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.

The Unitarian Universalist Peace Ministry Network named the
Unitarian Universalist at Rock Tavern as the tenth official Peace Advocacy Congregation in September, 2015.

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 Universalis

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.

November Newsletter:  UUCRT November 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. 

November 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.

Nov. 1: Our Spiritual Ancestors - Part 1

Rev. Chris J. Antal

Discover the freethinking mystics and justice-workers whose legacy is ours to inherit and develop. This service will focus on Unitarian and Universalist ancestry prior to the nineteenth century. 

Nov. 8: BlisSing

 A Musical Kirtan/ Devotional Chant Service

 led by Eileen O'Hare and Cat Guthrie


Sunday's service will be an upbeat and uplifting exploration of our ancestors visceral presence in our lives via our minds, our hearts and our bodies. Through chant and dance we will honor the qualities that have been handed down to us from all the generations that have come before. We are each a beautiful link in the human chain, given this amazing opportunity called life to contribute to the health and happiness of our time as well as the coming generations.

Nov. 15: Our Spiritual Ancestors - Part 2

Rev. Chris J. Antal

More stories of the freethinking mystics and justice-workers who came before us. This service will focus on ancestry in the nineteenth century with a focus on the founding figures of American Unitarianism and Universalism. 

Nov. 22: Fall Congregational Meeting preceded by a short service 

Nov. 29: What It Means to Be a People of Ancestry

Evan Pritchard

Mi'kmaq (Algonquian Indian) descendant and author Evan Pritchard will describe how his native teachers showed him the importance of respecting ones' ancestors, and even communing with them in meditation and prayer. 

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