First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

Vigil for Central American Refugees Sunday April 23

April 23, 2017

Interfaith Vigil at the Berks Detention Center, Sunday, April 23rd at 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 the Pilgrim Mennonite Church. The Berks Detention Center is located at 1040 County Road, Leesport PA.

Catch the Wave at Our Annual Service Auction!

April 22, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 6:30pm 

wave"Catch The Wave" Service Auction is here.

Rev. Sandra Book Signing

April 9, 2017
On April 9, Rev. Sandra will be available during coffee hour to sign copies of her book of poems, "The Temporary Vase of Hands." If you already purchased a copy, you may bring it along to church and she will be happy to sign it. Additional copies will also be available for purchase that day ($15 each). 

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 or Judy Aubrey at or 484-855-3030 with questions. You can also sign up on the sheet located on the Gerber room bulletin board.

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.

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 ( or Nadine Smet-Weiss ( 

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.