Past Services

September 17, 2017 - 10:15am

On Sunday, September 17th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, John Tomlinson, artist and art teacher, will present a talk on "Why I Make Art". He will bring several books of his drawings to the Fellowship.

John grew up in Boston as a member with his family of the then-named Unitarian Church. He has been making drawings since his childhood, but really started his drawing career in the late 1960's when he attended the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. He graduated with a major in Painting, but it wasn't long after that he switched entirely to making large drawings.

His first teaching job was in the 1980s at Marlboro College in Vermont.
In the late 80s he taught drawing at the National Academy of Design for 8 years, then went on to teach drawing for 25 years at Parsons School of Design Fine Arts. In the early 90s, while he was teaching at Parsons, he became director of the New York Studio Residency Program in Manhattan then Brooklyn, an innovative independent art study program of seminars, studio work, visiting artists and critiques with 4 professors of art and art history operated by 43 American and Canadian art schools.

John retired from teaching and that position in 2013 and has since been working full time in his studio in Lumberland, NY. He has shown his work widely, including at the DVAA in Narrowsburg, where he had a solo show in 2009, in several group shows there and he curated "drawing BIG" a show with 4 artists in 2015. He has collaborated with local poet and psychoanalyst Karen Morris on the book of drawings and poems, "Rage: The Misery of Men :: Hope: The Dawning of Men."
He has been invited to collaborate with the Margolis Brown Adaptors Theater Company on a play based on his "Misery of Men" series.

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 light refreshments. For directions visit

September 10, 2017 - 10:15am

On Sunday, Sept 10th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA we will hear a presentation about the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, whose mission includes conserving farms, forests and waters of the Upper Delaware Region. They also provide educational events and opportunities to engage the community and to promote a sustainable local economy. Susan LaCroix, Land Protection Coordinator, will share details on some of their events and initiatives.
All are invited to the one hour service which will be followed by a social time with light refreshments. For directions, please visit

September 3, 2017 - 11:00am

In celebration of Labor Day we will gather for a potluck picnic at the home of a member. Call 570-253-4032 for more information and directions.

August 27, 2017 - 10:15am

On Sunday, August 27th at 10:15 a.m., Rudy Sprinkle will present a talk on the subject "White Supremacy: Living in the Belly of the Beast".

The one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA and will be followed by a social time with refreshments. All are invited. For directions visit

August 20, 2017 - 10:15am

On Sunday, August 20, 2017, Growing Older Together, Inc board members, Barbara Leo and Jane Luchsinger, will talk with us about the project and the progress that has been made since the concept of “aging in place” was first explored with our Fellowship. The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship provided financial assistance in the beginning phase of the organization and will be brought up to date on the activities and the excitement of a Fall 2017 launch date for services to begin.

Please join us with other friends who might be interested in this topic.

August 13, 2017 - 10:15am

Sharon Lisenbee will be presenting a service on August 13th entitled " Why Come To Church If You Don't Like Coffee?" She will be reading a short essay written by William F. Schulz, past president of the UUA. "Whatever the reason we are affiliated with a congregation, be it for friendship or feasting, music or musing, to discover life's meaning or to find a new mate, the heart of that experience is the Sunday morning service of worship." Sharon has written a short essay on the subject as well and is hoping this talk will generate a lot of lively conversation on the subject.

August 6, 2017 - 10:15am

This week the Upper Delaware Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship presents a video conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Thich Nhat Hanh, famed peace activist and Vietnamese, Buddhist Monk.

July 30, 2017 - 10:15am

Pat Sanders will present a service entitled "Thick and Thin" based on a sermon by Victoria Safford of the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church. It explores the meaning and role of church - a "thick" institution that enables us to become part of something larger, to provide a lens or moral magnifying glass through which we can read the signs of the times and bring spiritual and ethical discernment to our everyday lives. And we'll also ponder whether a gaggle of wild and wooly individualists can truly be or ever hope to become a true community.

July 23, 2017 - 10:15am

On July 23, the Rev. Laurie Stuart will present a service entitled "Let Go, Let Come." The one-hour service, presented at the Upper Delaware UU Fellowship beginning at 10:15 a.m. will reflect on her four-day vision quest taken in preparation for her full-time return to the valley. Using story, chant, poetry and written word, the service will explore ways to maneuver through chaotic and uncertain times.

July 16, 2017 - 10:15am

This Sunday the Upper Delaware Unitarian Fellowship features New York City actress-model-host and author, Wendy Kaplan,who will present and discuss her latest film: Fragile Beauty, recently shown in Houston at the African Film Festival. Noted throughout the world as the "Model With A Mission", together with her visual director and photographer husband, Alan Kaplan, they create "Visual Diaries" that raise awareness and give much needed voice to the endangered peoples, and threatened wildlife they meet along the way.