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Honoring Thich Nhat Hanh

Our January 23 OneSong service focused on the Hindu concept of Ahimsa, or non-violence. As news of Vietnamese Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh’s passing on January 22 came to light, we made some changes to the service and included three significant passages from Thay’s writings. Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, that portion of the…

Season of Light

Dear Unity Friends, Welcome to our celebrations of the Season of Light. I look forward with such JOY to my first Christmas Eve and Burning Bowl services with you! I am grateful for the many ways this community inspired and supported me, and each other, during Advent. What a blessing to begin my journey with you exploring together…

Christmas and New Years Services 2021/2022

Unity of Albany invites you to celebrate the wonder and promise of Christmas, 2021 as we rekindle our hope and zeal for life. The powerful Christmas story is a clear reminder that we do not travel our spiritual journey of rediscovery alone. The Christmas season is a reminder that we can awaken a sense of…

Season of Giving – an Invitation to Deeply Live Our Mission

Dear Friends, As we enter the Season of Light, we thank each of you for your love and dedication to your Unity in Albany family. We are deeply grateful for your continuing support now and throughout the years, and especially during these challenging times. Your continued commitment to our shared vision and mission has enabled Unity in…

Spotlight on Service: Sheryl and Donna

Sheryl Collins and Donna Cook If you’ve stopped into Unity’s office during the week, you probably noticed that Sheryl Collins and Donna Cook have been there.   Sheryl and Donna have been true lifesavers for our Unity community in the past several months.  Since our office administrator, Nina, went out on maternity leave in September, Sheryl…

Welcome, Rev. Brigid Beckman!

Following our Ministerial Candidate weekend with Rev. Brigid Beckman on October 30 and 31, as well as a Congregational Response meeting on Zoom that many took part in with our Board of Trustees, it was very clear to our Search and Find Team and to the Board that our search was over. A final decision…

Rev. Brigid Beckman – Minister Candidate

Our Search and Find Team is very excited to announce that they have selected a candidate for our Senior Minister position – Rev. Brigid Beckman! CANDIDATE WEEKEND: October 30 & 31 Rev. Brigid offered a Saturday Morning Workshop on October 30, 10:00 am to Noon: “The Wisdom of Autumn” – in-person in the Unity sanctuary…

Guest Speakers – Fall 2021

October October 31: Rev. Brigid Beckman Message: “I Am Listening” “Taking a cue from Michael Singer’s ‘The Untethered Soul,’ I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks noticing my often noisy “inner roommates!” At the same time, meditating on the poem by Joyce Rupp titled “Listening to Autumn” invited me to pay…