Water Blessing Gathering; Serenity Garden Outing; Side With Love; And More!

Together This Week

We gather outdoors and on Zoom so that we can be together in community, helping each other find strength, courage and compassion. Here are this week’s announcements and spaces.

Annual Water Communion and Ingathering Service

Sunday September 12, 10:30 a.m.

After a summer of Sunday “conversations,” we’re returning to full worship services this Sunday, beginning with our annual Water Communion service. Bring a small container of water (from your tap is fine) and join Rev. Nicoline and members of the Worship Team on Zoom, as we take a new look at how water connects us all.

Join us by Zoom:
Or call by phone 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 361-540-300
Passcode: 064440

You can also access the link by visiting https://uuplattsburgh.org/blog/events/ and then clicking on the appropriate Sunday service in the UUFP Events Calendar.

That Darn Group
Sept. 10, 12:30 p.m.

Join us for our outdoor “That Darn Group” gathering on Mary Jane Miranda’s screened-in porch, 27 Lorraine St., Plattsburgh. We will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. Jean Macintosh will be there to offer seamstress and mending advice, as well as lessons on darning. Bring along your forgotten wardrobe, and let’s get things ready for the fall.

No sign-ups. Just drop in. If you don’t sew, stop by to hang and chat!

If you need help with transportation, please contact one of the event organizers: Jo El Miano (518-578-5821 or joellen.miano@gmail.com) or Jean Macintosh (719-291-2649 or jeannie1025@yahoo.com)

Serenity Garden – New Date!
Because of rain, we’ve moved this outing to WEDNESDAY September 15 (not Tuesday, as previously announced) and we’d love it if you could join us!

Serenity Garden is a roadside plot on the Harkness Rd. between AuSable Forks and Peru.  Begun in 2011 by landowner Art Ford, the spot has become in his words “a spot for weary travelers to rest, a place to calm down.”  Join Rev. Nicoline and Ursula Jones as they bicycle to the spot from Peru, or come by car and meet at the garden.

People wanting to bike should meet at 3:15 p.m. at Northern Orchard Farm Stand on Union Rd., Peru. The distance round trip to the garden is 11 miles. We will arrive at the Serenity Garden around 4 p.m. Contact Ursula to confirm that you are coming (518-561-7647 or ursulajones9@gmail.com).

People who wish to meet us at the garden can drive directly and meet us at 4 p.m. NOTE: expect gravel pathways with steps and uneven footing, not suitable for people who have mobility challenges.

Or, if they wish to carpool or car caravan, they can meet at the fellowship (4 Palmer) at 3:30 p.m. Henry Morlock will be there and is the contact person concerning rides, car pooling, and the car caravan. Please contact Henry to confirm that you are taking advantage of one of these options. (518-561-7647 or hmorlock@charter.net).

Writers’ Circle
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.

Writers’ Circle will meet via Zoom on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
Join us by Zoom:
Writers’ Circle 
Phone: 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 821 8345 1279
Passcode: 59120

BLM Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

Join us for the planning of our upcoming BLM event, “Holding Ourselves Accountable: The 8th Principle and the Future of Our Faith.” A video of a conversation with Paula Cole Jones and Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern” (one video screening and discussion on Sept. 21, 10 a.m., and second screening/discussion on Sept. 23, 7 p.m.).

Join BLM Planning Meeting
Phone: 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 820 9201 9649
Passcode: 987522

Ladies Lunch
The monthly ladies’ brown bag lunch returns to Mary Jane Miranda’s screened-in porch, Wednesday September 22, 12-1:30 p.m.

Please contact Rev. Nicoline:
or Mary Jane Miranda: 

mjmiranda12901@gmail.com for details.

Share the Plate
The fellowship shares half of undesignated donations received following our Sunday services with a community organization or charity that does work consistent with our UU values and mission, organizations involved in promoting community services and social justice.

For the month of September, we have selected Grace Pantry Center as our Share the Plate partner.  Grace Pantry provides household and personal care items as well as pet food for community members in need at no cost. This includes personal care products (shampoo, dental supplies, soap, deodorant…), baby care(diapers and wipes), cleaning products( laundry detergent, dish deterrent, cleaning supplies) and paper product( toilet paper and paper towels). These items are not eligible for purchase using SNAP food stamps. No other organization in Saranac Lake provides this service.

To donate, mail a check to the fellowship (4 Palmer St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901) and indicate “Share the Plate “Grace Pantry” on the memo line. You can also text “GIVE” to 518-594-8008.

CLICK HERE to DONATE. On the donation page, use the drop-down menu to select where you would like your funds to go. You can also text “GIVE” to 518-594-8008 or mail a check to the fellowship at 4 Palmer St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

e-News Deadline
Our e-News messages will be sent out on Thursdays. Please submit e-News requests by 12 p.m. on Wednesdays so that appropriate editing and attention can be given to the message.
Send submissions to
office@uuplattsburgh.org). Content should directly relate to the work and mission of the UUFP. (Content that supports our values but is not so directly related may be shared via our Facebook page.) Messages should be no longer than 150 words.