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

New Bylaws for the Congregation

The Governance Task Force (GTF) has taken the time to rewrite the bylaws, and the Board of Trustees approved them at the October board meeting. The next step is a Congregational vote at the Annual Meeting.

Preemptive Radical Inclusion Workshop with CB Beal

Join other area UUs in Schenectady on Saturday, October 26, to learn and share new skills and strategies for strengthening and transforming our congregations as we increase equity and justice.

‘Learning About UU’ – Tuesday, October 22

The next 'Learning About UU' class has been scheduled. The class will be held on Tuesday, October 22, from 7 to 9 P.M.

Join Us for “Creating UUCSS’s Future”

This is a congregation-wide invitation to spend a few hours to share your best memories, most beloved programs and activities, and your aspirational hopes.

Fall Fest Music Night 10/19

Purchase your ticket in advance and enjoy a night of music with UU performers.

Capital Campaign Update

"The End is Near!" But there's still time to join our Foundation Phase: Pledge now!

This Month's Theme

A Spiritual Theme for October: Belonging

“You hardly knew / how hungry you were / to be gathered in . . .” begins a poem by the United Methodist minister Jan Richardson. As fiercely as we Unitarian Universalists believe in freedom and independence, all of us have also felt the hunger to belong. No one likes the experience of being excluded or being locked out. The isolation that so many experience today brings no gifts to society. We long for connection.

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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.

Make your pledge for 2020

Pledging online is quick and easy.

Memorial Service and a Celebration of Life for Emily Feinberg on October 19, 2019

There will be a Memorial Service and a Celebration of Life for Emily Feinberg on October 19, 2019, at 1pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs (UUCSS) with an informal reception following.

Let’s All Vote this November!

Have you registered to vote! Pick up a form now! Forms will be available at the back of the Sanctuary!

UUA Common Read 2019-20

The Common Read Selection Committee is pleased to announce that An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press, 2015) and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Beacon Press, 2019) are the new Common Read.

Save These Important Dates!! Stewardship Schedule of Events

Mark your calendars now! Join us for these important fundraising events!

UUCSS Book Group Monthly Meeting

The Saratoga Unitarian Book Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month throughout the year.

Healthcare Discussion and Presentation – October 13

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

Contribute to the Wine Pull

The Stewardship Committee is planning a wine pull for the Fall Fest on Saturday October 19th

Bakers needed!

Bakers needed for October 19 Music Fest.

Wanted by the Holiday Bazaar Committee

In  preparing for the Holiday Bazaar, we are in need of:

Join the UUCSS Choir!

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

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