Past Services

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.


October 20, 2019 - 10:15am

On Sunday, October 20th, at the Narrowsburg Union, Room #102, Ramona Jan.will present a talk about The Spiritual Teachings of George Gurdjieff. It is possible to awaken to a higher state of consciousness and achieve a full human potential according to the teachings of turn-of-the-century mystic, George Ivanovich Gurdjieff. The Work, as he called it, is a system designed to bring someone into an awakened state. Artist and musician, Ramona Jan has been a student in The Work of Gurdjieff and will share some of her experience as part of a one hour meeting sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


October 13, 2019 - 10:15am

Christian Gauthier of the Kadampa Meditation Center in New York will present a service about the Buddhist perspective of inner peace and how to cultivate it within our hearts using simple techniques of breathing meditation. Anyone can benefit from engaging in meditation for 5 or 10 minutes. He will be speaking at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake,Pa at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 25th. All are invited to the one hour service sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.

The purpose of meditation is to cultivate positive states of mind, conducive to peace and well-being, and overcome negative habits of mind. Happiness is a state of mind, therefore the real source of happiness lies in the mind, not in external situations. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.

Christian Gauthier is the Education Program Coordinator and meditation teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New York. He has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2009. His practical and inspiring teachings make Buddhism accessible to everyone.


October 6, 2019 - 10:15am

Lawrence Fabian will speak about Global Renewal: the 200th anniversary of the birth of the twin Manifestations of the Bahai Faith and worldwide commemorations getting underway.

The service will be held at the Narrowsburg Union, Room 102.


September 29, 2019 - 10:15am

What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life? On Sunday, September 29th at 10:15 a.m. at the Narrowsburg Union, Pat Sanders will present a talk about one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills - validation. Whether you're looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this talk will cover simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life. The material covered is adapted from the book I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen.

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 Street, 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.

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September 22, 2019 - 10:15am

September 22, 2019 - 10:15am

Heidi Finkelberg will read an article by David Brooks about the true meaning of Liberalism that appeared in New York Times.  There will then be analysis and discussion of the concepts. The one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday September 22nd at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake PA.  Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


September 15, 2019 - 10:15am

On Sept. 15th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, Barbara Leo will lead a discussion about climate change in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike set for Sept 20. This strike coincides with the United Nations Climate Action Summit.  All are invited to attend and share  thoughts, meaningful reflections and reverence for our planet earth, through comment or selected readings.  The one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be followed by a social time with refreshments.Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


September 8, 2019 - 10:15am

Oliver Sacks, a British neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and author, believed that the brain is the "most incredible thing in the universe. Widely known for writing best-selling case histories about both his patients' and his own disorders and unusual experiences, his compassionate writings about nature's neurological misfits have been adapted for plays by major playwrights, feature films, animated short films, opera, dance, fine art, and musical works in the classical genre. This Sunday, Tom Lisenbee reads from "The Healing Power of Gardens," taken from a posthumously published collection of his essays.