Upcoming Services

November 17, 2019 - 10:15am

Theodore Parker was an activist and abolitionist, whose lectures inspired Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was also an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church, whose congregations numbered thousands, including Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

In 1963, Betty Friedan's influential best seller, The Feminine Mystique, which sparked the 1960s women's movement, bore the following 1853 epigraph from Theodore Parker: “The domestic function of the woman does not exhaust her powers. To make one half of the human race consume its energies in the functions of housekeeper, wife and mother is a monstrous waste of the most precious material God ever made.”

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.


Joy
November 24, 2019 - 10:15am

Sharon Paige will be reading excerpts from the book Spiritual Evolution (How we are wired for faith, hope, and love) by George E. Vaillant, M.D. I will be speaking on Joy, the least studied of all the primary human emotions. There is no easy definition of joy. Joy is different from happiness. Joy is different from pleasure. Vaillant's study helps us to understand the difference and how to recognize it. I will reflect on personal joyous experiences and hope to continue the discussion with our congregants on their experiences with joy.