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What does it look like to belong to our community?

How have you experienced belonging in our community? What have others done that fostered your own experience of belonging? What have you done to help others feel like they belong in our community? Who belongs in our community but is not represented here? How might we better foster belonging among those people? These were the … Continued

United Nations Office Spring Seminar Registration Opens December 1!

Our 2020 Seminar will take place April 16-18, in New York City. (Youth and sponsors arrived April 15th for orientation.) Addressing the 2020 theme of climate justice, participants will consider both local and global engagement with issues such as: Understanding the impacts that climate change is already having in places around the world and expected … Continued

Listen to the Sunday Message Online

Rev. Antal’s message from September 22, 2019, “Power and Light,” is available here:       Rev. Antal’s message from February 3, 2019, “Thriving Amidst the New Abnormal,” is available here:  

Time of Transition

We have come to the end of our congregational year. June marks a time of transition- as board members and ministry team leaders complete their terms, and newly elected leaders prepare to step in. June 30th is the end of the UUCRT fiscal year; it also marks the completion of our minister, Rev Chris Antal’s … Continued

Though We Cannot Think Alike, May We Not Love Alike?

Too often we have allowed our disagreements to distract us from all that we can do together. These words, from the UUA Creating Peace Statement of Conscience, were reaffirmed by the congregation in a litany I led during Sunday Service on September 23. In our congregations we are free to disagree; we celebrate diversity; and, … Continued

Critical Moment of Conscientious Discernment

On Oct. 1, I discovered the vandalism of the road sign and theft of the Black Lives Matter flag, contacted the Times Herald Record and wrote a statement and posted it on uucrt.org. That afternoon a story was online and the next day it was in print. John Kinney wrote a press release and several … Continued

Too Tall’s Transition

(Editor’s Note: This article, by Anne Quick, a good friend of the congregation, is published courtesy of Animal Wellness Magazine, Volume 19, Issue 5, www.animalwellnessmagazine.com.) By Anne Quick As an Animal Intuitive, I literally talk to animals, both alive and in spirit. Whether or not you believe this is possible, I ask that you suspend … Continued

Over 100 Attend Vigil at UUCRT Santuary for Stewart 16

Mourners hold candles and respond to a prayer led by Rev. Antal Saturday night in the Sanctuary. Pictures of the sixteen men killed in Monday’s Marine plane crash in Mississippi appear on the laptop screen. Photo by Robert G. Breese for the Times Herald Record.   The community responded to the tragedy with an outpouring … Continued

UUCRT Leaders Stand with 122 Nations at United Nations to Ban Nuclear Weapons

On Friday morning, July 7, 2017, Rev. Antal, Terri Pahucki, UUCRT Lay Commissioned Minister, and Neil Osborne, Deacon of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Manhattan, gathered for a prayer vigil and public witness at the UN Plaza, New York City, in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, that was formally … Continued

Serendipity Dinners

Serendipity Dinners It’s that time of year again – the time when we gather with some others of our congregation to build our bonds of community. If you haven’t done this before – and especially if you are a new attendee – you will miss out on a very pleasant time.  If you have, you … Continued