Schedule of Events
October and November
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. 2 Doctrine of Discovery - It was wrong then, and
it is wrong now. We’ll look at some of the impacts of this doctrine which continue to be experienced by indigenous
peoples in the U.S. Presented by Rev. Rebecca Booher. Drumming will precede the service - 10:00 to 10:20.
Oct. 9 Dancing on the Edge of Darkness Whether
it is our shadow self, depression, or the dark night of our souls… it is the dark side that provides us with much information
about who we are... and who we are not… how can we face the darkness and still participate in the dance of life?
Presented by Maureen Ceidro, MA of Excela Health Home Care and Hospice.
16 Why We Walk A short history and exploration about this very human and spiritual endeavor.
Presented by Rev. Bobbie Hineline.
Water Communion In these days when access to this precious resource is threatened around the world and
in our own neighborhood, let us take time to honor and celebrate this life-supporting liquid. Members and friends are
invited to bring a sample of water that has special or personal meaning. These waters will be mixed in a common vessel
and will be used for some life-sustaining purpose. “Virtual water" will also be provided. Today's service will
be facilitated by our president, Jim Galik.
The Great Emergence As a way of evaluating the present and looking ahead toward the future of our Fellowship,
our minister, Dr. Waun will share thoughts on some issues addressed in Phyllis Tickle's book The Great Emergence as
a lens for reflection.
Principled Politics There is a constitutionally drawn line between church and state, and this is a good thing.
But our faith can inform our politics, and that should also be a good thing. Today, we’ll look at how our UU Principles
can offer us guidance in our political lives. Not to worry... we won’t be crossing the IRS line! Presented by Rev. Rebecca
Booher. Drumming will precede the service - 10:00 to 10:20.
13 The Chosen Ones: Of Prophets and Presidents An epic event in religious history is
the moment when Yahweh chooses the Israelites as his people at Mt. Sinai, and delivers the 10 Commandments to Moses. But this
moment is more complicated than the tale would tell, as is the topic of “chosenness." Who chooses who? How
do we choose our leaders? Are they called like prophets or are they created and molded by practice, history and culture? In
today's political climate, as demographic groups have morphed into mobs and moralists, vying for control of the conversation
and the future of our nation, we’ll look at how the claim to chosenness has impacted us, in the arenas of belief, justice,
politics, and society. Presented by Rev. Robin Zucker, Interim Minister, UU Church of Meadville.
Nov. 20 Harvest, Gratitude, and Gladness Since the
dawn of time these three ideas have been inextricably linked in human culture. We will look at what those memories mean
and how we experience those ideas today. Presented by Leo Nagorsky, Humanist Minister, Member of Allegheny Center UU Church.
Nov. 27 Listen to the Turtle There are times when
the wisest, most compassionate thing we can do is to stop and listen to the slowest among us for what they can teach us about
wants, needs and how we sometimes get it wrong. Our minister, Rev. Renee Waun will present.
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.
Religious Education classes are not scheduled at present. 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,
Child care is provided for children
too young to participate in classes.
1 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Greater Pittsburgh Cluster Assembly. 1st UU Church of Pgh. 9:00 - 3:00
Giant Eagle money due. Please see Ed Makuchan.
Nov. 10 Book discussion, Uncle Tom’s
Cabin by Harriet Beacher Stowe. 7:30 PM.
Nov. 15 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation
Group. 7:00 PM.
Nov. 29 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
11 Board of Trustee’s meeting at 9:15 AM. All members are invited to attend.
Discussion, 1:00 PM. Sat. Nov. 12
5. A loss of interest in conflict.
6. A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
7. A loss
of the ability to worry.
8. Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
Symptoms of inner Peace
Discussion, 1:00 PM Sat. Nov. 26
9. Contented feelings of onnectedness with others
and with nature.
10. Frequent attacks of smiling through the heart.
11. lncreasing susceptibility to love extended
by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.
12. An increasing tendency to let things happen, rather than
to manipulate them and make them happen.
The above quotations are parts of an entry in a book
by John Banks Templeton, Worldwide Laws of Life. The entry is noted “Author unknown.”