Past Services

April 15, 2018 - 10:15am

A World Resurrected

The state of the world got you down? Feeling overwhelmed with the constant barrage of unsettling news? Join the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on April 15th in a service exploring how the three-pronged typology of violence (direct violence, structural violence, cultural violence) can be countered with a typology of peace. Utilizing story, poetry and original music, this one-hour service created by Rev. Laurie Stuart is sure to resurrect a glimmer of hope and possibility.

April 8, 2018 - 10:15am

Our UDUUF group has met at the old schoolhouse, now the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA since 1998. Today we'll learn more about the fascinating history of our "home town" as Carol Dunn of the Wayne County Historical Society will speak about the "Boarding Houses" of Berlin Township, PA and the resort heyday of this part of Pennsylvania and the Upper Delaware area. Her talk will include many photos of Beach Lake village and other spots in Berlin Township from 1900 to 1980 or so and includes info on the "decades of the boarding house" in the 1930s to 1960s. She lived this experience herself and we'll understand better the nature of this unique "getaway" area for vacationers from far and wide.

April 1, 2018 - 10:15am

Glenn of Trees will present a talk entitled "On Being a Fool for God" on Sunday, April 1st at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. He will describe his path to "Enlightenment with Laughter" - from being a rabbinical school drop-out in Jerusalem to becoming an ordained Interfaith minister in Hell's Kitchen (with a stint to boot as artist in residence at a Unitarian Universalist camp in Rowe, MA). All are welcome to the one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be followed by a social time with light refreshments.

March 25, 2018 - 10:15am

Lisa and Brian Wood of Beach Lake Bakery will speak about their journey of baking. The founders and owners of Beach Lake Bakery will present a talk at the Beach Lake Unitarian Church on what inspired them to open a small artisan bread bakery in Beach Lake and the reasons behind its success. Brian Woods, who hails from Manchester, England, has been involved in the baking industry since the age of sixteen. After meeting his wife Lisa in Israel and moving to the U.S., Brian worked as a production manager for a number of commercial bakeries in the NY metropolitan area. Hired first as a test baker and demonstrator for the US division of Rondo, Inc. one of the largest baking equipment companies in Europe, Brian discovered that with his technical knowledge and skills, he was a natural-born salesman, as well. Lisa, a native New Yorker, earned a degree in foreign languages and worked in New York City for Friends Seminary before she and Brian moved to their weekend home in Narrowsburg NY. In 1988, two months after their first child was born, and while Brian was still working full-time in sales for Rondo, the husband and wife team opened The Catskill Cookie Company in Narrowsburg. Though short-lived, the bakery proved successful and gained a small following.
In 1991, the couple moved their family across the Delaware River to Beach Lake. Over the next decade, Brian was introduced to and fell in love with the American artisan bread scene, getting to work closely with many of the leaders of the slow-rise bread movement in New York City and California. The lack of good bread in the area propelled them to bake it themselves, and so Brian and Lisa purchased their first commercial oven in 1999, the stepping stone to what was to become a full-time career in bread-making.

March 18, 2018 - 10:15am

The Upper Delaware Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship presents an inspirational video of Desmond Tutu's acceptance speech upon receiving an honorary Doctorate from his Alma Mater, Groningen University.

March 11, 2018 - 10:15am

In January 2017, Honesdale writer and performer Skip Mendler left the United States for a year-long sojourn through Europe, spending some time volunteering in assistance to refugee and homeless populations in Serbia and Germany. Skip will be speaking in this one hour service about his experiences and perceptions regarding the European refugee crisis and other issues.

March 4, 2018 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will present a service on the topic of Buddhism, American Style.

February 25, 2018 - 10:15am

The members and friends of the Fellowship will brainstorm ways to contribute money to worthy organizations - local, national and worldwide. Come with your ideas!

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.