Past Services

August 4, 2019 - 10:15am

Barbara Leo will present a talk and service entitled "Divided by God". Noah Feldman, law professor at Harvard, helped write the new constitution for Iraq after the war. Against those
who believe America's secular-religious split is an intractable schism, Feldman argues that a "third way" can be found, one that could produce reconciliation” between the evangelicals and the secularists and temper the polarization that is plaguing our national politics today.

July 28, 2019 - 10:15am

July 28, 2019 - 10:15am
An inspirational Portraits in Faith video featuring Gurdjieff will be presented on Sunday, July 28th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA. George Ivanovich Gurdjieff was a mystic, philosopher, and spiritual teacher of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandrapol, Armenia. Gurdjieff taught that most humans do not possess a unified consciousness and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep", but that it is possible to awaken to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Gurdjieff described a method attempting to do so, calling the discipline "The Work" connoting "work on oneself") or "the Method". According to his principles and instructions, Gurdjieff's method for awakening one's consciousness unites the methods of the fakir, monk and yogi and thus he referred to it as the "Fourth Way".

All are invited to the one hour service presented by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. For further directions, visit

July 21, 2019 - 10:15am

Lawrence Fabian will present a talk and service about the time-bending archeological site in southeast Turkey known as Göbeklitepe. The time of Abraham is often taken as the beginning of civilized human life. We don't know when Abraham lived, but best estimates are two or three millennia before Christ. Göbeklitepe is pushing the time of complex, organized human endeavor to 10,000 BC, upending our notions of the Ancient of Days.

Fabian graduated from Dartmouth College (1967) and studied city & regional planning at UPenn. His experiences include transport and land use analysis and planning, service as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Iran) and technical writing and publishing. He is conversant in French and Persian, and familiar with German and Turkish.

July 14, 2019 - 10:15am

For over five hundred years, the Fables of Jean de La Fontaine, told with wit and charm, has defined morally upright behavior for French readers young and old. Therefore,for the first Sunday of the Merry Month of May the Upper Delaware Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship is pleased to welcome Honesdale's own Pearl Hochstadt to read from her fresh translation of the Fables and speak on the master's life. This talk will take place at the Berlin Townshship Community Center in Beach Lake, PA on Sunday, May 5th at 10:15 a.m. Pearl Hochstadt received a bachelor's degree in English from Cornell University and, while still raising her family, a doctorate in English Literature from New York University in 1972. She taught English at Long Island University and other area schools before embarking on this translation after her retirement.

July 7, 2019 - 11:00am

The UDUUF will celebrate the Fourth of july with a potluck picnic and short service at a member's home in Honesdale. For more information call 570-253-4032 - please leave a message and you will receive a return phone call.

June 30, 2019 - 10:15am

Doug Bill will share perspectives on the Namaste Principle reflecting on how we can appreciate the inherent oneness we all have, exploring the paradigm shift from fear to love. Douglas Bill has worked in the mental health field since 1974. His holistically oriented practice focuses on cultivating strength and balance on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Doug earned a Master of Science Degree in Eastern Studies and Comparative Psychology from the University of Scranton. His recently published book is entitled Living the Namaste Principle.

June 23, 2019 - 10:15am

On Sunday, June 23rd the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will celebrate summer and the wealth of beauty and diversity of both the flowers of the season and in the human community. Please bring a flower to add to our communal bouquet. The one hour service will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA at 10:15 a.m. and will be followed by a social time with refreshments. Directions can be found at

June 16, 2019 - 10:15am

Art Kolbjornsen will present a service entitled "Chicken Soup For the Despairing Unitarian Soul (just in case there is one)". Art sent this description: "The impetus for the topic was my sadness during February when we sang "We Shall Overcome" and I was flooded with sadness thinking about how hopeful I had been when I sang it back in the sixties. When I compared that to the present eruptions of racism it took the wind out of me. So in the spirit of "Lighting a candle rather than...." I am asking members to share special moments when they believed all was well, or we are heading in the right direction. There are no limitations other than perhaps five minutes, but the experience could involve the sharer as active or passive, individual or interpersonal, professional or private, loud or soft, etc."
If you have any questions, you can contact Art at 609-649-4441.

June 9, 2019 - 10:15am

Wendy Kaplan will present the film Whisperers and Witnesses. It explores the conservation work of Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue and Ape Action Africa as they fight to save great apes from extinction. Wendy Stuart Kaplan and her husband Alan travelled to Cameroon and produced this 40 minute documentary which won the award of Best Documentary Short at the Chelsea Film Festival.

June 2, 2019 - 10:15am

A video of James Baldwin in an interview by Mavis on Four will be presented.