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 Meets in October

The Trustees of the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention hold an annual meeting of the member churches each year in early October. Last year and again this year, we are not traveling to visit the host church, but holding our meeting online. It will be held on Saturday, October 9, in the morning. Traditionally we rotate the host church as the site for the meeting. We were the hosts in 2016 so next year it will be our turn again. Since there is no travel involved, being a delegate is a simple task of attending the morning meeting and listening and voting for the officers of the Trustees.

Fern C and Cynthia B have been serving as our Trustee and Alternate Trustee for a number of years. Many of the folks who came to us back in 2016 are still involved with the Convention and speak fondly of their time with us back then. Each church group has 5 delegates for this meeting along with the two trustees and the Minister can also attend and vote. Please speak with either Fern or Cynthia if you have questions or are interested in being a delegate for us.

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 Annual meeting is always held in the fall and rotates around the state with each member congregation having a turn to host the event. We last hosted the event in 2016 and will have another turn in 2022. This year the Keynote speaker was the UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray. Her most recent article in the UUWorld is entitled "Love is an essential spiritual and moral value." She writes: If our justice work does not emerge from the moral and spiritual value of love, in the end it will reinforce practices of domination and violence, just in new forms.

We are entitled to 5 voting delegates from our congregation and have our Trustee and Alternate Trustee, Fern C. and Cynthia B. We also can have one voting delegate from the church staff. Talk to the Moderator or Cynthia B. to learn more.

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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