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County Human Rights Commission to Recognize Rev. Antal April 19

The Orange County Human Rights Commission will be recognizing Rev. Chris J. Antal for his humanitarian deeds and actions at its 22nd annual awards dinner Wednesday, April 19 at Kuhl’s Highland House, 512 Highland Ave., in Middletown.

Rev. Antal, Dr. Ron Israelski, Abdullah Rahaman, Lana Williams-Scott and Christopher D. Watkins, Esq. are this year’s award recipients from the commission.

According to the Rev. Antal “I intend to receive the award on behalf of the UUCRT, and will have the opportunity to speak to the gathering about all the good work the UUCRT is doing and supporting.”

A portion of the cost of $65 per person goes toward a human rights scholarship for a graduating 2017 Orange County high school graduate. Reservations are required by April 7. RSVP to Inaudy Esposito or by mail to Orange County Human Rights Commission, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY10940. Telephone: 845-615-3680.

There will be a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6 p.m.

How we stay Safe and Healthy in our Congregation

Churches, temples, mosques, and other religious buildings have always been places for the faithful to gather in celebration and worship.   During this global pandemic, as much as we want things to return to “normal” we listen to medical expertise, we understand the science, and … read more.

Widening the Circle of Concern

“Covenant and commitment, not comfort, should be the binding fabric of UU congregations.”

“Many of our congregations are in trouble, with dwindling membership, participation, and financial contributions. A factor that contributes to this decline is our inability to address issues of inclusion, equity, and diversity.”

“Institutional changes … read more.

UUA recommends Virtual Meetings continue until May 2021

The Following is a Special Announcement from UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray
May 14, 2020

As states around the country begin to loosen guidelines and take actions to reopen, even as COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to climb, we have received many questions from congregations about returning to … read more.