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


February 26 – Sunday Service at 10:30AM

Tim Horne, UUSO Choir, & Guest Musicians
Music Sunday

Emily Dickinson wrote,
“Hope is a thing with feathers
that perches in the soul
and sings the tune without words
and never stops at all.”
Let’s explore this theme with music and readings.


March 5 – Sunday Service at 10:30AM
“Rosie, Get Your Cape!”
Rev. Craig Schwalenberg

There’s been a lot of powerful female heroes
showing up lately; though they’ve never been as
rare as you might think. What’s going on?
Look! Up in the Sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No, it’s the annual geek sermon

Upcoming Events

Hymnal Dedications for Music Sunday

Singing the Journey Dedicating Our New Hymnals

We have purchased and received 100 copies of the Unitarian Universalist hymnal, “Singing the Living Journey.” We will be distributing the hymnals next month and will begin using them regularly as a part of our worship services. The UUSO choir has been singing selections from the teal hymnal for the past year or so. “Singing the Living Journey” is an exciting collection of many genres, including jazz, folk, pop, gospel, and world music. (Two of my favorite songs are in the hymnal. Feel free to guess which ones.~ Rev. Craig)

To celebrate this new addition to our musical repertoire for worship, and to help offset the cost of the hymnals, we are inviting members of the congregation to sponsor dedications in the new hymnals. Members can honor a person or celebrate and event. Each dedication bookplate will cost $15.00.

If you would like to purchase a dedication, please dedicate your hymnal online at

We’d like to have as many hymnals dedicated as possible before Music Sunday, February 26th.

Film Series

Last Wednesday of Month Anti-Militarism Film Series, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:00 pm in UUSO sanctuary: U.U. Society of Oneonta’s Social Action Committee presents Joe Stillman’s documentary featuring former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, “Citizen Clark: A Life of Principle,” Wed., Feb. 22, at 7 pm. All welcome, FREE. Discussion with filmmaker afterwards. Free vegetarian dinner at 6 pm, RSVP requested but not required. Child-care available by request by Feb. 20: email, or call 607-432-3491.


Children & Youth


Building Use


Photo Album