Past Services

May 21, 2017 - 10:15am

Janet Burgan will present a service on Yoga and Music. Janet is a singer/songwriter/guitarist based in northeastern Pennsylvania and New York City. She studies and teaches hatha yoga in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar. She is an avid hiker, kayaker and camper, and has been known to throw a fly onto the water.

May 14, 2017 - 10:15am

The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship honors Mother's Day with shared stories of tribute and remembrance to celebrate the nurturing women in our lives. Please bring a story, reading, poem or other tribute to celebrate nuturing woemn in your life.

May 7, 2017 - 10:15am


Christine San Jose will present a service on communicating with others who hold beliefs and views that vary from our own. We use so many different kinds of language for our different purposes. And besides, we all use so much more than language to sort out our worlds, each of us in our own way. So maybe the best way to make initial contact with people who disagree with us isn't to plunge head first into a supposedly logical discussion. So where do we begin? We'll look at that rich and ingenious variety of language, and that wealth of ways to see and hear and learn and be, in search of possible answers to our question.

Christine was raised and educated in England, lived in Spain for a few years, came to the US with her Spanish husband and 2 small boys, topped off her family with a third little boy and her education with a Ph.D from Syracuse. She worked in schools, academe, and publishing, wrote professional materials and picture books, and was honored to be asked to consult nationally and internationally. She has lived for the past 30 years in Honesdale, is now retired, but happily engaged in the community especially in story-telling and poetry.

April 30, 2017 - 10:15am

America, the Profligate

On Sunday, April 30th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, Jan Goodwin will present a talk entitled "America, the Profligate".

One in 10 families in America use self-storage for things they no longer need but can’t bear to throw away. Amazingly, it has become a $22 billion-a-year business. Our supermarkets dumps 40% of our food, so much in fact, that freeganists eat very well from it. France last year became the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from destroying unsold food; they must donate it instead to charities and food banks. The Netherlands has a brilliant solution to tackle two of the West's most urgent problems: a young generation priced out of affordable housing, and the loneliness and isolation of a rapidly ageing population in homes too large for them now their children have left home. Students move into homes and help out with chores and keep owners company. Both sides benefit. Americans throw away 13 million tons of textiles, some 85 percent of our clothes each year.

We will discuss various ways of being environmentally friendly.

Jan Goodwin is an award-winning author and journalist, who writes for national publications. A Senior Fellow at Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute of Investigative Journalism, she is also a frequent lecturer both in the U.S. and abroad.

The one hour service will be followed by a social time with refreshments. For directions visit

April 23, 2017 - 10:15am

Through his guitar music and songs, musician John Rocklin will present a service on "The Human Condition Through Song". The portraits portrayed in these songs will encourage reflection on the human experience as seen through a number of different perspectives.

April 16, 2017 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will read: "A Unitarian Universalist’s Reflection on Good Friday and Easter". First presented in 1993 by Ray Pontier, founding member and minister of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, this sermon, taken his book, "Rescuing Jesus from his Friends," seeks to deal with ancient myths from the human perspective.

April 9, 2017 - 10:15am

John Dzwonar will present a service on the topic of the work of Israeli Psychologists Khanan (Nobel Prize) and Tvesky on Heuristics.

Their study and research led to insight into how we make judgements under uncertainty.

One recent example in life of how people make decisions under uncertainty is political elections.

John is a Gestalt therapist living in NYC and Milanville Pa. and working in NYC.

April 2, 2017 - 10:15am

Tannis Kowalchuk is a co-artistic director at NACL Theatre, community activist, and farmer at Willow Wisp Organic Farm which she co-owns with her husband, vegetable farmer, Greg Swartz. Tannis will present a workshop and presentation on her experience leading and organizing large scale community engagement projects that use theatre as a vehicle to promote thought, artistic excellence, and collective social enrichment. Tannis and NACL Theatre have created multi-year projects with community on such themes as climate change and social justice. The projects are multi-faceted and involve community in workshops, conferences, and play-making to engage and involve community around creativity and important contemporary themes and issues.

March 26, 2017 - 10:15am

Carol Rocklin will present a service on "The Power of the Stories We Tell Ourselves and Others". Stories we tell ourselves are the way we present ourselves to the world and to ourselves. When we change our stories we change ourselves. This service will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 26th and will be followed by a social time with refreshments. For directions visit

March 19, 2017 - 10:15am

Due to Blizzard snow, this service is cancelled for this date and will be held at a later time.

This Sunday we will gather at the home of Jim and Pat Sanders for a one hour video regarding Celtic spirituality and we will then celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a potluck brunch. We will also celebrate St. Joseph's Day and the Spring Equinox!