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

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.