You're invited to join us on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. We will be blessed with special music from the handbell ensemble, and will as well, be receiving folks' financial commitments to the life of the church for the coming year. Bring your dove card! Rev. Lisa is taking her cue from Emily Dickinson's poem, "Hope Is a Thing With Feathers" for her reflection. We look forward to seeing you, and hope you will stay afterward for coffee in the Chapel.

WATCHA - We Are the CHurch in Action!  Motivated by the many issues facing us as a society, nation, and world member, we have crafted a new web page that serves as a resource.  You can find it at  Please check it out.  There you will find resources on refugees, the poor, the disenfranchised, the environment, and numerous justice issues.  If you know of an article or event that should be included, let us know!


Wondering about who we are?

First Congregational Church of Reading, United Church of Christ has had a long and faithful presence in this community. As the world and our society change, the church is also changing.   Many people aren’t aware that there is a church like ours, which is both Christian and progressive – or even what some would call “socially liberal.”  We believe that all people are created and loved by God just as they are, so have declared our church “open and affirming”, meaning we “embrace people of all races, ethnicities and ages; mental, emotional and physical abilities; gender identities and sexual orientation; economic and social standings, and family and religious traditions.” And we back that up with our actions.  We are a church family rooted in welcome, a deep sense of community, and a passion for justice.

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