Past Speakers


2018
4/15             New Horizons
4/1               Rev. Laurie Stuart
3/25           
 "Why I Believe the Mistreatment of Women is the Number One Human Rights Abuse," TED talk by Jimmy Carter
3/18            New Horizons
3/11             Rev. Libby Smith: "After the Fall" 
3/4              Rev. Laurie Stuart: "It's a Balancing Act."
2/25            Becca Boerger: Growing the Beloved Community
2/18             New Horizons Sunday
2/11              Rev. Kim Wilson: "The Quest for Abundance" 
2/4               Rev. Laurie Stuart: Getting Up Over and Over Again
1/28             Melaine Scott: "Fur, Feather, Hoof, and Shell"
1/21             New Horizons Sunday
1/14             Helen Elko: "Atachment and Spirituality"
1/7               Rabbi Kaplan

2017
12/31           Jess Simon: Fire Communion
12/24         Multigenerational Christmas Eve Service
12/17          New Horizons Sunday
12/10         Hanging of the Green   
12/3           Chuck Collins: "Coming Home: A Pathway to Reducing Inequalities"
11/19          New Horizons Sunday   
11/5            Rev. Laurie Stuart: "Abundance!"
10/22         New Horizons Sunday
10/8            Rev. Libby Smith: "On Being Religious" 
10/1            Rev. Laurie Stuart: "Finding Courage" 
9/17             New Horizons Sunday at Frances Slocum
9/10            Ingathering
8/20           New Horizons Sunday
8/13            Rev. Jo VonRue: "One of Us"
8/6              Ted Talk: Bryan Stevenson - We Need to Talk About an Injustice
7/30            Helene Elko: THE SOUND OF SILENCE
7/16             New Horizons Sunday
7/2               Rev. Mary Tiebout: "Our Liberations"
6/25            Rabbi Larry Kaplan: "The Israel Test"
6/18            Rev. Laurie Stuart: "Let Go; Let Come"
6/11             Emily Ehrensperger: Bridging Service 
6/4              Service Honoring Jill Wetzel
5/28            Rev. Laurie Stuart: "What Does White Supremacy Mean?"
5/21            Terry McCurdy: "Walking the dog early and discovering your intrinsic nature"
5/14            Coming of Age Service
5/7               Allyson Freyre: "Life as an Art Form: Celebrating the Finished Work"
4/30            CUUPS Group: Celebration of Spring
4/23            Joseph CroweA Slice of UU History: Joseph Priestley founder of Unitarianism
4/16            Becca Boerger: Easter 
4/9             New Member Welcoming
4/2            Ted Talk by Devdutt Pattanaik: "East versus West - The Myths that Mystify"
3/26          Ellyn Ramich
3/19           Rev. Laurie Stuart "Theology of Risk" 
3/12           Multi-generational Flower Festival
3/5             Craig Czury“Here, But Not Really Here: Transcendence and the Everydaydream”
2/26          Stewardship Kick-off
2/19          Pat Infante"Forward into a Faithful Future"
2/12          Rev. Darcey Laine "What's a Universalist to Think about Evil?"
2/5            Jo VonRue "Sacred Water, Sacred Land"
1/29         Mary Baker "Taking Turns"
1/22         Rabbi Kaplan
1/15          Rev. Laurie Stuart: "Rebirthing Yourself in the New Year"
1/8            Rev. Charlie Carrick
1/1             New Year’s Requiem Service presented by Becca Boerger, Carol Clegg and Jill Wetzel, the Soul Matters Team

