First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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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.

Members and friends enjoy opportunities getting to know each other through social events and other church programs.

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

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, our congregation continued its work to become an anti-racist, multicultural community by reflecting on racism in our midst. 

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

May 6: Creatively Speaking Out - Youth Group

 e.e.cummings once wrote "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." This Sunday members of youth group honor that courage.  Youth Group invites you for a time to reflect on what it means to practice bravery creatively by speaking up and speaking out our truths. 

May 13: Creative Resistance - Rev. Sandra Fees

Julia Ward Howe, the Unitarian abolitionist who wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic, wanted to establish a Mother's Peace Day. In her 1870 proclamation, she wrote: "Arise, all women who have hearts." This Mother's Day we take our cue from Howe and explore what it means to practice creative resistance.

May 20: Being Creative Together - Rev. Sandra Fees

Collaboration is the art of working together. Doing it well takes creativity, experimentation, and the willingness to learn from our mistakes. How well are we doing in our lives and in our congregation as getting creative together? This morning's offering is our special monthly collection and is being taken for one of our community partners, Make the Road PA. The congregational meeting will follow the service at 11:45 am.

May 27: Creative Empathy - Rev. Sandra Fees

What would it be like to be intentional in bringing creativity to our practice of empathy? How might we more fully honor our own losses and those of others if we enlarged our creative capacity?