Author: Donna

Notes from the Board

Notes from April 29, 2024 Board of Trustees meeting:

Sunday Services ministry reports that Rose is learning about live streaming.

Welcoming ministry reports that a spring brunch is being planned for young
families with children.

Caring ministry suggested that a new men’s breakfast group be started.

Arts ministry reported that … read more.

President’s Message

Complaining and the Eyes of an Immigrant

There is something good about complaining. It feels nice to identify something unpleasant and its negative effect on us. Identifying it and talking about it gives us a
release and in some ways that process dampens its damaging effect. I … read more.

Minister’s Message

The Peace of Wild Things
By Wendell Berry
“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
“I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in … read more.

Folk Guild Features The Whispering Tree May 11

The Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild is pleased to be featuring The Whispering Tree on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Called “one of
the most talented duos to take stage in NYC” by Deli Magazine, The Whispering Tree are singer/songwriter El Kleiner and … read more.

We Support Knights Out

The 12th Knight’s Out Gala was held at the West Point Club recently to honor and support LGBTQ+ West Point service members, their alumni and allies. The UUCRT provided a gold level sponsorship of the event. Pictured above are this year’s attendees (L to R):Steven … read more.

Notes from the Board

Notes from April 9, 2024 BOT meeting: FYI – The minutes are posted on the bulletin
board across from the Quiet Room.

Steve Deutsch shared his report following the tour of the building with Bill Domanico, Jim Tarvin, and Ed Helbig, our Birch School maintenance provider. Several … read more.

President’s Message

There are numerous ways in which I benefit from interacting with our UUCRT
family and it is heartwarming to reflect on them. Here is one that I would like to share at this time.

About a year ago I had a conversation with a UUCRT friend during … read more.

Minister’s Message

Our beloved sanctuary and the community it holds has cycled through spring many times. I have fond
memories of many of our volunteer gardeners preparing for Spring, arriving before service or stopping by during the week to monitor the health of all flowers and plants as … read more.

Notes from the Board

March 12, 2024 BOT meeting:

Alan reported that we are ahead on budget income and endowments are doing

We will need to budget for maintenance of the air conditioner condensers which have been neglected.

Our building security committee will soon meet with the Birch school to discuss mutual … read more.

President’s Message

Once upon a time, there was a quaint Unitarian Universalist Congregation nestled in a little village on the outskirts of a city and amidst many trees, a small field with a labyrinth, and blooming gardens.

In the sanctuary lived a majestic old jade tree named … read more.