Sunday Services

    Sunday Services at the Fellowship begin at 10:30am and end at approximately 11:45am. You can join us in person or via Zoom.

    In person,  at 67 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

    Via Zoom, using your computer, tablet or smartphone:

    You can also dial in using your phone at +1 646 558 8656

    On Zoom, if asked, enter Meeting ID: 327 711 271#

    Upcoming Sunday Services

    • March 10, 2024: Deep Listening

      Reverend Dan Miyake

      A major key to developing meaningful and lasting relationships is to develop the skill of deep listening. Deep listening is more than just casual listening. It demands being present in the moment. It demands that we create a safe space for another person so that they can be their authentic self without fear of judgment.  How can we work to become better deep listeners?

    • March 17, 2024: A Host of Sparrows

      The sparrow symbolizes simplicity, creativity, community, power, and empowerment. Are we  like sparrows?   Do we keep it simple, encouraging and empowering our members, building a strong sense of community, welcoming creativity  and enthusiasm and celebrating our lives together? 

      Please join us for the intergenerational service where we explore what it means to  be part of a vibrant community, and celebrate the coming of Spring, with at least a small nod to  St. Patrick!

    • March 24, 2024: Article II

      Reverend Dan Miyake

      Our seven UU Principles and six Sources are in the process of being revised by the UUA. These suggested revisions, found in what is called Article II, are quite different than what we are used to. Come learn about what these suggested revisions are and how they will be adopted by the denomination.

    • March 31, 2024: Easter THIS SERVICE STARTS AT 11:00AM!

      Reverend Dan Miyake

      Come experience a different interpretation of the Easter Story! This is a joint service with Reverend Dan's other congregation,  The Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty  in Clarklake Michigan.

      The service will be followed by an Easter Egg Hunt.

    What to Expect on Sunday Mornings

    During the pandemic, we met exclusively on Zoom. Since we resumed meeting in-person, our services have been hybrid, with some of us in person and some on Zoom. Occasionally, due to weather or other events, we meet just on Zoom, but we try to let people know as soon as possible when that is going to happen.

    Sunday services typically include opening words, welcome & announcements, the chalice lighting, an opening song, "Words For All Ages," the singing of the children to their classes, the sharing of joys & concerns, the passing of the collection plate (accompanied by a hymn), the sermon or activity, an opportunity for congregational reflection, a closing song, and closing words.

    On two Sundays a month, children and youth stay in the sanctuary for the first twenty minutes of the service. "Words for All Ages," usually in the form of a story, often told by the Minister, concludes their time in the sanctuary, and they are then released to go to Sunday School. Once or twice a month, there will be a multi- generational service when the children and youth remain in the room and we all worship together.

    Following the worship service is the Fellowship Hour, a social hour during which refreshments, including Fair Trade coffee and tea, are served. On the third Sunday of every month, we also host Third Sunday Lunch. Every other month, this lunch takes place at a local restaurant, while on the other Sundays it's pot-luck or something simple at the Fellowship. 

    Hospitality Hour

    Since 2002, we have been participating in the Interfaith Program of a very special fair trade coffee company called Equal Exchange. It is the only coffee we serve during  hospitality hour following the Sunday service.

    Equal Exchange is a for-profit Fairtrade worker-owned, cooperative headquartered in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Equal Exchange distributes organic, gourmet coffee, tea, sugar, cocoa, and chocolate bars produced by farmer cooperatives in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Founded in 1986, it is the oldest and largest Fair Trade coffee company in the United States. Dedicated to concepts of economic justice, the highest paid employee of Equal Exchange may not make more than four times what the lowest paid employee receives.

    Essentially, Equal Exchange brings together the producer and the consumer in an equitable and meaningful way. The middleman (in the case of coffee, called Coyotes), and establishes a more direct connection between the producer and consumer.