First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

Considering Membership Class

March 26, 2017

We will be holding a Considering Membership Class on Sunday, March 26th beginning at 11:45 a.m. and ending by 1:30 p.m.Childcare will be provided if neccessary. Please contact Rev. Sandra Fees at minister@uuberks.org or Judy Aubrey at judyl22@hotmail.com or 484-855-3030 with questions. You can also sign up on the sheet located on the Gerber room bulletin board.

A Time to Love--Family Promise Feb. 12-26, 2017

February 12, 2017

We will be helping families experiencing homelessness by hosting them in our church overnight from FEB. 12-26, 2017. 

Sign up here or on the bulletin board in the Gerber meeting room.

Vigil for Central American Refugees Sunday Feb. 12 3:30 pm

February 3, 2017

Interfaith Vigil at the Berks Detention Center, Sunday, February 12, 3:30 pm. Be a voice and presence for mothers and children from Central America seeking asylum in the U.S. The vigil will be led by Make the Road. 1040 County Road. Leesport PA

Sign the UU Declaration of Conscience Today

January 21, 2017

The Unitarian Universalist Association and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee have jointly drafted a "Declaration of Conscience" in response to the looming threats we face as a result of the presidential election. The declaration states our commitment as individuals and congregations to core values and to putting them into action. Our Board of Directors has signed the declaration on behalf of the congregation and the minister has also signed.

Join Other UUs in New Orleans 2017

January 11, 2017
Mark your calendars now for General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Each year at General Assembly Unitarian Universalists gather from across the globe to learn, discuss, vote, grow, nurture, and support justice. When this large group of UUs gets together, we connect in such an awesome way, we form new friendships, we grow our understanding, we commit to justice, and we grow spiritually.

Contemplative Companions

January 2, 2017

The Contemplative Companion group will meet on Monday, January 2 at 7 PM in the Gerber Room.  We will start with a reading and ten minutes of silence.  Then we will learn about labyrinths and how to use them as tools for meditation.   Come and find your path for the New Year.  All are welcome.  If you think you will attend this gathering, please contact either Jane Rohrbach (windowsjmr@comcast.net) or Nadine Smet-Weiss (njw1258@hotmail.com). 

Happy New Year from our Young Adults

January 1, 2017

It was wonderful to see these vibrant young adults at church as they welcomed in the New Year with conversation, meditation, and Vision Orgami. They enjoyed it so much they would like to plan another gathering over Spring Break, and we hope to see them at church before then!

Joanna Groebel

Beloved Conversations Update

December 20, 2016
We still have openings for our next round of Beloved Conversations: Healing Conversations about Race and Identity.  Beloved Conversations is an opportunity to become more culturally competent as we explore the spiritual and intellectual dimensions of racism in our lives and in our congregation.

Congregational Meeting- This Sunday

December 11, 2016

The Board of Directors encourages your participation in the upcoming Congregational Meeting scheduled for December 11, 2016 immediately following the service. Attendance at these semi-annual meetings strengthens our covenant together. Whether you have been a member for 40 years or 4 days we hope you will attend! Please feel free to reach out to any Board member if you have questions.