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.
“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people
forget that certain other sets of people are human.” - Aldous Huxley
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.
Oct. 4 The World of Francis
Traditionally honored as the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, today's gathering celebrates his teachings (as well as
his namesake, Pope Francis) as they relate to the care of our beloved Earth and all Beings who dwell upon Her. Presented by
Rev. Rebecca Booher. Drumming precedes the service: 10:00 to 10:20.
Oct. 11 Being Here Now A look at some of the apparent and not
so apparent philosophical connections Unitarian Universalism has from a personal level. Presented by Humanist Minister, Leo
Oct. 18 Creation Spirituality
In his book, Original Blessing, radical theologian and former Catholic priest, Matthew Fox, deconstructs historical
Christian theology and rebuilds it around an ancient form of Christian mysticism that celebrates all of creation. Today’s
message will include a discussion of his effort. Presented by our president, Jim Galik.
Oct. 25 The Magnitude of Us When we think about ourselves as
church people on a mission, just exactly who are we and how big are we? Formative events have helped us to see this more
clearly. Our minister, Dr. Renee Waun will present.
Religious Education Classes...
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.
Our normal curriculum
is We Believe: Learning and Living Our Unitarian Universalist Principles which was designed for small, wide age-range
groupings of children and youth to learn about our UU heritage and values with stories and group activities.
Classes begin again after the summer hiatus.
Oct. 11- Lesson 18-
The Freedom to Learn-Led by Karlice Makuchan
Oct. 25- Lesson 19- Global Village-
Led by Karlice Makuchan
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
Oct. 3 Used & Unique
Sale. 9:00 to 4:00.
Oct. 4 Giant Eagle money due. Please see Ed Makuchan.
Oct. 6 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
7 Self-Inquiry Group. What Is Normal? 7:00 PM
Book discussion. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich. 7:30 PM
Oct. 11 Food Pantry
contribution - last day for October contributions - Cake or Cookie mixes.
Oct. 17 Self
Inquiry Group. Punishment. 1:00 PM.
Oct. 18 Crop Hunger Walk. 2:00 PM at
St. James Lutheran Church.
Oct. 20 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00
Oct. 25 UUFLV Board Meeting. 9:15 AM.
Self Inquiry Group
What Is Normal?
Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM
“I firmly believe that all Human beings have access
to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of Mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional
performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.” - Jean Houston
Saturday, October 17, 1:00 PM
“If people are good only because they fear punishment,
and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” - Albert Einstein
“Power is of two kinds.
One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective
and permanent than one derived from fear of punishment.”
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.