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For those who are raised in Unitarian Universalist communities, Unitarian Universalist values are in their DNA. For those who come to Unitarian Universalism from other religious traditions or none, Unitarian Universalist values are typically an expression of what they already believe. In a sense, UU is in their blood too. Those newer to UU expr ...…
 
READING: excerpt from Hope and Other Superpowers by John Pavlovitz "We all love to see superheroes being born in pages or on-screen. There’s something magical about those beginnings that moves us. . . . It’s thrilling to watch human beings mutating from nondescript, regular schlubs like you and me into the monumental stuff of legend, to see the ...…
 
Celtic spirituality is a source of wisdom for modern-day seekers. Celtic concepts, such as the sacredness of the everyday, love of nature, and the mystical presence of the divine, support the inner journey. In this service, we'll explore how to make Celtic wisdom our own.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
Part of our community's mission is to encourage each other on our individual spiritual journeys. And yet we share in this one UU faith. Today we'll explore the religious diversity and multiple sources of Unitarian Universalism.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
Each of us has a story to tell about our life's journey. And that story is always changing. This morning we'll embrace the power of describing those stories in six words.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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?By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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 ...…
 
A contemplative service with Matt Owen, worship associate, which will explore the intersections of meditative practice with the spirituality of the end.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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.…
 
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.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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?…
 
Join us to celebrate the wisdom and spirituality fathers of all shapes, sizes, and connections bring to our lives.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
John O'Donohue says, "The state of one's heart inevitably shapes one's life." What is the shape of your heart right now? Is it courage, fear, heaviness, love, forgiveness? Join us today as we explore blessings for these times of confusion and possibility.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
This month we begin an exploration of what it means to be a people of blessing. The idea of blessing often gets associated with key life events. We baptize or dedicate a child, bless a new home, consecrate a marriage, do a blessing of the animals ceremony, or pray over the dying. Blessings are offered at vigils and public ceremonies. Often for ...…
 
Empathy is not self-satisfied. It does not replace the need to take action. In fact, empathy fuels the commitment to fix systems not people, to dismantle unjust and cruel systems. It fuels the passion for a kinder, more caring world. It fires our commitment to give life the shape of justice.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
Collaboration is the art of working together. Doing it well takes creativity, experimentation, and the willingness to learn from our mistakes. How well are we doing in our lives and in our congregation as getting creative together?By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
Julia Ward Howe, the Unitarian abolitionist who wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic, wanted to establish a Mother's Peace Day. In her 1870 proclamation, she wrote: "Arise, all women who have hearts." This Mother's Day we take our cue from Howe and explore what it means to practice creative resistance.…
 
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?By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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/ho ...…
 
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.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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 beckoni ...…
 
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 Creativ ...…
 
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.…
 
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 Licen ...…
 
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…
 
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.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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?By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
What do we do when our good intentions go awry? How do we act on what is promised? Faith needs to be acted upon, it requires follow-through. Become a doer, not just a hearer. Bring your behavior closer to your beliefs.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
When life is going well, it is easy to speak of abundance. But oh, those days when everything is falling apart for us, or when the woes of the world are too much with us. Those days it can be hard to look around and see anything but mud puddles. Yet those are the very days, the very times, that abundance is most needed. The practice of apprecia ...…
 
A person can be loyal to a place, a person, a cause, an ideal, a vision, to God, to their religion or religious community, to a value, a relationship, or a promise that has been made. A world without fidelity to these would be a world without bravery, integrity, trust, and love. But how is fidelity distorted in today's world? And what does fide ...…
 
“Courage doesn't always roar,” says Mary Anne Radmacher. “Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.” This week we discuss stories of hidden courage, humility, and fearless living. Read the full text here: http://www.uuberks.org/sermon/quiet-voice-courage…
 
Explore the complexity -- and restorative quality -- of forgiveness, atonement, and repentence with Rev. Fees.“When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where the winds of forgiveness can blow it away. But when someone is kind, we must carve the kindness in our hearts forever." Full text is available here: http://www.uuberks.org/se ...…
 
Even in this moment in history, when it is sadly too easy to point to the perils and find ourselves absorbed in grief, dread, anger, and fear, there is also this truth that there is a growing collective awareness and a growing movement of people deeply committed to the survival of the earth and all her creatures. Learn more -- and open yourself ...…
 
Explore the three themes of notable UU Henry David Thoreau's wild, prophetic life celebrating his 200th birthday.By First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
Rev. Fees explores the theology of feminism, the acknowledgement of women's experiences, and its unity in diversity. Read the transcript here: http://www.uuberks.org/sermon/feminist-theology-not-just-womenBy First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.
 
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