Past Services

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.

February 12, 2017 - 10:15am

On Sunday,February 12th, Performance Poet, Tom Lisenbee, challenges each and all to bring their favorite love poem with them so that he may read it as part of a Valentine's Day service devoted to Love celebrated in poetry and music, in all its many mysteries and wonders.

February 5, 2017 - 10:15am

On Sunday, Feb. 5th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, Barbara Leo will present a service about The Search for Truth. It will be based on the 4th of the seven Unitarian Universalist principles, which calls for Unitarians to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Living this principle in our present society is a constant challenge, made more so through the influence of the Internet and social media, which can be used to manipulate truth. In this talk Barbara will describe examples of these distractions and discuss how to find truth in our politically polarized environment.

All are welcome and a social time will follow the service. For directions and further information, visit

January 29, 2017 - 10:15am

Sandy Long’s UU presentation on 1/29/17

Join Sandy Long for a creative celebration of our relationships with the places we love and our interconnection with the landscape and other life forms we experience. Long’s presentation will combine photographs, poetry and music devoted to her exploration of the Upper Delaware River region and its endless wonders.

Long is a writer, poet and photographer whose personal vision is deeply influenced by the natural world.

In September 2014, she was selected as the first Artist-in-Residence at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. In November 2015, she served as Artist-in-Residence at Lemons Brook Farm in Bethel, New York at the invitation of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.

Along with Krista Gromalski, she is co-founder of Heron’s Eye Communications ( Since 2006, Sandy has provided the nature column, “River Talk” to The River Reporter. She shares images of artful nature through the ongoing social media series, “Wonder Watch” ( and on her website (

January 22, 2017 - 10:15am

The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host the representatives of the three organizations that are the 2016 Bud Rue Campaign for Social Justice recipients who will present updates on the work and needs of their groups. VICTIMS INTERVENTION PROGRAM (VIP)of Wayne County, RAPE INTERVENTION SERVICE & EDUCATION (RISE)
of Sullivan County, NY and WAYNE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY of Pennsylvania are the three recipient groups. Checks for the total of the $4,000. raised will be presented. The Bud Rue Campaign/Walk for Social Justice has taken place every October for 24 years and all proceeds have gone to worthy social action organizations.

There will be a social time with refreshments after the service and all are invited to attend. For further directions, visit

January 15, 2017 - 10:15am

Martin Luther King Jr. Service, January 15th 2017 led by Sharon Lisenbee

In Celebration of Marin Luther King, Jr. Day, our Fellowship will be showing an audio/visual presentation of Marin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 speech titled “Why Jesus Called a Man a Fool”, referencing the parable of the “Rich Fool” that demonstrates his great oratory ability and well as his willingness and commitment to stand up and speak truth to power.

January 8, 2017 - 10:15am

On Sunday, January 8, local writer & performing artist Skip Mendler will discuss his upcoming trip abroad. During this trip, Skip has several goals. His main aim is to get involved in refugee assistance efforts in some way, and he will be talking about how organizations such as Clowns Without Borders and the Emergency Circus have been using performances and circus skills workshops to help refugee children cope with their new situations. He also wants to learn more about how European countries make multiparty democracy work, and how true multiparty democracy might be brought into the American system.

Skip has worn many hats. He is a columnist for the River Reporter, and former Circulation Director for the Wayne Independent. He has been involved as a Green Party activist and Quaker since the mid-1980's, and has lived in Honesdale with his wife and daughter for the past twenty years. He has been sighted frequently singing at open mic nights at The Cooperage, riding his bicycle around town, or hosting summer events in Central Park.

The service will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA at 10:15 a.m. All are invited and a social time with refreshments will follow the service. Following that we will have our annual membership meeting with election of officers and a review of the past year.

January 1, 2017 - 11:00am

The UDUUF will ring in the New Year with a potluck gathering at Pat and Jim Sanders' home. We will view a video about the Irish landscape and its spiritual qualities. Please bring a dish to pass. Directions will be sent out prior to the day or call 570-253-4032.

December 25, 2016 (All day)

There will be no service on this Sunday since it is Christmas Day.