COVID Protocols

According to the current CDC system of measuring COVID risk, Philadelphia has recently moved into the High risk level, after being Low for several weeks before that, and Medium last week. For this weekend (August 21), we will be allowing up to 25 people in the Sanctuary, and we will not have an in-person Coffee Hour. Please maintain distancing of 3 feet between households/pods if possible.

We would like to serve coffee and tea after the worship service on Sunday in the future, if we get volunteers to serve as hosts. We do not have systems in place yet to have food at coffee hour (of course, you can bring something for yourself if you would like, and can still hang out in Hale Lounge), but we might be able to add that in the future if people volunteer to coordinate and help make it happen! If you would like to help make that happen, please contact Bruce.

COVID Risk Grid | Mask Reminder | Contact Tracing

Who Are We?

Some of us after coffee hour on a sunny Sunday. CLICK HERE for an enlargement.

We are a religiously diverse, LGBTQ+ embracing, intentionally multiracial and multicultural Unitarian Universalist faith community. In our congregation, we journey together in Love toward restoring spiritual wholeness. We were founded as a Universalist church in central Philadelphia in 1820 and relocated to the Mount Airy neighborhood in 1938. Join us for Sunday Services each week in our air-conditioned sanctuary at 11 am and for our coffee hour afterward. Sunday school and child care are available. Summer services are followed by a potluck coffee hour.

We welcome people from any religious background who seek personal and spiritual growth in an extended family atmosphere.

Our denomination has no creed or doctrinal tests. All who are in sympathy with our beliefs and are willing to join us in supporting the goals of this church and the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association are welcomed into membership.

Our building is now accessible to people with disabilities! It features a ramp to the main sanctuary and a wheelchair lift to the Social Hall beneath. Two accessible restrooms have been created: one on the main level of the Hale Building and another on the lower level of the sanctuary to make our Fellowship Hall more accessible to our congregants, visitors and renters. CHECK HERE for photos.


We now have a new web address: www.uumtairy.org.
Please bookmark it in your browser. For the time being, both websites will work and will look the same. If you are composing an email to any of the people with a @uurestoration.us email account, please use @uumtairy.org instead but either address will work.

From our Minister, The Reverend McKinley Sims —

Read about Reverend McKinley
Welcome from all of us here at UUs of Mt. Airy, located in the historic sanctuary of the Universalist Church of the Restoration of Philadelphia! We are a proud Unitarian Universalist congregation, commited to build Beloved Community by embracing all souls and nurturing wholeness in everyone who stops by in person or online. We are always learning from our ancestors and elders like Alice Walker, Mary Oliver, Rumi, Jesus of Nazareth, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thich Nhat Hanh. We worship every Sunday and draw from all kinds of literature and sacred scripture.

Dress is casual, but know that we are celebrating our 200th Anniversary from 2020 to 2023, and we're striving to build a better here and now, based on our progressive church's legacy of social justice activism and racial integration. We believe that many faiths can worship together under one roof, and whether you believe in God, identify as a Humanist, pray through meditation or by donating your time to nonprofits or volunteerism, you are welcome here with us.

PLEASE NOTE: Our services are currently "multiplatform", meaning there is in-person seating in our sanctuary, online attendance through Zoom, and we livestream to our public Facebook Page and homepage website ("Livestream" button on the left side of this page)!

You can attend however you'd like to, and please be mindful of our precautions as we move into multi-platform territory. We require masks and vaccinations to be in our sanctuary, and masks are required for anywhere in our buildings. We will continue to have excellent online components to our worship services and committee meetings, too. Regardless of how we're in contact with you in the coming weeks, our hope is that UUs of Mt. Airy place will be a new kind of Sanctuary in the city of brotherly love, sisterly affection, and sibling service. Amen!

The Reverend McKinley L. Sims, M.Div.
Minister, (he/him)
Play Hard. Never Stop. Have Faith

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More about our Denomination

If you would like to know more about our denomination, please click on this Unitarian Universalist Organizations link.

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