First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

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.

All Aboard the Family Promise Train Oct 22-Nov 5, 2017

September 9, 2017

We have been called to help 3 adults with 10 children experiencing homelessness by hosting them in our church overnight from OCT 22 - NOV 5, 2017.  

For two weeks in a row, we need your help making dinner, showing hospitality every evening, spending the night in church with them, or doing laundry. Here's a real opportunity to lift up two families in crisis!

Berks Bards is welcoming Rev. Sandra Fees as their Featured Poet

September 7, 2017

Berks Bards is welcoming Rev. Sandra Fees as the featured poet on September 7 at 6 PM at GoggleWorks. https://www.facebook.com/BerksBards/photos/gm.108641079854203/2012164218797522/?type=3&theater

Rev. Sandra's second collection of poems has just been released.

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund

August 30, 2017

 The UUA and UUSC have joined to create the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Half of all funds raised will go to at-risk populations who may not be able to access relief services, who are traditionally left out of mainstream response efforts, and who are served by UUSC's local grassroots community partners on the ground in Texas. The other half of the funds will support UU congregations and members of those congregations most affected by the storm.