Monthly Archives: November 2016

Local Clergy Meet to Support Refugee Resettlement Efforts

(Reprinted from the Times Herald-Record) By Leonard Sparks Times Herald-Record CITY OF NEWBURGH – Chris Antal knows both sides of the refugee story. Four years ago, as an Army chaplain in Afghanistan, the Unitarian Universalist minister befriended an Afghan man working as an interpreter for the U.S. military – an occupation that endangered the man … Continued

How To Be A Transgender Ally

On November 20th for Transgender Day of Remembrance, Jamie Capach read the congregation a list of first steps to being an ally for transgender people in the spirit of empowerment and taking action. According to source Transwhat, “Allyship to trans people involves a number of different actions: some are necessary and relatively easy, while some … Continued

Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA

On Friday, November 18, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, the Social Action Ministry will continue our fall film and discussion series with Making A Killing. Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features … Continued

A Community of Story

What does it mean to be a community of story? November’s theme connects us. Each of us carries our own individual and family stories; and we are invited to unite in religious community to tell a new story together– a story that empowers us to reach out in love to the world. I believe that … Continued

Mid- Hudson Refugee Solidarity Alliance

The story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp has touched and inspired many of us in recent months. The Ken Burns production of Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War which PBS broadcast nationwide in September brought the story into our homes and hearts. The story reached a national audience and beyond. PBS has reported 1.5 billion … Continued