Speaker: Anne Rostosky

The Wonder of Mysticism

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The Wonder of Mysticism
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December’s Soul Matters theme is “Wonder”. We will be exploring the places where Wonder and Mysticism intersect. That may be nature, and it may be personal experiences. All the world’s great religions have some element of mysticism.  And yet the Transcendentalists rejected organized religion. We claim some of them as Unitarian Universalists. Please join us … Continue reading The Wonder of Mysticism

Happy 100th Birthday, Kurt Vonnegut!

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Happy 100th Birthday, Kurt Vonnegut!
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Kurt Vonnegut was a counterculture hero, and one of the most influential writers and novelists of the 20th century. He is best known for writing “Slaughterhouse Five”, Cat’s Cradle”, and “Breakfast of Champions”. His works are a blend of science, satire, and black comedy. Vonnegut was an atheist, a humanist and a freethinker. He once … Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday, Kurt Vonnegut!

Women and Words

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Women and Words
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“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Writer Elizabeth Barrett Browning dedicated this iconic poem to her husband Robert Browning, but her famous sonnet could just as easily declare love for poetry itself. We can all do that on World Poetry Day (which is March 21). The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and … Continue reading Women and Words

Millard Fillmore, a Unitarian US President; the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Millard Fillmore, a Unitarian US President; the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Let’s honor this President’s Day by learning about a fellow Unitarian, Millard Fillmore. He was our nation’s 13th president and the first University of Buffalo chancellor. Harry Truman dismissed him as “the do-nothing president.” And yet, his honesty and integrity remain unchallenged—qualities lacking in some of today’s leaders. Queen Victoria called him one of the … Continue reading Millard Fillmore, a Unitarian US President; the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Winter Solstice

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Winter Solstice
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Join Fellowship members for a celebration of the Winter Solstice. We will welcome the return of the light through poetry, stories, and songs.

Homecoming

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Homecoming
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Reverend Terri Ofori has joined us previously. She is the College Chaplain and Director of Religious Life at Ursinus College. She has extensive background in serving a number of colleges and universities. She has also served as a pastor for several churches of several denominations. Rev. Ofori is currently pursuing her doctorate at Fordham University. … Continue reading Homecoming

The Healing Message of Universalism

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
The Healing Message of Universalism
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In many UU congregations there is an uneasiness with members on the topic of Christianity. A lot of our members belonged to Christian denominations previously and were wounded by it. Let’s see if we can cultivate a new relationship with Christianity by examining the religion of Universalism, which expresses the best of Christianity’s spiritual wisdom.

Labor Day – A Celebration of Labor

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Labor Day - A Celebration of Labor
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Bonnie Neiman, Uniserve Representative for the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), an affiliate of the National Education Association, will be our guest speaker. (She is also the sister of TPUUF member Anne Rostosky.) In her role with PSEA, Bonnie represents teachers, support staff, and even health care workers. She will talk about the contributions that … Continue reading Labor Day – A Celebration of Labor

Let It Grow: Flower Communion & Faith Development Sunday

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Thomas Paine UU Fellowship
Let It Grow: Flower Communion & Faith Development Sunday
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The title for this multi-generational service comes from a musical, The Lorax, written in part by Dr. Seuss. We recognize on this Sunday that Unitarian Universalism is a path committed to ongoing personal and spiritual growth. Our Unitarian forebears were committed to what they called “self-culture” that came from an understanding that we can participate … Continue reading Let It Grow: Flower Communion & Faith Development Sunday