Welcome to Albany UU!

Interested in our opportunities for children and youth?

Albany UU is committed to providing vibrant weekly programming for children and youth, as well as guidance and support for families who want to explore and develop their faith at church or at home.

  • Some of the goals of our programming are to help children and youth to…

    see their groups in our Sunday morning programming as places where they are warmly welcomed for who they genuinely are

    learn about and discuss oppression and racism in age appropriate ways, and develop skills to work against racism and oppression, and move with integrity in a multicultural world

    come to value social justice, and develop a strong and guiding internal moral compass

    receive honest, accurate information about sexuality that dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, and improves decision-making

    identify and take advantage of opportunities to practice compassion

    understand our 8 Unitarian Universalist Principles (in simpler language here) and explain why we hold these values

    feel comfortable exploring their spirituality and have a “toolbox” of spiritual practices they can draw from

    For more information contact Elizabeth Baldes, Director of Religious Education at dre@albanyuu.org


“The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own, not to make them see with our eyes but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own…to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life.”
– William Ellery Channing, 19th Century Unitarian Minister