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…
April's Theme: Emergence.
What does it mean to be a people of emergence?
Apr. 1 Expect the Unexpected Spring has emerged from winter. Tiny shoots of green grass emerge from the dry brown soil. For Christians, Jesus has emerged from the tomb. We, too, are emerging. But do we know where we're headed? Oh, and it's April Fool's Day, so…..... Presented by Rev. Rebecca Booher.
Drumming precedes the service. 10:00 to 10:20 AM.
Apr. 8 Moving Forward Dorothy Hufford, Worship Team Chair and Jim Galik, our President, will talk about the recent Congregational Survey and lead focus groups further pulling information together to move forward in planning what’s next for our Congregation. A Congregational Pot Luck will follow the service.
Apr. 15 Courage Sometimes things don't work out the way you would like and you have to learn to accept the outcome. Fellowship member, Billie Miranda, will bring us her message.
Apr. 22 Our Shared Home How shifting personal perception of our planet can bring necessary change. We welcome Renny Sherrow to the Fellowship for our Earth Day Celebration. Renny has worked and trained with Al Gore and the Environmental/Climate Change movement and will bring us a unique perspective about the change necessary to heal our planet. Our choir will provide special music.
Apr. 29 Mary Poppins and Me In the story of Mary Poppins, we see a precious Nanny saying good-bye to her beloved charges and being carried away to wherever the wind blows next. Dr. Waun will “channel” fully costumed Mary Poppins and use this image in her final farewell sermon at UUFLV.
Our building is located 1.5 miles East of Ligonier on Route 30, beside Ligonier Valley Beach
UUFLV Dates to Remember
Apr. 1 Giant Eagle money for April due. Drumming 10:00 AM to 10:20 AM.
Apr. 3 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Apr. 7 Self Inquiry Group. Emergence. 1:00 PM
Apr. 12 Book Discussion. Ancient Lives:Daily Life in Egypt of the Pharaohs-Romer. 7:30 PM.
Apr. 17 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Apr. 21 Self Inquiry Group. What We Are. 1:00 PM.
Apr. 29 Board meeting. 9:15 AM.
May 7 Fresh Express. 3:00 PM at St. Michael’s in Rector.
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.
April 7, 1:00 PM
Be careful with what you’ve been taught and told because much of it takes us in exactly the wrong direction. . . .emergence and transformation is a much subtler art. It’s about stillness, listening and waiting to be led, not conquering, struggle and taking charge.
We’ve been entrusted with the wisdom that emergence is most often about . . . patience not perfection, depth not dominance.
—from Soul Matters
What We Are
April 21, 1:00 PM
We do not become healers. We came as healers. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become storytellers. We came as carriers of the stories that we and our ancestors actually lived. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become artists. We came as artists. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are. We do not become writers.. dancers.. musicians.. helpers.. peacemakers. We came as such. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are.We do not learn to love in this sense. We came as Love. We are Love. Some of us are still catching up to who we truly are.
—Clarissa Pinkola Estes ~
Simple Prayer for
Remembering The Motherlode
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
Apr. 19 Ancient Lives: (Date changed from original date of the 12th) Daily Life in Egypt of the Pharaohs by John Romer.
May 10 Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing.
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.
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.
Religious Education Classes
Theme for April- Emergence
April 22- Session 1
April 29- Session 2
Both led by Karlice Makuchan
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.