These headline stories are the most important things you should know this week. Stories that affect the entire congregation are found here, as are notices of events happening in the next week. Click the title of each story for more information.

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Sunday Service, June 23, 10 A.M.

Today marks the big finish of this year's General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. What is the significance of connecting with other congregations? In what way are we strengthened by being part of a faith that is larger than just one individual, one group, one congregation?

Coffee Chat, June 30: Two Steps to a New Home!

Join us for a briefing on steps we're taking toward buying the property we need for our new building and the campaign we'll launch to raise the money.
Rev. Joseph Cleveland

Rev. Joseph Cleveland: Expanding Our ‘Theological Savvy’

“We have to pass on a livable planet to our youth," says UU Saratoga minister Joseph Cleveland in a Saratoga Today profile by Saratoga Springs High School student Kristiana Briscoe.

Getting to Know … Heidi Patrice Marie

The first in a series of profiles to introduce the congregation to new and longstanding members.

This Summer's Theme

A Spiritual Theme for Summertime: Beauty

There is universal agreement that we all must make time to visit museums and sit before stunning sunsets. But seeking beauty there is not enough. Every religion agrees: The secret to encountering spiritual beauty is to visit and observe the unlikely places. One vital job of a faith tradition is to teach us to find beauty and to help us observe beauty in the less noticed places.

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Announcements include upcoming activities and events, as well as information you will want to be aware of as a member of the UU Saratoga community. Click the title of each announcement for more information.

Women’s Luncheon – Thursday, July 11

Our next women's luncheon will be next Thursday, July 11th, at 12:30 PM, at The Ripe Tomato, 2721 Rt. 9, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020. Please let me know if you will be attending. Hope to see you there!

UU Saratoga Book Group Meeting

The Saratoga Unitarian Book Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month throughout the year. We begin at 6 P.M. in the King Room with a light supper brought by members of the group. Around 6:45 P.M. we then begin a discussion of the book for that month. The discussion lasts about an hour.

Sign up now for the 9/21 trip to the New England Aquarium

The UU Saratoga Book Club read Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness and they're planning a bus trip to see the two adult Giant Pacific Octopuses and other sea creatures at the New England Aquarium on Saturday, September 21. Reserve your seat now!

White Fragility Study Group

There’s still time to indicate your interest in participating in reading and discussing the book by Robin DiAngelo called White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White people to Talk about Racism. We will take part in a 3-part discussion and learning program focused on the book to take place over the summer or in the early fall.

UU Saratoga Book Group Selections for 2019-2020

The UU Saratoga Book Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month throughout the year. We begin with a light supper brought by members of the group, and then have a discussion of the book for that month.

The Worship Team Invites Your Feedback

We want to hear from you so that we can continually improve our congregation’s worship experience and time together.

Events & Meetings

Call for Volunteers

A New Hospitality Team Needs Team Members

A new, 7th hospitality team is now being formed, and you're invited to participate.

Special Message from Our Director of Music

Wouldn’t you love to add your soul and vocal heft to this gemutlich group who enjoy good laughter during the rehearsals and musical and social camaraderie? We are especially in need of some basses but will also welcome sopranos, altos and tenors!

Pillowcase Making Workshop for the Holiday Bazaar

There will be three pillowcase making workshops this month.

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