Upcoming Services

September 24, 2017 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee will present a Portraits in Faith video on the subject of Akiva (The Believer) Wharton. Imagine a man in Hassidic dress with beard and payos (side curls) rocking out on the tambourine. Imagine him once so deeply affected by his sister’s suicide at age 23, his father sends him to Israel out of desperation. Come join us this Sunday as we view an inspiratonal video covering this and much, much more as Akiva (the Believer) Wharton bears witness to his spiritual awakening.

October 1, 2017 - 10:15am

Tom Lisenbee, local author of prose and poetry, will speak about Eleanor Roosevelt, who believed that Democracy above all other forms of government, "should make us conscious of the need we all have for a spiritual and moral awakening."

October 8, 2017 - 10:15am

This week Obi Kaye will present a talk entitled "The Toph and the Deff; a (brief) History of Praise With Drums in the Holy Lands".
Beyond the KJV translation of the Psalms, we see the drum (Timbrel etc.) employed in songs of Praise. While Arabic texts and Suras of the Q'uran suggest certain drums be Halal (acceptable) for praise and worship. Obi will demonstrate playing styles and discuss a brief history of how drumming for worship has developed and changed over three millennium in the Holy Lands.

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. He conducts various drumming workshops focusing on Middle Eastern and African rhythms.
He also performs solo and with varied musical groups.

October 15, 2017 - 10:15am

Pat Sanders will present a service on the topic of Mary Oliver, poet and essayist.

October 29, 2017 - 10:15am

This Sunday the UDUUF presents an inspirational video titled: Charter for Compassion, delivered as a TEDtalk in 2008 by Karen Armstrong, noted British author and commentator on comparative religion.

October 29, 2017 - 10:15am

Sheila Vaswani will present a service on the topic of Chinese Landscape Painting.