Past Services

February 16, 2020 - 10:15am

Dada Gunamuktananda is an internationally recognized yogic monk and meditation teacher of Ananda Marga, meaning the Path of Bliss. American born, he says meditation is about finding the essence of yourself that then leads to great happiness and fulfillment. “It is a totally holistic approach for everyone and the whole society. This is why my mission is to teach meditation to as many people as possible.”


February 9, 2020 - 10:15am

Feb 9 - In celebration of the 200th birthday of the renown abolitionist Frederick Douglass, actor and poet G. Oliver King brings to life the words of the escaped slave from one of the five autobiographies Douglass wrote: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. King entitles his personal presentation: “Christianity vs. Slavery- as seen by Frederick Douglass.”

At age 20, Douglass fled Baltimore to freedom, and became a revered author, diplomat and journalist dedicated to freeing slaves, fighting for equal rights for people of color and women, and for the acceptance of immigrants. His works continue to serve as an inspiration for the civil rights movement.


February 2, 2020 - 10:15am

Video: In an age where more than half of Americans no longer worship, Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter who serves as Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, TX, has a provocative sermon that looks at five reasons why one shouldn’t be a Unitarian Universalist. Kanter is the author of the book: Faith for the Unbeliever, and is recent past Chair of the Clergy Advocacy Board at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. He was also a Harvard Divinity School Fellow in 2017.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org


January 19, 2020 - 10:15am

Martin Luther King - Video: What is your life’s blueprint?
January 19th, 2020 - 10.15 am

Six months before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked a group of students “What is your life's blueprint?” He told them that number one in that blueprint should be a deep belief in your own dignity and your worth. “Don't allow anybody to make you feel that you're nobody. Always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

“Achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavor. As the years unfold what you will do in life, set out to do it well. If you can't be a pine at the top of the hill, be the best little shrub on the side of the hill. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best at whatever you are.

“As Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great essayist, said in a lecture in 1871, "If a man can write a better book or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, the world will make a beaten path to his door.”


January 12, 2020 - 10:15am

To Whom it May Concern, Reflections on Prayer

Pat Sanders will lead a service entitled “To Whom it May Concern” about reflections on prayer. How do Unitarians deal with the question of prayer? Does prayer have a significant place in the life of religious liberals? With insights from some Unitarian ministers, Anne Lamott bestselling author of “Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers” and others, we will explore the nature, essence and potential application of prayer in our lives.

Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


January 5, 2020 - 10:15am

Five reasons not to be a Unitarian Universalist!

Video: In an age where more than half of Americans no longer worship, Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter who serves as Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, TX, has a provocative sermon that looks at five reasons why one shouldn’t be a Unitarian Universalist! Kanter is the author of the book: Faith for the Unbeliever, and is recent past Chair of the Clergy Advocacy Board at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Kanter was also a Harvard Divinity School Fellow in 2017.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


December 22, 2019 - 10:15am

Winter Solstice
December 22, 2019 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will lead a service centered around shared readings. This is your chance to bring a reading, article, poem, remembrance, music or reflections on the season that is meaningful to you and share it with the Fellowship. Tom will start by explaining the Winter Solstice, Saturnalia, Kwanzaa, and how Christ’s birthday came to be celebrated on December the Twenty-fifth.
At this time, we also wish you all a joyous and safe holiday season filled with love. 
All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


December 15, 2019 (All day)

What is Beauty? - December 15, 2019 at 10.15 a.m.

Pat Carullo, a digital artist, will facilitate “A Dialogue on Beauty.” “For me, beauty is in Bach’s music,” he says. “But as quantum theory demonstrates: observation affects reality.” So is beauty really in the eye, or the ear of the beholder, does it not exist on its own, but is created by those experiencing it? Is beauty fundamental to all life? Is it just an idea that is collectively agreed upon, or varying due to individual tastes and cultural backgrounds?

Carullo has designed an interactive group exercise to help you determine what and how you think about beauty. Or perhaps you don't think about it at all ... and beauty just is.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


December 8, 2019 - 10:15am

All art is political, says Lin-Manuel Miranda, a reading by Heidi Finkelberg
December 8, 2019 - 10:15am
“In tense, fractious times—like our current moment—all art is political. But even during those times when politics and the future of our country itself are not the source of constant worry and anxiety, art is still political. We keep revisiting Shakespeare’s Macbeth because ruthless political ambition does not belong to any particular era. And we listen to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, as Lieutenant Cable sings about racism, ‘You’ve got to be carefully taught.’ It’s all art. It’s all political,” says Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist, and writer and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards, whose best known work is Hamilton.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.


November 24, 2019 - 10:15am

Does the Unitarian Fellowship live up to its mission statement? Rev. William (Bill) Sinkford, the first African-American to become president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, or to lead any traditionally white religious denomination in the U.S., wasn’t always sure. He was concerned that UU was too white and ignoring black American issues. Nor was he sure about his own beliefs. In fact, there was a time in life when he considered himself a "card-carrying atheist" until his son recovered from a coma. In the spring of 2009, he spent a few days visiting Selma, Montgomery, and other key sites in the civil rights struggle. “The UU presence in these places in those times offers a compelling story, one we can be proud of,” he says.

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.