First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

seek ... nurture ... serve

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.

In a worship service devoted to Rumi's poetry, guest musician Michael London brought his special passion for the Sufi mystic.

Each year our congregation celebrates the Mexican Day of the Dead as a way to reflect on what our loved ones who have died have brought to life in the world and to honor our multicultural commitment.

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.

For the annual Day of the Dead celebration, our sanctuary was decorated with festive cut paper streamers from Mexico.

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.

Each June Unitarian Universalists gather to worship, learn, and prioritize social justice initiatives. The General Assembly kicks off with the banner parade, with youth delegate Schuyler Osgood carrying our church banner this year.

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

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

Mar 5: Finding Your Edge - Rev. Sandra Fees
Mar 5: Ordination of Sage Alexis Olnick - 4 PM

The Congregation of the First UU Church of Berks County will be ordaining Sage Alexis Olnick on Sunday, March 5 at 4 PM. Please join us for this special occasion. A reception will be held immediately following the service.

Mar 12: A Spiritual Practice of Leadership - Revs. David Pyle and Sandra Fees
Unitarian Universalism asks of us a level of leadership and dedication that can at times feel challenging. What is it about this faith tradition that asks of us not only our treasure, but also our time and our talent? Through the sharing of stories Rev. Pyle will explore with us what is at the root of the dedication many feel to our living faith. Rev. David Pyle is a member of the Central East Region Staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association. He serves as our congregation’s UUA Staff Primary Contact. He has served as a Minister for congregations in Illinois, Michigan, and California, and as a UUA Staff Member in the Central East and the Mid-West. Rev. Pyle also serves as a Reserve U.S. Army Chaplain based out of Fort Dix, NJ. 
Mar 19: Beautifully Vulnerable - Rev. Sandra Fees
Mar 26: Quiet Acts of Courage - Rev. Sandra Fees