First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Celebrating the Winter Holidays with the UU Advent Wreath

November 28, 2018
from Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees
Seasonal celebrations help to create meaningful experiences at the holidays. This year, I invite you to explore the significance of the winter holidays with the UU Advent Wreath. We’ll be celebrating with this ritual at church, and you can incorporate it into your family celebrations at home as well.
Each Sunday morning and on Christmas Eve, we will light the Advent candles together at church and reflect on the themes of hope, peace, joy, and love.

Debeneville Grant Information

November 28, 2018

The following table is a brief description of the requests that were received for next year’s DeBenneville Fund grants.  Most of these will be voted upon for approval at the upcoming congregational meeting.

If anyone would like a copy of the complete requests, please email office@..... or


Project Podcasts Possible!

November 28, 2018
Are you looking for a way to listen more deeply to worship or help out our church community from the comfort of your own home?  We're looking for a few folks to edit our worship recordings.  No previous tech experience - all training provided.  Please contact Kai Miller to get started. 

Time to Strike Up the UU Holiday Band!

November 27, 2018

Do you have at least one year of experience playing an instrument?  Would you like a reason to pick up your instrument again? Each Christmas Eve we are called to worship with magical carols played by you!   We ask that musicians interested attend at least one rehearsal (preferably both if you have limited experience) from 11:45 to Noon on Sunday Dec 2nd and Dec 16th.  To sign up please contact either Kent or Rachel Gutzler for sheet music at 610-780-5162 or 

Celebrating Our Members

October 17, 2018

Did you know we have people in our church who have been members for more than 50 years? On Sunday, November 6, we will be celebrating all the members of our church by their length of membership, including officially inducting new members. The sermon will reflect on what it means to "come home to church." Please come and join in this special time to recognize the commitments and gifts of those who have given their hearts to UU and to UU Berks.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Wednesday November 21 7 pm

October 17, 2018

This year's Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by Immanuel United Church of Christ in Shillington, next to Governor Mifflin High School. The Bahai's will be offering the sermon. Representatives from Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, UU Berks, The Islamic Center of Reading, Church of the Brethren, Washington Presbyterian, and other faith communities will offer prayers and words of gratitude. The service begins at 7 pm and is followed by a reception. An offering will be taken for a local nonprofit organization.

Opportunity to Join the Church

October 17, 2018

Have you been reflecting on your relationship with the church and finding yourself ready to make the commitment to be a member? Those who are newer to our church community will have the opportunity to officially join as members on Sunday, November 4. During the worship service that day, there will be a ceremony for new members along with recognition of all lengths of membership. If you are considering joining the church and would like to participate in the ceremony, please contact Mike Mannix, Membership Chair, at or Rev.

Join us and learn together!

October 14, 2018

On Friday December 14th from 8 am to 4 pm join, Ebee Bromley (DRE & music), Joanna Groebel, Kai Miller and others learn skills to help self-regulate kid's emotions and behaviors, resolve conflicts and develop resilience, use critical thinking skills and make wise choices, persevere in the face of rigorous tasks, initiate and maintain positive relationships, take responsibility for their behavior and learning, contribute to a postive community.  This training is hosted by PESI.  We will be attending by live-cast webinar.  Bring a brown bag lunch.     Contact Ebee Bromley with inter

Book Presentation by Cindy Ross

October 11, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm 

An Evening With Author Cindy Ross