Past Services

July 15, 2018 - 10:15am

On Sunday, July 15th the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will celebrate summer and the wealth of beauty and diversity in both the flowers of the season and in our own members. Please bring a flower to add to our communal bouquet. 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. Directions can be found at

July 8, 2018 - 10:15am

Sheila Vaswani will present a service on the topic of African Art, Segue into the Divine: How Culture, Tradition and Art Manifest Profound Beauty. Sheila Vaswani is a noted retired Asian Studies specialist, a world traveler and an award-winning teacher who is often a guest lecturer in the area.

July 1, 2018 - 11:00am

We will celebrate the Fourth of July with a potluck picnic at the home of a member -for more information call 570-253-4032. All are welcome.

June 24, 2018 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will be presenting a service on a topic be announced soon.

June 17, 2018 - 10:15am

Art Kolbjorsen will present a talk that will focus on Martin Luther as the match for the reformational fire that lit first Europe and then the world. All the kindling and the substantial fuel for the movement was in place thanks to the abuses of both the church and the politics of the time and Luther himself was surprised by the reaction to his earliest concerns. He wanted to talk and resolve but found himself at head of a movement that split the church and offered the populace the Bible (Thank you Herr Gutenberg) and the opportunity to seek a non mediated role with its God. Saved by God's grace and not by the church's pronouncements was the core belief that would rattle the foundations of the world.
Oh Martin what have you done? This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

June 10, 2018 - 10:15am

The best selling poet of America in 2006 was not Whitman, Dickinson, Frost or Emerson but a Sufi mystic; Jaluddin Rumi, who was born in Afghanistan, on the borders of the Persian Empire (Iran). Rumi is one of the best known Sufi poets but digging deep into the realms of Persian literature we find a wealth of Sufi poetry which even today retains a universal and timeless appeal. The Sufi poets wrote with a rare combination of lyrical eloquence and profound mystical revelation. Glenn of Trees will read and discuss Sufi Poetry at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA on Sunday, June 10th at 10:15 a.m.

The one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be followed by a social time with refreshments. Directions are available at

June 3, 2018 - 10:15am

On Sunday, June 3rd, the UDUUF will present a video of Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalemi, the most influential Jewish change-maker of his generation. Reb Zalman was one of the founders of the Jewish Renewal movement and an innovator in ecumenical dialogue. Countless innovations in Jewish life and worship throughout the Jewish denominations sprang from his creative mind and from the thought-leaders he attracted. He was visionary in creating fully inclusive community, making Jewish mysticism and joyful observance available to several generations of American Jews, as well as engaging in deep ecumenical relationships with leaders of the world’s religions.

The video will be followed by a discussion and then a social time with refreshments. The one hour service will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. Directions can be found at

May 27, 2018 - 10:15am

Materials on Hand, author Page Nolker will present a service entitled "Death and the Pursuit of Happiness" on Sunday, May 27th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA.

Written as a poem a day the final year of her mother’s life, Materials on Hand reminds us that joy is both a practice and an outcome, possible even in the darkest sorrow. Page’s talk will examine how her parents’ commitment to positive thought philosophy played out in the face of her mother’s dementia. Sharing anecdotes and poems, Page brings an uplifting perspective to a challenging subject.

May 20, 2018 - 10:15am

Sharon Lisenbee will be reading from John A. Buehrens' essay "Returning to the Springs" from his book "A Chosen Faith". Like so many others in our culture Buehrens went through a period when he did not go to church. When he began to explore spirituality again, he was skeptical about why people need church. He questioned why people keep coming Sunday after Sunday. He asked this to the only regular churchgoer that he really respected, his grandmother. She told him "When I go to church, I have to be grateful again, just to be alive. My thoughts go wider deeper, higher". John A. Buehrens went on to become our sixth UUA President.

May 13, 2018 - 10:15am

Pat Sanders will present a talk at the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship about Project Drawdown on Sunday, May 13th at 10:15a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA.

Project Drawdown is a global coalition of researchers, scientists, economists and others who are looking at what is actually being successfully done in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Their research has produced a smorgasbord of solutions, some very surprising, for global warming. We will explore these possibilities and how we might foster and help advance the efforts to reach Drawdown. It's an important and hopeful report.