Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

A welcoming congregation in the heart of Centre County

Sunday, Nov 23rd

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Sunday Service, Nov 23, 10:00am

“God, the Force, and You”   

Rev. Mark Hayes

In a sermon topic purchased at last spring’s service auction, we explore some aspects of the concept of God, drawing some parallels with “The Force” of the Star Wars movies.

Our Whole Lives (OWL), Nov 23

Class continues at 12 Noon in Rm B (enrollment closed)




Warm Clothes Needed

Thank you to those who have already donated gently used, warm clothes (sweatshirts, sweatpants, pants, jackets) for incarcerated men who will be released from the Centre County Prison during the colder months. We will continue collecting clothing through the month of November. Please bring them to the box in the lobby of the Fellowship. Questions? Janet Irons ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Peg Dobrinska ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Also Needed

Non-fiction, junior or senior high school reading level books for the Centre County Prison inmates - no college textbooks, please. Also board games and puzzles in good condition. This is a request from the inmates themselves. Women are interested in parenting skills and self-help books. Donation box in hallway at Fellowship.


Calling All Turkeys!


If you would like to donate your Giant turkey certificate toward the Fellowship Thanksgiving Meal, please get in touch with Linda ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Thank you!

Fellowship Office Copier

The five-year lease on our current copier expires in December, and a contract has been signed with Ricoh for a new machine. The new service contract fee (based on 10,000 images/mo.) now includes the very expensive cost of staples. Also, the price-per-image has dropped from .0070 to .0054. We have the potential to further reduce our cost by carefully monitoring how many images are made each month. Please help in this effort by not making unnecessary copies on the Fellowship copier. Thank you!

Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser

As always, Weis, Giant and Sheetz gift cards will be on sale in the Fellowship Hall following the service. This is your last chance to buy them before you do your Thanksgiving shopping, so bring your checkbook or cash on Sunday and help raise easy money for the UUFCC. As the holidays approach, remember that they make excellent gifts AND that you can purchase gift cards for a zillion other stores at Giant using these cards (but not at Weis).

Mindfulness Meditation, Nov 24

We meet every Monday evening, 7-8:30pm, in Rm 6 of the Fellowship. Join us and find out how to realize true inner peace and serenity. Mindfulness meditation is a secular form of meditation that has its roots in Vipassana - the oldest form of meditation the Buddha taught over 2,500 years ago. Please contact Shashi Ray at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 814-441-4049 for more information. Non-faith based. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!

Fourth Wednesday Game Night, Nov 26

Join us in Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm to play board, word, tile, and card games. All generations welcome! For more information, contact Phill  Becker ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The Fellowship Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov 27 and Friday, Nov 28.


3rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner, Nov 27

It's time to sign-up for our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. You can sign-up at:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084ca8a923a20-thanksgiving1

We will start to gather at 4pm and eat once folks are gathered, then clean-up and maybe play some games after clean-up.  Questions? Linda Eller ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Inner Transition, Nov 30

Join us in Rm 2 at 11:30am as we continue to explore and support the inner dimension of creating a sustainable and just world. Facilitated by Bob Flatley and Kelle Kersten.

Be a Bell Ringer!

Interfaith Human Services will once again be ringing bells to raise money to help clients in Centre County according to need. Each volunteer spends only one or two hours outside (and there’s a place to warm up if needed). The UU Fellowship will take their turn ringing the bells at Meyer Dairy on the following dates: Sunday, Nov 30Thursday, Dec 11; andThursday, Dec 18. Children may help, but must be accompanied by an adult and be well behaved as the Meyer Dairy parking lot is dangerous. There are sign up sheets on our bulletin board in the Community Room. Talk to Peg Dobrinska or Sue Smith if you have questions. Thank you!


Sunday Service, Nov 30, 10:00am

“Giving Thanks”

Rev. Mark Hayes

Celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, we take time to recognize and express our gratitude for the bounty that life brings us.


Sunday Service, Dec 7, 10:00am

“Anticipation: Preparing for What is to Come”

Rev. Mark Hayes

As we recognize the season of Advent, we stop to consider what it means to wait and prepare for special things to come. The children will join us at the close of the service to help decorate our tree.


Soulful Sundown, Dec 7, 7:00pm

“Pathway of Holiday Light”

Worship Associates: Virginia Hubbs and Chas Brua

Through readings, music, and personal reflection, we will consider the power of Christmas and Yuletide as celebrations of light amid the winter darkness.


Sunday Service, Dec 14, 10:00am

“The Great Turning”

Rev. Mark Hayes

“The Great Turning” is the term used by Joanna Macy and others to describe an epochal transition to a life-sustaining society. What might that look like, and how can we help it along?


Sunday Service, Dec 21, 10:00am

“Lessons of Hanukkah”

Rev. Mark Hayes

Hanukkah is a relatively minor, but very popular, Jewish holiday. Some think of it as the “Jewish Christmas,” but we will consider its own distinctive significance in the life and experience of the Jewish people, and the lessons we can draw from it.


Christmas Eve Services, Dec 24

7:00pm    A Family Christmas Eve Service

8:00pm    Refreshments & Socializing in Fellowship Hall

-- please bring “finger food” treats to share!

9:00pm    A Contemplative Christmas Eve Service Featuring Carols and Readings

Sunday Service, Dec 28, 10:00am

“Stories of Light and Hope”

Worship Associates: Lois Durran & Debby Ellenberger

Join us for a service of stories and poems to usher out the old year and bring in the new. Music by Daryl Durran, bassoon. 



oUt and AboUt News

October 2014 UU OUt & AboUt

Come be amazed by the artistry that can be accomplished on a pumpkin while getting to know other UUFCC families. On Saturday, October 11, at 6 p.m., we’ll gather at the Penn State Arboretum to view the hundreds of lighted, carved jack-o’-lanterns in the Fourth Annual Pumpkin Festival. Some of the designs are incredibly detailed and creative. Meet near the parking lot on the grass before entering the arboretum. For more information see http://www.arboretum.psu.edu/.

If you’d like to enter a jack-o’-lantern, the Arboretum is giving away pumpkins for contest entrants on Sunday, October 5, starting at 1 p.m., while supplies last.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   by Thursday, October 9 so we know to look for you.






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780 Waupelani Drive Extension
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-7605


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