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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 
 
 April 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.
 
 
 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 before us.  
 
Apr.     24     Earth Day  This service will include music and program by our choir and a skit presented by our religious education class.


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.

Curriculum: Traditions With a Wink-UU Identity Curriculum for Middle Schoolers
April 10- Earth Day Skit Practice- Led by Karlice Makuchan and Caroline Reed
April 24- Earth Day Service- Students will be part of the service and hopefully doing the skit.
 
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.
 

Other Activities
UUFLV Dates to Remember

Apr.      3    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
Apr.    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
Being Right
Discussion
1:00 PM Saturday, April 9
“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.” Thomas Huxley

Value Premises
Discussion
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.

 
 
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.

April 14,  7:30 PM
Discussion
Indigenous People’s History of the United States by
Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz. (Postponed from March)

May 12   Under the Net by Iris Murdoch.

 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.