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People that worship at Plattsburgh United Methodist Church have an open understanding of the Bible and faith; we are not a “cookie cutter” fellowship.  As a congregation we take the Bible as a guidepost from God – to bring us into a closer spiritual walk.

Our church seeks to understand the God who is always seeking us.  The foundational understanding of this God, who is more mystery than anything, is that this God meets us with a love that is unmerited, unconditional, and unlimited.

A growing faith is always a journey – we never arrive, but we are always seeking to know this God who knows us best, loves us most, and never quits on us.

Plattsburgh UMC offer a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship for everyone by bringing people together in smaller groups to learn about Christian faith and life. Visitors are always welcome.

Church School at PUMC

Church School is available for children age 3 through Middle School. Beginning with a fellowship of music, children learn about God’s love through a variety of activities and lessons. Church school meets during the 10 am service. Participating children leave the sanctuary after the children's lesson.  Presently, we have 3 classes.  (age 4 thru 1st grade, 2nd thru 4th Grade, and 5th Grade on up)  Our goal is to help children, “Live God’s Love in All Places!”

Youth Group (grades 5 and up).

The youth group meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month during the school year from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Activities include: Lunch, crafts and art, tending to our "Church Care Critter" ministry, service projects, handcrafted gifts and greeting cards for nursing home residents, occasional interacting with other local faith communities, and playing games.

Confirmation Class

Confirmation is open to youth in 7th through 12th grade. This is an opportunity to explore personal faith and prepare to become a member of the church through confirmation.

Ball Memorial Scholarship

Ball Memorial Scholarship is available to members of the church who plan to attend a 4-year college.

Adult Studies at PUMC

Intellectually Challenging and Theologically Progressive

By intellectually challenging, we mean that we offer a safe space for you to ask and wrestle with questions that Christianity, spirituality, and religion raise in your mind and heart.

By calling ourselves progressive Christians, we mean we are Christians who…

  1. Believe that following the path and teachings of Jesus can lead to an awareness and experience of the Sacred and the Oneness and Unity of all life;
  2. Affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness and Oneness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey;
  3. Seek community that is inclusive of ALL people, including but not limited to:
    Conventional Christians and questioning skeptics,
    Believers and agnostics,
    Women and men,
    Those of all sexual orientations and gender identities,
    Those of all classes and abilities;
  4. Know that the way we behave towards one another is the fullest expression of what we believe;
  5. Find grace in the search for understanding and believe there is more value in questioning than in absolutes;
  6. Strive for peace and justice among all people;
  7. Strive to protect and restore the integrity of our Earth;
  8. Commit to a path of life-long learning, compassion, and selfless love.

 

Some of the Study Classes Offered on Monday Nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Living the Questions is a source of curriculum and media for both seekers and "church alumni/ae" convinced that Christianity still has relevance in the 21st Century. Providing a variety of flexible resources, Living the Questions can help people explore the future of Christianity and what a meaningful faith can look like in today's world.

The Jesus Fatwah  - Much of what passes as information about Islam is weed-like disinformation rooted in stereotype and watered by fear. In The Jesus Fatwah, Islamic and Christian scholars offer reliable information about what Muslims believe, how they live out their faith, and how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith.

Painting the Stars  - Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality.

Saving Jesus - Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left? Saving Jesus Redux is a small group exploration of a credible Jesus for the third millennium. New contributors including Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, and Robin Meyers join Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, Matthew Fox, Amy-Jill Levine, and a host of others for a conversation around the relevance of Jesus for today.

 

 

We also offer:

Disciple Bible Study
DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible.

 

Food and Faith
First Wednesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at a potluck meal at people's homes - Food for Your Body and Soul - We keep the whole thing pretty simple - sharing food, authentic conversation, prayer and things of life TOGETHER all around the table. Topics of discussion will be about faith, spirituality and personal life.  Come as you are - casual is our style, but come as you feel comfortable. The idea is to give folk an opportunity to get to know each other better, talk about spiritual things and questions of faith, and build community.

 

PLATTSBURGH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

127 BEEKMAN STREET

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK 12901

(518) 563-2992

CHADMIN@PLATTSBURGHUMC.ORG

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