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


August 13 – Sunday Service at 10:30AM
Seeing: The Spiritual Practice of Photography
Brian Bendlin

What does the practice of photography mean and how
does it offer new ways of seeing and quiet reflecting
on nature and the world around us?


August 20 – Sunday Service at 10:30AM
What’s Your Ministry?
Rev. Craig Schwalenberg

To minister is to serve, to aid, to support.
We each have our own ministries.
What’s yours?


August 27 – Sunday Services at 10:30AM
Across the Generations
Rev. Craig Schwalenberg

Our youngest reaching small hands up;
Our eldest reaching wizened hands down;
working together to build a community of love, joy,
and learning across the generations.


Animal Blessing and Back-to-School

UUSO’s Animal Blessing Service
Saturday (8/19) at 10:30 a.m.
We’ll be conducting our first Animal Blessing service
at UUSO on Saturday, August 19th, at 10:30
a.m. All are welcome! This includes all wellbehaved
crated/bowled/leashed and/or plush
animals. We’ll be holding the service in the back
of the Chapin Memorial Sanctuary in the Memorial
Garden. Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on the
grass with (or a camp chair if you prefer.) We’ll
have some poetry, a song perhaps, and a blessing of
all the animals that come. I encourage you to invite
friends to this service!

New Year Beginning Blessing
Sunday (8/27) at 11:30 a.m.
After the worship service on the 27th (“Across the
Generations”), Rev. Craig will be offering blessings for the
start of the new year. Bring your backpack, your
lunchbox, your smartphone, your briefcase, or
whatever item you wish to have blessed for the start
of the new academic/church year. This is an
intergenerational event– all ages are expected and


Indivisible / Prophetic Advocacy  Friday (8/11) @ 6:30
The Indivisible / Prophetic Advocacy workshop/discussion group will meet this Friday at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. There is no childcare offered, but children are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion. Our topic will be “Sustaining the Spirit”. Those that show up help determine future topics of discussion. We will meet in Chapin Memorial Sanctuary, most likely in the Gathering Room downstairs.

Children & Youth

Building Use

Photo Album