First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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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. 

Our congregation works with local and statewide partners on immigration justice, including a Dec. 6 Immigration and Race Forum. 

On Dec. 20 our congregation will dedicate our new chancel chalice sculpture - shown here in development. The flaming chalice is the symbol of our Unitarian Universalist faith, embodying the fire of commitment and power of community.

On Christmas Eve we celebrate the season with musical ensembles, choral music, hymns, readings and scripture, a message of hope, and the traditional passing of the light.

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.

During worship and at other church-related programs we light the chalice, the symbol of our Unitarian Universalist faith. This one was crafted by one of our youth for the church auction.  

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

Worship Services are held Sundays at 10:30 am. We offer Religious Education classses 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

Feb 14: Love taken from a fresh,new pespective - Stefanie Ricard

 A valentine's day collaboration between Ebee Bromely, Maria Couchman and Stefanie Ricard on a fresh , new perspective on Love.

Feb 21: E Pluribus Uum — Out of Many, One. - Sage Olnick

Inspired by the words of Barry Finkelstein, UU Stewardship Consultant, “Our notion of covenant is akin to the original motto of the United States – e pluribus unum — out of many, one. I’m convinced that our financial health is dependent on a renewed and expanded vision of coming together as one.” This Sunday we will explore how out of many we are one and the ways we can give to our community.

Feb 28: We Move - Rev. David Pyle

When someone asks you what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, what do you tell them?  Our faith tradition is sometimes difficult for us to describe, and so often we try not to talk about it at all.  And yet, religion in America is changing in a way that needs us to be more public about who we are. 

The Rev. David Pyle, serves as the District Executive of the Joseph Priestley District, which consists of the 71 congregations of Northern Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Washington DC.  He serves as the UUA Primary Staff Contact for the congregations of the Northern Virginia Congregational Cluster, the Western Maryland Congregational Cluster, the Baltimore Congregational Cluster, and the Delmarva Congregational Cluster.  He is a member of the UUA Central East Regional Staff.  

Rev. Pyle holds a Masters of Divinity from the Meadville Lombard Theological School and a Bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science from East Tennessee State University.  He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.  He has served as a minister for congregations in California, Michigan, and Illinois.  He has also served as a U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain for units in Michigan and California.