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A welcoming home for liberal religious thought and action in eastern Westmoreland County
 
  
 
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In September 2007 we received the status of "Welcoming Congregation"
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 
 
July Services........
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.
 
July     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.

July    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.

July    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.


 

Religious Education
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.
 
Religious Education classes are not held during the summer months. Classes begin again in October. Schedule announcements will be made in August.
Child care 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 Remember
July       3    Giant Eagle money due. Please see Ed Makuchan.
July     12    Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
July     14    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.


 Other Activities

Self Inquiry Group
Fault
Discussion
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.

 
 
Book Discussion Group
An informal group where we share our ideas about the book of the month.
Books are selected by consensus. 
Visitors are welcome.

July 14, 7:30 PM- Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen.

This book is an eye opener to anyone who thinks they learned about U.S. history in school. The author spent years reviewing commonly used U.S. history text books and found all to be wanting. Publishers and school districts seem to want to avoid controversy, so students are fed a white washed, non-controversial version of our history.


 How to Find Us...

 
Ligonier, proceed east on Route 30 for approximately 1.5 miles. We are on the right side of the road just beyond Ligonier Valley Beach. Coming from the east we are about 2 miles west of Laughlintown on the left side of Route 30. Look for a large blue sign with white lettering.
 
Our mailing address is:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ligonier Valley
P.O. Box 692
1724 Route 30 (East)
Ligonier, PA 15658

Our telephone is usually unattended, but you are welcome to leave questions via voice mail. Please call 724-238-7797.