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.
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming
all other living beings, we are still savages.”
- Thomas A. Edison
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. 5 Paradise,
Lost and Found - In the early Christian church, the gory details of the Crucifixion of Jesus weren’t part of
the headlines. Resurrection, and the recognition that life on this Earth can be a Paradise was the primary motivating factor
in the life of early Christians. Why the change, what is/was the role of Universalism, and can the Church return to Paradise
on Earth? Presented by Rev. Rebecca Booher.
Life After Death? Do you believe in life after death, and if so, what constitutes your ideas of the afterlife? How
realistic are these ideas and what is their source? Lots of questions and lots of answers, but do any of them really
match up and do any of them really make sense? Presented by Dr. Sue Lau, retired professor of Religion at the University
of Pittsburgh. Drumming 10:00 to 10:20 preceding the service.
19 Earth Day Service Our choir will present music and readings centered on Mother Earth.
Our RE class will present a short skit on the plight on the Monarch butterflies and how we can help save them.
Apr. 26 Remember When? How we remember things shapes
our lives. It is possible to reframe how we tell our stories so that we live more positively into the future. Our minister,
Dr. Renee Waun, will help us to think about our stories in a way that is empowering.
Religious Education 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. 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.
Believe: Learning and Living Our Unitarian Universalist Principles
12- Monarch Watch-Skit Practice- Led by Karlice Makuchan and Caroline Reed
April 19- Earth Day Service--Intergenerational
Service- Students perform skit in service
April 26- Make up Lesson from Brutal Winter-Session
17- Weaving Our Lives Together- Led by Caroline Reed
1, 7:00 PM
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality, it is a profound
source of spirituality.” -Carl Sagan
“You can safely assume that you’ve created God
in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” -Anne Lamott
your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of
a trumpet.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense o wonder
and mystery. There is always more mystery.” - Anaïs Nin
April 11, 1:00 PM
“One thing you must be able
to do in the midst of any experience is laugh. And experience should show you that it isn’t real, that it’s a
movie. Life doesn’t take you seriously, so why take it seriously?”
- Richard Rose
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.