Archives: Services

Beginning Again

A two-step process called a “Congregational Start-Up” takes place on Sept 10 and September 24 with help from UUA staff person Rev Evin Carvil Ziemer. Sharing and integrating congregational priorities and dreams is our desired community outcome. This service will be Rev Karen’s reflections from those deep times together. 


The ritual of bringing water from places we have been and loved is one that binds us together, reminding us we belong not only to each other, but to Earth. The power to draw one another into the circle, or define that circle close in … read more.


“Interconnections” is almost a buzz word nowadays. We hear it in relation to justice, natural/environmental and human-designed systems, humanity itself and much more. Interconnection is the seventh of our Unitarian Universalist principles. This service will help us bring texture and meaning to the word as … read more.


The necessity of fallow time and renewal is built into so much of the natural world. Building that wisdom into our lives seems only right. If our lives are ordinarily driven by pressures to accomplish goals or fill space, what in our faith tradition can … read more.

A Better Heaven

Two friends are seated together on a plane that is about to crash.

One looks at the other and says, “Well, I’ll see you on the other side.”

The proper response would be

a) I hope so.

b) Good luck with that.

c) Your place or mine?

Correct answer given on … read more.


Resilience, “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties”. In this time of constant change, it helps to have something to anchor to. It helps to have tools that get you over the bumps in the road. It helps to have confidence that you can keep … read more.

The School is The Center of The Community

The Connected Community Schools Network helps children succeed in the classroom and hopefully become lifelong learners. 

Powerful inequities exist in public schools, contrary to our UU Principles. Learn how CCS helps kids-especially from underserved families–maximize their academic, social, and emotional potential.

Melissa Roys is the Co-Leader of … read more.

Church Picnic!

They say that food always tastes better outdoors so please come to UU Utica on Sunday, July 17  from 12 to 2 PM for an all church potluck picnic.  We’ll celebrate Summer and break bread with Rev. Karen in lieu of morning services.  Children are … read more.