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 Minsiter" 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.  
Please note that 
this is a new starting time since July 6, 2014.

We are 
located at
9 Vance RdRock Tavern, NY

                                                     Our telephone number is 845-496-9696
                                           Our mailing address is:   P.O. Box 502 
Washingtonville, NY 

We are a 
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.

 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; jaybeaumont49@gmail.com

Website: http://www.uucrt.org

Please send news to: johnpkinney@hotmail.com   by the 15th of the month

UUCRT to Host Drone Warfare Presentation on Sat. April 4

   The UUCRT will host a presentation Saturday, April 4 at 4 p.m. by Nick Mottern on Resisting Militarism through Boycott and Divestment.

   Mottern has worked as a reporter, researcher, writer and political organizer over the last 30 years and now manages www.consumersforpeace.org and www.KnowDrones.com and is also an organizer of the Boycott and Divest Honeywell campaign, begun in 2014 because of the firm’s involvement in drone war. http://www.badhoneywell.org/

 He was director of the 2012 national Know Drones Tour and was an organizer of the 2013 April Days of Action and 2014 Spring Days of Action, campaigns to stop drone war and drone surveillance. His articles have appeared in Truthout since 2008.

   Nick served in the US Navy in Viet Nam (1962-63), graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (1966) and his work has taken him to a number of African nations and war zones in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Mozambique as well as Israel and the West Bank.

    This is a free presentation. No one will be turned away. A $5 -$10 donation would be welcomed.

    This is hosted by the Social Action Committee of the UUCRT. Contact: Verne Bell (845) 569-8965.

April 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.

April 5: 9 a.m., Easter Communion Service

Rev. Chris J. Antal

An opportunity for UU Christians to fellowship and share their faith. Everyone is welcome to attend. Service will be in the Fellowship Hall.

 April 5: 10:30, House of Hope

Rev. Chris J. Antal

Our sanctuary aspires to be a House of Hope. What are the sources of hope in our lives and how can we connect with them in times of despair?

April 12: Withholding Judgment

Evan Pritchard

 In this sermon, Interfaith minister Evan Pritchard (Mi’kmaq) will share insights on how the non-judgmental teachings of  “The Way of the Heron” can help us understand Dr. King’s edict “to judge actions not people.” This ancient Native American form of non-violent communication can also help us respond more effectively to the incidents of Ferguson and to hate crimes in general.


April 15, Wednesday: 7p.m., Yom HaShoah Service 

Rev. Chris J. Antal

Join us at sunset to commemorate the start of Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day.


April 19: Peace and Planet

Rev. Chris J. Antal

As we look ahead to Earth Day and the march and rally that precedes the meeting of most of the world's governments at the United Nations for the month-long Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, we will connect with the religious grounding for our public witness.


 April 26: Get on the Bus! (No Services at UUCRT)

Members and friends will attend an Interfaith Convocation at the Tillman Chapel of the Church Center at the United Nations and then join thousands of people from around the world in a march and rally to demand the total elimination of nuclear weapons, and to connect and strengthen the movements for peace and environmental, economic, and racial justice.


April Newsletter:    

UUCRT April 2015 Chalice Light (1).pdf
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