Past Services

May 5, 2019 - 10:15am

For over five hundred years, the Fables of Jean de La Fontaine, told with wit and charm, has defined morally upright behavior for French readers young and old. Therefore,for the first Sunday of the Merry Month of May the Upper Delaware Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship is pleased to welcome Honesdale's own Pearl Hochstadt to read from her fresh translation of the Fables and speak on the master's life. This talk will take place at the Berlin Townshship Community Center in Beach Lake, PA on Sunday, May 5th at 10:15 a.m. Pearl Hochstadt received a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell University and, while still raising her family, a doctorate in English Literature from New York University in 1972. She taught English at Long Island University and other area schools before embarking on this translation after her retirement.

April 28, 2019 - 10:15am

Al Anon for Families

On Sunday April 28th at 10:15 a.m. there will be a presentation at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, about Al Anon, the 12 Step Recovery program for those affected by alcoholism. The group does not profess to "cure" the alcoholic but to give support and guidance to those who live in an addiction environment. In the presentation some of the principles of Al Anon will be explained and some of the typical questions will be answered, namely, is it a cult, is it a religion, is it a self help hype, does it work, what does it mean to say "higher power" and perhaps, most importantly, could it help me? This will then be followed by a discussion on "Sanity and Living".

All are invited to the one hour service presented by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Directions can be found at


Pat Sanders

UDUUF Communications Chair.

April 21, 2019 - 10:15am

Sharon Paige Lisenbee will present a service on the topic "Origins of our Faith". It is a condensed version from the Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide starting with Michael Servetus and exploring how we grew into the Unitarian Universalist religion of today.

April 14, 2019 - 10:15am

Heidi Finkelberg will present a reading entitled "The Two Codes Your Children Need". Of all the skills and knowledge that we test young people for that we know are correlated with success in college and in life, which is the most important? The answer from the College Board officials is: the ability to master “two codes” — computer science and the U.S. Constitution. Find out more about why and what the implications are for our youth.

April 7, 2019 - 10:15am

When hearing news of serious trouble in other parts of the world, are you sometimes overcome with feelings of powerlessness, anxiety, and even despair? On Sunday, March 10th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA., Skip Mendler will present a talk entitled "Techniques for Dealing with a Planet in Crisis". This talk is intended to help you explore, utilize, and expand a simple set of straightforward and practical ideas, tools, and techniques for preventing the spread of a world crisis into one's own personal life. This does not mean isolating oneself from world events, but quite the opposite, actively combating the emotionally and spiritually damaging effects of crisis situations by taking specific, positive, and purposeful actions in connection with those events.

All are invited to attend the one hour service which is sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and is followed by a social time with refreshments. For directions go to

March 31, 2019 - 10:15am

On Sunday, March 31, the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, will present Tom Lisenbee reading from an essay: "MLK: What We Lost" by Annette Gordon-Reed. Author of "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy" and "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family," Ms Gorden-Read is a professor of law at New York Law School as well as a professor of history at Rutgers University, One hour service begins at 10:15. All are invited. Driving directions can be found at

March 24, 2019 - 10:15am

On Sunday, March 24th representatives from Growing Older Together, Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County and Victims Intervention Program will speak about the work that they are doing in our community. It is always inspiring to hear of the efforts being made to make life better for all in our area. The Fellowship will be proud to present each group with a $1,000 check from the Bud Rue Campaign to aid their efforts.

March 17, 2019 - 10:15am

Eve Minson, Farmer, educator, equestrienne, landscape architect, plant lover, dharma student, women's retreat facilitator, multidimensional being of life...! Eve will present a talk about her life's journey towards ecological and sustainable landscapes, food and health.

March 3, 2019 - 10:15am

This Sunday, the Upper Delaware Unitarian Fellowship in Beach Lake features a TED TALK video delivered by the renowned historian Yuval Noah Harari entitled: Why Human's Rule the World. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he posits the question: what, if anything, can humankind do to influence the course of the centuries to come. Harari is the author of the international bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014), Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016), and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018). His writings examine free will, consciousness, and intelligence.

February 24, 2019 - 10:15am

On Sunday, Feb 24th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, Susan Lory will present a sermon originally given at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Northborough, Massachusetts by Reverend Justine Sullivan. This sermon, entitled "A Love of Language or a Language of Love," focuses on the evolution of language as it responds to changes in culture and personal identity. Rev. Sullivan notes that even very sensitive and loving people may, in their dedication to the rules of the English language, inadvertently hurt and exclude people who are not "standard." This talk highlights the personal and spiritual costs of this exclusion.

All are invited to the one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be followed by a social time with refreshments. Directions can be found at