Unitarian Society of Germantown


150th

The Unitarian Society of Germantown was founded in 1865 (we celebrated our 150th anniversary last year) and built its current building on Lincoln Dr in Mt Airy in 1928. We are currently around 300 members. Minister, Rev. Kent Matthies has been at USG since 2002. Sunday services and Spiritual Development for children and youth are at 10:30am. We have a number of special celebrations: A Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead service with a Mariachi band the last Sunday in October, a Diwali celebration on a Saturday evening in early November, A New Orleans style Jazz Funeral with a Dixieland Jazz band the Sunday after new Years and we host a huge Martin Luther King Day of Service event each January. We also work with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia each spring and host homeless families through the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network in July or August. This is just a sampling of some of our celebrations and activities, please visit our website to learn more.

Germantown - Black Lives Matter Group

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Congregational Mission

UUPLAN members and others from the Unitarian Society of Germantown and the UU Church of Delaware County staged a rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. From left: Jondai Harrel, Executive Director of The Center for Returning Citizens, Rev. Kent Matties, Unitarian Society of Germantown. Credit: Adam Zolkover

UUPLAN members and others from the Unitarian Society of Germantown and the UU Church of Delaware County staged a rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. From left: Jondai Harrel, Executive Director of The Center for Returning Citizens, Rev. Kent Matthies, Unitarian Society of Germantown. Credit: Adam Zolkover

Building Beloved Community with Compassion, Service and Empowerment

Congregational Core Values

We believe in the Spirit of Life that unifies humanity, the earth and the cosmos.

Wonder and joy emanate from this source, as does love.

We celebrate the Spirit of Life and the beauty of the world through shared worship, small groups and personal spiritual practices.

We experience awe at the mystery of existence and, spurred by curiosity, use our intellect and imagination for life long learning about our fellow beings in the here and now and the there and then.

We relish life in a diverse urban community where everyone is welcome as they are and encouraged to stay and discover their best selves and unique calling in the human family.

We embrace the interconnectedness of life and act on the obligation to care and the obligation to speak up in the search for justice and healing.

Congregational Intentions

Engage in inspiring and enriching worship and an array of spiritual practices.

Participate in life-span experiences of meaning, knowledge and wisdom.

Be vital, effective, compassionate agents for social justice through a rich variety of service and dialogue experiences.

Develop deep and meaningful relationships within an intentionally welcoming, multicultural, and caring community.


Unitarian Society of Germantown website
6511 Lincoln Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19119
215-844-1157
admin@usguu.org

USG Representative for the GPC: Treva Burger