Past Services

December 10, 2017 - 10:15am

Art Kolbjornsen chairs an Aspergers self-help program. Three members of the group travel around informing the public of what it means to have Asperger's syndrome. For this Sunday service, they will present a theoretical and personal discussion of Asperger's syndrome with the hope of increasing understanding and communication withfolks who are a little bit different than everyone else.


December 3, 2017 - 10:15am

The art of Daria Dorosh has made a journey from paintings located on the wall to the body as a site for art. The questions underlying her work are - where does art belong, what do artists want?
The topic is based on a keynote she recently delivered for VSMM2017, the 23rd conference on Virtual Systems and Multi Media at University College Dublin. It is the theme she is working on for her next exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery, NY, in March, 2018. Examples of recent work will be shown to generate a discussion with the presentation.

Daria Dorosh is an artist who works in the intersection of art, fashion, and new media to show how these fields are converging on the body. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of SMARTlab, University College Dublin, where she completed her PhD, Patterning: the informatics of art and fashion, in 2007.

She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, and at the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, NY. She taught fashion design at FIT from 1969-2014, and fine art at Parsons School of Design, NY from 1976-1985. Since 1972, she has been an active artist member of A.I.R. Gallery, NY, the first cooperative gallery in the United States to provide a professional and permanent exhibition space for women artists.

For May Day 2016, she was a collaborator with Jose Marinez and Gayil Nalls on While You were Texting, an art exhibition and multi-disciplinary panel discussion about the connection between labor and the environment. Since 2010, she has used her company, Fashion Lab in Process, LLC, to propose new economic models for artists, designers, and content creators.


November 26, 2017 - 10:15am

Geoffrey West in his recent book Scale provides a description of cities as an “life form” that can be characterized by the same basic rules he, with others, have published to provide a theoretical basis for biology. Central to this endeavor is the study of networks. Since for the first time in history more of us live in cities than in a rural setting, new understandings of how cities “work” is of interest to all of us. Earl Lory will lead a discussion of the networks Professor West has developed and applied to cities.


November 19, 2017 - 10:15am

Speaking via Ted Talk, Rick Warren, the plain-speaking pastor of the Saddleback Evangelical Church and author of "The Purpose-Driven Life," addresses his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book's wild success. He believes that whether True-Believer, Atheist, or somewhere in between, each of us have a duty to use our talents and influence to do good.


November 12, 2017 - 10:15am

On Sunday, November 12 at 10:15 am at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake PA, Kathleen Galvin Grimaldi, a Delaware Valley poet and writer, will give a talk based on her recently published collection of immigrant stories entitled, Out from the Shadows they Come.

These stories represent a cross-section of young people from the twentieth century taking solitary and sometimes extraordinary paths to find their way here, and ultimately add to the continual refining of the American character - not unlike stories that might be hidden in the background for many of us.

Prior to this publication, Ms. Grimaldi has published two collections of poetry: like smoke rising, like wind ( 2011) and Life's Glorious Song ( 2015).


November 5, 2017 - 10:15am

On Sunday, November 5th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, Tamara Singer, an accomplished cultural preservation photographer, who has worked with indigenous tribes throughout Africa, Asia and Indonesia, will present a talk about her work and life journey. She is dedicated to photographing the disappearing rituals and customs of these people, recording their culture for others to learn from. Before photographing indigenous people, Ms. Singer was a nationally published musician and celebrity photographer. For the past eighteen years she has managed homes for seniors and Alzheimer patients. Ms. Singer is also a local entrepreneur. Currently, she owns and operates Twin Cedars Senior Living in Shohola where her passion for seniors and connecting with others continues to thrive.

The one hour service, presented by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be followed by a social time with refreshments. For directions, visit www.uduuf.org.


October 29, 2017 - 10:15am

Sheila Vaswani, noted retired Asian Studies specialist, will be giving a presentation entitled: Chinese Landscape Painting: Poetry Amidst the Clouds.

This presentation will encompass the art, technique, and inspiration for Chinese Landscape Painting and will allow the viewer to peer into the mists and imagine infinity.


October 22, 2017 - 10:15am

This Sunday the UDUUF presents an inspirational video titled: Charter for Compassion, delivered as a TEDtalk in 2008 by Karen Armstrong, noted British author and commentator on comparative religion.


October 15, 2017 - 10:15am

Pat Sanders will present a service on the topic of Mary Oliver, poet and essayist.


October 8, 2017 - 10:15am

This week Obi Kaye will present a talk entitled "The Toph and the Deff; a (brief) History of Praise With Drums in the Holy Lands".
Beyond the KJV translation of the Psalms, we see the drum (Timbrel etc.) employed in songs of Praise. While Arabic texts and Suras of the Q'uran suggest certain drums be Halal (acceptable) for praise and worship. Obi will demonstrate playing styles and discuss a brief history of how drumming for worship has developed and changed over three millennium in the Holy Lands.

Obi Kaye is a Master Drummer, Performer and a Musicologist/ Educator who specializes in rhythm and drumming styles of the Middle Eastern, African, Afro-Caribbean regions as well as Jazz Hand Percussion. He is also a historian focusing on the history of rhythm and cultures from these regions. He teaches drumming and rhythm for all ages and abilities and conducts specially designed programs and classes for those with special needs and/ or developmental disabilities. He conducts various drumming workshops focusing on Middle Eastern and African rhythms.
He also performs solo and with varied musical groups.