First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Standing on the side of LOVE at the Reading Pride Celebration.

Our community worships weekly in our newly renovated sanctuary, a place of beauty and love where people of all ages and walks of life are welcome.

As a community, we bless a child's uniqueness and welcome him or her into our community.

We join with Unitarian Universalists throughout the state and other people of faith to stand on the side of love and protest the detention of immigrant families.

On Sunday, Oct. 18, we dedicated our Black Lives Matter banner as part of our ongoing anti-racism work. 

The flaming chalice is the symbol of the Unitarian Universalist faith, embodying the fire of commitment and power of community. This sculptural interpretation was hand-crafted for our congregation and is displayed on the front wall of the sanctuary.

The UU flower communion ceremony honors our religious commitment to coming together in community with our many diversities.

Members and friends enjoy opportunities getting to know each other through social events and other church programs.

Interfaith religious leaders gathered September 6 at the Berks Detention Center to call for an end to family detention of asylum-seeking mothers and children.

Our community comes together every June to enjoy a picnic in the park and welcome summer.

Members participate in public witness Sanctuary event in New Olreans General Assembly 2017.

Worship Services are held Sundays at 10:30 am. We offer Religious Education classes as well as nursery care for infants and toddlers.

 

In the event of inclement weather church closings will be posted here by 8am Sunday morning as well as on our church voicemail at 610-371-0928

Jul 2: "An Ever Larger and More Important Liberty" - Rev. Sandra Fees

In celebration of Independence Day and drawing from justice themes, this service will explore the ways that freedom inspires us forward, onward, and outward toward what Universalist Clarence Skinner called "an ever larger and more important liberty." 

Jul 9: Pete Seeger Service - Elizabeth Bromley and Carol Orts

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources. Our second of six sources upholds the words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.  This morning we will explore the prophetic words and deeds of Pete Seeger.  Through stories, games, videos, and songs we will walk and sing with a man who truly lived our principles and sources.

Jul 16: Why We Love FUUBC - The Grateful Gutzlers

Don't miss this Summer service led by The Grateful Gutzlers - Megan, Anna, Rachel, and Kent Gutzler.

Jul 23: The 8th Principle - Paula Cole Jones

Paula Cole Jones is the founder of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity), a former president of DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries) and an independent consultant specializing in multicultural competencies and institutional change. She lives in Washington, D.C. She will join us to discuss the proposed 8th principle of Unitarian Universalism.

The proposed 8th principle states:

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”


Jul 30: Contemplative Companions - Jane Rohrbach and Nadine Smet-Weiss

Take a Sabbath pause in your busy summer. Join us in exploring what it means to be contemplative, how we can be contemplative companions with/for one another, and why it is important in our world today.