2016
12/18         Rabbi Kaplan "Keeping the 'Chan' in Chanukah"
12/11          Hanging of the Green (Multigenerational Service)
11/27         Joseph Peterson: "What Drives You Forward?"
11/20         Rev. Mary Tiebout: "Becoming Human on Turtle Island"
11/13          25th Anniversary Celebration
11/6           Jo VonRue: "Would You Stand In the Fire With Me?"
10/23        Rev. Laurie Stuart: "Immersing Ourselves in the Minor"
10/9         Joseph Peterson: Progressive Faith and Why it Makes a Difference
9/25         Rabbi Kaplan: "Happy New Year"
9/18         Laurie Stuart: "Where do we go from here?"
9/11          Ingathering and Water Service
9/4            Allyson Freyre: "UU Evangelism:  What is it, and why does it matter"
8/28         Bindu Vyas: "Krishna: His Life and His Message (Geeta)"
8/21         Jill Wetzel: Camp Lackawanna
8/14         Rev. Don Garrett: "Mindful Politics"
8/7           Rev. Kim Wilson: 
"Peaceful Parlance: Taking Violence Out of Our Language"
7/31         Rev. Mary Tiebout: "STARS" 
7/17          Jo VonRue: "A Crisis of Atheism"
7/10         Sisters Constance Kozel and Barbara Craig: "Poetry as Prayer
 7/3         Lauren McCurdy: "the accidental defender of a faith"
6/26        Michael Czarnecki: David Grayson: Forgotten Adventurer
6/19         Anita Mentzer: "Advocacy As Spiritual Practice"
6/12         Joseph Peterson: "Purifying Karma: We Can Make A Difference"
6/5           Family Sundae: "Love Will Guide Us"
5/29        Rev. Dave Hunter: "Ask Dr. Hooker--  the Perennial Problems of Congregations"  
5/22        Rev. Charlie Carrick "Focusing on a Community as an Agent of Healing"
5/15         Laurie Stuart "Blessing for a hurting world"
5/8          Rev. Darcey Laine: "Altruism and Evolution"
5/1           Rev.  Dr. Sharon Brittingham: "Healing: A Spiritual Perspective"
4/24        Emily Shiffer, James Haberkern, Karen Fisher, and Ellyn Ramich: CUUPS Service
4/17         Laurie Stuart: "I Am Awake"
4/3           Rabbi Kaplan: "Learning how to pray"
3/27         Tim Maloney: "Race To Do Good"
3/20        Multigenerational Service  
3/13         Agnes Brennan: "What’s It All About?"
3/6           Jo VonRue: "A Pocket, Full of Liberation"
2/28         Bindu Vyas: "Vasant Panchami: The Festival of Spring, Celebration of Gnana Shakti"
2/21         Laurie Stuart: "Vulnerability: a pathway to desire"
2/14         Jill Wetzel: "What does it mean to be a people of Desire?"
2/7           Mark Lichty: "Fracking our Democracy"
1/31          Resistance: Kaylee Scruggs--My Life as an Act of Resistance and Terry McCurdy--The Dragons of Health Care
1/24         Personal Pagan Practices: Karen Fisher--The Druid Path; Emily Shiffer--Finding My Wiccan Path; and James Haberkern--Nine Virtues, A Single Life  
1/17          Justin Naylor: "Parenting as a spiritual discipline"
1/10          Rev. Kim Wilson: "In Praise of Naps."
1/3            Rev. Mary Tiebout

2015
12/27        Cantor Ahron Abraham: "The Holidays-Stories, Customs, and Celebrations-Where Do they Come From and Why Have They Endured?"
12/20       Becca Boerger: Chalica Service
12/13        Michael Czarnecki: This Moment, Nothing Else
12/6          Jill Wetzel: Hanging of the Green-Multi-generational Service
11/29        Rabbi Larry Kaplan
11/22        Kaylee Scruggs: 2015 Trans Day of Remembrance
11/15        Suzanne Miller: "Head, Hands, Heart and Hope--UUSC at Work"
11/8         Laurie Stuart: "Renewing our promise"
11/1          Rev. Heidi Swarts: "Our Intellectual Ancestry: Spirituality for the Skeptic"
10/25       Jo VonRue: "Why is Everyone So Busy"
10/18       Rev. Mary Tiebout: "More than Sound"
10/11       Becca Boerger: "Celebrating UUCWV"
10/4        Ellyn Ramich: "Service of the Living Tradition"
9/27        James Calderone: "Everyday Challenges as I walk the Path."
9/13        Becca Boerger: Ingathering Service  
9/6          Agnes Brennan: "Sacred Matters"  
8/30        Jill Wetzel: Camp Lackawanna
8/23        Emily Shiffer: "Intentional and Unintentional Magic"
8/9          Rev. Darcey Laine: "It is what it is"
8/2          Rev. Dr. Sharon Brittingham: "Examining Spirituality"
7/26        Rev. Don Garrett: "Training the Puppy"
7/19         Laurie Stuart: "Building a New Way: Reflections from General Assembly."
7/12         Eric Dietrich: "Excellent Beauty: the naturalness of religion and the unnaturalness of the world."
7/5           Melanie Scott: "Dancing The Medicine Wheel; An Ojibwe Healing Tradition"
6/28        Rev. Mary Tiebout: "Seeds of Reverence"
6/21        Jo VonRue "You Alone Are My Heart's Desire..."
6/14        Mark Stavish: "The Power of Prayer and Belief in Spiritual Practice"
6/7          Cantor Ahron Abraham: "How Exclusive is the God of the Bible?"
5/31        Family Sundae
5/24        Clancy Cash Harrison: "Making the World a Better Place One Apple at a Time"
5/17         Jo VonRue: "Love Tends All Wounds"
5/10        Nikole Harrington and Grace Wetzel: Senior Bridging Program
5/3          Rabbi Kaplan
4/26        Rev. Kim Wilison: "Got Faith?"  
4/19         Becca Boerger:  Traveling Together in Love:  Covenantal Community at UUCWV
4/12         Brandon Koelling: The Similarities Between Astronaut Theory and Unitarian Universalism
4/5           Beth Doherty and Jo VonRue: Flower Communion--"The Old Turtle and the Broken Truth"
3/29         Helen Elko and Bindu Vyas: Holi Festival
3/22         Rev Douglas Taylor: "Taking Flight"
3/15         Jill Wetzel:  "A Time to Grow: One Seed and the Winds of Change
3/8           Andita Parker Lloyd "Selma-the march and the "bridges" we must still cross."
3/1           Rick Williams, Dave Falchek and Carol Hussa "Cut to the Chase"
2/15         Valerie Koelling: "The Love Languages"
2/8           Lama Laia: "Living from the Heart"
2/1           Rev. Dr. Sharon Brittingham: "One River, Many Wells, Exploring the Concept of Deep Ecumenism" 
1/25         Becca Boerger: Visualizing our Future--Step by Step
1/18         Tiffany Griffiths: Gender Dysphoria from a Psychological Perspective
1/11         Rev. Charlie Carrick
1/4           Justin Naylor: "What Farming has taught me"

