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COVID Protocols

The risk level of COVID in Philadelphia recently moved back up to Medium. For this weekend (February 5), we will be allowing up to 50 people in the Sanctuary, and we will have an in-person Coffee Hour after the worship service.

Our policy now is mandatory masking in the Sanctuary (except speakers and soloists), with 3 foot distancing between pods if possible, and optional masking and distancing elsewhere in the building. In light of the higher risk recently, we suggest people mask when possible in our building when not eating or drinking. Feel free to remind each other, since not everyone is in the habit of doing this.

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.
 


NEW WEB ADDRESS!

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


Donate through Amazon

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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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