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Max Ochs to perform at Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship August 5th

  Max Ochs to perform August 5 at the Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Fingerstyle guitarist and folklorist Maxwell “Max” Ochs, with his life-partner Suzanne Ochs, will lead an upbeat worship service replete with music and poetry focusing on the importance of gratitude in and for our lives, Sunday, August 5, 10:30 a.m., at the … Continued

TPUUF names Rev. Bryant Brown as 2018 recipient of the Matthew Shepard Award

Pictured at left is this year’s recipient Rev. Bryant Brown and presenters Anne Rostosky and Phil Manos.  Rev. Brown was chosen this year because he embodies all of the characteristics of the award and because he undertook a journey within our little Welcoming Congregation to learn about the LGBTQIA+ experience and support our efforts for … Continued

Share the Plate – June – PA Youth Congress

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress advances freedom and justice for young LGBTQ Pennsylvanians through advocating for responsible public policy. As a youth-led organization, PYC represents citizens working toward safer schools and thriving communities across the commonwealth. Here is an example of a recent court battle in which the PA Youth Congress and ACLU played a very … Continued

Share the Plate – May – National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, … Continued

TPUUF celebrates Pete Seeger Sunday

On Sunday, May 6th, Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship celebrated our annual tribute to famed UU troubadour, Pete Seeger, in a service that included a very special Child Dedication and New Member recognition for our newest additions to the TPUUF family.  This annual service, regularly held on the first Sunday in May to honor Pete … Continued

Share the Plate – April – Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy

Our Share the Plate partner for April is the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy. The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is dedicated to serving the people and communities of the Perkiomen Watershed by conserving and protecting land and water resources through commitment to and leadership in environmental education, watershed stewardship, and conservation programs. Since 1964, the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy … Continued

Membership Anniversary Recognition

On March 11th Rev. Brown and the membership team’s Christine Perry and Phil Manos, along with the congregation members present acknowledged the membership anniversaries of several of our TP family. Pictured are David Drumm, Laura Walter, Becki Douglas, and Flo Shore who had five-year anniversaries in 2017.  Not present but, also with five-year anniversaries were … Continued

TPUUF caps off Black History Month with a visit by Octavius Catto

Reenactor Bob Branch brought mid-Nineteenth-Century African American educator, intellectual, and civil rights activist Octavius Valentine Catto to life during our worship service on February 25. Branch’s spirited and insightful first-person narrative followed Catto’s career as an advocate for greater freedom and equality for African Americans and the tragic consequence of his leading role in advancing … Continued

Harriet Tubman Visits TPUUF

At a multi-generational service on January 28, Harriet Tubman, reenacted by Millicent Sparks, helped TPUUF members, friends and guests prepare for Black History Month with a dramatic first-person narrative of her years in slavery and her heroic work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. After presenting an inspiring and enlightening overview of Tubman’s life, … Continued

Share the Plate – March – UUA Disaster Relief Fund

Our UU friends and neighbors in Florida and the Caribbean—including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—have experienced extraordinary devastation following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our March Share the Plate Partner has been selected and we invite you to contribute to the UUA Disaster Relief Fund so the UUA can provide financial assistance to UU … Continued