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.

Standing on the side of LOVE at the Reading Pride Celebration.

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

Sep 1: By Love Alone - Worship Associates: Joanna Groebel and Matt Owen

The Buddha said: “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” It is not just "those people" who struggle with hatred, we all do. How do we take the pain at the injustice we witness and resist diverting it into our own blame and hatred of others? These times are crying out for a deepened dedication to love. Cultivating  compassion for ourselves and others, is an act of social justice and a way we can directly contribute to the evolution of consciousness in our world.

Sep 8: UU Water Communion Celebration - Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

This morning we gather to explore the unique gifts we each bring to community and to celebrate our gathering with the UU water communion. There will be opportunities to share stories with individuals of different ages and build bridges of connection in our congregation.

Sep 15: Great Expectations - Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

What expectations do we bring to our lives--to spiritual community, work, family? This morning we'll explore when to let go of them and when to set greater expectations. Today is our special monthly share-the-plate collection, which will support our congregation's hosting of families who are moving out of homelessness through the Interfaith Family Promise program with diapers, food, and other necessities.

Sep 22: Full Dignity - Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

Respecting the worth and dignity of others is a core value for Unitarian Universalists. This morning we'll consider the ways that moving beyond our binary ways of thinking and being--beyond good and bad, right and wrong, black and white, male and female--can create more spaciousness and grace in our relationships.

Sep 29: Expectations of Forgiveness - Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

The expectations we bring to the practice of forgiveness can help heal wounds and resentment or lead to bitterness and anger. Join us today as we explore the ways we can manage our expectations in order to improve emotional health and exercise goodness.