Past Services

January 21, 2018 - 10:15am

The late Maya Angelou's life and work will be celebrated with a program on Sunday, January 21st at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center, 50 Milanville Rd, Beach Lake, PA . A film will be shown of Bill Moyers interviewing Angelou on the subject of "Facing Evil". The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present this one hour service followed by a social time with refreshments. Directions at www.uduuf.org


January 14, 2018 - 10:15am

The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will celebrate a Recipient Day on Sunday, January 14th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. Representatives from Wayne County Habitat for Humanity, Victims Intervention Program and Rape Intervention Services and Education of Sullivan County will speak about the services their organizations provide for the community. Checks from the proceeds of the annual Bud Rue Campaign for Social Justice will be presented to each group.


January 7, 2018 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will read a talk entitled On Optimism and Despair, given in Berlin in the days after the US election, by the noted novelist, Zadie Smith, upon receiving the 2016 Welt Literature Prize. It includes this notable quote: "If novelists know anything it’s that individual citizens are internally plural: they have within them the full range of behavioral possibilities. They are like complex musical scores from which certain melodies can be teased out and others ignored or suppressed, depending, at least in part, on who is doing the conducting. At this moment, all over the world—and most recently in America—the conductors standing in front of this human orchestra have only the meanest and most banal melodies in mind. Here in Germany you will remember these martial songs; they are not a very distant memory. But there is no place on earth where they have not been played at one time or another. Those of us who remember, too, a finer music must try now to play it, and encourage others, if we can, to sing along."


December 31, 2017 - 10:15am

Is your “happiness” app working for you? Can you find contentment in an internal, personal quest? We live in an individualistic culture powered by self-actualization that promotes the idea that happiness should be engineered from the inside out. On Sunday, December 31st at the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Pat Sanders will do some reflecting on happiness and test out such ideas.
The one hour service will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA at 10:15 a.m. All are invited to begin the New Year with some fresh insights into what we can do for our well-being.


December 24, 2017 - 10:15am

There will not be a UDUUF service this week since it is Christmas Eve and many members will be traveling.


December 17, 2017 - 10:15am

The Fellowship will celebrate community and the holidays at the home of a member in Honesdale, PA. It will be a potluck, so bring your holiday cheer and food as we gather. For location and information, please call Pat at 570-253-4032.


December 10, 2017 - 10:15am

Art Kolbjornsen chairs an Aspergers self-help program. Three members of the group travel around informing the public of what it means to have Asperger's syndrome. For this Sunday service, they will present a theoretical and personal discussion of Asperger's syndrome with the hope of increasing understanding and communication withfolks who are a little bit different than everyone else.


December 3, 2017 - 10:15am

The art of Daria Dorosh has made a journey from paintings located on the wall to the body as a site for art. The questions underlying her work are - where does art belong, what do artists want?
The topic is based on a keynote she recently delivered for VSMM2017, the 23rd conference on Virtual Systems and Multi Media at University College Dublin. It is the theme she is working on for her next exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery, NY, in March, 2018. Examples of recent work will be shown to generate a discussion with the presentation.

Daria Dorosh is an artist who works in the intersection of art, fashion, and new media to show how these fields are converging on the body. She is currently an adjunct faculty member of SMARTlab, University College Dublin, where she completed her PhD, Patterning: the informatics of art and fashion, in 2007.

She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, and at the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, NY. She taught fashion design at FIT from 1969-2014, and fine art at Parsons School of Design, NY from 1976-1985. Since 1972, she has been an active artist member of A.I.R. Gallery, NY, the first cooperative gallery in the United States to provide a professional and permanent exhibition space for women artists.

For May Day 2016, she was a collaborator with Jose Marinez and Gayil Nalls on While You were Texting, an art exhibition and multi-disciplinary panel discussion about the connection between labor and the environment. Since 2010, she has used her company, Fashion Lab in Process, LLC, to propose new economic models for artists, designers, and content creators.


November 26, 2017 - 10:15am

Geoffrey West in his recent book Scale provides a description of cities as an “life form” that can be characterized by the same basic rules he, with others, have published to provide a theoretical basis for biology. Central to this endeavor is the study of networks. Since for the first time in history more of us live in cities than in a rural setting, new understandings of how cities “work” is of interest to all of us. Earl Lory will lead a discussion of the networks Professor West has developed and applied to cities.


November 19, 2017 - 10:15am

Speaking via Ted Talk, Rick Warren, the plain-speaking pastor of the Saddleback Evangelical Church and author of "The Purpose-Driven Life," addresses his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book's wild success. He believes that whether True-Believer, Atheist, or somewhere in between, each of us have a duty to use our talents and influence to do good.