Calvary United Church of Christ is an Open & Affirming Congregation Where Christ is Lived! No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here, where God is Still Speaking!

Connecting with God, each other, and the world as a place where all are welcome. Calvary United Church of Christ - an Open & Affirming Congregation

Who is welcome at Calvary? When we say everyone, we mean everyone. There are plenty of congregations who define themselves by who they hate – we think there should be a church that defines itself by who we love.

Calvary UCC is an Open & Affirming (ONA) congregation in the Covenant Association of the Pennsylvania SE Conference.

What that means is that we welcome all people – divorced, remarried, young, old, male, female, transgender, gay, straight, lesbian, questioning, Anglo, African American, Latino … we hope you get the picture. We believe that everyone not only needs God, but we all need to be part of a loving, supportive, and caring community. We think that Calvary is that kind of place. Give us a try!

Mission

Calvary is a progressive Christian community serving the needs of Reading, Berks County, and beyond...

We are connected to local, regional, national, and worldwide outreach through the Covenant Association, the Pennsylvania SE Conference, and the National Church. We are also committed to feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and clothing those in need. Our Food (and more!) Pantry is available as an emergency source of food for 2 to 3 days, and we assist people regularly with overdue bills. We participate as a site for Family Promise, and we work with Safe Berks, Mary’s Home, the Reading Berks Conference of Churches, Opportunity House, Ready.Set.Read!, and the Reading School District, just to name a few.

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We worship on Sundays at 8am & 10:30am

(8 & 9:30 from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend). Multi-Generational Sunday School (Monthly lunch, education, and mission projects) and Adult Forum (Weekly at 9am) resumes on the Sunday after Labor Day with a welcome back breakfast.

8am Worship Service is in the Chapel – (Go up the steps on Oley St). This service includes guitar-led singing, weekly Holy Communion, and is about 45 minutes long.

10:30 (9:30 in Summer) Worship Service is in the Sanctuary (enter at the corner of Oley St. and Centre Ave OR use the ramp on 4th St). This service is a bit longer and includes musical offerings from different choirs or soloists.

Calvary is committed to non-judgmental help to anyone who needs it.

We are connected to regional, national, and worldwide outreach through the Reading Association, the Pennsylvania SE Conference, and the National Church. We are also committed to feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and clothing those in need. Our food cupboard is available as an emergency source of food for 2 to 3 days, and we assist people regularly with overdue bills. We participate as a site for Family Promise, and we work with Safe Berks, Mary’s Home, the Reading Berks Conference of Churches, Opportunity House, Ready.Set.Read!, the Reading Public Schools, just to name a few.

We worship on Sundays at 8am & 10:30am

(8 & 9:30 from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend). Multi-Generational Sunday School (Monthly lunch, education, and mission projects) and Adult Forum (Weekly at 9am) resumes on the Sunday after Labor Day with a welcome back breakfast.

8am Worship Service is in the Chapel – (Go up the steps on Oley St). This service includes guitar-led singing, weekly Holy Communion, and is about 45 minutes long.

10:30 (9:30 in Summer) Worship Service is in the Sanctuary (enter at the corner of Oley St. and Centre Ave OR use the ramp on 4th St). This service is a bit longer and includes musical offerings from different choirs or soloists.

Calvary United Church of Christ

Upcoming Events

Tue 29

Family-To-Family via ZOOM

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Reading PA
United States
Tue 29

Path of Holiness (Chapel)

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reading PA
United States
Oct 01

Path of Holiness (Chapel)

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reading PA
United States
Oct 01

El Nuevo Comienzo (iglesia pentecoste)

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reading PA
United States
Oct 02

Berks County Women’s Club

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Reading PA
United States