Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

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Sunday Service, Apr 26, 10:00am   

“Forgiveness without Closure”

Rev. Mark Hayes

It’s one thing to forgive behavior that is in the past, that can truly be put behind you. But what about ongoing situations that cannot simply be escaped or let go of?



2015 Pledge Campaign: March 22-April 30

Thriving Together: Connection, Commitment, Community

Stretch Goal:                    $315,000

Amount pledged and raised by challenges so far: $236,898

Overall Participation:                 46%

One more week and $78,000 to go.


If you haven’t pledged yet, you can make your pledge by email. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telling us how much you want to pledge and how often (weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly). It’s that simple. Many thanks to everyone who has already pledged. Together we’re making it happen.  Darlene Weener and Pam Short, co-chairs

Fourth Wednesday Game Night - TONIGHT! (April 22)

Join us in Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm. Bring snacks to share!

Prison Society Looking for Games

The local chapter of the Pennsylvania Prison Society is looking for games and puzzles for inmates at the County Jail (Centre County Correctional Facility).  If you would like to make a donation, please put your gently used games or puzzles in the box in the lobby. Thank you!


GiveForward Campaign

As many of you may know, Helen Volz is seriously ill with cancer and had a heart attack last week. She is currently at Hershey Medical Center. Friends and family have started a fundraising campaign to help the Volz's with expenses that insurances do not cover -- transportation, special nutritional needs, and more. The campaign is through GiveForward.com. Helen was previously  very active at the UU; among other things she was Board President, a member of the Sunday Services committee, and soprano in the choir. And she is a wonderful friend. So, we hope you will be able to help her now.  To make a contribution, please go to:  www.GiveForward.com   At the top of the web page, type "Helen Volz" in the "Find a Fundraiser" box. If you have any questions, please let me know.  Apologies to those who receive this email twice. As Helen would say --- Peace, Virginia Hubbs.

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!

Order from Amazon - Help the UUFCC!

If you order from Amazon, please remember to use Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com/) and select UUFCC as the benefiting organization! It’s easy, just use your regular email address and Amazon password, and we receive a percentage of the proceeds!

Passage Meditation, April 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.

Movie Night, April 29

Join us in Rm B as the Caring Committee presents a showing of the movie “Call Me Crazy,” with discussion to follow. This anthology of five short stories shows the impact and stigma of mental illness. This film has been the recipient of many awards since its release in 2013.

Fifth Wednesday Game Night, April 29

Train Games!  Do you know any of the following board games?:  Trans America, Ticket to Ride, Union Pacific, Railways of the World, Age of Steam, Russian Railroads.  If not, don't worry ... some are quick to learn and play and we love teaching Newbies.  If you like trains, this is a great opportunity to learn about the world of modern "Euro-games" that opened up in the past several years.  Come any time after 6:00 on Wednesday, April 29, in Fellowship Hall.  Perhaps the Reading, Short Line, B&O, and Pennsylvania would even let Monopoly qualify as a "train game" but such old-time too-long attack-and-eliminate-your-friends games are not the type we normally play.

Spring Follies and Musicale, May 2

Join us at the Fellowship for Dinner at 6:00pm and Entertainment at 7:00pm. If you’re interested in being part of the entertainment, please contact Lois Durran (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you’d like to sign up to bring potluck food, there will be sign-up sheets on one of the tables in the building lobby. Thank you!

1st Sunday Plate Collection, May 3

The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office

The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office promotes the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, as reflected in the United Nations Charter. Through targeted education, advocacy and outreach, we engage Unitarian Universalists in support of international cooperation and the work of the United Nations. Many Unitarians and Universalists participated in the founding of the United Nations and this important work continues today. We maintain an office at the UN and provide research and input on Human Rights issues around the world. Every Child is Our Child focuses on children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and works toward universal primary education, fighting HIV/AIDS, reducing hunger and poverty, and promoting gender equality. This effort is guided by our partnership with the Queen Mothers Association in the Manya Krobo region of Eastern Ghana. Corry Sullivan and Andrew Mickle will speak.

Getting to Know UU, May 3

If you’d like to learn more about the UU and how you can get involved, please join us in the Library at 11:30am. Questions? Bob Andronici (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Memoir Group, May 7 & 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The UUFCC Memoir Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month in Room 6 at the Fellowship, unless otherwise notified. If you are interested in writing and sharing your memoirs, this is the place for you! We try to limit the length of our memoirs to about two single-spaced pages, to give everyone a chance to participate. Subjects vary widely; they usually concern either your own life or something or someone who has touched your life in some way. Questions? Contact Betty Traverse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 231-3306).


UUFCC Annual Meeting, May 17

Stay after Sunday services for our Annual Meeting, beginning at 11:30am. Please note that Committee reports are due to Audrey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by May 4!



Sunday Service, May 3, 10:00am

“Deeds, Not Creeds”

Rev. Mark Hayes

Unitarian Universalism takes a non-creedal approach to religion. That means that what you believe is less important than how you live.


Soulful Sundown, May 3, 7:00pm

“Celebration of Light”

Worship Associates: Virginia Hubbs and Janis Jones

Early May ushers in the light half of the year in many earth-based cultures, where May was the time of planting seeds and new growth appeared in perennial plants. This year, our long, dark, cold winter makes light’s return a special reason to celebrate, and we will do so with both serious and “light-hearted” sharings, music, individual reflection, and more.

Sunday Service, May 10, 10:00am

“This I Believe”

Rev. Mark Hayes

How you live may be more important than what you believe. Nevertheless, Religious Education pioneer Sophia Lyon Fahs writes that “It matters what we believe.” But more important than “What do UUs believe?” is the question “What do you believe?”

Sunday Service, May 17, 10:00am

[RE Service: Matthew Shineman, DLRE]


Soulful Sundown, May 17, 7:00pm

“Five Wise Words from Judaism”

Worship Associate: Chas Brua

As a starting point for personal reflection and sharing, we will use brief readings from Rabbi Arthur Green’s book These Are the Words: A Vocabulary of Jewish Spiritual Life. We will consider how these teachings are reflected in our own lives, whatever our personal traditions might be.

Sunday Service, May 24, 10:00am

“How Will We Be Remembered?”

Rev. Mark Hayes

If our concept of immortality involves our living on in people’s memories, we might consider what legacy those memories will define for our lives.


Sunday Service, May 31, 10:00am

[Music Service: Wesley McCall]

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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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