Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

A welcoming congregation in the heart of Centre County

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Sunday Service, Mar 29, 10:00am

“Will Work for Justice”       

Rev. Mark Hayes

As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” But it takes more than lip service to make them real. It takes hard work. The UUFCC Jazz Band will play.

Inner Transition Group, March 29

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

Help with Spring Clean-up Day, March 29

The Grounds Committee needs hands on Spring Clean-Up Day,March 29, beginning at 11:30am to help with brush removal, building new beds, weeding, etc.    Questions? Contact Stephanie Szakal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

UU 101: Pathway to Membership, March 29

Join us in Fellowship Hall at 1pm to learn about Unitarian Universalism and what it means to be a member of the Fellowship.  Please register in advance!  Child care is available -- please let us know!  Contact Betsy & Chuck Berry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 466-3469).



Meals Would Be Appreciated!

Congratulations to Erin Carter and Austin Boyle on the birth of their first child and son Melvin Carter Boyle.  If you would like to sign up to help them with meals, here's how:

Go to the website takethemameal.com.   Type in the name Boyle/Carter and the password, UUFCC (all caps), and that takes you to the page where you can sign up for a day to take a meal and what what you plan to take.  All the location and contact information is there.

Bathroom Conversion

Please note that during our hosting of Out of the Cold (March 23 thru April 5) the bathroom containing the urinal near the Library will be temporarily converted to a shower facility for our guests. A huge thanks to Ron Simpson for his idea and construction of this shower!

2015 Pledge Campaign: March 22-April 30

Thriving Together: Connection, Commitment, Community

The theme of the 2015 Pledge Campaign is “Thriving Together—Connection, Commitment, Community.” We have two goals this year—a baseline goal of $300,000 and a stretch goal of $315,000. In addition to exciting goals, we also have nifty new ways to make our pledge dollars go further. Several bighearted Board and Fellowship members are funding three challenges—a group challenge for new members and friends, a group challenge for RE families and a challenge for individual pledges that move up a step in the giving chart that is on the back of the pledge form and on the chart in the lobby.


Even though Sunday was the official kick-off for the campaign, our campaign had already been in the works for a while. Our Board, Program Council, Pledge Campaign Team and minister are leading by example. One-hundred percent of them have made their financial commitments.


The total amount committed to date by 36 generous early donors including our leadership is an impressive $134,850. Fifteen early donors stepped up their pledges by one level and earned another $1500 for the Fellowship from the Chuck and Betsy Berry Step Uup Challenge Grant. Bringing the total money raised during the early part of the campaign to $136,350!!! That’s more than 40% of our $315,000 stretch goal. Thank you so much to those who have already donated. We are off to a great start!

Fourth Wednesday Game Night TONIGHT! (March 25)

Bring snacks to share! Join other adults and teens in playing mostly modern “Euro” games (word, tile, card, and non-attacking board games). All generations welcome! Questions? Phill Becker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Shared Pulpit TONIGHT! (March 25)

We meet at 6:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, Rm A of the Fellowship. If you are interested in participating, email Matt Shineman, our Director of Lifespan Religious Education (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Mindfulness Meditation - EVERY MONDAY EVENING!

We meet every Monday evening, 6:30-8:30pm, in Rm B 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 atThis 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!

Passage Meditation, April 1, 15 and 29

A group who share a commitment to the practice of passage meditation and the allied disciplines described in Eknath Easwaran’s books. We meet at 7pm in Rm 6 on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month.

Memoir Group, April 2 and 16

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month in Rm 6 of the Fellowship. If you are interested in writing and sharing your memoirs, this is the place for you! Questions: Contact Betty Traverse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

First Friday Song Circle/Hootenanny, April 3

A group where folks can pursue or get back into the music that might be calling to them. We'll share songs, techniques and stories. Folks can bring songs that they've just learned, old standards, works in progress, whatever they'd like. Anyone that wants to raise up their voice in song, dust off an instrument, learn something about a new instrument...just share in the joy of the music, is welcome! Join us at 7pm in the UUFCC Gathering Space. Questions? Doug Irwin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Memorial Service for Tom Thwaites, April 4

Memorial Service for Tom Thwaites will be held at the Fellowship at2:00pm on Saturday, April 4.

First Sunday Plate Collection, April 5

Amy Wilson, Director of Mid-State Literacy Council, will speak about the Mid-State Literacy Council, a Nonprofit Adult Learning Agency that offers adult literacy education in Centre and Clearfield counties. There are over 100 people on the waiting lists for classes and tutoring.

Getting to Know UU, April 5

Join us in the Library at 11:30am to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and get your questions answered. Contact Bob Andronici (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



Memorial Service for Dorothy Franco, April 11

Memorial Service for Dorothy Franco will be held at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, 802 Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg PA on Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow at the museum. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Centrepeace, Inc.; Centre County Historical Society, or the Pennsylvania Military Museum.

UUFCC Music Series Program, Sunday, April 12

Penn State faculty violinist Max Zorin and classical guitarist Nadav Lev from New York will perform a program featuring music of Spanish and Latin composers at 3pm at the Fellowship. Max Zorin maintains a busy solo career in the U.S. and abroad. Nadav Lev won the Andres Segovia Award and numerous other prizes. He performs extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. We are fortunate to have these artists on our series. Don't miss them!  Adult admission is $10; students and children attend free.



Sunday Service, Apr 5, 10:00am

“Easter: Faith, Hope, and Joy”

Rev. Mark Hayes

In recognition of the Christian holiday of Easter, we take time to reflect on the ideas of faith, hope, and joy.

Soulful Sundown, Apr 5, 7:00pm

“Wisdom of the Transcendentalists”

Worship Associates: Betsy Berry and Martha Butler

Using passages from Emerson and Thoreau, we will consider how their words can help spark our moral imagination and inspire us as individuals.  We will use both meditation and practice what Emerson calls “provocative reading” to come to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world.

Sunday Service, Apr 12, 10:00am

“Chant: Sounds of the Spirit”

Rev. Mark Hayes

Don Campbell claims that chanting “can release stress, connect us with the Divine, and help us bring peace to our being and to our world.” Come learn more about chanting, and even try it yourself!

Sunday Service, Apr 19, 10:00am

“Women of  Spirit”

Elaine Jurs, Laura Kemper, Caitlin Sager

We will honor the historical contributions of women whose spirituality or spirited nature has inspired us and celebrate the women of spirit who share our lives.   

Soulful Sundown, Apr 19, 7pm

“The Importance of Beauty”

Worship Associate: Lois Durran

As Spring gets into full bloom, let’s take a look at the importance of cultivating beauty in our lives.

Sunday Service, Apr 26, 10:00am   

Title: TBA

Rev. Mark Hayes

This week’s service will be on a topic (To Be Announced) purchased at this year’s service auction.

*** Please note that we have many groups and

committees now meeting after Sunday services

on a regular, scheduled basis. If you have a

one-time meeting or a new group to schedule,

please consider a time/day

other than after Sunday services.

Thank you!

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County
780 Waupelani Drive Extension
State College, PA 16801
(814) 237-7605


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