First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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January 2019 News

Worship Services: 

What Happens Next

Sun, January 6, 10:30am
Jane Palmer, preacher, and Joanna Groebel, worship associate

We’ve lived two years under the Trump administration, two months since an historic “blue wave” upset the power balance in Washington, and two weeks since the wheels came off the bus.  The intensity of our public life has taken a toll, and it’s natural to long for an easier, softer way of life. But when everything we hold dear is on the line, and the path forward is lined with fear and anger, we have to find new ways of being – and doing.

The Practice of Centering

Sun, January 13, 10:30am
Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

Centering is a spiritual practice. This morning we consider various ways that centering deepens our faith and experience.

The Practice of De-Centering

Sun, January 20, 10:30am
Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

On this Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend, we examine the implications of de-centering whiteness and the practice of placing those on the margins closer to the center. This is an intergenerational service, and our monthly special collection will benefit Opportunity House.

The Practice of Multiple Centers

Sun, January 27, 10:30am
Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

What if instead of focusing on a single center, we reimagined an omnicentric way of life? What if we devoted ourselves to the practice of omnicentricity, in which the center is ever-expanding from multiple points?

Our Community: 

Contemplative Companions

Join us on Monday January 7th, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Gerber Room. Pat Babel will lead us in a contemplative experiential exercise and sharing on the theme of “Chapter II: God is still creating – an opportunity to change a story that no longer serves you.”   

All are welcome. Contact Jane Rohrbach ( or Nadine Smet-Weiss ( for further information.

Book Club Meeting

January 8, 2019 7pm

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy

Upcoming Classes: 
Upcoming Events: 
Fri, June 28, 7:00pm
Sun, June 30, 12:00pm
Tue, July 9, 7:00pm
Thu, July 11, 9:00am

Family Promise Needs Your Help

January 13, 2019

 Jan. 13 - Jan 27, 2019 (over MLK Holiday) All nights are long for families experiencing homeless. Please help three families (including 6 teenagers!) see the light of our love and hospitality!  We will host them in our church for meals and overnight stays during the weeks of  January 13 through 27th.

Sign up to volunteer online: 

2019 FAMILY PROMISE Jan 13-Jan 27 Volunteers
For more information: Click here to read more details about the program, or contact Carla at or 610-301-4522.