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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 
 
 
Services......February
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.
 
 
Feb.       7    Once Upon a Time  Beautiful princesses, wicked witches, handsome princes, evil stepmothers, talking animals, enchanted forests, fairy godmothers, dragons, elves, giants, and gnomes... Fairy tales have been passed down through the ages, from all cultures around the world. Some people say they're too scary for kids; others say they provide important life lessons. What do you say, and what's your favorite? Presented by Rev. Rebecca Booher.

Feb.     14    Let’s Talk About Love How can we truly love each other?  Should we start by loving  ourselves? Rev. Bobbie Hineline will help us explore the idea of love.

Feb.    21    Love Me Like a Rock With Valentine’s Day now in the dust (even if the chocolates have held out!), we’ll explore what it might mean to be “devoted” to those we currently love and to those we might love in the future. Is “unconditional" love really possible between humans? And when it comes to those we have loved in the past, how might we strive (when possible) to “remember the mile and savor it well? Rev. Robin Zucker will present.

Feb.    28    Into the Light Just back from Uganda, Dr. Renee Waun will offer an update on the various projects and programs going on at ABC Divine Foundation School in Mutundwe, which we support. Fair Trade African crafts will be available for sale.
 

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
Feb. 14- Lessons # 4 & 5- Cyberspace Church Visit & UU Adult Service- Led by Karlice Makuchan
Feb. 28- Lesson #6- Mistakes and Forgiveness. Rosh Hashana- Led by Caroline Reed
Baby sitting 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

Feb.      7    Giant Eagle money due. Please see Ed Makuchan.
Feb.      9    Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Feb.    11    Book discussion. The Seagull by Anton Chekov. 7:30 PM
Feb.    13    Self-Inquiry Group. Being Yourself. 1:00 PM
Feb.    23    Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Feb.    28    Board meeting. 9:15 AM.
Mar.    19 
   UUPlan meeting. 4:00 PM, followed by potluck dinner.

 
 
Self Inquiry Group

Being Yourself
Discussion
Saturday, Feb. 13,
1:00 PM
“Men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.” - David Riesman
“In my clinical experience, the greatest block to a person's development is his having to take on a way of life which is not rooted in his own powers.” - Rollo May
“No matter where I run, I meet myself there.”
- Dorothy Fields
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.
Feb 11 at 7:30 PM The Seagull by Anton Chekov
 

 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.