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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
To listen to The Thucydides Trap CLICK HERE
Listen to Sunday’s homily by Rev. Chris Antal here.
“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.
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The UUCRT was one of four congregations nationally highlighted for our COVID 19 response in the UUWorld article “UU congregations partner with housing, food nonprofits amid pandemic,” by Heather Beasley Doyle.
“A new “Pandemic and Privilege” vision propelled the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, … read more.
What kind of a world is emerging from this pandemic, and what might we do to make it a better one? Learning to distinguish technical problems from adaptive challenges is an important step.
Listen and view the recording of the 11 minute homily and the 16 … read more.
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.
The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties has awared $5,000 to the UUCRT COVID19 Response Task Force, a joint initiative of the Board and the Minister.
The initiative will identify at need people to employ to purchase and deliver food and medicine to other … read more.
Sunday Service from 12 April 2020. Rev. Antal delivers the homily (9 Minutes). The Community responds (9 Minutes). View the 18 minute video here.