May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
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3800 East Genesee Street • Syracuse, NY 13214
Sunday Worship & Youth Program at 10:30am

Young Adults


Syracuse UU Young Adults (and their families) clean up a town park together.



The Syracuse Unitarian Universalist Young Adults are people who are ages 18-40 who are interested in Unitarian Universalism or simply enriching their spiritual and social lives.


Many members attend either May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society or First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse or are Syracuse area denizens interested in Unitarian Universalism.


We generally meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. We try to have one social "outing" a month (to a local park, a bowling alley, etc.) and then another meeting focused on spiritual enrichment and/or community building at one of the churches. Contact Bethany Russell Lowe ( for more information. 


How to Get Involved



  • If you're on Facebook, check us out there.  That's where most of our discussion takes place, and the most up-to-date information about events is posted there.
  • We also have a blog, and a calendar (see below) where we post upcoming events.




Rambling Discourse About Age Limits

Young Adult is a vague term, of course, and this Syracuse group is not helping to clarify.  While the UUA (UU governing body in the US) defines YA as anyone from 18 - 35, we decided here to leave that more open-ended.  We certainly have members older than that, and we'd welcome more.  Our main priority is to provide a spiritual home for those who don't feel that the May Memorial or First UU services are exactly the right or the only fit for them - which could easily stretch to include someone as old as one long-time member who pointed out that he's 88 and nothing in our description excludes him.  If he felt more comfortable coming to our potlucks, sledding trips, and small group spiritual discussions than attending worship service, then we'd welcome him, too.


Someone asked "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"  So in the spirit of giving questions instead of answers, "Do you define yourself as a young adult, or identify with the sense of transition and place-seeking associated with young adult-hood?"  If so, then you qualify.  If not, you're still welcome!  Certainly, there are lots of groups and roles to be involved with at May Memorial and at First UU, either in addition to being involved with the YA group, or instead of us.