First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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July 2019 News

Worship Services: 

UU History: Our Legacy of Freedom

Sun, July 7, 10:30am
Jeanne Cocuzza and Jim Beidler

This service is inspired by the viewing by several members of the UU History film series,  A Long Strange Trip. We will reflect on our rich legacy of seeking freedom from oppression and religious dogma.

LGBTQ Service

Sun, July 14, 10:30am
LGBTQ Caucus

This service will explore what it means to be a people of pride.

Mindful Embodiment

Sun, July 21, 10:30am
Rev. Sage Olnick

This Sunday we will explore how Mindful Embodiment can help us be our most authentic selves.

Contemplative Companions

Sun, July 28, 10:30am
Nadine Smet- Weiss & Jane Rohrbach

Contemplative Companions Explore the Spirit of Life – and we invite you to explore with us this morning as we bring a contemplative spirit to the worship experience through selected music, readings, story, personal reflections and practice.

Our Community: 

Save the Date

Please come out and join the LGBT+ Community as we come together for the "Reading Pride Celebration".  The Festival will be held on July 21, 2019, from 12-6 at Centre Park in the City of Reading,  Arts District. We are also looking for volunteers to help out at the UU table. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Gerber Room.  If there are any questions please see Trent Bayne after the service, or contact him at 443-632-6112.

New Email List

We have a new email list at that is used for general news and discussion for friends of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County. This email service is provided as a way for members of our community to share information and events that may be of interest to others. The views expressed by individuals do not reflect the official stance of the church.

Upcoming Classes: 
Upcoming Events: 
Wed, September 25, 7:00pm
Sun, September 29, 12:30pm
Thu, October 3, 9:00am
Mon, October 7, 7:00pm
Tue, October 8, 7:00pm

Your Summer Caring Circle

June 18, 2019
Are you celebrating an anniversary, purchase of a new home, or expecting an addition to your family? Have you lost someone dear to you or are you experiencing a loss? Let our Caring Circle know. Our summer coordinators are:
June-Stephanie Hullinger
July-Carol Gonzalez
August-Pat Getz
September-Liz Eshleman

Rev. Sandra's Summer Schedule

June 18, 2019
Rev. Sandra's summer schedule includes a restorative retreat, study time, and vacation. She is available through Wednesday, June 26 and will return August 13. During this time, if you have a pastoral need, please contact the Church Office or a member of the Caring Circle. They will contact Rev. Sandra, as needed. Other inquiries can be directed to the Church Office and will be directed to the appropriate person or committee.

Seeking a Picnic Team Leader

June 18, 2019
Are you (or you and a church friend) willing to head up the church picnic team? There are plenty of people who love to help, but we need a team leader or co-leaders to organize this church community event. If you are interested, please contact the church office to get started assembling a team of volunteers, scheduling the picnic, and making plans for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. 

sUUmmer Fun opportunity for middle school youth

June 20, 2019

Do you have a UU middle schooler?  Do you want to support a UU middle schooler you know?  The Philly area churches just published a rsvp for a middle school hang out afternoon in August.  This is a great opportunity for your middle schoolers to meet and hang with area UUs their age.  

Go to for more info and to register.  $5 suggested donation at the door. 

To support those going we will need chaperones and drivers.  Please let me know if you are available or have any questions.  Ebee Bromley, DRE

UU Berks Celebrates Welcoming Congregation Status Renewal

June 26, 2019


Please click on the link below to view our updated Welcoming Congregation information.