Moments That Cry Out To Be Fulfilled

February 24, 2019

Mary Oliver writes that "there are moments that cry out to be fulfilled." Oliver was describing moments when we set aside caution because what we do might save a life, might save our own lives, or the planet. Today we'll reflect on what those moments are in our individual lives and in our church.

Trusting Yourself

February 17, 2019

This morning we'll explore how to overcome self-doubt. Is it best to take a leap of faith or baby steps? How can we overcome our fears and flex our "I believe in myself" muscles?

What Happens Next

January 6, 2019

With Jane Palmer

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.

We Shall See

December 30, 2018

A contemplative service with Matt Owen, worship associate, which will explore the intersections of meditative practice with the spirituality of the end.

Christmas Celebration

December 23, 2018

Celebrate the Christmas holiday with a lively service filled with song, readings, reflections, and story for all ages. This week we share our full service, and this morning we light our fourth Advent candle for love.

Remembering to Give Thanks

November 18, 2018

Thanksgiving is a great time to renew the practice of gratitude. Come and celebrate the season with our Breads of the World ceremony and the story of Stone Soup. 


The Remembering Self

November 11, 2018

Memories can define us and set us free. They can also limit our ability to see other perspectives and keep us from being able to reframe our own narrative. Join us this morning as we reflect on how memory helps and sometimes hinders us in creating who we are as a people and as individuals. Our offering today will benefit the Reading Public Library. 

Coming Home: A Membership Celebration

November 4, 2018

This morning we explore what it means to be part of a religious community that challenges and inspires us, that heals and holds us. New members will join the church, and all members will be celebrated for their years of devotion to UU Berks. 

Companioning as Social Change

October 14, 2018

Companioning means being present, listening, and bearing witness to another person's struggles without trying to fix things. This morning we'll explore the ways that companioning supports the pastoral needs of those who are grieving and in pain, and also leads to social change.

The Spiritual Practice of Being Human

July 1, 2018
Another week. Another tough week.
The Supreme Court struck a blow to unions and collective bargaining.
US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy tendered his resignation.
The House rejected a bill to protect the Dreamers.
How can your resilience, your humanity, serve as your spiritual practice in times of trial?