What To Expect

You can expect a warm welcome and lots of smiling faces. We even have a portion of our live multi-platform Sunday morning service specifically focused on greeting newcomers and guests.

What To Expect


Our multi-platform Sunday services run roughly an hour long, and begin with the ringing of a chime. We light our chalice during each service, and invite you to light your own chalice or candle as it’s an important symbol in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. The flaming chalice is a symbol of light we seek to bring to the world.

Multi-platform means that we offer our services in multiple ways. We have in-person services in Community Hall. We also offer our services live via Zoom if you would like to attend virtually. Additionally a portion of our services are streamed live on Facebook.

Most services include a story for children, songs or other musical offerings, voluntary sharing of personal joys or sorrows, an offering of donations for the work of Albany UU, or, occasionally, for other causes. 

We will always have a sermon or homily by our minister or a guest speaker. After our service is over, we may gather for discussion about what the message of the day meant to you. If you attend our service online, you may wish to stay online for fellowship and conversation in breakout rooms.

Joining us with Kids? We’re Delighted! Find more information about our Programs for Children & Youth here!