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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Small Group Ministry Sessions Starting Again Soon!

The UUCSS Small Group Ministry program creates covenantal, theme-based discussion groups that are committed to deepening our understanding of ourselves, each other, and the ways we practice our UU principles. Small Groups offer a safe space for adult spiritual exploration and a way to cultivate friendships within our congregation.

Creating UUCSS’ Future Re-scheduled for May 2nd

Saturday, May 2, 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Save the Date! This is important; we need to hear your voice!! Sign-up will begin in February.

Music Night Rescheduled for Saturday, March 21st!!!

The Stewardship Committee is delighted to announce that there will be a music night on Saturday, February 29th---yes, that is leap day 2020---from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. The price will be $15 per person and $40 for a family. Desert and wine will be available for sale.

Calling All Storytellers!

For the next few months, we will have guest speakers who might have their own children’s stories. But if not, this will provide us with a great opportunity to call on the many folks of our own congregation who are exceptionally able to fill that role. How about it? Would you be willing to be the guest storyteller during our Time for All Ages?

BOT 2020

“Leadership’s purpose is to make things better for the people.” This idea and a powerful reading from Howard Thurman, shared by Laurie Singer, our new President-Elect, set the tone for the first meeting of the 2020 Board this past Monday, Jan. 6th. We had a full agenda, but rolled up our sleeves and got through most of it. Our work included the following:

2020 Sabbatical Guide

After five years of dedicated service to our congregation, our minister, Rev. Joe Cleveland, will take his first sabbatical from January 1st through March 31st. Rev. Joe and several of the congregation’s teams and committees have been working to be sure that his areas of responsibility will be covered during this time of renewal.

This Month's Theme

A Spiritual Theme for January: Integrity

Wholeness is never lost; it is only forgotten. Integrity rarely means that we need to add something to ourselves: it is more an undoing than a doing, a freeing ourselves from beliefs we have about who we are and ways we have been persuaded to “fix” ourselves…

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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.

UU the Vote Planning Meeting, Sunday, January 26, 4 pm

The 2020 elections will be the most important in living memory. That's why the Unitarian Universalist Association is launching UU the Vote to support congregations...

Ladies Luncheon, Tuesday, February 4th

The Ladies Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 4th, at 12:30 in the Restaurant at the Embassy Suites, 86 Congress Street,...

In Case You Missed it!

Delight in Gian Carlo Menotti’s charming and inspirational story of a young disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother who are visited by three strangers; the three Kings who are on their way to Bethlehem.

Sunday Service Information During Rev. Joe’s Sabbatical

Click the title above to view the schedule for the guest service leaders conducting our Sunday services during Rev. Joe's sabbatical.

Capital Campaign Update

As of Friday, November 29, we have received $183,000 in pledges.

UU Saratoga Book Group Selections for 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.

Have a new UU experience in 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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