Past Services

October 14, 2018 - 10:15am

Heidi Finkelberg will present a service on a topic “No Time for a Casual Faith”

On Sunday, October 14th, the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will share a talk entitled “No Time for a Casual Faith” by Susan Frederick-Gray, the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, reflecting on the spiritual challenges of confronting the resurgence of American white nationalism. We are living in a time of tremendous opportunity and needed change, and the health and strength of our communities and our commitment to a theology of love and justice and interdependence is crucial.


October 7, 2018 - 10:15am

Janet Burgan will be speaking about songwriting and about songwriting and activism. She'll bring her guitar and will sing and speak.

From her roots in northeastern Ohio, Janet Burgan brings a folk sensibility to her music. Growing up in Cuyahoga Falls, (home to Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, Devo and The Black Keys) Janet started her musical career as a singer, trombonist and pianist. She moved to New York and quickly became involved in the live music scene. Adding electric bass, acoustic guitar and frattoir to her instrument arsenal, Janet has led her own bands or been a sidewoman ever since.

Janet newest album, 'Nothing But Love Songs' is a collections of 12 new originals recorded in New Orleans on April 5, 2016.


September 30, 2018 - 10:15am

When Enough is Simply Not Good Enough

It's all well and good to cultivate a deep sense of equanimity with the mantra "We Are Enough." But, in this time of political and social turbulence, what do we do if enough is simply not enough? Guest preacher Rev. Laurie Stuart will explore this conundrum with story, song and written word, in a service designed to raise your spirit for the work ahead.


September 23, 2018 - 10:15am

On Sunday, September 23rd at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, Obi Kaye, percussionist, will present a talk and performance entitled "Music and More" in which he will be demonstrating and explaining various percussion instruments and playing styles.

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. Obi conducts various drumming workshops focusing on Middle Eastern and African rhythms and also performs solo and with varied musical groups.

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.


September 16, 2018 - 10:15am

Lawrence Fabian will present a service on the topic of The Bahai Faith.


September 9, 2018 - 10:15am

Jan Goodwin will present a service about Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. The one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be followed by a social time with light refreshments. All are welcome and directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


September 2, 2018 - 11:00am

The Fellowship will commemorate Labor Day with a potluck picnic and Water Ceremony at the home of a member. For more information call 570-253-4032. Please bring a small amount of water from a place that is special or meaningful to you and a potluck dish to share.


August 26, 2018 - 10:15am

Artist Carla Strozzieri will present a reflection on "Monotheism and the Environment" at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 26th at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA.

The most deeply ingrained aspects of our collective mindset are often so taken for granted that we never stop to examine their implications. One such point is the commonly held belief in a single godhead. Regardless of one’s personal belief system, we are at the effect of the collective idea that there is a single god who is responsible for the totality of creation. How does this concept affect how we view our society, our environment, our world? How does it contribute to the environmental problems we face? This discussion will aim to explore how the commonly accepted paradigm of “One God” has helped to shape the rising environmental crisis as well as the social hierarchy from which it springs.

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 refreshments. For directions, visit www.uduuf.org.


August 19, 2018 - 10:15am

"Learning the Principles by Heart", based on a sermon by Leslie Becknell will be presented this Sunday. Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world's religions. What ARE the seven Principles and how might they be incorporated in the lives we lead? From affirming the worth and dignity of every person to respecting the interdependent web of all existence, this practical exploration might help you answer the question "If you were arrested for being a Unitarian Universalist, would there be enough evidence to convict you?"


August 12, 2018 - 10:15am

A video will be presented "Not Your Grandmother's God: Beyond Misconceptions about the Ground of Being" given by Rev. Dr. Arvid Staube, pastor of the the First Unitarian/Universalist Church of San Diego.

Dr. Straube has been practicing Buddhist meditation since his seminarian days and teaching meditation has always been a part of his ministry. He trained in spiritual direction at the Shalem Institute with its founding faculty. Dr. Straube’s main academic interests have been Buddhism and the contemplative traditions of humanity. He has a passion for the potential for contemplative practice to transform lives, communities and societies. His Doctor of Ministry studies focused on the inseparability of spiritual and social action and this has been a focus of his ministry ever since.