First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

Oct. 7-8: Special Guest Speaker, Fellowship with Other UUs, and More

October 7, 2017

You won't want to miss this special opportunity to be in community with UUs from Pennsylvania's other historically Universalist churches and to hear and participate in important social justice presentations and programs. The weekend of Oct. 6-8 our congregation will host the annual gathering of the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention. Representatives from the eight historically Universalist congregations in Pennsylvania will gather at our church to share news of their congregations, have a keynote presentation relevant to Unitarian Universalists today, and spend time in community.

Bible Study Group

October 1, 2017
Come spend six mornings with the Gospel of Mark! We are launching a new Bible Study Group to discuss selected chapters in the Gospel of Mark.

Bags Blessing

September 24, 2017

For the service on September 24th - People of all ages are invited to come to church with their backpack, satchel, lunchbox, gym bag, briefcase, purse, diaper bag, or whatever it is they carry with them as they start new ventures this fall.  During the Time for All Ages, we will bless the bags of holding and the people who carry them with a token of our UU faith and words for our work.   We will do this to remind ourselves that we all carry blessings, sanctuary and our UU values wherever we are in the World.

We are receiving the 2017 Community Impact Award by the Reading Branch NAACP

September 16, 2017
Our church has been selected to receive the 2017 Community Impact Award by the Reading Branch NAACP. The church and other award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on Saturday, September 16 at 6 pm at the 30th Annual Freedom Fund Gala at The Inn at Reading. The theme is "Steadfast and Immovable" and the keynote speaker is Rev. Dr.

DeBenneville Fund Committee requests Grant proposals for 2018

September 14, 2017

New church year, New DeBenneville Fund grant!!!!

All members of the FUUBC congregation may submit proposals to the DeBenneville Fund Committee for consideration for the 2018 Grant.

This year’s grants should be for Church building repairs, upgrades or construction.

The amount of this year’s grant will be close to $9,400.  More than one grant may be accepted if the combined amounts near this total.

All Aboard the Family Promise Train Oct 22-Nov 5, 2017

September 9, 2017

We have been called to help 3 adults with 10 children experiencing homelessness by hosting them in our church overnight from OCT 22 - NOV 5, 2017.  

For two weeks in a row, we need your help making dinner, showing hospitality every evening, spending the night in church with them, or doing laundry. Here's a real opportunity to lift up two families in crisis!

Family Promise is coming back

September 8, 2017
Two families experiencing homelessness will be sheltered overnight in our church from Oct 22- Nov 5, 2017.

Berks Bards is welcoming Rev. Sandra Fees as their Featured Poet

September 7, 2017

Berks Bards is welcoming Rev. Sandra Fees as the featured poet on September 7 at 6 PM at GoggleWorks. https://www.facebook.com/BerksBards/photos/gm.108641079854203/2012164218797522/?type=3&theater

Rev. Sandra's second collection of poems has just been released.

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund

August 30, 2017

 The UUA and UUSC have joined to create the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Half of all funds raised will go to at-risk populations who may not be able to access relief services, who are traditionally left out of mainstream response efforts, and who are served by UUSC's local grassroots community partners on the ground in Texas. The other half of the funds will support UU congregations and members of those congregations most affected by the storm.

Join in our Learning!

August 3, 2017

 Chalice Art

Our Religious Education group is in the process of forming teaching teams for the 2017-2018 program year.  Hear and discuss how you can contribute to our year of dynamic learning and exploring.  Please contact director of religious education and music, Ebee Bromley (eb.dre.uuberks@gmail.com) or anyone on the RE committee.