Speaker: Rev. Amy DeBeck

What We Mean By Covenanting

Contracts and covenants are all around us, both by being implicit, like social constructs, or explicit, like those which get discussed and written together, like church covenants.  When we know what to expect, we function better; let’s look at how spelling it out ahead of … read more.

Día de los Muertos

Our member, Cesar Martinez-Garza, shares with us and invites us into this meaningful Mexican celebration of honoring those we have lost. We invite you to bring pictures of loved ones that have passed to adorn our ofrenda. It is also Halloween weekend (the 2 are not … read more.

Safer Congregations

Congregational life encompasses many ways for people to feel safe; emotionally, spiritually, our mental health, and more.  Today, during Fire Prevention month, we address the importance of us feeling physically safe in our spiritual home.

  

Universalism, Past and Present

Did you know that UU Berks is one of 6 historically Universalist PA congregations that meet every year to keep that spirit alive?  The PA Universalist Convention has been held since 1831 and was revitalized in the 1970’s.  Come and learn about, or be reminded … read more.

The Lessons of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is considered the most important holiday in Jewish faith. This day marks the peak of the 10 Days of Awe. Join us as we explore the lessons of Yom Kippur.

Water Communion “Promises”

We come together for our annual tradition of ingathering by coming together to recount the meaning of water in our lives.  Some might bring water from places that have been meaningful, others might use the virtual water on-hand in the sanctuary, and together we draw … read more.

“Scattered Like Dry Leaves”

Our nation owes a debt of gratitude for our very lives to migrant pickers.  On this Labor Day we learn about some of these vital workers who were erroneously labeled “deportees” several decades ago;  Rev. Amy preaches on the plight of the people who were … read more.

“Back to the Garden”

Joni Mitchell stated in her song, Woodstock, that we are stardust, we are golden, and that we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.  On the anniversary of the Woodstock festival *AND* our blessing of our “backpacks” Rev. Amy asks and explores what that … read more.

“What Did you Bring Me?”

When somebody arrives back home they might hear that question.  Rev. Amy unpacks the suitcase (No, really.  Backpack, too.)  with you so that we all see what we will be working on, together in this interim ministry.