Headlines

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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A Cup of Joe

You may have heard that, given what experts are saying about the coronavirus, the UUA is recommending that we plan on virtual operations through May 2021. That feels like a really long time. As Susan Frederick-Gray says in the letter containing that recommendation, take a breath. What it doesn’t mean is that we’ll never be worshiping or gathering in person again.

Update on the Plant Sale!

Update May 26, 2020. The Annual Plant Sale lives in virtual reality!

Special BOT Meeting, May 20, 2020 — Facing the Year Ahead

To weather the “perfect storm” of COVID-19 reality and attempting to live into the expanded charge of the new By-Laws, your Board of Trustees agreed to a special meeting to consider two questions:

Just One Week Away! The Quarantine Coffee House – June 5th

The Coffee House is just one week away, June 5th via zoom. Buy your tickets now so you can zoom in and be entertained by our emcee Peter Marino and a variety of musical and spoken performances.

Check Here for Updated Online Opportunities for Connection

Updated 5/5/20. In a time of maintaining physical distance, we are trying to be sure we connect socially more than ever! Here are some chances to get together via Zoom with Rev. Joe and others this week.

This Month's Theme

A Spiritual Theme for May: Thresholds

When encountering thresholds, we often talk as if our work is that of successfully “passing through” them. We speak of “making healthy transitions.” We seek out advice and support as we decide which thresholds to lean into and which to resist. The goal, it would seem, is figuring out how to travel forward in the right way.

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Announcements

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.

#StrongerTogether

To help everyone celebrate these local efforts, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce created a #strongertogether poster for every one of the communities in Saratoga County. We invite you to click on the image for your community and to then print and display your community's #strongertogether poster wherever you'd like.

Message from the Social Justice Team

Dear UU-ers! Want to channel your energy to win the 2020 elections? There is a lot we can do from home

Yoga & Meditation for the Whole Family Update!

Click on the title for an exciting update on this popular and fun session from Dr. Chris and Helen!

Calling All Writers! UUCSS Writing Workshop Coming Soon!

Nan Asher, seasoned writing workshop facilitator, would like to begin a writing workshop for our members who want to share their own prose , poetry, fiction or drama.

May’s GATP – Pitney Meadows Community Farm

For the month of May, the Social Justice Team has selected the Pitney Meadows Community Farm as the recipient of our Give Away the Plate program. You have the opportunity to donate during our Sunday service on May 10th as well as through the link below that will be available for the entire month. Special note from our Treasurer: Please clearly designate where you want your online donation to go by using the drop down menu. Any donation to the general fund will be credited as a non-pledge contribution.

Covid-19 and End of Life Wishes

As hard as it is to think about, and as difficult as these conversations may be, it seems more important than ever to have your wishes known.

UUCSS Book Group List for 2020-2021

Check out the UUCSS Book Group list of books planned for 2020-2021!

Zoom Basics

Click the title above for a handy Zoom Basics Tips Sheet.

Do You Need Help Maneuvering Zoom?

Would you like some extra help maneuvering Zoom? The UUCSS Worship Team Is providing a list of people willing to act as coaches for anyone struggling with any aspect of Zoom.

Joys and Sorrows

To preserve the privacy of our congregants, The Care Team has decided that we will no longer share joys and sorrows through our Journey Well newsletter, which is available to a wide audience beyond our church community. If you would like to submit a joy or sorrow, please email the Care Team at careteam@uusaratoga.org.

Events & Meetings

Call for Volunteers

We Need You! Many Ways to Help with Fundraising!

Recently the Stewardship Committee, which is very short on members, suggested that instead of joining the committee individuals volunteer for one of the major fundraisers.

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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Announcements, Calls for Volunteers, and Community News can be added by any member of the UU Saratoga community. The process for submitting news involves filling out a simple form. Click here to submit an announcement