Sermons

July 22, 2012 - 10:15am Astonishment

In a second on the topic of wonder, Carol Rocklin will present a service on astonishment and aging. Here's what she writes:


July 15, 2012 - 10:15am The wonder of it all

Ever wonder about wonder, a way of thinking that supersedes the rational mind? And is there a way to turn on the wonder in the face of worry? Join service leader Laurie Stuart in this exploration as the Fellowship begins its month exploration of wonder.


July 1, 2012 - 10:15am Liberty and Justice for All

In honor of the founding of this country, the Upper Delaware Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship will host a worship service that explores the historical roots of early Unitarians and Universalists at the Tusten Settlement Church on Route 97, 4 miles south of Narrowsburg on July 1 at 10:15 a.m.

"Tracing its roots from the Puritans and the Congregationalists in the late 1700s, Unitarians and Universalists were instrumental in creating the founding documents of this country," said Consulting Minister Laurie Stuart. "We're excited to host a public service at the Tusten Settlement Church to celebrate this truly American religious tradition. If you've always been curious about Unitarian Universalism, this is the Sunday to attend."


April 1, 2012 - 10:15am Ethics and the Environment

Virginia Kennedy’s talk will focus on the environmental ethics defined as the system of cultural and moral principles invested in a community’s specific relationship with the environment. Virginia will share some of her research regarding the ways different cultural communities perceive human relationships with the earth. She will also discuss the concept of ethical consistency or the ways in which we actually live or do not live the particular environmental ethics we believe we espouse. The central premise of the talk will ask people to think about the need for transformation in our ethical engagement with the earth that supports and sustains us.


March 25, 2012 - 10:15am Forest Dwellers

In Deborah Willoughby’s article, “Enlightened Aging,” she discusses the Hindu/Yogic concept of the forest-dweller stage of life and tells the story of how she made this transition in her own life. Ginny Nordstrom will introduce this topic by sharing her experience of retirement in relation to the gift of Deborah’s story and this third stage of life.


March 18, 2012 - 10:15am The Three Faces of Spirit

Taking off from the work of Ken Wilbur and integral theory, the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will continue its series on spirituality by examining whether our relationship to spirit is a the first, second or third person relationship. In exploring spirituality through this language structure lens, service leader Laurie Stuart hopes to spark a inquiring appreciation for the role that our perceptions play in our relationship to faith and belief.


March 11, 2012 - 10:15am Spiritual Evolution

Sharon Paige Lisenbee will present a service entitled "Spiritual Evolution" at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA on Sunday, March 11th at 10:15 a.m. It will be based on the book Spiritual Evolution: how we are wired for faith, hope and love in which George E. Vaillant, M.D. lays out a brilliant defense not of organized religion but of man's inherent spirituality. Evolution, he argues, has made us spiritual creatures. His thesis will be juxtaposed with the findings of anthropologists, archaeologists, psychologists, theologians and others working in the field of human development.


February 5, 2012 - 10:15am Give me a little compassion

Utilizing the wisdom of the Dalai Lama, Karen Armstrong's 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life, stories and songs, the Fellowship will begin its month-long exploration of the topic of compassion. Join service leader Laurie Stuart in this one-hour service that holds at its core that compassion, to suffer with, has a hidden benefit of recognizing our common humanity and the ability to heal and help ourselves.


January 22, 2012 - 10:15am True Self, False Self

Our parents, our family and our culture impose expectations that don't always fit us. We become who we are rather than who we could be and who we could be gets lost. Join Carol Rocklin, MSW, in a service that will explore how we find our true spiritual self.


January 15, 2012 - 10:15am It's possible!

In a service that celebrates individual uniqueness as a means of manifesting change, service leader Laurie Stuart will explore probability and possibilities. The service will use the work of Mike Dooley, author of "Manifesting Change and "Infinite Possibilities."