Topic: Equality

Special Presentation: “Millicent Sparks as Harriet Tubman”

Join us as we prepare for Black History Month with Millicent Sparks’ portrayal of Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad who helped thousands of enslaved Africans escape to freedom. At the conclusion of the portrayal, Sparks will interact with the congregation, responding in character to questions about Tubman’s life in slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil War. Ms. Sparks develops and produces researched living history performance programs with special emphasis on the African American experience. An accomplished actor/writer/producer and lifelong history buff, she has performed on local, regional and international stages and in film and on television. Bring a guest! (Multi-generational service)

Pride Month

June is Pride month. This Sunday we will be celebrating the many contributions of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. Included will be music, poetry and more.

The Underground Railroad

We continue our observance of Black History Month 2017 with a presentation by author, researcher and photographer Doreen Stratton. Stratton, an African American descendant of a Civil War veteran, will share a history of the Underground Railroad from the perspective of slave captives and fugitives.

Activism, Education and Abolition in the Civil War Era

We kick off Black History Month 2017 at TPUUF with a multigenerational service featuring the Traveling Trunk Exhibit assembled by the African American History Museum in Philadelphia. The exhibit includes material drawn directly from the Museum’s core exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876, including replica artifacts and documents illustrating the personal, professional and political lives of Philadelphia’s early African American community. No CFD classes. Nursery care will be available.

Progress and Promises

Slavery, segregation, the New Jim Crow – they’re all part of our nation’s history, and (watch the news) increasingly of our present reality. Can we do more than talk?

Get On the Bus

It’s Pride Day! Many of our members will be on the way to Philadelphia to represent The Fellowship in the parade. Those of us in Collegeville will consider what it means to join with others to help bring the Belovéd Community into being.


Our faith tries very hard to be inclusive. Who is included in “everyone”?

Persons Day

There is a holiday in Canada celebrating when women were declared to be persons. Still there are many in our world who
are not recognized or treated as persons – by the law, by us.

Coming Out

Sure, it’s legal for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender persons to marry. It is also still legal for LGBT persons to be fired, evicted and otherwise discriminated against in Pennsylvania. What’s to do?