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

Bring an Ornament & Deck the Tree!

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.

Special Holiday Services

To celebrate this winter holiday season there will be three special services!

Members Are Urged to Attend the Annual Meeting This Sunday

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.


… the successful completion of the Foundation phase of UUCSS’s capital campaign. Holiday cookies and shared hopes for a bright future will be on offer after Sunday service on December 15.

Bylaws Changes and the 2020 Budget

Substantial changes in the congregation's bylaws -- already approved and recommended by the Board of Trustees -- will be put to a vote at the Annual Meeting following the worship service on December 15. These, along with the 2020 Budget, were discussed after the service on Sunday, December 8.

This Month's Theme

A Spiritual Theme for December: Awe

The path of awe seems well worn. It’s a journey intended to bring us down to size. Pictures of our galaxy with a note that there are 100 billion more just like it.

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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.

A Cuppa Joe: What will Rev Joe be doing on his sabbatical?

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.

December Give Away the Plate

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.

A Cuppa Joe: Planning Ahead

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.

Capital Campaign Update

Please see our other 'Headline' post "CAPITAL THANKSGIVING" for some great news!

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

The Stewardship Team Needs You!

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.

Care Package Items Needed

The Care Team is putting together a holiday Care Package for Claudia and Steve Elkins.

Have a new UU experience in the New Year, 2020!

For a musical experience and an uplifting time among some really nice people, come “try us out” and see if you are simply compelled to join!

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