Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Spiritual Arts and Holiday Craft Fair, Nov. 5th

The UUCRT will be having our second Spiritual Arts Fair, which this time will be combined with our annual Craft Show. The Spiritual Arts and Holiday Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Taft Elementary School, 20 Toleman Road, Washingtonville, about four miles from the UUCRT. This … Continued

In Transition

On Friday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, the Social Action Ministry will again begin our fall film and discussion series with In Transition 2.0! In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing … Continued

Community of Healing

Today the air is cooler at last, and the leaves on the trees are beginning to change color and fall.  Late summer’s heat is settling down, and I feel called to quieter spaces: contemplation and memory, reflection and inquiry, intimacy and soul.   As the world spins with tension and fury, October in the northeast offers … Continued


This month we explore the theme of healing. Most people carry wounds of some sort and many continue to suffer from experiences that were traumatic. In our exploration we will consider resources from religion and science that can facilitate healing.   The notion that wounds can be birth pains to human wholeness has grounding in … Continued

Free Public Workshop Called “We Who Defy Hate”

At 2 pm Saturday, September 24, 2016, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern is hosting a free public workshop called We Who Defy Hate, a companion to the PBS documentary Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, to support people of different faith traditions who want to find places of common ground and solidarity in … Continued

From the Stewardship and Finance Ministry: September 2016

Welcome to Jackie Jordan, the newest member of our Ministry, and congratulations to Heather Broadfoot on her August marriage to Mike Stuetzle!  Much happiness to you both! As we are well into the 21st Century and more and more people are using credit cards rather than cash, we are looking into creating a webpage opportunity … Continued

Message from the Lay Commissioned Minister – September 2016

Dear Friends, I look forward to gathering with you in community at our Annual Ingathering/ Water Communion service on September 11th.  The Water Communion is one of my favorite Unitarian Universalist traditions, as we join our separate waters together as one, as a symbol of our covenant, or bond, to one another and shared principles. … Continued

Minister’s Message for September 2016

  In the life of our congregation September is a time to reconnect after a period of reflection, recreation, rejuvenation and renewal. I hope you found all those gifts and more during the summer months. This congregational year holds great promise as well as challenge. We will be asked to live into our commitment to … Continued