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: Saturday, October 14

This year’s meeting will be held at the Reading church, on Saturday, October 14! This is later than the traditional first full weekend of October timing. Here is the information we have so far. Watch this space for additional information as it arrives!

The Annual Membership Meeting of the Trustees of the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention will be held in Reading, PA this October, from Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15. Last year we were the host church for this meeting and now it is the turn of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County. They are finalizing their plans for this weekend meeting. Each Pennsylvania Universalist Heritage community sends up to 5 voting delegates from their congregation. Ministers are also welcome to attend and vote. The actual membership meeting is on Saturday morning. The Friday late afternoon/early evening schedule is usually a “meet and greet” function. Typically, there are programming options for Saturday afternoon while the Trustees and Officers conduct their biannual Business meeting.

Saturday night is a social gathering for everyone and Sunday morning all are welcome at their regular Sunday morning church service. Arnold and Julia Bradburd have been active participants of the TPUC, representing our community over the years and I imagine they will be acknowledged in this year’s gathering. (We often celebrated their birthdays at the Saturday night dinner.)

As a personal note, the Reading church is a beautiful, special space and they have grown well over the 50 years since I first visited them in 1974! The original building has an octagonal sanctuary, with an attached large social space. There was a full theatrical stage in the social area which was demolished to create some classrooms back in the late 1970’s. More recently, they have purchased an adjoining building for administrative and classroom spaces. Please consider volunteering to be one of our 5 voting delegates for the Membership Meeting.

Contact Fern or Cynthia for more information or with any questions you may have

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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