First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

seek ... nurture ... serve

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.

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.

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

May 22: RE Sunday - Elizabeth Bromley & Maria Couchman
Come with us as we explore where imagination can take us.  
Come engage with us to explore and wake up.
All, the places we'll go!  
We'll go to give thanks to our teachers and reachers.  
We'll honor those who have been our seekers. 
We'll lay down our burdens and lift up our joys 
We'll gather, once again -  This is our ploy. 
May 29: They Are Important UUs. You are too! - Jess Bors

In this dynamic service we will learn about some important UUs in history as well as the importance of being with other UUs outside of a Sunday service.

Jun 5: Doing Things From the Soul - Rev. Sandra Fees

Rumi said, “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” But doing things from the soul is harder than it seems. Pressures, responsibilities, and expectations can get in the way. This morning Rev. Sandra, reflecting on her Sabbatical, will explore what it means to feel joy by reconnecting to one's true nature. 

Jun 12: In the Company of Truth - All Ages Flower Communion - Rev. Sandra Fees, Elizabeth Bromley, Maria Couchman

Spiritual community brings us into the company of others who share the longing for truth, beauty, healing, purpose, and belonging. This morning we celebrate the importance of being in the company of truth with the UU Flower Communion. Members and friends are invited to bring a flower to share in the ceremony. 

Jun 19: Masculine Faces of God - Rev. Sandra Fees

As we celebrate fathers and father figures on this Father's Day, we will consider the role of the masculine divine in our world. Do masculine images of God have any relevance for our lives today and what, if anything, do they contribute to our understanding of human fatherhood?

Jun 26: "Trumpet Vines, Dandelions and Mustard Seeds" - Rev. Libby Smith, UU Guest Minister
Any gardener knows that weeds have a way of infiltrating the most carefully tended garden bed, and we spend a lot of time and energy rooting them out.  But when the garden becomes a metaphor for life and faith, the weeds may be more challenging - and more valuable - than  we expected.
Rev. Libby Smith grew up in the UU congregation in York and received her M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School in 1992. She has served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Rockport, MA, Warrington, PA and Langhorne, PA and was chaplain for five years at Unitarian Universalist House, a small nursing home in Philadelphia. Now retired from congregational service, she provides rites of passage, pulpit supply and workshops on request.