2014
12/28      Brian Dugas: "Learning from Ugandan Models of Education"
12/21      Rabbi Kaplan
12/14      Christmas Pageant: Would You like to Hold the Baby
12/7        Hanging of the Greens
11/30      Kenny Harr: Morris Dees
11/23      Terry McCurdy: "Other Tools"
11/16      Beth Connor: "Starving the Hunger for Negativity"
11/9        Rev. Dave Hunter: "Grace, Amazing Grace"
11/2        Rabbi Larry Kaplan: "In Defense of God- the pros and the cons."
10/26     Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans
10/19     Michael Czarnecki: "It Hangs Over Our Left Shoulder"
10/12     Rev. Darcey Laine: "The Danger of a Single Story"
10/5       Laurie McMillan: "Sermon, Interrupted"
9/28       Becca Boerger: Social Justice
9/21       Sharing service on Climate Change
9/7         Ingathering and Water Service
8/31       Sharing Service on the theme of Labor Day
8/24       Andrew McKnight "What Moves Us to Move?"
8/17        Camp Service and Potluck Picnic  -  Celebrate the inter-connected web of all existence with a worship service and potluck picnic at Camp Lackawanna in Tunkhannock.
8/10       Rabbi Steven Nathan "Moving Beyond Leviticus: Hebrew scripture and Jewish Tradition in Support of LGBT Equality."
8/3         Darwin Gregory: "A Bicycle Built for All"
7/27       Jo VonRue and Beth Doherty: Flower Communion Service
7/20       Agnes Brennan: “Know Thyself”
7/13       Sharon Brittingham: "A Strong Rope."
7/6         Becca Boerger: "Reflections on Freedom"
6/29      Alicia Lindgren, Kennie Harr, Jim Spak, Mike Scott, Tim Maloney, Melanie Scott, and Terry McCurdyPoetry Sunday
6/22        Beth Connor: "The Power of Spiritual Practice."
6/8          Rev. Drew Cottle
6/1          Family Sundae A multi-generational service led by the 7th & 8th graders from the Coming of Age program.
5/25        Charlotte Lehmann: "Saints By Calling." 
5/18        Bridging Service: Nandi Harrington: Glee 
5/11         Cantor Ahron Abraham: "Motherhood and the Bible"
5/4           Mike Scott: "The Use of the Useless"
4/27         Andrea Nerozzi: "Images of Enlightenment: Art and the Spiritual Journey"
4/20        Bernie McGurl: "Thoughts on our Place and Our Time"
4/13         Rev. Dave Hunter: "Why is there something rather than nothing? Ultimate question or pointless diversion?"
4/6           Himil Desai and Birjukumer Patel: Holi Bringing Family and Friends together
3/30        Mindi Ramsey: Volunteer Recognition Service
3/23         Rabbi Larry Kaplan: "Reflections on the Holy Land"
3/16         Rev. Darcy Laine: "Language of Reverence"
3/9           Rev. Lowell Patton: Is there right and wrong and if so who gets to decide?
3/2           Stewardship Sunday--Ranwa Hammamy: "Not Forgotten"
2/23         Sr. John Michele Southwick "Can you be a Surprise?"
2/16         Kennie Harr "Growing our Ethics"
2/9           Arthur Breese A message of hope- Today is better and your tomorrow will be brighter!
2/2           Kaylee Scruggs The Self Narrating Zoo Exhibit
1/26         Rev. Craig Schwalenberg Moments of Bliss” 
1/19         Rabbi Kaplan "Can we ever be beyond racism? The Torah's view"
1/12         Rabbi Daniel Swartz "Does the Earth Have a Prayer"

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