Worship Services at Unity Church
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When the stream begins, just press the play button.
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After services have aired live, they will be archived on the YouTube Channel page
Note that there is a Donation Link on the Live Stream page, as well as on all pages at unityalbany.org. Your continued support is greatly appreciated and vital to this ministry. Many thanks!
Our services are live-streamed on our YouTube Channel. Hit the subscribe button there to be alerted when services go live. Our streams are then archived on the channel for later viewing.
Sunday Morning Services
These morning services offer thought-provoking talks; beautiful, energetic music; peaceful, calming prayer; and a period of guided meditation. Inspiring messages are given by our Senior Minister or occasionally by a guest speaker.
“OneSong” Sunday Evening Music Service
Then, on Sunday evenings, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, we hold our “OneSong” Multi-Faith Music and Meditation service at 7:00 pm. Patterned in part after the kirtan gatherings of the Hindu and Sikh traditions, these services incorporate music from various faith traditions including: traditional and contemporary kirtan chants, non-denominational chants, spiritual and gospel songs, and original songs by our music team. Services also include prayers, readings and reflections from various sacred sources and a time for guided meditation.
Each of the Sunday services typically lasts about 1 hour or just a bit longer.
As of the fall of 2022, we are offering an online (Zoom) meditation with Rev Brigid at 6:30. Check this page for more info: unityalbany.org/events/wednesday-meditation/
During the course of the year we offer a few special services to enrich your life and spiritual journey.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – 5:30 pm via YouTube Livestream
Rekindle the Christ light in your heart this Christmas. Join Reverend Steve and our Unity musicians as we sing and celebrate the birth of Christ Consciousness into our world. We have scheduled our service at 5:30 PM so that you can participate and still have the evening free for family and friends. Join us as we listen to the Christmas story, share prayers, songs, and light our Christmas candles together. What a wonderful gift to give the Christ child in you!
The Burning Bowl Service – New Year’s Eve, 5:30 pm via YouTube Livestream/Zoom
Clear out the closets of your mind and make room for the life your soul desires. Open your imagination and heart to the blessings God is offering you. This is our traditional ritual of releasing to the burning bowl those things that no longer serve us and writing our letter to God claiming our vision of good for the coming year.
We will sing, pray and step forward into a New Year filled with wonderful possibilities for all.
White Stone Ceremony – First Sunday of January, morning services via YouTube/Zoom
This day we set our intentions (similar to resolutions) for the new year. Rather than focusing on what we will do, we focus on who we are called to be in order to birth the emerging vision of our highest essence. During the service, we connect with our divine essence—whatever we call God, as we are invited to ask for guidance on what our word or words will be for the upcoming year. These words will represent our highest intention and may be in the form of a new name that will represent this emerging spiritual identity that will guide us through the new year as our high intentions unfold. That name is then written upon the white stone that we keep throughout the year as a reminder of our intention.
Maundy Thursday Foot Washing and Communion-in-Prayer
Join us for a simple service with a big impact.
The service focuses on the metaphysical/symbolic meaning of Maundy Thursday.
Everyone is welcome to participate in foot washing, or hand washing if you prefer. Communion-in-Prayer is done inwardly with spirit and prayer rather than wine and bread. Guests are always welcome.
Usually held at 6:00 pm on the Thursday before Easter.
Our Seder is a covered dish event with each person bringing a specific part of the Passover meal. Please sign up in advance at the church to reserve your place and coordinate what part of the meal you will provide. This is a non-alcoholic and vegetarian Seder.