Past Services

February 18, 2018 - 10:15am

Sharon Paige will present a service helping us to delve into our Unitarian Universalist faith.

Dr. Forest Church was a leading Unitarian Universalist minister, author and theologian. He was senior minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City. The Essay Awakening appears in his book, A Chosen Faith, where he writes of his awakening to Unitarian Universalism. His faith was drawn from direct experience and multiple awakenings. " When we employ our freedom responsibly, directly experiencing the transcending mystery and wonder of the creation, our spirits are renewed and we become open to the forces that create and uphold life."

February 11, 2018 - 10:15am

This service will be devoted solely to music that soothes the savage breast and touches both heart and soul--with Tom Lisenbee as presiding DJ.

February 4, 2018 - 10:15am

John Rocklin, local photographer and musician, will perform with guitar and songs, providing related social commentary, at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 4th at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. The one hour service, presented by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be followed by a social time with refreshments and all are invited to attend. Directions at

January 28, 2018 - 10:15am

Art Kolbjornsen spent two years (1969-1970) teaching History, Religion, Sports, Shop and occasionally, Maths, in the highlands of Papua New Guinea when it was a trust territory of the United Nations and under the guardianship of the Australian Government.
He served in a 300 student high school with some of the brightest students in the territory. All were learning in English which was either the third of fourth language for the students. The students were eager, interested and curious and most achieved considerable success. The long term consequences of their academic experiences were both surprising and disappointing, even tragic in some cases. The same unfortunate outcomes were registered on the societal level as well.
Art will lead a discussion of the complications of cross cultural interaction wondering how we all can be more informed and responsible in today's Global Village.

January 21, 2018 - 10:15am

The late Maya Angelou's life and work will be celebrated with a program on Sunday, January 21st at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center, 50 Milanville Rd, Beach Lake, PA . A film will be shown of Bill Moyers interviewing Angelou on the subject of "Facing Evil". The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present this one hour service followed by a social time with refreshments. Directions at

January 14, 2018 - 10:15am

The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will celebrate a Recipient Day on Sunday, January 14th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. Representatives from Wayne County Habitat for Humanity, Victims Intervention Program and Rape Intervention Services and Education of Sullivan County will speak about the services their organizations provide for the community. Checks from the proceeds of the annual Bud Rue Campaign for Social Justice will be presented to each group.

January 7, 2018 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will read a talk entitled On Optimism and Despair, given in Berlin in the days after the US election, by the noted novelist, Zadie Smith, upon receiving the 2016 Welt Literature Prize. It includes this notable quote: "If novelists know anything it’s that individual citizens are internally plural: they have within them the full range of behavioral possibilities. They are like complex musical scores from which certain melodies can be teased out and others ignored or suppressed, depending, at least in part, on who is doing the conducting. At this moment, all over the world—and most recently in America—the conductors standing in front of this human orchestra have only the meanest and most banal melodies in mind. Here in Germany you will remember these martial songs; they are not a very distant memory. But there is no place on earth where they have not been played at one time or another. Those of us who remember, too, a finer music must try now to play it, and encourage others, if we can, to sing along."

December 31, 2017 - 10:15am

Is your “happiness” app working for you? Can you find contentment in an internal, personal quest? We live in an individualistic culture powered by self-actualization that promotes the idea that happiness should be engineered from the inside out. On Sunday, December 31st at the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Pat Sanders will do some reflecting on happiness and test out such ideas.
The one hour service will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA at 10:15 a.m. All are invited to begin the New Year with some fresh insights into what we can do for our well-being.

December 24, 2017 - 10:15am

There will not be a UDUUF service this week since it is Christmas Eve and many members will be traveling.

December 17, 2017 - 10:15am

The Fellowship will celebrate community and the holidays at the home of a member in Honesdale, PA. It will be a potluck, so bring your holiday cheer and food as we gather. For location and information, please call Pat at 570-253-4032.