LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation


to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern (UUCRT)

The Rev. Chris J. Antal was installed as the Called and Settled Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Please refer to the "Our Minister" page.

Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation
at Rock Tavern, a liberal 
religious community where members and friends gather to support each other in our spiritual journeys and to give service to the wider world of which we are a part.  We are a congregation of 73 voting members (and many friends who often attend services and participate in activities), and we have Lifespan Religious Exploration programs for children and adults.   

Our Sunday 
services start at 10:30 a.m. and are followed by a coffee hour.   
Our address is 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern, NY  Our telephone number is 845-496-9696
 Our mailing address is:   P.O. Box 502 
Washingtonville, NY 

As a UUA-certified Welcoming Congregation, the UUCRT publicly welcomes lesbian, gay, and transgender people and honors their contributions to our community and to society.


Check out the Volunteer Opportunities we have at the UUCRT!

Join the UUCRT Book Club Discussion Here!

See what's in our Art Gallery

We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) 

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal, non-creedal religion with seven Principles 
that guide the lives of Unitarian Universalists.  

We have a Facebook page  

The UUCRT Meetinghouse is used during weekdays by The Birch School.


THE CHALICE LIGHT is the official newsletter of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern.

Summer Newsletter:  UUCRT July-August 2015 Chalice Light.pdf  View Download

Mailing address: PO Box 502, Washingtonville, NY  10992-0502. Phone: (845) 496-9696.

Editor and email distribution:  John Kinney. Copy proofing and print distribution: Athena Drewes; webmaster: Jay Beaumont;


Please send news to:   by the 15th of the month


'Writing from the Heart’ Group Forming

Are you someone who enjoys and finds meaning through writing?   If so, you are invited to join a writers’ circle dedicated to creating a safe space for finding your inner voice and sharing your gifts with others. Writing experience, proper spelling, and good grammar are not required. This is NOT a space for critique, advice, or judgment.  Rather, this is a group focused on listening, connecting, and deepening. The Writer’s Group will meet monthly to share writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, all styles welcome). Each month we will focus on a different theme, in line with the themes that we’ll be exploring together as a congregation. Please contact Terri Pahucki at to sign up.  Or speak with Terri, Amanda Crowell, or Kristen Holt-Browning for more info!  Time and place TBD based on participant schedules. 

Summer Services

Our Sunday services are held at 9 Vance Rd, Rock Tavern, NY at 10:30 am.  We welcome all seekers regardless of age, creed, race, ability/disability, class, sexual orientation and gender identity.

July 5th: Our Independent State Of Thought

Bill Domanico and Rebecca Jones

Bill Domanico and Rebecca Jones will lead a casual discussion  focusing on what the congregation feels about our Sunday services.  Audience participation is vital  to this  "service about services"

July 12: The Importance of Laughter and a Smile

Bill Domanico   

This service will focus on how finding and  using humor can help us in our spiritual search and mission as Unitarian Universalists as well as everyday lives. 

July 19: The Incredible Fourth Principle

Lance Pahucki

The magical,  miraculous,  incredible UU fourth principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

July 26:  "Commies in the Catskills"

Pat Lamanna

Camp Woodland was a summer camp known for collecting folk songs of New York's Catskill Mountains region (and the place where Pete Seeger learned "Guantanamera").  The children who attended (Pat Lamanna included) learned values and ideals that are nicely summed up in our Seven Principles.  Come prepared to sing!

August 2: The Dances of Universal Peace 

Dahlia Bartz Cabe. 

Join us for a service of simple, multi-cultural circle dances that use movements, music, and sacred phrases from many traditions to touch and deepen the spiritual essence within oneself and to experience spiritual harmony with others. There are neither performers nor audience; prior experience is not necessary; participants of all ages and physical abilities are welcomed. 

Aug 9: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spirituality"

Rev. Meredith Garmon

A born-and-raised rationalist-humanist-UU reflects on coming to understand "spirituality."

Rev. Meredith Garmon is a former philosophy professor and has been a UU minister since 2004.He has been the minister at Community UU Congregation at White Plains since 2013.

August 16: Sharing the Journey 

Terri Pahucki and Amanda Crowell 

Terri and Amanda will lead a discussion on the topic: What is a spiritual challenge in your life, and how can the community support your growth?  The service will be followed by a Book Exchange: Everyone is invited to bring a book to share (one that you don’t mind giving away) with wisdom you have found useful on your life’s path. 

Aug. 23: Puzzling over Prayer

Nate Binzen

What might prayer achieve? Where does it fit in the Unitarian Universalist way? Who or what does one pray to? We’ll explore our own thoughts and feelings about prayerfulness, and consider what this ancient practice is and means in other traditions as well as our own. 

Aug. 30: Hold the Line: Remembering the Peekskill Riots of 1949

Interfaith Minister Evan Pritchard

In this sermon, Evan Pritchard will retell the story of “The Peekskill Riots” in story and song as he heard it from long-time friend Pete Seeger, who took him on a trip to Peekskill in 1989 on the 40th anniversary of the two riots. 

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