UU Fellowship of Ligonier Valley

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A welcoming home for liberal religious thought and action in eastern Westmoreland County
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.
 "The fool doth think he is wise; the wise man knows himself to be  a fool”.                  -William. Shakespeare

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.
Dec.      6    The Tyranny of Choice  Our society provides us with more choices, in more areas of our lives, than at any time in history. But does it makes us happier, any more satisfied? Is more always better? Presented by UU Minister, Rev. Rebecca Booher.

Dec.     13    Trickle-Up Justice 
Most of us have heard of “Trickle-Down Economics.”  For many UUs, that is a problematic theory. Many may feel that a trickle-up economy might be preferable. Let’s examine how we do our justice work. Do we follow a trickle-down model? What might a trickle-up approach look like? Presented by Rev. David Dunn, minister intern at 1st UU Church of Pittsburgh.
Drumming precedes the service: 10:00 to 10:20.

Dec.    20    Solstice/Christmas service 
A celebration of the season through music and readings presented by our choir.
Dec.    27    Positive Deviance 
In every group, institution or tribe there are individuals who go against the grain. This is a very good thing if it is pointing in a positive direction. What are the characteristics of a Positive Deviant and how can we encourage it? Our minister, Rev. Dr. Renee Waun presents.   

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.
Our regular curriculum is We Believe: Learning and Living Our Unitarian Universalist Principles which was designed for small, wide age-range groupings of children and youth to learn about our UU heritage and values with stories and group activities.
Dec.  6     Seasonal Lesson and Activity- led by Karlice Makuchan
Dec. 13    Seasonal Lesson and Activity- led by Karlice Makuchan

Note: RE this month is the 1st and 2nd Sunday of the month.

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
Dec.      1   
Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Dec.      6   
UUFLV Board Meeting. 9:15 AM.
Dec.      6  
  Giant Eagle money due. Please see Ed Makuchan.
Dec.    10   
Book discussion. The Language of Houses by Alison Lurie 7:30 PM
Dec.    12  
  Self-Inquiry Group. Science and Spirituality. 1:00 PM
Dec.    15   
Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Dec.    29   
Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.

Self Inquiry Group
Science and Spirituality
Discussion, Saturday, Dec. 12, 1:00 PM
“It is my belief that we are now facing a crucial time in our existence. We need to recover more of that larger knowledge while living here on earth, while our brains (including the left-
side analytical parts) are fully functioning. Science—the science to which I've devoted so much of my life—doesn’t contradict what I learned up there. But far, far too many people believe it does, because certain members of the scientific community, who are pledged to the materialist worldview, have insisted, again and again that science and spirituality cannot coexist.”
--Eben Alexander, M. D. Proof of Heaven
“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” - Malcolm Forbes
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.

December 10  (Thursday) 7:30 PM
The Language of Houses by Alison Laurie.

January Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac


 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.