Taking Flight

April 29, 2018

The Sufi mystic Rumi writes that "you were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life." How are we being invited to emerge into our fullest selves, finding our wings and taking flight?

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Flower Communion

April 22, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the sacredness of the Earth and the unique beauty of all its creatures with our Unitarian Universalist Flower Communion. This beautiful ceremony was created by Rev. Norbert Capek, who founded the modern Czechoslovakian Unitarian Church. To learn more about this UU traditional holiday, visit https://www.uua.org/worship/holidays/flower-ceremony or www.uuberks.org

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An Appetite for Transformation

April 15, 2018

On the way to becoming butterflies, caterpillars are insatiable, eating and eating. This morning we reflect on what we need to consume in order to emerge more fully into who we are trying to become and what we are trying to create in the world. 

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Reflections on Decisions of Finality

April 8, 2018

Rev Richard S. Gilbert, Unitarian Universalist Community Minister, writes:

We meet on holy ground,
Brought into being as life encounters life,
As personal histories merge into the communal story,
As we take on the pride and pain of our companions,
As separate selves become community.

How desperate is our need for one another:
Our silent beckoning to our neighbors,
Our invitations to share life and death together,
Our welcome into the lives of those we meet,
And their welcome into our own.

Join our affiliated community minister, Rev. Sage Olnick, as she explores decisions on living and dying well in honor of April's National Healthcare Decisions Month. 

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Rise Up

April 1, 2018

Easter is one of the holiest days in the Christian liturgical calendar, a time when Jesus was said to be resurrected. This morning we explore what it means to Unitarian Universalists to rise up--to lift ourselves from mere routine and be transformed from despair into joy and gratitude.

Intro and Outro music “Hope and Peace” provided via Creative Commons License by HookSounds.
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Safe and Sacred: Mind, Body, and Spirit

March 25, 2018

As a religious community, we are dedicated to caring for the overall well-being of members and friends. How do we hold each other in care, attending to the safety of minds, bodies, and spirits? Our offering benfitted the UU Berks Food Pantry.

Intro and Outro music “Hope and Peace” provided via Creative Commons License by HookSounds.
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Celebrating our Stories

March 18, 2018

This morning's service celebrates a diversity of stories in our religious community. Together the congregation will build a cairn to express the uniqueness of our individual gifts and the collective power of our being in community. 

 

Photo compliments of the Mannix family.

Intro and Outro music “Hope and Peace” provided via Creative Commons License by HookSounds.

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The Still Point

March 11, 2018

A lot of attention is given to finding balance in our lives. What if balance has to do not so much with finding a still point on which to rest as it does with having a point on which to pivot? How can balance in motion be healing and liberating?

Intro and Outro music “Hope and Peace” provided via Creative Commons License by HookSounds
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Drinking from Wells

February 25, 2018

Each of us drinks from wells we did not dig, and digs wells from which others do or will drink.  Join us this morning as we reflect on those who prepared the way for us and those for whom we are preparing the way.

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One More

February 4, 2018

Join us this morning as we begin an exploration of what it means to be a people of perseverance. How can we take one more step, say one more word or prayer, or sing one more song when we have lost faith, lost hope, or lost our way?

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