Past Services

January 12, 2020 - 10:15am

To Whom it May Concern, Reflections on Prayer

Pat Sanders will lead a service entitled “To Whom it May Concern” about reflections on prayer. How do Unitarians deal with the question of prayer? Does prayer have a significant place in the life of religious liberals? With insights from some Unitarian ministers, Anne Lamott bestselling author of “Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers” and others, we will explore the nature, essence and potential application of prayer in our lives.

Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


January 5, 2020 - 10:15am

Five reasons not to be a Unitarian Universalist!

Video: In an age where more than half of Americans no longer worship, Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter who serves as Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, TX, has a provocative sermon that looks at five reasons why one shouldn’t be a Unitarian Universalist! Kanter is the author of the book: Faith for the Unbeliever, and is recent past Chair of the Clergy Advocacy Board at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Kanter was also a Harvard Divinity School Fellow in 2017.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


December 22, 2019 - 10:15am

Winter Solstice
December 22, 2019 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will lead a service centered around shared readings. This is your chance to bring a reading, article, poem, remembrance, music or reflections on the season that is meaningful to you and share it with the Fellowship. Tom will start by explaining the Winter Solstice, Saturnalia, Kwanzaa, and how Christ’s birthday came to be celebrated on December the Twenty-fifth.
At this time, we also wish you all a joyous and safe holiday season filled with love. 
All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


December 15, 2019 (All day)

What is Beauty? - December 15, 2019 at 10.15 a.m.

Pat Carullo, a digital artist, will facilitate “A Dialogue on Beauty.” “For me, beauty is in Bach’s music,” he says. “But as quantum theory demonstrates: observation affects reality.” So is beauty really in the eye, or the ear of the beholder, does it not exist on its own, but is created by those experiencing it? Is beauty fundamental to all life? Is it just an idea that is collectively agreed upon, or varying due to individual tastes and cultural backgrounds?

Carullo has designed an interactive group exercise to help you determine what and how you think about beauty. Or perhaps you don't think about it at all ... and beauty just is.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


December 8, 2019 - 10:15am

All art is political, says Lin-Manuel Miranda, a reading by Heidi Finkelberg
December 8, 2019 - 10:15am
“In tense, fractious times—like our current moment—all art is political. But even during those times when politics and the future of our country itself are not the source of constant worry and anxiety, art is still political. We keep revisiting Shakespeare’s Macbeth because ruthless political ambition does not belong to any particular era. And we listen to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, as Lieutenant Cable sings about racism, ‘You’ve got to be carefully taught.’ It’s all art. It’s all political,” says Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist, and writer and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards, whose best known work is Hamilton.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


November 24, 2019 - 10:15am

Does the Unitarian Fellowship live up to its mission statement? Rev. William (Bill) Sinkford, the first African-American to become president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, or to lead any traditionally white religious denomination in the U.S., wasn’t always sure. He was concerned that UU was too white and ignoring black American issues. Nor was he sure about his own beliefs. In fact, there was a time in life when he considered himself a "card-carrying atheist" until his son recovered from a coma. In the spring of 2009, he spent a few days visiting Selma, Montgomery, and other key sites in the civil rights struggle. “The UU presence in these places in those times offers a compelling story, one we can be proud of,” he says.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


November 17, 2019 - 10:15am

Theodore Parker was an activist and abolitionist, whose lectures inspired Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was also an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church, whose congregations numbered thousands, including Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

In 1963, Betty Friedan's influential best seller, The Feminine Mystique, which sparked the 1960s women's movement, bore the following 1853 epigraph from Theodore Parker: “The domestic function of the woman does not exhaust her powers. To make one half of the human race consume its energies in the functions of housekeeper, wife and mother is a monstrous waste of the most precious material God ever made.”

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


November 10, 2019 - 10:15am

“I don’t believe there is a writer who understood America better and loved it with more ferocity than Toni Morrison. Her genius and her humanity invite us to imagine a different sense of who we are, even now, and where, together, we might decide we are going.”

These words are from Tracy K. Smith, former poet laureate of the United States, who describes the enormous impact Toni Morrison’s work had on her readers and humankind throughout the world.

Barbara Leo will present a reading by Ms. Morrison, which also pays homage to her as a great writer and humanitarian. You are encouraged to bring your thoughts and memories of how this writer may have touched your life.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


November 3, 2019 - 10:15am

Pat Sanders will lead a service about the "Dia de los Muertos", the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday. Day of the Dead festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy. The theme is death, but the point is to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members. We will explore the elements of the celebration such as the calaveras, foods, papel picado and more. We will have an ofrenda, or altar, prepared and participants can bring a photo or memento of a deceased loved one to add to the altar.

All are invited to the one-hour service, presented by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be followed by a social time with refreshments. The Narrowsburg Union is at 7 Erie Avenue, Narrowsburg, the former red brick two-story high school, at the only traffic light in Narrowsburg. Park in the rear parking lot of the Union, and then take the path skirting the building to the front, and go in front door which will not involve any steps. Do NOT use the side door. We will meet in room # 102, on the ground floor.


October 27, 2019 - 10:15am

On Sunday October 27th at 10:15 a.m., Alexander Gardner will speak about reincarnation, a central belief of all Buddhist traditions, which is foundational to the ethical system, or karma. Buddhists are told to follow the 10 virtuous actions and avoid the 10 non-virtuous actions because such actions will produce positive or negative effects, respectively, and those effects are said to play out over future lifetimes.

Alexander Gardner Ph.D., is Director and Chief Editor of the Treasury of Lives. This is a biographical encyclopedia, with 106 contributing authors, of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalayan region. It provides well-researched biographies of a wide range of figures, from Buddhist masters to artists and political officials; most of which are peer reviewed.

All are invited to the one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be help in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.