Past Services

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.”


November 4, 2018 - 10:15am

We will view a video about the untold story of David and Goliath featuring Malcolm Gladwell. It's a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. The names of David and Goliath now stand for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. Or should he have? But, asks Malcolm Gladwell,is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?


October 28, 2018 - 10:15am

Pat Sanders will lead a service about the "Dia de los Muertos", the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday. Day of the Dead festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy. The theme is death, but the point is to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members. We will explore the elements of the celebration such as the calaveras, foods, papel picado and more. We will have an ofrenda, or altar, prepared and participants can bring a photo of a deceased loved one to add to the altar.


October 21, 2018 - 10:15am

Glenn Pontier will speak about the founders and the early days of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, October 21st at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA . He is a founding member and the son of Raymond Pontier, the founder and Minister when the Fellowship met at Innisfree, the home of Bud and Ann Rue. It was there that the first Bud Rue Walk for Social Justice in 1993 culminated with the death of Bud Rue. The Fellowship is proud to continue to honor his vision with the Bud Rue Campaign, which raises money for four local organizations that work toward social justice in our community, Victims Intervention Program (VIP), Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE), Growing Older Together and Wayne County Habitat for Humanity. All are invited to the one hour service which will be followed by a social time with refreshments. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.

This Sunday is the official Bud Rue Campaign Day for 2018. We hope to raise $4,000 which will be used to benefit VIP, RISE, Habitat for Humanity Wayne County and Growing Older Together. Sharon Lisenbee and some generous volunteers have raised about $700 already at various public places - Wonderful work!! You can make your contribution at a Sunday service or by mailing to UDUUF, PO Box 164, Beach Lake, PA 18405 and putting "Bud Rue" in the notation line of your check.


October 14, 2018 - 10:15am

Heidi Finkelberg will present a service on a topic “No Time for a Casual Faith”

On Sunday, October 14th, the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will share a talk entitled “No Time for a Casual Faith” by Susan Frederick-Gray, the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, reflecting on the spiritual challenges of confronting the resurgence of American white nationalism. We are living in a time of tremendous opportunity and needed change, and the health and strength of our communities and our commitment to a theology of love and justice and interdependence is crucial.


October 7, 2018 - 10:15am

Janet Burgan will be speaking about songwriting and about songwriting and activism. She'll bring her guitar and will sing and speak.

From her roots in northeastern Ohio, Janet Burgan brings a folk sensibility to her music. Growing up in Cuyahoga Falls, (home to Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, Devo and The Black Keys) Janet started her musical career as a singer, trombonist and pianist. She moved to New York and quickly became involved in the live music scene. Adding electric bass, acoustic guitar and frattoir to her instrument arsenal, Janet has led her own bands or been a sidewoman ever since.

Janet newest album, 'Nothing But Love Songs' is a collections of 12 new originals recorded in New Orleans on April 5, 2016.


September 30, 2018 - 10:15am

When Enough is Simply Not Good Enough

It's all well and good to cultivate a deep sense of equanimity with the mantra "We Are Enough." But, in this time of political and social turbulence, what do we do if enough is simply not enough? Guest preacher Rev. Laurie Stuart will explore this conundrum with story, song and written word, in a service designed to raise your spirit for the work ahead.


September 23, 2018 - 10:15am

On Sunday, September 23rd at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, Obi Kaye, percussionist, will present a talk and performance entitled "Music and More" in which he will be demonstrating and explaining various percussion instruments and playing styles.

Obi Kaye is a Master Drummer, Performer and a Musicologist/ Educator who specializes in rhythm and drumming styles of the Middle Eastern, African, Afro-Caribbean regions as well as Jazz Hand Percussion. He is also a historian focusing on the history of rhythm and cultures from these regions. He teaches drumming and rhythm for all ages and abilities and conducts specially designed programs and classes for those with special needs and/or developmental disabilities. Obi conducts various drumming workshops focusing on Middle Eastern and African rhythms and also performs solo and with varied musical groups.

The one hour service, presented by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be followed by a social time with refreshments. For directions, visit www.uduuf.org.


September 16, 2018 - 10:15am

Lawrence Fabian will present a service on the topic of The Bahai Faith.


September 9, 2018 - 10:15am

Jan Goodwin will present a service about Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. The one hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be followed by a social time with light refreshments. All are welcome and directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.