Get Involved!

Become involved with a project that has caught your passion: whether it's Green Sanctuary, Gift-Based Ministry, as a worship associate, leading a covenant group, or something entirely different, your congregation needs your involvement in order to benefit from your unique talents and gifts!

Become a religious educator. Whether you are working with children, youth, young adults, or adults, this work can be deeply fulfilling and fun!

Offer to become a lay leader in your congregation. Talk to your nominating committee. If your congregation's in search for new professional leadership, think about whether you might contribute in new and exciting ways to that venture.

Witness your faith in the company of others, on behalf of your congregation. Seek out connections with other religious groups who share similar values. Help carry the message -- beyond your congregation -- that makes clear Unitarian Universalism's values and voice in this challenging world.

Become a delegate to your UUA District's meetings. You'll learn new skills, develop a sense of Unitarian Universalism that extends beyond your own congregation, and help nurture the vitality of our faith in your district.

Don't wait to be asked: contact your congregation's Nominating Committee and tell them you're willing to serve. They'll be glad to hear from you!

- from the UUA

Trustees of the Pennsylvania
Universalist Convention (TPUC)

TPUC Annual Membership Meeting: It was Our Turn!

The Trustees of the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention (TPUC) hold their annual membership meeting in early October every year. We rotate the hosting responsibilities among the six member congregations. We last hosted the meeting in 2016. So it was our turn in 2022 and we produced the first hybrid version of this weekend-long gathering. The past two years, we conducted the business of the annual meeting virtually on Saturday morning. We certainly took care of business, but missed being able to visit and be with our friends from around the commonwealth.

The Membership meeting was held on Saturday morning, Oct. 8. It included typical business items such as the brief reports from each of the six remaining Universalist Heritaged members, and a Keynote Address. This year we were thrilled to have John Leeker, the Director of Library and Archives at Meadville Lombard Theological School, as our speaker. In addition to his role at Meadville Lombard, he serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of UU Collegium, and Treasurer of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association.

Along with his keynote address, John also participated as part of our afternoon programming where he showed us how to make good use of the Meadville Lombard Archives for our own congregational research!

In addition, there were:

  • Refreshments and time to visit on Friday evening at registration;
  • Lunch with a free will offering on Saturday;
  • Sat. afternoon programming, including our Universalist History stained glass window, digital archives, and Get Out the Vote activities;
  • A sit down, catered dinner on Saturday evening that included tickets to the Folk Factory concert after our meal;
  • And our regular Sunday morning worship service with the option for travelers to pick up a brown bag lunch to have during their trip home.
— Fern C and Cynthia B,
Trustee and Alternate Trustees for UUsMA

We are one of the six remaining Universalist-heritaged churches in Pennsylvania and have been active members of the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention that was revived in the late 1970’s by a group of like minded folks including members of this church.

The Six Universalist-Heritaged Churches in Pennsylvania

First UU Church Berks County
416 Franklin St
Reading, PA 19602

UU Congregation of Smithton
251 2nd Street
Smithton, PA 15479

UU Church of Athens and Sheshequin
112 North Street
Athens, PA 18810

Unitarian Universalist Church
of Girard

107 Myrtle Street
Girard, PA 16417

First Universalist Church
Brooklyn Village
6925 Maple Street
Kingsley, PA 18826

Unitarian Universalists
of Mount Airy

6900 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19150

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