Upcoming Services

April 30, 2017 - 10:15am

America, the Profligate

On Sunday, April 30th at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA, Jan Goodwin will present a talk entitled "America, the Profligate".

One in 10 families in America use self-storage for things they no longer need but can’t bear to throw away. Amazingly, it has become a $22 billion-a-year business. Our supermarkets dumps 40% of our food, so much in fact, that freeganists eat very well from it. France last year became the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from destroying unsold food; they must donate it instead to charities and food banks. The Netherlands has a brilliant solution to tackle two of the West's most urgent problems: a young generation priced out of affordable housing, and the loneliness and isolation of a rapidly ageing population in homes too large for them now their children have left home. Students move into homes and help out with chores and keep owners company. Both sides benefit. Americans throw away 13 million tons of textiles, some 85 percent of our clothes each year.

We will discuss various ways of being environmentally friendly.

Jan Goodwin is an award-winning author and journalist, who writes for national publications. A Senior Fellow at Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute of Investigative Journalism, she is also a frequent lecturer both in the U.S. and abroad.

The one hour service will be followed by a social time with refreshments. For directions visit www.uduuf.org.


May 7, 2017 - 10:15am

HOW CAN WE MAKE REAL CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHOSE VIEWS ARE VERY DIFFERENT FROM OURS?

Christine San Jose will present a service on communicating with others who hold beliefs and views that vary from our own. We use so many different kinds of language for our different purposes. And besides, we all use so much more than language to sort out our worlds, each of us in our own way. So maybe the best way to make initial contact with people who disagree with us isn't to plunge head first into a supposedly logical discussion. So where do we begin? We'll look at that rich and ingenious variety of language, and that wealth of ways to see and hear and learn and be, in search of possible answers to our question.

Christine was raised and educated in England, lived in Spain for a few years, came to the US with her Spanish husband and 2 small boys, topped off her family with a third little boy and her education with a Ph.D from Syracuse. She worked in schools, academe, and publishing, wrote professional materials and picture books, and was honored to be asked to consult nationally and internationally. She has lived for the past 30 years in Honesdale, is now retired, but happily engaged in the community especially in story-telling and poetry.


May 14, 2017 - 10:15am

The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship honors Mother's Day with shared stories of tribute and remembrance to celebrate the nurturing women in our lives. Please bring a story, reading, poem or other tribute to celebrate nuturing woemn in your life.


May 21, 2017 - 10:15am

Janet Burgan will present a service on Yoga and Music.


May 28, 2017 (All day)

The UDUUF will gather at a location to be announced for a Memorial Day remembrance and potluck picnic. Time TBA.