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.

Top Stories of the week

Fall ‘White Fragility’ Study Group

Due to the interest of many who could not join in the summer white fragility study group, Rev. Joe Cleveland has scheduled another offering of the three-session study group on the New York Times bestselling book White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White people to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

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.

Save the Date for Workshop on ‘Radical Inclusion’

Plans are in the works for an October 26 workshop at the UU Congregation of Schenectady.

Capital Campaign Update

Pledge now to help us reach our Phase 1 goal.

Jars of Water for the Annual Water Communion

For the upcoming service on September 8, the Worship Team asks the congregation for assistance.

The Basics of Breeze: An Introduction

Here are the essentials you need to know to make the most of the congregation's new online directory, event calendar, and gift tracker.

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.

Rev. Joe Needs Your Input for the August 25 Service

For the August 25 service, Rev. Joe is looking for examples of things or experiences that are both sad and beautiful. Please...

Building a Movement for a ‘Green New Deal’

All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C. is hosting a three-day conference in September focused on "Advancing Economic and Climate Justice as a Moral Issue: Building a Movement for a Green New Deal."

Volunteers Needed for the ‘Showcase of Homes’

The Showcase of Homes has been Rebuilding Together’s largest donor over the years. I am in charge of volunteers for a home...

Jams, Jellies, and Chutneys Wanted!

It’s that time again! We are planning for the Holiday Sale, our successful fundraiser held here at UUCSS in the run up to...

Save the Date – UU Weekend at Silver Bay, Lake George

October 18-20, 2019 is a few months away for sure, but it's still worth circling that weekend since it is when a...

UUCSS Book Group Monthly Meeting

The Saratoga Unitarian Book Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month throughout the year. We begin at 6 P.M. in...

Save the Date – Healthcare Discussion and Presentation by Dr. George Jolly, MD

What is “Medicare for All”? What is “single-payer”? Are they the same thing? How are they different from the “ObamaCare” we have now”? Does it matter?

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.

Events & Meetings

Call for Volunteers

Rare Opportunity to Live Out UU Principles

Are you passionate about social justice for all? Come and join the Social Justice Committee.

Special Message from Our Director of Music

You are cordially invited to come to try out the UU choir!

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