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
Apr. 3 Watching
for Wonder Wonder calls us outside of ourselves, a gift we desperately need in a time when so many of us are
stressed and overwhelmed and struggling to cope with a complex and conflicted world. Presented by Rev. Rebecca Booher.
Drumming precedes service. 10:00 to 10:20.
Apr. 10 All Roads Lead to Where We Stand It’s
been said that “All who wander are not lost”. With Easter behind and Passover ahead, we meet at the crossroad,
where we'll explore how the wanderings of Jesus and Moses reflect our essential human journey, alone in the beginning
- to life amongst “tribes”, and then back again to ourselves. How might we retain the wellspring of that source
when we are in the wilderness, awaiting manna or gazing down from mountaintops? More so, what "Promised Lands”
might we envision and be willing to create together, even with those with whom we disagree? Rev. Robin Zucker will present.
Apr. 17 The Challenge of Čapek
Norbert Čapek (pronounced "CHOP-ek") is one of our great UU heroes and martyrs, but he did so much
more than invent nice rituals for our Sunday programs. He changed the course of history. Our minister, Dr. Waun
visited Čapek's church when in Prague last summer and brought back a deeper understanding of the challenges he laid
24 Earth Day This service will include music and program by our choir and a skit presented
by our religious education class.
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.
Curriculum: Traditions With a Wink-UU Identity Curriculum for Middle Schoolers
April 10- Earth Day Skit Practice- Led by Karlice Makuchan and
Caroline ReedChild care is provided for children too young to participate in classes.
April 24- Earth Day Service- Students will be part of the service and hopefully doing
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
Giant Eagle money due. Please see Ed Makuchan.
Apr. 5 Middlestream Mindfulness
Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Apr. 8 Second Friday Music Club. 7:30 PM. Community
members are welcome.
Apr. 9 Self-inquiry Group. Being Right. 1:00 PM
10 Book discussion. Indigenous People’s History of the United States by
Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz. 7:30 PM. (Postponed from March)
Apr. 19 Middlestream Mindfulness
Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Apr. 23 Self-inquiry Group. Value Premises. 1:00PM
Apr. 24 UUFLV board meeting, 9:15 AM
June 19 Annual meeting.
Adoption of a budget and election of officers.
Self Inquiry Group
Saturday, April 9
“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.” Thomas Huxley
1:00 PM, Saturday April 23
What do you believe
to be true?
What do you accept without question?
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.