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

Dec 2: Celebrating Advent--Unitarian Universalist Style - Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

Join us this Sunday as we explore the gifts of Advent--patience, open-mindedness, adventure, and hope. All with a tinge of fear and mystery. This week we will begin lighting the UU Advent Candle Wreath

Dec 9: Bowing to Mystery - Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees
It takes humility to be able to honor and embrace the mystery. Join us this morning as we explore the connection between humility and mystery. We will light the second candle of our UU Advent Wreath for peace.
Dec 16: Gathered in the Mystery - Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees
One of the sources of our faith is direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder. Without mystery, how would we experience the "wow" moments of life that surprise and delight, that spark the imagination, and rekindle the spirit? This morning we gather to explore the mystery. We light our third Advent Candle for joy. This morning is our monthly share-the-plate, which will benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Berks County.
Dec 23: Intergenerational Christmas Celebration - Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees and Ebee Bromley, Director of Music and Director of Religious Education

Celebrate the Christmas holiday with a lively service filled with song, readings, reflections, and story for all ages. This morning we light our fourth Advent candle for love.

Dec 24: Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service - Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees and Ebee Bromley, Director of Music and Director of Religious Education
Christmas Eve is a special light-filled time of worship for our community. We join in celebration with seasonal music selections, including instrumentalists, choir, and soloists, along with readings, stories, and reflection. We light the fifth and final Advent candle for light and celebrate with a Litany of Lights that honors the many festivals of light around the world. The passing of the light of hope, peace, joy, and love to one another is a time-honored tradition and highlight of the evening. The service is followed by a reception in the social hall.
Dec 30: We Shall See - Matt Owen, worship associate

A contemplative service which will explore the intersections of meditative practice with the spirituality of the end.