All congregants with family members in our Religious Exploration programs are invited to attend a Fall Family Gathering at the home of Marny Skinner, 11 Ludlow Street in Saratoga Springs on Friday, September 27, from 5 pm-8 pm. This will be a potluck style event, so please bring a dish or beverage to share. There will be a Sign-up Genius emailed for signing up for dishes. As we are a Green Sanctuary, please bring place settings if you can. In the case of inclement weather, we will relocate to the Sanctuary of the meeting house at 624 North Broadway.
In years past, we’ve had a “mitten tree” in the sanctuary for Christmas/Solstice-time. Suspecting that mittens and such might be what agencies received a lot of this time of year, Social Justice is checking in and asking what they’re in most need of.
To celebrate this winter holiday season there will be three special services!
At its December meeting on December 4, the Board of Trustees focused on fine-tuning the 2020 budget to be voted on Sunday, December 15, along with the revised bylaws (see "Bylaws Changes and 2020 Budget" for more information) at the congregation’s Annual Meeting following this Sunday's worship service.
I’m not going to just be putting my feet up for three months. I mean, I’ll put my feet up sometimes, and I hope you do, too! But I am setting some goals and projects for myself for my sabbatical time.
Our offering during the service on Sunday, December 15, will go to Youth Squared - Youth Helping Youth, is a Field of Interest Fund formed under the guidance of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Youth Squared seeks to transform young people by encouraging them to participate in meaningful community service work.
I love the ministry I share with you all. I love being part of this loving and beloved community. And so it feels a little odd to be planning for the sabbatical that the Board and I have scheduled for this coming January through March.
Call for Volunteers
The Stewardship Committee needs three or four energetic and enthusiastic new members for 2020. It is a busy but fun committee that generates creative activities but also does a significant amount of planning and preparing for our major fundraisers including the pledge campaign.
The Care Team is putting together a holiday Care Package for Claudia and Steve Elkins.