Events for April 20 - July 7

IMAGINE & DREAM Lantern Festival 2024 (I&D)

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

This event spans Saturday and Sunday (Feb 24 - 25). Webguide at: UUFCC.com/imagine-dream Gallery of event flyers at: tinyurl.com/LFestFlyers24 All-ages Fellowship and Community events to celebrate and grow our abilities to imagine, dream, and create positive change. IMAGINE like John Lennon, DREAM like Martin Luther King Jr. Rekindle your dreams! Saturday Activities Imagine with Beans Potluck Dinner, 5:30-6:30 pm Imagine with Drums Drumming Circle, 6:45-8:15 pm Lantern-Making Activities & Religious Exploration UUseum Stations, 6:30-8:15 pm Community-Built Lantern Garden, 6:30-8:40 pm Lantern Walk, 8:15-8:40 pm Youth Group DIY-Music Meetup, 8:45-10:00 pm Sunday Activities Multigen Sunday Service: "Closer to be Free to be [...]

Event Series Sunday Worship

Multigenerational Sunday Service: “Closer to Free to be LGBT+”

UUFCC - Sanctuary 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

This lay-led service will search for wisdom and inspiration in the 35 year struggle for homosexuality to be considered natural and healthy by the medical establishment.  Starting in 1952, a short paragraph in the American Psychiatric Association's influential Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders tragically listed homosexuality as a type of mental disturbance.  Through readings, poetry and music we examine why this happened and the great injustices it caused; and we celebrate and learn from the inspiring history of how a small number of people overcame powerful biases and entrenched institutional forces to prompt removal of homosexuality from the APA’s [...]

Event Series Lifespan RE Hour

Being An Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community

UUFCC - Sanctuary 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

In this workshop we will be expand on our first presentation to share concrete and substantive ways of being an Ally to the LGBTQ+ community. This will be a space where we invite you to come as and where you are in your understanding of gender diversity. We hope you’ll bring your questions and a willingness to learn. Pia Smal is an associate teaching professor in Rehabilitation and Human Services and Counselor Education and Supervision at The Pennsylvania State University. She holds a PhD in Counselor Education, a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s Studies. Clinically, she has worked with a wide [...]

Event Series UUFCC Jazz Band Rehearsals

UUFCC Jazz Band Rehearsal

UUFCC - Sanctuary 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

The UUFCC Jazz Band is open to all. Rehearsals occur on Sundays in the Sanctuary, although occasionally the band may rehearse in Room 6 due to major church events. Contact David Morris if interested.

What Can I Do About Gun Violence? A Panel Discussion

Schlow Library 211 S. Allen Street, State College, Pennsylvania

Many of us know how we feel about gun violence, are appalled by the tragedy of it all, and want to know what to do about it. We have assembled a panel of speakers to address just that issue. Our event will feature a guided discussion with a moderator, followed by an open Q&A period with the audience. Panelists will be prepared to help us - learn how to keep kids safe from gun violence - work with those struggling with mental health and the threat of gun violence - take legislative action on gun violence, and - think about the [...]

Palestinians and Israelis: What does the future hold?

Municipal Building 243 South Allen St, State College, PA, United States

This is a public non-UUFCC event that is recommended by the UUFCC Racial Justice Committee. There seems to be no end in sight to the war on Gaza. Why do some perceive it as a war by a settler colonial power while others see it as a war against terrorists? State College was the first city in PA to adopt a resolution calling for a cease fire in Gaza. Join the editors of the Palestine/Israel Review, a groundbreaking scholarly journal published by Penn State, for a thoughtful discussion of the future of Palestine/Israel. All members of the State College community are [...]

Event Series Educational Justice League

Educational Justice League

UUFCC - Room B 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

EJL’s mission is to establish a powerful social justice coalition that actively advocates for and promotes equity for marginalized populations. We are committed to addressing the unique challenges faced by communities of color, individuals who identify as women, LGBTQ+ individuals, promoting accessibility for people with disabilities, respecting and supporting individuals of all religions, and bridging the socioeconomic gap through equitable education.

Poor People’s Campaign ~ Harrisburg

Meet at UUFCC at 9:30 am to carpool to Harrisburg for the Poor People's Campaign. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting people across Pennsylvania to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality of religious nationalism.  

Event Series Sunday Worship

Sunday Service – “Poverty and the Moral Movement”

UUFCC - Sanctuary 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

...with Rev. Tracy Sprowls.  The Poor People's Campaign, headed by Rev. William Barber, is rallying in 32 capitals on March 2. The hope is to draw attention to poverty as the fourth leading cause of death in the USA and to mobilize poor people to vote.

Event Series UUFCC Jazz Band Rehearsals

UUFCC Jazz Band Rehearsal

UUFCC - Sanctuary 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

The UUFCC Jazz Band is open to all. Rehearsals occur on Sundays in the Sanctuary, although occasionally the band may rehearse in Room 6 due to major church events. Contact David Morris if interested.

Event Series Lifespan RE Hour

Gearing Up for GA!

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

Join Rev Tracy for a time to learn about the UUA's General Assembly (a national business meeting of UU's including workshops, meetings, worship, and more!) and how you can participate, what that means, and why it is important.

Event Series Song Circle

Song Circle

UUFCC - Sanctuary 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

A regular, informal opportunity to make music together with voices, guitars, banjos, ukuleles, harmonicas, spoons, etc.

Event Series Sunday Worship

Sunday Service – “Fair Trade: Changing Lives Through Conscientious Trade”

UUFCC - Sanctuary 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

...with Cathi Alloway. Learn about the global fair trade movement through the work of the Ten Thousand Villages store in State College. Fair trade strives to eliminate poverty by paying farmers and craftspeople a fair wage for their labor. A sale of fair trade goods will be held after the service

Event Series UUFCC Jazz Band Rehearsals

UUFCC Jazz Band Rehearsal

UUFCC - Sanctuary 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

The UUFCC Jazz Band is open to all. Rehearsals occur on Sundays in the Sanctuary, although occasionally the band may rehearse in Room 6 due to major church events. Contact David Morris if interested.

Event Series Hot Topics

Hot Topics: Housing Crisis in Centre County ~ Panel Discussion

UUFCC - Sanctuary 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion about the housing crisis in Centre County! We will use the 2023 Centre County Housing Needs Assessment and stories from people impacted to frame the problem. Then, we will draw insights from local leaders who are on the front lines of the issue, as well as a national perspective from the organization Strong Towns, on how to best address the crisis. Panelists include: Matt Herndon, State College Borough Council member Matt will share his considerable knowledge of the innovative ways housing is being addressed nationally. He will also convey his vision for how the [...]

Centre County Interfaith Coalition for Gun Safety

UUFCC - Fellowship Hall 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

The Centre County Interfaith Coalition for Gun Safety is an alliance of local religious leaders and community members committed to building a peaceful society free from preventable gun violence. Through our work, we educate on issues related to gun violence, advocate for responsible and safe gun ownership, and unite with local, state, and federal officials on matters of gun safety that benefit the whole community.

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