First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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June 2019 News

Worship Services: 

Beauty: A Light in the Heart

Sun, June 2, 10:30am
Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

Khalil Gibran says, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” This morning we will explore how the light of the heart's beauty can help to create a better world. This service will also celebrate the beauty that our religious education teachers, helpers, and mentors bring to light, and we will take our collection for our congregation's social justice programming.

Beauty Is God's Handwriting

Sun, June 9, 10:30am
Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

Today's service is a celebration of the beauty of the universe. 

The Beauty of the Imperfect

Sun, June 16, 10:30am
Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

Traditional Western ideals of beauty tend to emphasize symmetry, orderliness, and harmony. Eastern worldviews center beauty on transience and imperfection, known as wabi sabi in Japanese. This morning we explore how wabi sabi beauty might enlarge our appreciation of our world.

Many Centers

Sun, June 23, 10:30am
Tracie Greth, Worship Associate

This service in inspired by the word “centering “which is an open UU-compatible word that can cover many forms of meditation or prayer. It is also based on a comment made by Rev. Fees that there must be many centers. The word “center” will be used for those things that truly matter, those things that give meaning to worship and to life.

Practicing Trust: Making Space for What Is Already There

Sun, June 30, 10:30am
Rev. Sage Olnick, Affiliated Community Minister

This Sunday we will explore what it means to make space in our minds and hearts for what is already there through reflection, music, and a Glitter Blessing.

Our Community: 

Family Promise VOLUNTEER TRAINING - June 8th from 9-10:45 am

If you have been thinking of volunteering to be a dinner preparer, evening host or overnight host when we shelter families experiencing homelessness, now is the time to find out more! Come to a Family Promise Volunteer Training session aimed to make you more comfortable with what is expected. If you’re a seasoned veteran volunteer, please come and share your ideas for successful hosting!  
Volunteer Training: June 8, 2019 from 9-10:45 am at Pennside Presbyterian Church, 253 N.

Appreciation for Family Promise Volunteers

This year marks our 10th anniversary of participating in the Family Promise of Berks County's Hospitality Network Program and hosting families experiencing a housing crisis
In appreciation of your donations of time, energy, and resources over the years, the Social Justice Team cordially invites anyone who has volunteered during

We want a copy of your church photos!

Do you have any photos/videos from a Sunday Service or a Church special event? Are they on your computer or smartphone?

The church has received a Free Google G Suite account.  As part of this service, we now have access to a Google Photo account with 30GB of storage for photos and videos. We would like to store all of our shared church photos and videos in this account, so that it easier to find content when needed.

Food Bank Back Up Team Needs You

In order to ensure that our food pantry remains an ongoing service to the community, we need to not only have the current people that are operating it, but also have a back up team (church members) familiar with the operation in cas current leaders are unavailable.

The responsibilities include:

Book Club Meeting

The Unitarian Universalist Common Read Selection Committee  announced the 2018-19 Common Read: Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (Skinner House Books, 2018).

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