Upcoming Services

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.


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.


November 10, 2019 - 10:15am

Glenn Pontier will present the Second Amendment.


November 17, 2019 - 10:15am

A video of Joe Churman speaking about Theodore Parker.


Joy
November 24, 2019 - 10:15am

Sharon Paige will be reading excerpts from the book Spiritual Evolution (How we are wired for faith, hope, and love) by George E. Vaillant, M.D. I will be speaking on Joy, the least studied of all the primary human emotions. There is no easy definition of joy. Joy is different from happiness. Joy is different from pleasure. Vaillant's study helps us to understand the difference and how to recognize it. I will reflect on personal joyous experiences and hope to continue the discussion with our congregants on their experiences with joy.