Prepping for the Holiday Season

We are excited to offer many ways for you to get involved with our activities around the holiday season, 2023!

  • Wintry Mix: Music & Story – Saturday, Dec. 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Indoor wintery activities for 3-5-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! Following the Wintry Mix activities, join us for pizza and veggies (4:30-around 6 p.m.)!

    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. 10, 10:30 a.m.
    Mitten Tree Sunday returns! Join Rev. Nicoline, Kris Lutters, and fellowship youth for this annual tradition, where we look ahead to the holiday season and collect warm winter wear for area families.*

    If you’re able to come in person, please stay for light refreshments and an optional holiday craft after the service.
    * Please bring donations of warm, good quality, new or lightly used winter wear in children or youth sizes. A collection basket will remain on the porch at 4 Palmer Street from December 10 through December 17 if you’d like to donate, but won’t be present this Sunday.
  • Solstice Service – Tending Our Inner Fire- Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m.
    The wheel has turned and the longest night of the year is with us. Join member Lindamarie Hill and other members of the Worship Team as we light the Yule log and tend our own inner fires, learning to balance Rage and Radiance.
  • CANCELED
    Christmas Eve Morning Breakfast – Sunday, Dec. 24.
    Given the current rates of illness in our area (COVID, flu and other), we regret to say that we are canceling the Christmas Eve breakfast event. [maybe something like: We have the wellness of our community in mind and unmasking and eating seems like something we can forego.] We look forward to hosting a breakfast together in the spring, when we can be in community and around food!

    There will not be a worship service on the morning of Dec. 24.

  • Christmas Eve Choir
    Consider joining our Christmas Eve choir. What a festive time of year to combine our voices and contribute to the message of our 6:30 p.m. candlelight service. We welcome first-timers and non-readers. However, being able to match pitch is crucial to the rehearsal and worship experience.As we move deeper into December, we are transitioning to fuller choir rehearsals. And we incorporate other singers as they return to Plattsburgh from out of town.

    We promote rehearsals each week through our Friday e-News edition and on our website calendar. Or, contact Jo El Miano, music director, if you would like to receive information by email or text.

    REHEARSALS for December 11-24 (all held at 4 Palmer St., Plattsburgh)
    Come when you are able!
    Monday, Dec. 11, 7-8 p.m.
    Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m.
    Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12-1 p.m.
    Thursday, Dec. 14, 7-8 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 18, 7-8 p.m.
    Thursday, Dec. 21, 7-8 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-noon
    Christmas Eve warm-up, Sunday, Dec. 24, 5-6 p.m.
    Christmas Eve candlelight service runs 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Contact Jo El Miano at 518-578-5821 or at love@uuplattsburgh.org, if you have any questions about the choir. And spread the word! Non-members are always welcome. For some folks, singing in the choir is a smooth way to ease into the life of our congregation.