Events for June 2 - May 19

Community Event – 2024 Multicultural Children’s Festival

Let’s Travel the World! Saturday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. State College Area High School South Building 650 Westerly Parkway, State College, PA 16801 WPSU’s most popular children’s event of the year has returned for 2024 with partnership from State College Area School District. This year’s festival will have more activities and performances than ever before. At the 2024 Multicultural Children’s Festival, your child and family will: Discover the world and immerse your family in diverse cultures and the people from those cultures through art, music, and hands-on crafts for kids of all ages. Enjoy more space for [...]

Event Series Sunday Worship

Sunday Service – “Finding Focus”

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

...with Rev. Tracy Sprowls.  Attention spans are shorter, young children exposed to screens are less verbal, and teenagers struggle with mental illness or isolation. Is technology and social media the culprit? How does technology change our brains? How does it affect our ability to relate as humans? What about our spiritual lives? This sermon idea comes from Peter Kemper who bought the sermon at the 2023 Service Auction.

Event Series Green Sanctuary Committee

Green Sanctuary

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

Our goal is to maintain and enhance the UUFCC's green sanctuary certification by promoting ecojustice and the environmental practices that make ecojustice possible. We do this through projects at the UUFCC and in the broader community, focusing on renewable energy, and promoting the use of sustainable food, green transportation, and clean water.

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 – PA’s Human Relations Commission Work in Anti-Discrimination Laws

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

Please join Joanne Tosti-Vasey, Chair of the Centre County Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and Jesse Barlow whose service on the PHRC's advisory board informed his work as a Council member and his public service in general. This presentation will discuss the function of the PHRC's role in enforcing Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination laws and the Advisory Committee's role in monitoring acts of tension against marginalized groups in Centre County.

State College Choral Society’s 75th Anniversary Concert: Haydn’s Creation

State College Area High School Performance Hall 650 Westerly Pkwy, State College, PA, United States

This is a non-UUFCC event, in which several UUFCC members will be performing! Featuring: Laura Choi Stewart, soprano Jacob Wilde, tenor Timothy LeFebvre, baritone State High Master Singers Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra Join us for this dramatic oratorio as we conclude our 75th Diamond Anniversary season. This concert will be the final concert conducted by Dr. Russ Shelley, Artistic Director for the past 25 years.

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.

Event Series Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out

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

Parents' Night Out! Just drop your kids off to play and build fun connections with other friends and enjoy some time out for yourself! We will provide games, crafts, dinner, and a movie.

Event Series Family Chapel

Family Chapel

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

Parents with elementary-aged kids are invited to join our Family Chapel each month! This is an interactive mini "service" which Ashley leads on our monthly congregational theme with a social justice focus. Come and learn and worship together in a fun, kid-friendly space.

Event Series Sunday Worship

Sunday Service – “OUUR History Through Hymns”

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

...with Rev. Tracy Sprowls.  Rev. Kimberley Debus suggests there is a clear arc of our Unitarian Universalist values seen in our hymns throughout our history. Where have we come from and where are we today, especially as we vote on Article II at General Assembly in June? More information about Article II here.

Event Series Intergenerational Music Program

Intergenerational Music program

UUFCC - Gathering Space 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

Join Colleen and Ashley as we have fun learning new songs to sing for our Multi-generational Sunday services: Earth Day Service on April 21, Lifespan RE Service on May 19, and Flower Celebration Service on June 2. We’ll continue our journey of Social Justice Music through the span of Black American history as well as add new songs for Earth Day and Flower Celebration. Please register to join! https://uufcc.breezechms.com/form/Music2024

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

The UU Common Read with Rev. Tracy

UUFCC - Room 6 780 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA, United States

This year’s UU Common Read is On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (Beacon Press, 2022).   This Common Read offers a glimpse into one of our faith’s foundational sources, Judaism. Readers explore the call to accountability as we follow Rabbi Ruttenberg into a framework for making amends offered by the 12th century Jewish physician and scholar, Maimonides. On Repentance and Repair invites readers of any faith to explore practices for accountability that can bring us into wholeness and really make a difference in our personal, community, and national relationships. Drawing on personal experiences, [...]

Event Series UU Adventurers

UU Adventurers: April – Forest Bathing

Join us for an hour long forest bathing experience with a trained guide, Anna Marie Nachman! This is open to all ages. The mission of Nature's Balance Forest Therapy is to provide a safe, guided Shinrin-yoku, or Forest Bathing experience that will balance body, mind, and spirit with the help of the more-than-human world of nature. Anna Marie Nachman will accompany and support participants on their journeys as they encounter and embody the whole of who they are. The vision is to witness other’s encounters with the More-Than-Human World as they use all of their senses. Through these encounters, they will [...]

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.

Event Series Fellowship Supper

Fellowship Supper

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

Join us for a community potluck each month in Fellowship Hall! This is a wonderful time out to connect with UUFCC friends, eat a delicious meal, and celebrate birthdays of the month.

Building a Culture of Inclusion: Workshop with Paula Cole Jones Day 1

This is Day 1 of the Workshop held over Zoom. Anyone is welcome to join in a group Zoom in Room 6 at the Fellowship Friday and Saturday for this workshop. We, Unitarian Universalists, are called to build the Beloved Community.  To do that, UUs must attend to the unfinished business of dismantling racism and oppression in our congregations and Association and with our community partners.  How do we stand in solidarity with the social movements of our times and how do they change us? How do we help to preserve and strengthen a multicultural democracy in this country? This workshop [...]

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.

Community Event ~ CPAU Presents Documentary Screening: No Way Home

University Baptist and Brethren 411 S. Burrowes St, State College, United States

Please note: you can attend this event either in person or virtually. Join CPAU on April 19th at 7:00 pm at University Baptist & Brethren Church for the release of No Way Home, a documentary depicting a mother's poignant journey to reunite her family and end mandatory life without parole in Pennsylvania. Witness the story of Lorraine Haw, affectionately known as Mrs. Dee Dee, as she navigates the aftermath of gun violence in Philadelphia. From the loss of her brother to a fatal altercation over a gold necklace to her son's heartbreaking sentence, Mrs. Dee Dee's narrative sheds light on the [...]

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