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


January 15 – Sunday Service at 10:30AM

Prayerfully Present
Selma and Standing Rock

Rev. Craig Schwalenberg

The tribal elders considered Standing Rock to be a
Resistance Ceremonial Prayer Camp.
We were literally standing on holy ground,
and were asked to be
prayerfully present at all times.
What does that mean? How is it done?


January 22 – Sunday Service at 10:30AM

“Have Will? Make Way!”
Rev. Craig Schwalenberg

Mindfulness is more than just focused awareness.
It is also the spiritual practice of intention.
While our thoughts can’t change reality,
intentionality can change how we perceive and interact with it.

Upcoming Events

Jan Last Wednesdays Film Series

Last Wednesdays Film Series 

January 25th
‘Paying the Price for Peace: the Story of S. Brian Willson’

Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson pays the price for peace by calling attention to the US government’s defiance of international law through endless illegal wars.

A buffet style vegetarian dinner is served at 6:00pm followed by film screening at 7 pm, with discussion to follow. Meal, viewing and childcare is free of charge courtesy of UUSO’s Social Action Committee. RSVPs to church office is recommended but not required. If you need childcare, please notify the church office by one week prior, at, or by calling 607-432-3491.

Anti-Racism Task Force Events: January

The Anti-Racism Task Force is sponsoring the following opportunities to deepen our understanding of race and its effect in our culture on our lives.

Sunday, January 8, 12:30pm, Robing Room downstairs in Chapin:  Donna Behrendt will facilitate a discussion of Whistling Vivaldi, a study of stereotyping and how it effects the way we view one another. Even if you haven’t read the book please come and be apart of the conversation.

Sunday, January 15, 12:00, under the banner in the Chaplin sanctuary:  Rev Craig will facilitate a “talk-back” discussion of the issues presented in his sermon “Selma and Standing Rock.”

Sunday, January 22, 12:15pm in the sanctuary:  Alice Siegfried and Zanna McKay will screen the short film “Class Divided” and facilitate a discussion of the effects of granting privileges based upon differences.

Please join us and be a part of the conversation


Children & Youth


Building Use


Photo Album