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…
January's Theme What does it mean to be a people of intention?
Jan. 7 Toss Those Resolutions! We all break them anyway, so why bother? How about we set some intentions instead? What’s the difference? Come, find out, and see why UUs are a people of intention. Presented by Rev. Rebecca Booher. Drumming: 10:00 - 10:20.
Jan. 14 Kavanah A Jewish understanding of intention. Presented by Rabbi Sara Perman, retired Rabbi of Temple Emanu-el in Greensburg.
Jan. 21 Grit and Blinking a Book: Intentional Living, Focus, and Persistence. The key to intention is being focused and persistent. The research of Angela Duckworth, the amazing story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, and sacred writings such as the Tao Te Ching show us how to live intentionally. Our speaker will be the Rev. David von Schlichten, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Seton Hill University.
Jan. 28 Compassionate Living Well-known author and theologian Karen Armstrong has challenged us to be more intentional about being compassionate. She has written a “Charter of Compassion” which was signed by thousands of people intent on making the world a more peaceful, loving place. Dr. Renee Waun will explore Armstrong's ideas with us.
Our building is located 1.5 miles East of Ligonier on Route 30, beside Ligonier Valley Beach
UUFLV Dates to Remember
Jan. 6 Self Inquiry Group. Labels. 1:00 PM
Jan. 9 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM.
Jan. 11 Book Discussion. News of the World by Paulette Jiles. 7:30 PM
Jan. 20 Self Inquiry Group. Intention. 1:00 PM
Jan. 23 Middlestream Mindfulness Meditation Group. 7:00 PM
Jan. 28 Board meeting. 9:15 AM.
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.
Jan. 6, 1:00 PM
It’s horrible when people are only interested in buying labels, because it doesn’t bring them the happiness they think it will. —Miuccia Prada
Attractive labels are usually attached to the most dangerous programs, often in the name of public welfare and personal security. —Ezra Taft Benson
Labels are for filing.
Labels are for clothing.
Labels are not for people. —Martina Navratilova
Jan. 20, 1:00 PM
Intention is different from setting goals or resolutions in that it “pulls us into” who we truly are. Goals and resolutions “push us out” into future possibilities. To set intentions, we listen to our inner voice which tells us who we truly are. —Katie Covey
When you have a group of people that have the intention and the capacity, talent and intelligence to actualize those intentions, then you have something really powerful. —Jimmy Chin
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
Jan. 11 - News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Feb. 8 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.
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
January 7- Intention: Session 1
January 21- Intention: Session 2
Both sessions 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.