At the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all people. We are committed to being a church for ALL generations working to build a world where ALL beings matter. While we have a wide diversity of beliefs, we are joined by a unity of spirit and a commitment to service. Check us out! Together, we can make a difference!

Upcoming Services


September 23 – Sunday Service at 10:30AM
“Just What Is a UU Chaplain Anyway?“
Suzy Beddoe
Children to Classrooms at 10:30

What does a UU Chaplain have to offer?
A sharing of thoughts, experiences,
and thanks from a novice.


September 30 – Sunday Services at 10:30AM
“A Creative Shift”
Rev. Evin Carvill Ziemer
*Start Together Sunday

Human diversity is a source of both wonder and frustration.
“Wow!” and “Geez!” in the same breath. Often
communities experiencing a shift to greater diversity have a
significant increase in friction, even violence. Creativity
offers us a different way to move into relationship across
human difference.


October 7 – Sunday Service at 10:30AM
Rev. Kimberley Debus
*Start Together Sunday

Sometimes, when our ideas, beliefs, and perspectives seem
stuck, it’s helpful to take them apart,
mix them up, and see what comes out.
Let’s see what happens when we do
this with our principles.


“Respect Across Difference” Workshop with Rev. Evin
Ever feel disrespected, but when you say so, the other person insists that’s not what they meant? Or try to say something respectfully and the other feels the opposite? There are a myriad of differences that impact how people communicate. On Sunday, September 30, from noon to 2pm, Rev Evin Carvill Ziemer will lead us in an exploration of the skills to help cross that gap—skills that let us be true to who we are, while opening up communication with others. You will learn something about yourself and fellow congregants and have fun. This is an interactive workshop that is appropriate and inclusive for teenagers through all life stages of adults.  Lunch type finger foods will be provided during the workshop and child care will be available
Food for Thought 9/23

Food for Thought:  Climate Change—What Can I do?
Is Climate Change real?  If so, is it simply due to natural phenomenon or human impact?  What can you do about it?  Please join Hartwick College Associate Professor of Physics, Dr. Kevin Schultz, and Solstice representative, Jackie Burke, on Sunday, Sept 23, from noon to 2:30pm in the Sanctuary to get some concrete answers to these critical questions of our generation. Dr. Schultz will provide a graphically illustrated presentation of the scientific facts to date on the subject and Jackie Burke will follow this by discussing one substantial means of reducing carbon emissions through subscribing to the new local solar garden being constructed right now in Laurens, NY. Several people from our congregation have attended these presentations with enthusiastic reviews. Don’t miss the opportunity to be educated and motivated!  Lunch and child care will be provided.

Sponsored by The Green Sanctuary Task Force

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