Financial gifts from members and friends make it possible for us to live our Unitarian Universalist principles in the church and community. Donations fund worship and music, social justice programs, religious education for children and youth, and adult spiritual enrichment.
We encourage online donations on our Online Giving page. Donations can also be mailed to our church office. The mailing address is :
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County
416 Franklin Street
Reading, PA 19602
The primary financial support for our mission comes from church members and friends who make an annual “pledge” indicating their financial commitment. Electronic giving offers a convenient way to give as well as providing much-needed consistency for our church and conserving paper checks. Electronic pledges are automatically deducted from your bank account. To sign up, submit an egiving form and a voided check to the church office.
The Keith Orts UU Scholarship Fund
The Keith Orts UU Scholarship Fund honors the memory of lifelong UU Keith Orts and promotes his love for Unitarian Universalism. The fund provides scholarships to support deeper connection to the larger Unitarian Universalist world with a particular focus on attendance at General Assembly. Those who knew Keith knew of his great love for this religion. Even the love of his life, his wife Carol, he met at a Unitarian Universalist church.
De Benneville Endowment Fund
The church endowment fund, established through gifts and bequests, provides for the long-term stability of the congregation. Annually, interest income from the fund supports program and staffing needs unmet by the annual budget. Members and friends are encouraged to consider making a bequest to the church through their wills and estate planning. The endowment fund is named for George de Benneville, a physician who planted early seeds of universalism in Berks County’s Oley Valley.