Past Services

April 23, 2017 - 10:15am

Through his guitar music and songs, musician John Rocklin will present a service on "The Human Condition Through Song". The portraits portrayed in these songs will encourage reflection on the human experience as seen through a number of different perspectives.

April 16, 2017 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will read: "A Unitarian Universalist’s Reflection on Good Friday and Easter". First presented in 1993 by Ray Pontier, founding member and minister of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, this sermon, taken his book, "Rescuing Jesus from his Friends," seeks to deal with ancient myths from the human perspective.

April 9, 2017 - 10:15am

John Dzwonar will present a service on the topic of the work of Israeli Psychologists Khanan (Nobel Prize) and Tvesky on Heuristics.

Their study and research led to insight into how we make judgements under uncertainty.

One recent example in life of how people make decisions under uncertainty is political elections.

John is a Gestalt therapist living in NYC and Milanville Pa. and working in NYC.

April 2, 2017 - 10:15am

Tannis Kowalchuk is a co-artistic director at NACL Theatre, community activist, and farmer at Willow Wisp Organic Farm which she co-owns with her husband, vegetable farmer, Greg Swartz. Tannis will present a workshop and presentation on her experience leading and organizing large scale community engagement projects that use theatre as a vehicle to promote thought, artistic excellence, and collective social enrichment. Tannis and NACL Theatre have created multi-year projects with community on such themes as climate change and social justice. The projects are multi-faceted and involve community in workshops, conferences, and play-making to engage and involve community around creativity and important contemporary themes and issues.

March 26, 2017 - 10:15am

Carol Rocklin will present a service on "The Power of the Stories We Tell Ourselves and Others". Stories we tell ourselves are the way we present ourselves to the world and to ourselves. When we change our stories we change ourselves. This service will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 26th and will be followed by a social time with refreshments. For directions visit

March 19, 2017 - 10:15am

Due to Blizzard snow, this service is cancelled for this date and will be held at a later time.

This Sunday we will gather at the home of Jim and Pat Sanders for a one hour video regarding Celtic spirituality and we will then celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a potluck brunch. We will also celebrate St. Joseph's Day and the Spring Equinox!

March 12, 2017 - 10:15am

In times of turbulence, we often find comfort and resolve in reflection and action. On March 12, guest minister Rev. Laurie Stuart will present a service featuring two modern-day prophets--Mary Oliver and the Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman--and make the case that we all have the opportunity to live our life as prophecy and agents for equity and compassion. Weaving in the real story of Rosa Park, a woman who prepared for her civil rights "stand," the service will offer an opportunity to be nourished and energized as agents of change, each inhabiting our unique lives.

March 5, 2017 - 10:15am

Sheila Vaswani, award-winning retired teacher and noted Asian Studies specialist, who is a frequent lecturer, will give a presentation entitled: South Africa 2016: Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow.

The presenter will look at South Africa through a lens that reflects the culture, racial history, role of economics and geography in the development of the country.

February 26, 2017 - 10:15am

Portraits of Faith is a series of video interviews and portrait photographs aimed at taking a look into the lives of people of faith, regardless of their religion or beliefs. Daniel Epstein, a global marketing director with Proctor and Gamble, embarked on this spiritual exercise in order “to heal the world by bringing people together in humanity’s greater, common spiritual journey.” On February 26, 2017, the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present a Portrait of Faith interview with Anna Helprin, dancer, choreographer, teacher and founder of the San Francisco Dance Workshop.

February 19, 2017 - 10:15am

Sunday, February 19, Nick Roes, author of several books and many articles on a wide range of topics, will address the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on the subject of Happiness. NIck holds a bachelor and master degree from the University of Bridgeport, and a doctorate from Westbrook University. In addition to teaching for Marist College and Brown University online and presenting hundreds of workshops, it was while serving for many years as Executive Director of an all-female, residential substance abuse treatment center that he realized that the pursuit of happiness and substance abuse were mutually exclusive.