Deepen your faith by joining with others in one of our adult program selections. For a full schedule of activities, visit our calendar.

Black Lives Matter

Most fundamental is our spiritual growth. We work to create spaces for us to dig deep and listen — learn — grow.

The BLM social justice squad strongly advocated for the adoption of the UUA’s eighth principle, which our congregation unanimously adopted on Dec. 12, 2021. 

Generally, we meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month on Zoom, although sometimes our collaborations with SUNY Plattsburgh can bump into our regular meeting time! All are welcome to these learning circles! We also have a rich collaboration and partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Please join us in our activities. View our BLM news for upcoming dates and topics. 

Check out some of the events we collaborate on, have hosted or participate in:

  • Black Solidarity Day, November 4, 2024.
  • Celebration of our indigenous ancestors, November, 2024.
  • Partnered with SUNY Interfaith Alliance for Interfaith Movie Series: inaugural event on May 5, 2024, at the fellowship. More movies to come!
  • SUNY Plattsburgh DEI and Black History Month, February 2024.
  • Co-sponsor of National Day of Racial Healing 2024 events on the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus.
  • Member of the SUNY Plattsburgh Interfaith Alliance Council.
  • Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation circles, first Fridays of the month during the academic year at SUNY Plattsburgh (noon-1 p.m.) in the H. U. B. in the Angell College Center. 
  • Poetry slams. 
  • Learning circles that include reading and discussion of authors such as the late bell hooks, Robin DiAngelo, Ibram X. Kendi.
  • Film screenings and discussions (“Get Out” and “Black Panther”).
  • Study of the eighth principle of the UUA.
  • Planning several worship services.
  • Book readings and monthly meetings.

If you are interested in joining our Black Lives Matter squad or another of our social justice squads, contact us at BLM@uuplattsburgh.org.

Writers’ Circle

All writers are welcome to this circle. You may not think of yourself as a writer but know you have stories to tell. We have found that the richest part of our experience is in the sharing that strengthens our bonds of community. We collectively choose a topic for each session, and folks approach it in diverse ways: through angles from which to view it, to the genres chosen to express it. This group offers a safe space to explore and get to know one another through deep listening and sharing.  

​Writers’ Circle meets via Zoom on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. 

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Faith Examined

This bi-weekly book discussion group runs September through May. It takes its name from the title of Unitarian minister, educator and author James Luther Adams’ book of essays, “An Examined Faith.” The title relates to Socrates’ famous dictum: “An unexamined life is not worth living.” Adams asserts that “An unexamined faith is not worth having.” Faith Examined Group discusses what Garrison Keillor might call “life’s persistent questions.”

The group reads books — a few chapters at a time — from a list generated by members over the summer and ranked in September to decide the order of what books get read.