Our Stained Glass Windows
Our Stained Glass Windows represent one of the Sources of Our Living Tradition, Wisdom from the world’s religions, which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.
The home of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh was until 1975 the Synagogue of the Orthodox Jewish Community of Plattsburgh. You will notice this fact is memorialized in the round windows in the East Roof Peak of the Fellowship House, the Star of David. In the West Peak is the traditional symbol of Unitarianism, the Flaming Chalice.
On the North Windows hang the symbol, the Star and Crescent of Islam and the mantric word Om, thought to be the complete representation of three aspects of Hindu thought: Creation, Preservation, and Destruction.
On the South wall are the Symbols of Buddhism and Taoism and related Chinese Philosophies. The Prayer Wheel of Buddha Illustrates the Eight Paths to Enlightenment. The Yang and Yin symbols summarize all of life’s basic polarities: Good-Evil, Active-Passive, Positive-Negative, Light-Dark, Summer-Winter, Male-Female, Etc.
On the South Wall under the balcony is the Baha’i symbol of the Nine Pointed Star, which represents Unity In Diversity.
The Flaming Chalice on the East Wall is the Work of Ed Powers.
The Baha’i Nine Pointed Star is the work of Linda Pearson.
All of the other glass hangings are the work of Daniel Yokum.