First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

Annual "Shine Like the Stars" Service Auction

April 6, 2019

“Shine Like the Stars” at this year’s Service Auction.
The evening promises to be a night of mystical beauty, fun, and generosity 
6pm-8:30pm
More details to come

Rev. Fees to take part in discussion panel on the film "Man On Fire" February 27

February 27, 2019

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees to serve on post film panel discussion for "Man On Fire" February 27--This documentary film is being presented at the Miller Center for the Arts on February 27th at 6:30 pm, reception 5:45 pm. The film explores the story of Charles Moore, an elderly white preacher, who self-immolated in 2014 to protest the racism of Grand Saline, TX. Also serving on the panel are the filmmaker Joel Fendelman, Michael Kaucher-Reading Berks Conference of Churches and Reverend Dr Bruce N. Alick-President of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention.

NEW DATE! Digital Pastor of the Resistance, John Pavlovitz is coming to Reading

February 14, 2019

John Pavlovitz, writer, pastor, and activist, is coming to Reading, November 8-10, 2019. Pavlovitz is committed to equality, diversity, and justice, both inside and outside faith communities. Thanks to a DeBenneville grant we’re able to bring him to the area for several events focusing on social justice. Keep an eye on the Univoice for more details.

UU Plan Upcoming Meeting Details

February 14, 2019

 

Please click on the link for details on the Upcoming UU Plan meeting.

uuplan_2019_annual_meeting_flyer_2.13.19_1.pdf

 

Letters to Today's Social Justice Partners

February 5, 2019
Letters are a way to build relationships. Building trust and supporting each other's work to bend the moral arc towards justice is imperative as we work towards an anti-racist anti-oppressive beloved community. Here's what some worshipers shared with community social justice organizations Make the Road and Indivisible Berks when we embarked on the spiritual act of writing postcards at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend service.

Raise in Parking Voucher Cost

January 25, 2019

We are sad to report that the Reading Parking Authority has raised the cost of our parking vouchers for the 4th and Cherry street garage from $1 to $2.50. Because we do not generally keep coin change on hand, we will now be selling the vouchers 2 for $5. This is still a 30% discount on the cost of the garage parking. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Bring a Friend on Feb. 10

January 24, 2019
Please invite your friends, family and neighbors to our special musical storytelling experience Deeper Than The Skin on Sunday, Feb.

Family Promise Needs Your Help

January 13, 2019

 Jan. 13 - Jan 27, 2019 (over MLK Holiday) All nights are long for families experiencing homeless. Please help three families (including 6 teenagers!) see the light of our love and hospitality!  We will host them in our church for meals and overnight stays during the weeks of  January 13 through 27th.

Family Promise Needs Your Help

January 13, 2019

 Jan. 13 - Jan 27, 2019 (over MLK Holiday) All nights are long for families experiencing homeless. Please help three families (including 6 teenagers!) see the light of our love and hospitality!  We will host them in our church for meals and overnight stays during the week of Dec. 2-9, 2018 and January 13 through 27th.

Social Justice Survey Summary, Explanation and Commentary

December 5, 2018

Data from the completed Social Justice Surveys were compiled by Carol Orts, who organized the project over the Summer of 2018, and frequently encouraged all congregants to participate.

The Survey Summary takes the response counts, as submitted by Carol, and arranges them in order, for easy comprehension.

All data regarding the age of respondents, and their areas of concern were gathered by Carol. Every suggestion for increased congregational involvement was noted. Those suggestions mentioned with significant frequency are listed in the survey.