First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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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?

Gerrymandering: Democracy at Risk

October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3 at 7 PM
Pennsylvania has some of the most unfair congressional districts in the country. Fair Districts PA will be hosting a learning session to explain how gerrymandering manipulates voting districts to benefit parties, not people, and what we as citizens to do about it. There will be a presentation at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a Q&A session.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  

The Gathering: A Time for Reflection, Revival, & Resistance

October 1, 2017

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove co-host a monthly program to equip communities with resources for faithful reflection and public action on moral issues. “The Gathering” will include an introduction to a moral issue, immersion in freedom songs that inform how we engage the issue, an interview with someone who is directly impacted by the issue, and a theological engagement with the issue that names a specific call to moral action. The topic for this month is ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION.

Bible Study Group

October 1, 2017
Come spend six mornings with the Gospel of Mark! We are launching a new Bible Study Group to discuss selected chapters in the Gospel of Mark.

Bags Blessing

September 24, 2017

For the service on September 24th - People of all ages are invited to come to church with their backpack, satchel, lunchbox, gym bag, briefcase, purse, diaper bag, or whatever it is they carry with them as they start new ventures this fall.  During the Time for All Ages, we will bless the bags of holding and the people who carry them with a token of our UU faith and words for our work.   We will do this to remind ourselves that we all carry blessings, sanctuary and our UU values wherever we are in the World.

UU Berks Receives Reading NAACP 2017 Community Impact Award

September 21, 2017

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County was honored to be the recipient of the Reading Branch NAACP's 2017 Community Impact Award at the 30th Annual Freedom Fund Gala.  Rev. Dr. Aaron Wilford, Jr., PA Commission on African American Affairs, delivered the Keynote Address on the Gala's theme: "Steadfast and Immovable." Other award recipients were: Community Youth Award: Jada Thompson and Alexia Rickenbach; Corporate Award: Berks Packing Co.

We are receiving the 2017 Community Impact Award by the Reading Branch NAACP

September 16, 2017
Our church has been selected to receive the 2017 Community Impact Award by the Reading Branch NAACP. The church and other award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on Saturday, September 16 at 6 pm at the 30th Annual Freedom Fund Gala at The Inn at Reading. The theme is "Steadfast and Immovable" and the keynote speaker is Rev. Dr.

DeBenneville Fund Committee requests Grant proposals for 2018

September 14, 2017

New church year, New DeBenneville Fund grant!!!!

All members of the FUUBC congregation may submit proposals to the DeBenneville Fund Committee for consideration for the 2018 Grant.

This year’s grants should be for Church building repairs, upgrades or construction.

The amount of this year’s grant will be close to $9,400.  More than one grant may be accepted if the combined amounts near this total.