Monthly Archives: May 2016

Rock Tavern to Host Syrian Refugee Forum on June 12

“We cannot let humanity suffer like this. We have got work to do.” – Latifa Woodhouse ROCK TAVERN – A community forum on the Syrian refugee crisis entitled “Lessons from the Frontline of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lesvos, Greece” will be hosted on Sunday, June 12, at  1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation … Continued

Explanation of the UUCRT Circle of Trust Ministry

From Diane Diachishin  Here is a brief explanation of UUCRT Circle of Trust. Open to all members and friends, we meet Saturday mornings on an “as needed”  basis. For more information, please contact  Rev. Chris Antal  or Diane Diachishin (    So what do we do in a circle of trust? We speak our own … Continued

From Our Newest Member: Jamie Cupolo – May 2016

Passion. I’m very excited to bring my gifts to the welcoming table.  I’ve already experienced a high degree of synchronicity here, and hope to grow in relationship with you. I’m a longtime member of the UU Community Church, NYC. I’ve practiced faiths from Native American, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Judaism, to New Age. I have a lifelong relationship … Continued

New Social Action Ministry Leader

From Verne M. Bell We are so pleased to welcome Jamie Capach as our new leader, who will take over at our next meeting, Sunday, June 12, after the service.  This is a meeting open to all as we plan for the future.

Lay Minister’s Message – June 2016

“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!” declares Henry David Thoreau, penning his words after long saunters through the woods around Walden Pond. Our Transcendentalist ancestor enjoyed daily walks, alone or with companions, as an essential spiritual practice. He owned few possessions and lived the art of simplicity. And yet, Thoreau was also an activist, refusing to pay taxes … Continued

Book Discussion – June 18

Spiritual Perspectives on America’s Role as a Superpower Saturday morning June 18 at 9 am-11am. UUCRT Sanctuary.  Available used and as a Kindle book here: Four print copies are available as a one week loan from Rev Chris; Sunday June 5, return June 12; June 12-Saturday June 18. Email Chris to reserve your copy – … Continued

From the Board of Trustees – June 2016

Words are powerful.  They are our primary source of communication. They express thought between people and, when chosen carefully, allow us to deepen our understanding of purpose, of emotion, of all that would otherwise be abstract. We use words to define meaning.  And so, it is significant that one word worked its way into nearly … Continued

Our Minister on ABC News

Click here for the article by Michael Edison Hayden published May 28, 2016 called “The Army Chaplain who Quit Over ‘Unaccountable Killing’ of Obama’s Secretive Drone Program.”

Message on Memorial Day 2016

This Memorial Day we Americans remember and honor those who died while serving in our nation’s military. I remember the dignified transfer ceremonies for the young dead soldiers I helped enact while serving as an Army chaplain in Afghanistan. I also remember my duties stateside, such as the night I knocked on the door of … Continued

Members Stand With Rev. Antal in Public Message on Drone Warfare

On Sunday afternoon members of the UUCRT and the Hudson Valley Chapter 177 of Veterans for Peace stood with Rev. Antal as he delivered a public message “We Remember Innocent Victims of U.S. Drone Warfare” and announced his intent to return to the President the “War on Terrorism” medal he received for his service in Afghanistan. … Continued