Month: November 2020

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Softening Our Armor. Lauren Fritz. It’s been an extraordinary year of needing to keep a strong emotional shell for survival like none we’ve ever experienced, with more yet to come. Today we will explore how we can find ways to soften and replenish while still remaining safe

Stillness and Silence

When making music, there comes a time to be silent. This can often be confused for stillness. While our voices or instruments may not be ringing – we are listening for the next entrance, we are counting the measures, we are watching the conductor. There is a lot of activity underneath all of that stillness. … Continue reading Stillness and Silence


nadine j. smet-weiss spiritual director stillness just to hear the word takes me there which is  here fully if even for a moment for a breath present to life energy exploding into being

Contemplative Companions – December 2020

Join us on Monday December 7th, @ 7:00pm when gather around the theme of Love as the way forward, and ask the question of what that might look like in our lives. Contact Jane Rohrbach ( or Nadine Smet-Weiss ( or 484-333-4015) for further information; contact Nadine to receive the zoom link for this gathering.

The Stillness of Winter

From Rev. Sandra’s Study – December 2020 We all know this has been a hard year in so many ways. Our spirits are a bit frayed. So as we enter this season of light, I wish for each of you the renewal of hope. This is what the winter holy days promise. I offer you … Continue reading The Stillness of Winter

Members and Friends Invited to Pick Up a Christmas Eve Candle Bag

One of our beloved UU Berks traditions is passing the light from one person to another while we join in singing Silent Night. To enable us to share joyfully in that tradition while worshiping virtually, each family is invited to pick up a Christmas Eve Candle Bag. Each bag includes a card, two candles, the … Continue reading Members and Friends Invited to Pick Up a Christmas Eve Candle Bag

Gratitude for our Gifts

On Sunday, November 22nd, we heard the an adaptation of Aesop’s tale of The Ant and the Grasshopper. By the end of the story Grasshopper shared his music. Hard working ant shared her labor. Welcoming Ant offered hospitality. We asked those in the worship service to share “what gifts do you have to share in … Continue reading Gratitude for our Gifts

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Living from Abundance. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees. How can we embrace a spirit of abundance when things seem scarce? How can we keep our hearts open? Join us this morning for a participatory and interactive service.

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The Practice of Healing. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees. Buddhist monk Pema Chodron says that “healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” This morning we’ll explore the practice of letting there by room for all of this to happen. Our offering is our monthly share-the-plate, taken to benefit the local organization Co-County Wellness Services.