10 a.m. April 27, Honor, Awe and Action. The Social Action Committee, the children and the young adults will lead the congregation in a multigenerational Earth Day worship service, designed to evoke a feeling of awe and reverence for our planet and to finish with a call to action to help improve our environment. After services, all are invited to caravan over to our new property. Bring a bag lunch, camping chairs, rakes, gardening gloves and/or anything else that will facilitate cleaning up our land. We hope to stake out a space for a garden as well. Let's have a beautiful time getting to know our new property together. Kris Lutters is putting together the service. Convener: Tina Welch.
10 a.m. May 4: Creative Hopelessness. This calls for engendering a posture of giving up strategies (ie., attempting to fix, to combat, to resist) when giving up is what is called for in the service of our larger goals. Foundational to this shift in concept first involves acknowledging what goals are at the center of our lives and to know that with all of life, uncertainty and suffering are part and parcel of our being alive in this world. Who would have guessed that not giving up might be our greatest source of suffering in certain circumstances? Sermon: Rev. Janet Shortall, guest minister.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh Half Marathon
The Plattsburgh Half Marathon will be held Sunday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. It is important to note that travel to the Fellowship may include some detours. According to the race coordinators the easiest routes in and out of the city will be Rugar Street, Route 9, and Route 22 from the south. Traffic will be directed through the race course in between runners, and intersections will be monitored by police and volunteers. A full course map can be found on the race’s website: www.plattsburghhalfmarathon.com, and the organizers are happy to take specific questions at the City Recreation Department: 324-7709 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pack a Picnic, and Go!
As part of our Sunday, April 27 “Day of Service for the Earth”, we invite the congregation to pack a picnic lunch and reconvene after Sunday Services at the future site of the UUFP, on Kansas Avenue in Plattsburgh. Help us clean up some of the 4 acre lot, rake, stake out a garden, and maybe plant a tree! Please bring your lunch, a chair, garden tools, garbage bags, and boots. Rain or shine, bring your rain gear as needed.
New Land: The UUFP announces the purchase of land on Kansas Ave (the new Base), where we will build our new home. See more information HERE.
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There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh is to provide for a religious community where freedom of worship, speech and thought are welcomed, protected and fostered. We affirm and encourage spiritual and intellectual growth and the use of the democratic process. We support actions and activities that benefit the environment, embrace human diversity and provide for the common good.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh is a Welcoming Congregation that seeks to celebrate and support the lives, relationships and contributions of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members and friends.
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