First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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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.

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

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.

Our community comes together every June to enjoy a picnic in the park and welcome summer.

Members participate in public witness Sanctuary event in New Olreans General Assembly 2017.

Standing on the side of LOVE at the Reading Pride Celebration.

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.

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. 

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

Nov 22: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - Rev. Sandra Fees and others

This year's Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by the Church of the Brethren on State Hill Road. Participating congregations will include: Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, Washington Presbyterian, Islamic Center of Reading, and UU Berks. A reception will follow the service.

Nov 26: Stone Soup Moments - Rev. Sandra Fees and Tracie Greth, Worship Associate
Join us for a classic retelling of the Stone Soup story and a sermon on sharing abundance. Children will prepare a “real” stone soup for coffee hour.
Dec 3: International UUs - Randy Newnham, Worship Associate
Dec 10: Awaiting Hope - Rev. Sandra Fees and Joanna Groebel, Worship Associate

This morning we reflect on what it means to live with a spirit of hope. The Congregational Meeting follows the service and will start at 11:45 am.

Dec 17: Hope in Hard Times - Rev. Sandra Fees and Carla Mannix, Worship Associate

This morning we consider how to have hope in the hard times. Our collection will benefit the church's Social Justice programs.

Dec 24: A Very UU Christmas - Rev. Sandra Fees, Ebee Bromley, Director of Music and RE, and Tracie Greth, Worship Associate
Why do UUs celebrate Christmas? Join us in this exploration of Christmas from a UU perspective.
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service - Rev. Sandra Fees and Ebee Bromley, Director of Music and RE
Our Christmas Eve celebration includes music, readings, a homily, and passing of the light. A reception follows.
Dec 31: Ringing out the Old, RInging in the New - Rev. Sandra Fees
Join in a time of letting go of the past year and setting intentions for the new one.
Jan 7: Intention - Jane Palmer, Member, and Carla Mannix, Worship Associate

Jane Palmer leads us in worship as we begin the New Year.