Whatever the FAITH and TRADITIONS of your past, we welcome you.
Click below for a brief video by
Rev. Daniel Lawlor
this sunday, march 26th
Declaration of Independence
for the Soul
Rev. Stephen Kendrick, guest minister
After forty years in the UU ministry, and more as a person in the pews, there are a few things that I have learned along the way--and some of the most important of these things are beliefs that I have unlearned, and what soul freedom can mean for us...
See you Sunday...Rev. Daniel has said such good things about you.
Click here for the Order of Service
Click here for link to Coffee Hour
THE STREET PROJECTS
If you happen to drive past our church building on Albany Post Road, you will see our current street project, inspired by the Burma Shave ads from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. Click here to learn more.
Rev. Daniel Lawlor
Dear UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley,
The kindness of the community at UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley was my first impression upon guest preaching this winter.
I could tell the care and intentionality practiced by the worship committee in preparation for Sunday, and was inspired by your passion for Religious Education and your commitment to Allies for Racial Equity. My wife, Yumi, and I are inspired by caring communities seeking to connect and do good. I am humbled and honored to be your new part-time Contract Minister!
In-person services, with streaming
The doors are open for the Sunday service!
All masked, vaccinated and boosted individuals are welcome and encouraged to join us in the sanctuary.
The livestream and virtual coffee hour will continue to be available.
Click here for zoom coffee hour.
Proposed uu statement
As you may have read, the work of over 200 congregations like UU Hudson Valley to adopt an 8th Principle has led to many congregations to ask the UUA to facilitate a possible revision of the UUA principles. This is an exciting time!
For over a year, a special Committee of the UUA has worked to hear and receive feedback on possible revisions. Here is the Committee's proposal to adjust and change the UUA's existing principles and sources. Every fifteen years or so, the principles and sources are up for potential revision, and the movements for ecology and anti-racism have galvanized a wider look at the existing principles.
Read the proposed new Unitarian Universalist values statement here.
Working with membership, Rev. Daniel will host forums in February and March to learn about and consider the proposed changes to the principles.
After our UUA receives feedback from congregations this Spring, the proposed new values statement will be considered at the 2023 General Assembly of Congregations. If approved, the revised proposal will be presented again for consideration at the 2024 General Assembly. If approved at the 2024 Assembly, the new values statement will be adopted for use by the wider Association of Congregations.
WHO WE ARE
Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal, non-creedal religion-- meaning we are bound together not by dogma or doctrine, but by our commitment to be in intentional and thoughtful relationship with one another as we walk the journey of seeking the truth.
As a community that is committed to living, working, and worship with each other in ways that foster individual and collective growth, we agree to live by our covenant.
To create an atmosphere of trust and safety, we agree to call each other back into covenant and to forgive ourselves and others.