the Flags

Board chair Julie Holmberg led the UU Saratoga delegation in last week's Flag Day Parade.

Demonstrating for Climate Justice

A delegation from UU Saratoga was among 400 who demonstrated in Albany Tuesday for the Community and Climate Protection Act.

Come Join the Festivities at the Saratoga Pride Festival on Sunday, June 16

Join us for our annual celebration of PRIDE (And bring your Dad for Father’s Day!) 1:00 PM:  Saturday afternoon at High Rock...