First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

UU Berks to Host Nov. 19 Detention Center Vigil 3:30 pm

November 1, 2017

The November Interfaith Vigil will be hosted by the First UU Church of Berks with Rev. Sandra Fees, Ebee Bromley, Director of Music, Tonya Wenger, and others leading us in prayer, song, and messages of hope. While many of the asylum-seeking women and children have been released or deported, the center continues to detain immigrant families. Our commitment continues to be putting an end to family detention. Please come out to help keep the pressure on state leaders to shut it down and to let those in detention know they are not forgotten.

Vigil at the Berks Family Detention Center

October 22, 2017

Shut Down Berks Interfaith Witness and Make the Road will be holding a vigil at the Berks (Family) Detention Center on October 22nd at 3:30pm. This month's vigil will be hosted by John-Michael Pickens of the PA Council of Churches.

All Are Called: General Assembly 2018

October 19, 2017

The next annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association will be held June 20-24 in Kansas City, Missouri. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy. The 2018 focus will be on our call to meet the demands of our time with reflection on these questions:

Pastoral Care for Our Church Community: Your Caring Circle

October 19, 2017
If you are celebrating a birth, marriage, or accomplishment, or if you are experiencing a life crisis, illness, or loss, we hope you will be in touch with one of us. We send cards, make phone calls, and visit people at home or in the hospital. One member of the Caring Circle takes the lead each month, but you are encouraged to contact any member of the team or Rev. Sandra Fees for support. If you have an interest in serving on the Caring Circle, please be in touch with someone on the team.
With love,

Considering Membership Class

October 15, 2017

If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of our church please join us for our Considering Membership Class October 15th at 11:45am

2017-2018 Book Discussion Groups Beginning

October 10, 2017

Our book Discussion group will begin meeting in Monthly starting in October.

October 10th: Great Small Things by Jodi Picoult

November 14th: Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving

December 12th: Waking Up White -Continued

January 16: Waking Up White -Continued 

February 20th : Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives by Mychal Copeland and D'vorah Rose

April 10th: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankin

Walk to Fight Hunger!

October 8, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 1:00pm 

Please join or support our First UU Berks County team in the Reading-Berks CROP Hunger Walk on October 8 at Grings Mill along the Tulpehocken Creek. The annual CROP Walk raises money for anti-hunger efforts around the world.

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.

Indivisible Berks October Meeting

October 4, 2017
Wednesday, October 4 at 6 PM
Ten judges on Pennsylvania's state-level courts are up for election in November. Three judges face retention by voters; six seats are up for partisan election; and the seventh seat, vacant on the superior court, will also be filled by partisan election.
These elections are super important, but who knows anything about the candidates?