Dec 4: Seeing from the Whole - Rev. Sandra Fees
When we give something our close attention, we uncover a previously unseen world. This is true of the world of nature, human relationships, and even our institutions. In this month when we explore what it means to be a community of presence, we begin by striving to see from the whole. New members will be recognized at this service, and the UU Berks Children's Choir will share an earth-centered seasonal anthem. The monthly share-the-plate collection will benefit the Gilmore Henne Community Fund, established in 2010 by NFL Players John Gilmore and Chad Henne to improve our community and the lives of children through revitalization of parks and recreational facilities.
Dec 11: An Emerging Presence - Rev. Sandra Fees and Rachel Liberatore, Worship Associate
Is it enough to simply be present? What is our role and responsibility in bringing something new into reality? The service will include a special piano duet by Anna and Megan Gutzler. Our semi-annual congregational meeting will follow the service and includes an opportunity to vote on upcoming share-the-plate recipients.
Dec 18: The Presence of the Holy - Rev. Sandra Fees and Ebee Bromley, Director of Music and Religious Education
Join us for our intergenerational Christmas service, featuring songs of the season, our children's choir, a special social justice moment, and a cookie communion.
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service - Rev. Sandra Fees and Ebee Bromley, Director of Music and Religious Education
The beloved Christmas eve service is a celebration in music, reflection, and lighting of candles followed by a community reception.
Dec 25: This Miraculous Season: Solstice and Christmas - Tracie Greth, Worship Associate, and others
Tracie will talk about the ancient solstice holiday and how it evolved into Christmas. She will also check the bible for stories about the birth of Jesus that are not as well known. What do the other versus say? Versus that are not about the manger, shepherds and wise men?
Jan 1: Welcoming the New Year - Matt Owen and Joanna Groebel, Worship Associates
Join us for this service in which we welcome in the New Year.