Prepping for the Christmas Season

We are excited to announce that we will offer both in-person and online attendance for this year’s 2022 Christmas Eve service. We have many ways for you to get involved with our activities around the Christmas season.

  • Wintertime Music, Story, CraftSaturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.
    Indoor wintery activities for 3-4-year-olds! We will meet in the warm, welcoming and open sanctuary space at 4 Palmer for circle songs, movement, playing with kids/ instruments, story and  more! Jo El Miano (music director) and Kris Lutters (Children’s Religious Exploration volunteer) have a fun-filled gathering planned. Bring your friends! Questions? Contact re@uuplattsburgh.org or joellen.miano@gmail.com
  • Mitten Tree SundayDec. 11, 10:30 a.m.
    Join us in person, after service at 4 Palmer St., to celebrate the end of our Annual Giving Campaign and the beginning of the holiday season.

    Our annual Mitten Tree Sunday service will be an old multi-age UU tradition made new. All ages are welcome! Bring gently used or new warm winter clothes of good quality to put under the tree. Hats, mittens, winter coats, snow pants and winter boots in children’s sizes are welcome. Clothes will be shared with families in our area.

    The service will be followed by refreshments and a family-friendly simple holiday craft.

  • Christmas Eve Choir
    Adult and young voices (approx. grade 5 and up) are beginning rehearsals for our Christmas Eve service. The rehearsal schedule is more flexible and inclusive this year, accommodating a variety of singers’ busy lives. Daytime and evening options! Come when you are able!

    For the first two weeks of December, we have a selection of one-hour sectionals during which we will focus on particular voice parts. Then we will move to full choir rehearsals and incorporate other singers as they return to Plattsburgh from out of town.

    We welcome first-timers and non-readers. However, being able to match pitch is crucial to the rehearsal and worship experience.

    We will celebrate the joy of bringing voices together using beautiful and fun music. You don’t have to attend every rehearsal, so don’t let your busy life hold you back. Contact Jo El Miano, music director, with questions about details. joellen.miano@gmail.com

  • Other ideas?
    Have an idea for another seasonal activity (cookie exchange, service to the community, or a craft project, for example) that will bring folks together and spread Christmas cheer? Contact Jo El Miano (team leader of Council on Shared Ministry) to add your ideas.