Staying Inspired

Energizing video (2.5 minutes) - dance or hum along.....


"Spirit of Life" Video, Lyrics & Background

Spirit of Life lyrics

    Spirit of Life, come unto me.
    Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
    Blow in the wind, rise in the sea;
    Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.
    Roots hold me close; wings set me free;
    Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.

-Carolyn McDade

About the Songwriter

"McDade, now 72, has given her life to what she calls the movement. By that she certainly means the feminist movement that dramatically changed what was possible for women since she was a girl. But she also means a chain of linked, politically progressive causes: She has actively opposed wars, South African apartheid, U.S. foreign policy, and nuclear power. She has worked for economic justice, environmental protection, and the rights of women migrant workers, prisoners, refugees, and lesbians.”


Walkway Over The Hudson - Thank you frontline workers

To everyone on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic:


You're keeping us healthy. Safe. Fed. Moving. Cared for. You're essential.

Whether you're an emergency room nurse, grocery clerk, police officer, delivery driver or any and everything in between, the Friends of the Walkway and our partners with New York State Parks believe you deserve a gesture of thanks as grand as your contributions to the Hudson Valley. So we made you one that's 202 feet long and comprised of more than 1,300 points of light.


"A Sacred Place" Song and Lyrics

Click below to hear UUFP’s own Pat Lamanna sing her original sing, “A Sacred Place”, which she says was inspired by her time being a member of our beloved Fellowship family. The lyrics are below the video if you would like to sing along.


"I Don't Do Much Travelin' Anymore"

Slide Show by Donna Polat
Song (c) 2009  Pat Lamanna ASCAP
Mandolin and banjo by Vito Petroccitto Jr. (
Recorded by Vito Petroccitto Jr. at Studio 1061, Gardiner, NY
Mixed and mastered by Mark Dann (


The Birth near Port William by Wendell Berry

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