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.
Apr. 2 Blessed Are the Weird Are you being true to yourself? Or do you swallow hard and follow the dictates of society? Throw off your shackles! Step forward out of the crowd! “Blessed are the weird people–poets, misfits, writers, mystics… painters & troubadours–for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.” Are you a weird person? (I am.) Feel free to bring a sample of your own special weirdness to share with the rest of us! Presented by Rev. Rebecca Booher. Drumming precedes the service, 10:00 to 10:20.
Apr. 9 Child’s Play What does it mean to honor our inner child? What is the importance of taking the time to acknowledge, nurture and remember the wisdom of childhood? Let's play with this topic! Presented by Maureen Ceidro, Bereavement Counselor with Excela Health Home Care and Hospice.
Apr. 16 Renewal and Resurrection - An Earth Day celebration on the backdrop of Easter. If we believe anything about it at all, most Unitarian Universalists do not take the resurrection of Jesus literally. We emphasize the metaphorical, and we talk about the ultimate triumph of life over death. We tend to speak of many different kinds of resurrection, including the rebirth of nature, the resurrection of hopes and dreams, or the renewal of dead relationships. In his book Christ for Unitarian Universalists, Scotty McLennan gives us some new and interesting ways to “not throw the baby out with the bath water” and embrace the concept of resurrection and rebirth. Join with us to sing and celebrate a renewed hope as the earth renews itself. Presented by our member, Dorothy Hufford and the UUFLV Choir.
Apr. 23 Transitions How does music help us move through personal and global transitions? Reverend Bobbie Hineline and her friend Drew Decrease will engage us verbally and with song.
Apr. 30 Moral Leadership Today's service will be presented by Rev. Renee Waun and Jim Galik. Jim will present a proposal to amend our Fellowship bylaws to more clearly define our board of trustees and to broaden the pathways to leadership. Specific details regarding the proposed changes will be sent to members two weeks prior to the service. In addition, Rev. Waun will say a few words about shared ministry as it applies to leadership within the congregation.
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.
The curriculum for 2017 - The Church, Around the Year by Jan Evans-Tiller.
April 9- Unit 4--Session 13: When We Were Just Babies--led by Caroline Reed
April 23- Special Earth Day Lesson- led by Caroline Reed
If you have children who may be interested please call 814-255-2676 or write to UU Fellowship of Ligonier Valley, 1730 Route 30 East, P. O. Box 692, Ligonier, PA 15658.
Child care is provided for children too young to participate in classes.
UUFLV Dates to Remember
Apr. 2 Giant Eagle money due. Please see Ed Makuchan.
Apr. 4 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Apr. 13 Book Discussion Group. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. 7:30 PM.
Apr. 18 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
May 1 Fresh Express food distribution. St. Michael’s of the Valley in Rector. 3:00 PM.
During the winter months, January, February and March, there will be only one Self-inquiry meeting per month, on the first Saturday of each month. If any of these meetings have to be cancelled because of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for the following Saturday.
What Do you Value Most in Life? April 1, 1:00 PM
What would you have to do or accomplish between now and the year you are 99 years old in order for you to sit back and say “Ah, that was a good life”?
If you knew you had only six months to live how would you spend your time?
Do you envision the answers you give today to the above questions changing before or during the time frames mentioned in them?
The above will be the topic at the UUFLV Self Inquiry Group on April 1 at 1:00.
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 13, 7:30 PM
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Fun with science fiction.
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.