First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

seek ... nurture ... serve

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. 

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.

Each June Unitarian Universalists gather to worship, learn, and prioritize social justice initiatives. The General Assembly kicks off with the banner parade, with youth delegate Schuyler Osgood carrying our church banner this year.

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.

Religious leaders offer prayers, readings, and remarks from their faith traditions at the Sept. 6 Interfaith Vigil at the Berks Detention Center. Mothers and children seeking asylum from Central American countries have faced inhumane treatment and lengthy detainment.

Join us for this special worship service with guests Lisa DeVuono and Michael London. 

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

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.