What does it mean to be a people of courage?
Worship services begin at 10:30 AM. At 11:30 after a break for coffee, tea and snacks, everyone is invited to stay for a discussion of the morning’s topic.
Schedule of Services…
Oct. 1 Courage With its root coming from the Latin “cor,” meaning the heart, courage initially referred to speaking or acting from the heart. Although today we think of courage in terms of bravery and heroism, that initial meaning of the word still holds true. Most likely we have all at some point been courageous in our individual lives, and our faith tradition can truly be said to be one of courage. Presented by Rev. Rebecca Booher.
Oct. 8 Family Secrets In keeping with our monthly theme: “What does it mean to be a people of courage?” and in honor of National Coming Out Day (October 11th) and LGBT History Month (October), today’s message will include the story of one person’s journey in becoming an advocate for the LGBTQ community. Presented by our president, Jim Galik.
Oct. 15 Stories of Courage The message will help us increase our understanding of the courage involved in recovery from addiction and co-occurring disorders. The stories of a panel of people in recovery from chemical dependency will illuminate the intense darkness that evolves as addiction progresses, the struggles and barriers in the process of recovery, and ways these barriers can be removed. We will gain an understanding of the significant role that faith-based communities play in the recovery process. Presented by our member, Rick Marsili.
Oct. 22 Attitude Is Everything A history of how the music of the slaves and of the civil rights movement helped people ready themselves for the times ahead. Dr. Booker will discuss how the people’s attitude played a major role. Our speaker will be Dr. Rodney Booker, Director of Music at the Westmoreland County Community College.
Oct. 29 Marvelous Morocco Just back from Morocco, Dr. Waun will share the beauties and the challenges of this northern African country. Perhaps there are ways that the unpredictable experience of the Moroccans can inspire us as we strive to be People of Courage.
Our building is located 1.5 miles East of Ligonier on Route 30, beside Ligonier Valley Beach
UUFLV Dates to Remember
Oct. 1 Giant Eagle money due. Please see Ed Makuchan.
Oct. 3 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Oct. 7 Used & Unique Sale. 8 AM - 3 PM.
Oct. 12 Book Discussion. The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng. 7:30 PM
Oct. 14 Memorial Service for Shawn Lasko. 2:00 PM. A pot luck dinner will follow.
Oct. 17 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM
Oct. 21 Self Inquiry Group. Adaptation. 1:00 PM
Oct. 22 Board of Trustee’s meeting. 9:15 AM
Oct. 28 Self Inquiry Group. Tolerance. 1:00 PM
Mindfulness Meditation meets at the Latrobe Arts Center on Oct. 10 and 24.
Used & Unique Sale
Our sale is in its eleventh year. The purpose of the sale is to raise money, divided equally between the Ligonier Valley Food Pantry in Rector and the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Last year, we raised $2,000.00--our second highest total in the sale's history. Sale day Saturday, Oct. 7 - 8 AM - 3 PM.
A very nice selection of items donated by our members and friends are sold. The sale includes small electronics, housewares, winter coats and sweaters, DVDs, CDs and tapes, books, decor objects, cook ware, tools, jewelry and seasonal items.
Self Inquiry Group
This is an informal group devoted to exploring the self through open discussion.
Meetings of the Self Inquiry Group are held at 1:00 PM on the first and third Saturdays of each month in the downstairs social hall of the UUFLV, 1724 Route 30 (East) Ligonier, PA 15658. Because of other activities in Ligonier, meetings will be held in October only on the 21st and 28th.
Oct. 21, 1:00 PM
Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.
—Edwin Louis Cole
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment. —Leon C. Megginson
Oct. 28, 1:00 PM
In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.
—the Dalai Lama
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.
Meetings are at 7:30 PM
Oct. 12 The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng. Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell. Set during the tumult of World War II, on the lush Malayan island of Penang,
Nov. 9 State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Dec. 14 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
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.
Religious Education classes will begin again in October. Parents of previous students will be notified of details by phone. If your child has not previously participated please call please call 814-255-2676 or write to the UU Fellowship of Ligonier Valley, 1730 Route 30 East, P. O. Box 692, Ligonier, PA 15658.
Child Care service has been suspended at present. The nursery will continue to be open to parents with young children during Sunday services.
How to Find Us...
From 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.