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United Methodist Men
“The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself.”
– Walter Scott
The United Methodist Men meet the second Tuesday of each month for breakfast at Perkins Restaurant at 7:30 a.m. This is a time of lively conversation, support and fellowship. The men of the church prepare and serve at the annual Mother/Child Banquet that happens each year around Mothers Day. The group also takes on numerous clean-up projects around the church each year.
Church Care Critters Ministry
...and my mission is to bring
you blessings of love for comfort and peace.
Church Care Critters are seated in the pews and in the chapel, carrying God's message of love and peace, they patiently waiting to be adopted by someone in need. No journey is too short or too long. One traveled to California, and a "prayer bunny" went to Vermont and came back to us for a visit.
Upon receipt of the critters, laminated tag are attached with the following message: "I have spent time in the midst of Plattsburgh United Methodist Church listening to Scriptures, sermons, prayers, music and songs of praise. I have been given love by others, and my mission is to bring you blessings of love for comfort and peace."
If you are interested in receiving a critter, or are interested in donating gently loved or new stuffed critters, contact the church office at 518-563-2992.
"What do we live for if it is not
to make life less difficult for
- George Eliot
The Strawberry Festival, known for its strawberry shortcake, is held each June and the Summer's End Festival, featuring a chicken barbeque, is held each September. Each festival features meals, a book sale, as well as other activities. In addition to providing fellowship for our community, proceeds from the festivals support the church's mission.
Interfaith Food Shelf
"...the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind."
- Norman Borlaug
Plattsburgh United Methodist Church houses the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf, which was established to meet the needs of people in our community.
The food shelf provides immediate relief in the form of three days worth of food to people in need up to six times a year as needed. It also provides nutritional awareness to improve food planning. Additionally, the food shelf takes action to raise community awareness of this problem, and advocates for changes in government policy.
The Interfaith Food shelf hours are 9am to 12 noon Monday through Friday, except for holidays, and Friday evenings from 4 to 6 pm.
Interested Volunteers should call the Food Shelf at 562-3663
United Methodist Committee on Relief
"The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming of it."
- Helen Keller
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Their mission is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster, with open hearts and minds to all people.
UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community's ability to recover on its own. The Plattsburgh United Methodist Church contributes by preparing relief supplies: health kits, school kits, and flood buckets, which are sent to UMCOR's relief supply warehouse and then distributed as needed.
"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves."
- James M. Barrie
Church members contribute through a variety of activities including making prayer shawls and prayer critters for members in need. Volunteers are always welcome. Contact the church office for more information.
The Grace Notes were formed in 2000-2001 as a women's group performing secular and sacred music to be presented as entertainment. Currently, the Grace Notes appear at special social events where requested.
United Methodist Women
"The especial genius of women
I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function,
spiritual in tendency."
- Margaret Fuller
UMW is a very active women’s group open to all women. Its many activities include two large annual rummage sales whose proceeds go to mission, Lenten Luncheons, and the Henderson Settlement Mission.
UMW is a supportive fellowship of women who meet monthly to discuss and expand concepts of mission, concentrating on making life better for women, children, youth and marginalized neighbors in the ever-expanding global village of today's world.
Meetings begin with a potluck dinner at 6 pm with a program following at 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, September through June.
Henderson Settlement Mission
"In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it."
- Marianne Williamson
The Plattsburgh United Methodist Church collects General Mills Box Tops for Education and sends them to Henderson Settlement (Frakes, KY) where they are used to purchase supplies for the community. Box tops can be deposited in the receptacle in the Welcome Area outside the sanctuary.