The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ligonier Valley is a member
congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Ours is a denomination whose principles are based on tolerance and
freedom of religious belief with an emphasis on the integration of faith and reason. Our roots date back at least 400 years
to Poland and Transylvania. We have had many notable thinkers and activists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Clara Barton and
Albert Schweitzer as members. While our community's heritage is Judeo-Christian we find value in opening ourselves to
a variety of religious experiences.
In September 2007 we
received the status of "Welcoming Congregation" from the Unitarian Universalist Association. This was the culmination
of a two year long program including workshops, discussions and outreach programs designed to support the rights and worth
of bisexual, gay and lesbian people and to make them and all other individuals to feel safe, secure and welcome in our congregation.
“Love thy neighbor. No exceptions.” – Jesus
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 topic.
3 Rights and Responsibilities Part of our Independence Day includes celebrating
the rights we have as citizens. Unfortunately, our Bill of Rights did not include discussion of the responsibilities we should
be assuming along with those rights. In light of recent events, let’s share our thoughts. Presented by Rev. Rebecca
Booher. Drumming precedes the service from 10:00 to 10:20.
10 Marriage and Continuous Decisions Presented by our member, Maureen Ittig.
July 17 Ethical Eating Ethical eating means nourishing
ourselves while causing the least harm to our Earth, to our fellow creatures, to our agricultural workers and to
ourselves. Presented by members Charles and Lynne Henry. A vegetarian/vegan potluck will follow the service.
24 My Introduction to the UU. A summary of his recent term paper done on the Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship of Ligonier Valley by Chris Peltzer.
July 31 Fellowship
Picnic Twin Lakes Park. Pavilion #2.
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 classes are not held during the summer months. Classes begin again in October. Schedule announcements
will be made in August.
is provided for children too young to participate in classes.
For further information call 814-255-2676 or write to UU Fellowship of Ligonier
Valley, 1730 Route 30 East, P. O. Box 692, Ligonier, PA 15658.
UUFLV Dates to RememberJuly
3 Giant Eagle money due. Please see Ed Makuchan.
12 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Book Discussion. Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen. 7:30 PM
July 17 Vegetarian/vegan
potluck - following the service.
July 24 Board of Trustee's 9:15 AM. All members
are invited to attend.
July 26 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
July 31 Picnic. Twin Lakes Park. Meet at 2:00. Eat at 2:30.
Self Inquiry Group
1:00 PM Saturday, July 9
“We live in a world where finding fault with others seems to be the favorite
blood sport. It has long been the basis of political campaign strategy. It is the theme of much television programming across
the world. It sells newspapers. Whenever we meet anyone, our first, almost unconscious reaction may be to look for imperfections.”
-Henry B. Eyring
Meetings of the Self Inquiry Group are held on the lower
level of the UUFLV meeting building, 1724 Route 30 East, Ligonier, PA. Please park at the rear of the building.