Past Services

January 13, 2019 - 10:15am

Using the work of Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander and Margaret Wheatley, Rev. Laurie Stuart will present a service entitled "It's All Possibility." Using story, written word and original music, the lively one-hour service will explore small steps we can take to open ourselves to the possibility of positive change in this uncertain time and the challenges it presents.

January 6, 2019 - 10:15am

A Portraits in Faith video will be presented featuring Lenny Baptiste, a First Nations (Indigenous) child who was forced into Catholic “residential schools” where he and many other youths experienced physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. The subject of forgiveness will be explored: When is it the right decision to not forgive someone for harming you?

December 30, 2018 - 10:15am

The Hero's Journey

Tom Lisenbee, local poet and author, will ring out the old and in with the new with a service centered around a heartwarming video tale of rescue and release entitled "The Hero's Journey". The one hour service, presented by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be held on Sunday, December 30th at 10:15 a.m. It will take place at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA and will be followed by discussion and a social time with light refreshments. For directions, visit

December 23, 2018 (All day)

With many of our Fellowship members travelling for the Christmas holiday, we will not be having a service this Sunday. We do wish all a joyous and safe holiday season filled with love.

December 16, 2018 - 11:00am

We will gather at the home of a member for a festive holiday celebration which will include a potluck lunch and some sharing of cheer.

December 9, 2018 - 10:15am

On Sunday, December 9th Tom Lisenbee, local poet and musician, will present a reading "God, don't take the name in vain" from Yuval Harari's recent book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Harari is an Israeli historian and a tenured professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the author of the international bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.

In this recent book he focuses on the present time and the problems and issues we’re facing (terrorism, fake news and immigration) and offers some solutions. and has tips on how to navigate the future we face – with the power of clarity.

The one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. Directions can be found at

December 2, 2018 - 10:15am

Richard Williams, Director of the Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network (UUPLAN) will present a service on the topic of "What Now? What's Next?" It's a brief description of the current state of social justice in Pennsylvania and the nation. It includes some thoughts about how our faith might be more effective. UU Plan works together in common cause to embrace, articulate, and advocate for all goals of social and environmental justice. Some of the current political trends in PA are directly threatening to UU values regarding the rights and dignity of individuals, the democratic process, caring for our environment, and the rights of women and people of color. Through monthly online justice team meetings, action alerts and lobbying efforts they promote values to policy makers to advance just legislation.

Richard Williams grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and has been a UU since birth. After studying architecture in New York State, he settled in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and formed an architectural firm that has evolved into Williams Kinsman Lewis Architecture. The firm provides a variety of planning and architecture services throughout the northeastern United States.

In 1991 with support from the Joseph Priestley District and the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention, he was part of the group that chartered the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley.

In 2011, Richard was the only Independent elected to the 11-person Luzerne County Council. His service on the Luzerne County Council ended in early 2018. He chose not to run for re-election. He lives in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

November 25, 2018 - 10:15am

The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with shared readings and thoughts on Giving Thanks. This season and holiday is an ideal time to reflect on the many blessings of family, friends, abundance and freedom. All are asked to bring a poem or reading or reflection to share. The one hour service will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA at 10:15 a.m. and will be followed by a social time with refreshments (and perhaps some Thanksgiving leftovers!). For directions please visit

November 18, 2018 - 10:15am

Cathy Chmil will present a talk entitled "Peace and Comfort in Understanding Healthcare Ethics and You" on Sunday, Nov. 18th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. Catherine is an RN with 42 years in practice and a Masters degree in Healthcare Ethics and will discuss Medical Power of Attorney, Advanced Directives, and what you want versus what you get, and is that really what you want versus what you think you want. She will also cover some "hows", "to do’s", "don’ts" and "mmm’s".

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. For further information visit

November 11, 2018 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will read an essay entitled, Ennui by Roy Scranton, the author of “We’re Doomed. Now What? Essays on War and Climate Change.”