Schedule of Events
Our Sunday service starts at 10:30. It is followed by a break for snacks and coffee. After the break many of our
members and friends stay for a half hour's lively discussion of the morning's
8 Reflections We enter the new year
with many memories of the past year, both good and bad. As we reflect on what has been, let us also reflect on how we might
move forward as individuals, as a Fellowship, and as a Denomination. Rev. Rebecca Booher will present.
Drumming precedes the service from 10:00 to 10:20.
15 Forward Together In his book, The
Third Reconstruction, which is the UUA Common Read for 2016-2017, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the North
Carolina state chapter of the NAACP, shares his experiences as a faith leader and as one of the organizers of a nationally
recognized social justice movement. Today’s message will include discussion of some of Dr. Barber’s ideas. Presented
by our president, Jim Galik.
Jan. 22 Looking Down the Road As the new year begins we will discuss what lies ahead for our UUFLV in the coming year
with changes and questions on the horizon regarding the announced retirement plans for Dr. Renee Waun who will lead the discussion.
29 The Tipping Point: Preserving our Democracy Fresh
from the Inaugural ceremonies and the numerous peaceful demonstrations and marches it inspired, Rev. Robin
Zucker will focus this sermon on how “social epidemics” spill over into genuine change. What do advocacy, allying
and activism look like in light of our current compromised political landscape? We’ll also pay tribute to the legacy
of changemakers like Martin Luther King and lift up the crucial and timely UUA 2017-18 study action issue: “The Corruption
of our Democracy”.
Our classes provide religious education free of dogma. Exploring religious truth,
meaning and experience is central to UU faith. In our communities and as individuals we seek lives of meaning anchored by
values and a commitment to promote principles of justice, safety, tolerance and encouragement.
Education - RE classes resume, beginning January 8th.
curriculum for 2017 - The Church, Around the Year by Jan Evans-Tiller.
January 8- Unit 1, Sessions 1 & 2-
Knowing Me & You and
Our Room & Community - led by Karlice Makuchan.
22- Unit 1, Sessions 3-5
Meeting Place, Churches and Church Friends
- led by Karlice Makuchan.
If you have children who may be interested please call 814-255-2676 or write to
UU Fellowship of Ligonier Valley, 1730 Route 30 East, P. O. Box 692, Ligonier, PA 15658.
Child care is provided for children too young to participate in classes.
1 Giant Eagle money due. Ed Makuchan will contact regular users.
Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Jan. 12 Book Discussion.
The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton. 7:30 PM
Jan. 22 Board of Trustees meeting 9:15
AM. All members are invited to attend.
Jan. 24 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation
Group. 7:00 PM.
Jan. 27 OMD - UU Young Adult Network Cozy Con, through Jan. 29th.
This district youth group will be meeting in our building.
During the winter months,
January, February and March, there will be only one Self-inquiry meeting per month, on the first Saturday of each month. If
any of these meetings have to be cancelled because of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for the following
Belief and Change
“Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being
changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow. Isn't that the
way it works?” Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard
“Change is the law
of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
John F. Kennedy
“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”
Belief and Change will be the topic for discussion on Jan. 7, at 1:00 PM.
in our downstairs social hall.