Music

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  • Music & Play (pre-K thru 2nd)     Sundays, 11:30am – 11:55am, Rm B
  • Youth Choir (grades 3 thru 8)     Sundays, 12:00pm – 12:45pm, Rm B
  • Jazz Band (high school and up) Sundays, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Sanctuary
  • Adult Choir (high school and up) Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Sanctuary

 

If you are interested in the youth programs, or the Adult Choir, feel free to contact our Music Director, Colleen Kennedy at colleenbkennedy@gmail.com. For more information on the Jazz Band, contact David Morris at dmorris@uufcc.com.

Wednesday Game Nights

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1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays of each month, 6pm

(2nd Wednesdays also include a potluck dinner, so feel free to bring a dish to share)

Fellowship Hall

Join us for Game Night- we play modern board games, utilizing cooperative strategy to win. Most take an hour or two to play, yet the strategy is deep enough for any gamer. Examples of games we might play are Settlers of Catan, Dominion Pandemic, Power Grid, Puerto Rico, and Ticket to Ride.  All are welcome! Questions? Contact Chuck Berry (betsychuck@gmail.com).

Adult Religious Education Classes

Fellowship members have enjoyed a wide variety of adult RE offerings over the years, including classes such as Examining Whiteness, Cakes for the Queen of Heaven, Building Your Own Theology, and Voluntary Simplicity to name just a few. These courses have been led by the minister, DLRE, and members of the congregation. Currently most classes are held during the lifespan learning hour from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, and childcare is offered during this time.

For more information, visit Adult Religious Education.

Hospitality Teams

Recognizing the many details involved in creating our Sunday morning experience, we rely on Hospitality Teams to keep things running smoothly.  Teams of about 20 individuals work together to  greet visitors, usher, provide refreshments, set up for social hour, and close-up the building when we’re done. Each team helps out on four consecutive Sundays, roughly twice a year. Many hands make light work!

We encourage anyone attending the Fellowship on a regular basis, to join one of our teams!  It’s a great way to meet new people, and for members and friends to connect.  To join a Hospitality Team, contact Laura Brown (lsb7@psu.edu) or our Membership Coordinator, Olivia Harper (oharper@uufcc.com).

Social Justice Committee

0492nd Sunday of each month,  11:30am

Gathering Space

For UUs, Social Justice means taking action. Our Social Justice Team participates in an array of social action programs in order to lift up and contribute to our communities, locally, nationally and internationally. We welcome more participants to continue to move the ball forward and we celebrate new initiatives!  All are welcome to attend.  For more information contact Peg Dobrinska  (mdobrinska413@comcast.net) or visit Social Justice.

Green Sanctuary Committeeuua-green-sanctuary-logo

3rd Sunday of each month,  11:30am

Room 2

In pursuit of accreditation, we pursue study, reflection, and action for today’s environmental challenges – including climate change and environmental justice. Successful completion results in Green Sanctuary accreditation: a formal recognition of our service and dedication to the Earth.  Please join us!  For more information, contact Dorothy Blair (ey6@psu.edu).

 

Soulful Sundown Service

1st and 3rd Sundays of each month,  7pm

Sanctuary

Soulful Sundown is a contemplative evening service.  The gathering focuses on a selected topic, and intersperses brief readings and music with quiet periods for reflection and meditation.  A special sharing period provides an optional opportunity for those present to comment on the service readings or their experiences and feelings of the time.2012-soulful-sundown-3

A calming, focused time to reflect on the time past and the week ahead, Soulful Sundown can be both restful and energizing. The smaller group that attends provides intimate and comfortable companionship for your spiritual journey.  For more information, or to suggest a Soulful Sundown topic, contact Cathi Alloway (allowaycs@gmail.com).   

 

Small Group Ministry

Our Small Group Ministry program deepens and broadens personal spiritual growth. A group usually consists of about 10 members who meet at each others’ homes or the UUFCC, usually once or twice a month. Each meeting is focused on religious exploration and growth. The goals are to:

  • Listen and be listened to in a safe place
  • Learn about the mysteries of our world and our spiritual paths
  • Build new and deeper personal connections
  • Serve our community and the needs of one another
  • Maintain personal connections and a caring community

For further information, or to join a group, contact Carol Pollard (cpollard@uufcc.com).

 

Drumming Circle

drum-circle-ongoing-programsSundays, 4-5pm

Sanctuary (outside, weather permitting)

This fun, free, facilitated community drum circle!  This is an open community event and all ages and abilities are welcome.  Please bring your drums, other percussion instruments, or just your hands.  We bring some extra drums to share or you can just come and enjoy. Come learn to play West African rhythms!  We would love to teach you.

Questions? Contact Rachel Summers (rachelk103@gmail.com).

Mindfulness Meditation

Note- Mindfulness Meditation will not be meeting throughout the summer

2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 6:30pm

Room B

Join us for Mindfulness Meditation group meetings, 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.

The main goals of the group are to share and learn through readings, discussion, and of course the training of the mind through walking and sitting meditation to develop self-awareness, or mindfulness of the true nature of reality.

Questions? Contact Shashi Ray (sxp26@psu.edu).

Passage Meditation

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month,  7:00pm

Room 6

A regular meditation practice can help you sharpen concentration, deal effectively with stress and anger, live more fully in the present, shed unwanted habits, and develop patience.

In passage meditation,  you choose a spiritual text or passage that embodies your highest ideals, memorize it, and then go through the words in your mind slowly, silently, and with as much concentration as possible.

For more information on our group and texts used, contact us at meditation@uufcc.com.

International Folk Dance Group

All Levels Class

Mondays,  6:30-10pm (you may come late/leave early if you’re unable to stay the whole time)

Community Room

Everyone welcome, including beginners. Choice of dances is based on the experience/skill level of those present. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Advanced Class

Tuesdays, 6:30-10pm

Sanctuary

Meet to learn and practice more difficult or complex dances. Inquire if interested. For more information contact Maddie Gill (maddiegill703@gmail.com) or Alex Clark (alexbclark8@gmail.com).

Memoir Group

1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month,  2:30pm

Room 6

If you would like to know more about our group, please contact Mike Bourgo (bourgom@aol.com or 814-808-6418). Thank you!

 

Diving Deep

Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm

Tuesday, August 22nd, 7pm

Diving Deep will be meeting at 7pm for July and August, rather than our normal 6pm time. Once a new book list is scheduled, it will be sent out to the members. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, please contact Pat Meehan (pmeehan5@aol.com).

New members are welcome!

 

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