Month: September 2020

Moving in Suspension

For this month of Deep Listening I can’t help but think about suspensions.  In a lot of ways I feel like we are in a time of suspension.  In music a note that’s holding over from a time before and not quite arrived at someplace … read more.

Deep Listening

One of my patients told me that when she tried to tell her story people often interrupted her to tell her that they once had something just like that happen to them. Subtly her pain became a story about themselves.  Eventually she stopped talking to … read more.

beyond beneath within

nadine j. smet-weiss

step beyond

all the external noise

of the world

slip beneath

the thousands of thoughts

in your head

venture through the rhythm 

of your breath

and your heartbeat 

to the barely perceptible pulsing

source of life within

sacred space

that deep listening place

i’ll meet you there


The ADORE group will host a Listening Cafe on October 11 from 12:00-12:45pm on Zoom.  The topic is Difficult Dialogues with friends and family about racial justice. Adele will introduce the discussion with some tips from Hard Conversations webinar, followed by break-out rooms and then … read more.

Univoice Weekly

UUs have a long history of working to build and strengthen democracy. The upcoming November election is a political time that calls on us to fight for our values around issues we care deeply about – LGBTQ rights, climate change, racial justice, immigration, and more. To UU the Vote means countering voter suppression, expanding democracy, and having issues-based conversations. Join us this morning for this important conversation.


Even during the pandemic, First UU Berks has demonstrated generosity and kindness in a tangible way!  Once a month, we designate a donation to a selected non-profit organization. The selected organizations were nominated by church members and voted on at our congregational meeting. 

Jan 2020  Spectrum … read more.