On Birth Days and Blessings

Ministerial Intern Liz Weber at 9:15 and 11:00 (Featured Musician: Margaret Scharff) 
Take this Sunday morning to re-center yourself after the rush of Thanksgiving. We’ll have space for personal reflection layered around one of Liz’s favorite stories. Reconnect with yourself and your community in this “mini-retreat” worship. Kids, youth, and adults all welcome!

Adventures in Advent

One Service Sunday: 10:00am. Rev. Hank Peirce. Advent, from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming,” is a time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of Christmas. Come and hear how this liturgical season, which has been gaining favor in liberal churches, helps us to reclaim this religious holiday, and how it can be a buffer between … Continued

When the Holidays Hurt: A Gentle Service of Support – 2pm

A special worship service lead by the Pastoral Care Team, for those coping with grief, loss, and other struggles during the winter holiday season. There’s often grief and sorrow related to Christmas and the holidays being a little different than they used to be. This special service will be a chance to acknowledge that this can be a tough season for many of us.

Annual Holiday Music Service

Join us for a special service of holiday music, which has become a beloved annual tradition from UUCR’s choir. This year’s performance is Vivaldi’s GLORIA at both the 9:15am and 11:00am services.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading Choir
Mary Cunningham, Music Director
Margaret Scharff, Pianist/Organist
With soloists and orchestra

Searching for the Holy

9:15am and 11:00am. Rev. Hank Peirce.

Here we are on the edge of the holidays, and I wonder if you have had a chance to find the holy in the holiday yet? In the hustle and bustle of shopping and parties and TV specials, have you found time to seek what is truly at the center of your faith? Today’s service might bring you what you have been looking for.

Winter Solstice Celebration – 7pm

This special service will be a wonderful celebration of the coming in of winter, the turning of the year, and we hope all of you can make it.

Living Nativity

10:00am. Rev. Hank Peirce. Our morning service will be an enjoyable trip into the traditions of these winter holidays. We’ll be singing Christmas Carols and have a no-rehearsal pageant. We will all get involved in this fun, joyous service and season!

Santa is Real!

7:00pm. Rev. Hank Peirce. Tonight we will be having our traditional family candle light service at 7:00pm, with the choir, readings and Christmas carol singing. There are a few surprises planned for tonight. So join us for this wonderful expression of love and hope.

First Footing

One Service: 10:00am. Rev. Hank Peirce. “Hogmanay” is the term that Scots use to celebrate New Year’s and one of it’s traditions is First Footing. This morning we’ll think about the ways we start off our New Year, if you have a kilt, this is the Sunday to wear it to church!