First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

Share the Plate Candidates

November 28, 2017

Hello U.U. Family,

As we prepare for the upcoming congregational meeting in December we need to begin thinking about which five agencies we will be supporting through our next Share the Plate offerings. It has become more and more evident that with each news cycle social programs that are near and dear to our UU hearts are in jeopardy of being shuttered or pushed to the brink of complete inefficiency.

Don't Miss These Holiday Celebrations at UU Berks

November 26, 2017
Be sure to mark your calendars and join in festive celebrations of the Fall and Winter Holidays at First UU Church of Berks County.
UU Caroling
2:30-4:30 PM – Saturday, December 16, 2017
Location TBD
Come out to spread some good cheer with well-known holiday tunes.
A Very UU Christmas
10:30 AM – Sunday, December 24, 2017
Why do UUs celebrate Christmas?

The Special Holiday Scrip/Gift Card Sale is back!

November 26, 2017
We've got tons o'gift cards to choose from: restaurants, book stores. department stores, discount stores, clothing, gas stations, drug stores, iTunes, Amazon, and more.
It's EASY!  Your purchase a gift card and FUUBC gets a rebate on your purchase.

First UU Berks Virtual Harvest Cookbook

November 22, 2017

Without further ado, here is our first UU Berks Virtual Harvest Cookbook! If you need a quick table-filler, you might find some inspiration from your fellow UU Berks congregation members. Enjoy!

UU Berks Recipe Roundup!

November 9, 2017

The leaves are falling, the temps are cooling, the hearts are warming... and so are the ovens! Tell us about your favorite Thanksgiving dish this week, and we'll feature a virtual cookbook that demonstrates the abundance of UU Berks' best recipes for the season of gratitude! You can either comment on our Facebook page at, email it to, or hand deliver it to the "social media survey" box in the Gerber Room.

Let's Talk!

November 3, 2017

Happy Friday, everyone! Starting this month, First UU Berks is taking steps to boost our online presence. Thank you for all of the responses we received to the social media survey! That input will help shape our path in this vast online landscape, and we hope you keep offering it. If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to follow the church’s Facebook page so you can see what we’re up to:

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,