Welcome to the "Old Cobblestone Church" of Cortland

UU Cortland Celebrating 200 Years!

(See the Calendar for details of church events.)



Services are
Sundays at 10:30am
September - June

Regular morning services are followed by refreshments and fellowship downstairs in the Social Hall...
Children usually attend the first part of service, then go downstairs for various activities with Religious Education instructors for the remainder of the service.

Church phone: 607-753-0020

Consulting Minister:

Pianists: Antonio Triana and Abbey Phelps

Children's Religious Education Coordinator: Ashley Vormwald

Board of Directors:
President 13-14 Marion Lutz
Treasurer 13-14: Jim Pelton
Secretary 13-14: Joyce Morgan
Trustees 12-14: Bess Koval, Autumn Pfister
Trustees 14-16: Kim Allen, Rick Downing
Alternate Trustees 13-14: Tom Reese, Natalie Rew


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Our Mission: We, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cortland, nurture and honor individual and shared searches for spiritual, intellectual, and emotional understanding. We draw upon the 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles and a range of traditions to support individuals, families, our congregation, and larger communities. We embrace diversity and actively address social concerns while creating a caring community of our own.


Interior of the Church

Highlights from UU Church of Cortland History:

Universalist circuit rider Nathaniel Stacy held regular meetings in the area starting around 1807.

The congregation was established 1813 as a Universalist Church.

The Cobblestone Church was built as a Universalist Church, 1836-1837.

"The congregation of the Unitarian Universalist (U.U.) Church hosted suffragettes, abolitionists, and other social reformers who traveled the lecture circuit in the early 1800s. The words of Susan B. Anthony, Henry Ward Beecher, William Lloyd Garrison, Clara Barton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Lucretia Mott rang through the sanctuary of the U.U. Cobblestone Church."
  <from the Report of the Cortland Community Assessment Team, retrieved 1/11/2006>

Nationally, the Unitarians and Universalists merged in 1961 to become the Unitarian Universalist Association. Shortly afterward the Universalist Church of Cortland was renamed the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cortland.

Our Church Building page offers more history.