First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

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?

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.