Upcoming Sunday Services
Services at the UUCRT will be
MULTI PLATFORM Until OCT 30th
and can be accessed via Zoom,
phone or in person at 9 Vance Road.
Beginning in November 2022:
ONLY ONE multiplatform service will be held monthly–on the last Sunday of the month.
For those who plan to come to the sanctuary, the most current COVID precautions posted on the front door. Please make sure to keep a mask on hand, just in case.
Spotlight on our Speakers
Charles Moore is Director of Operations and Alumni Coordinator of RTA
(Rehabilitation Through the Arts), which provides creative arts workshops in correctional facilities throughout New York state. Moore, a formerly
incarcerated person, discovered RTA while serving at Sing Sing
Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York. “The goal of an arts program in
prison is to use the creative arts to help change our participants’ life in
some way. We focus on soft skills such as communication, team building. Hopefully they’ll improve their life while incarcerated so that they will better adjust and transition once they are released.” Recidivism rate of RTA participants is 5% compared with 40% State average.
Bruce Knotts, Director of the UUA Office at the United Nations was born and raised in Southern California. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Pepperdine University and his Master’s Degree in International Education from the Monterey Institute of International Studies; both in California.
Bruce was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia. He worked for Raytheon in Saudi Arabia and on a World Bank contract in Somalia, before he joined the Department of State as a U.S. diplomat in 1984. In 2004, Bruce was elected to the Board of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA). Bruce retired from the Foreign Service in 2007 and joined the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations as its Executive Director at the beginning of 2008. Bruce’s experience and commitment during the past 15 years has represented UU values on the international stage, advocated for
key issues like climate justice and LGBTQ rights, and shepherded the office through many changes.
Evan T. Pritchard, a descendant of the Mi’kmaq people, has taught Native American studies at Pace University, Vassar College, and Marist College and is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture. Steeped in bird lore by his Mi’kmaq great aunt Helen Perley, he is the author of several books, including Native New Yorkers and No Word for Time. A regular on radio shows such as NPR’s Fresh Air and on the History Channel, he lives in the Hudson Valley.