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July 2019 Update on the Van Pelt Accessibility Project

As a result of two site visits to experience first-hand a vendor’s proposed lifts, there was a decision to bring additional vendors into the procurement process to address quality issues. Further reviews of the plan highlighted the need to research solutions to address usability, ongoing maintenance and support and safety requirements. The staff despite these latest challenges continues to be highly committed to ensuring as feasible as possible an ADA-compliant, well-functioning solution. An updated report will be available at the end of September noting the latest findings coming out of additional site visits and research. Should you have any questions about the project please feel free to call Norman Fouhy (Business Administrator) or Nic Tenaglia (Building Superintendent) at (215) 563-3980

Our Minister

In the Spring of 2016, we called Rev. Abbey Tennis to our congregation.

She is passionate about building multigenerational and multicultural ministries that enliven the mind, grow the heart, engage the body, feed the soul, and transform the world.

You can learn more about Rev. Abbey Tennis on her personal website here.



The July-August issue of The Beacon is out!

Upcoming Summer Services
Sunday services (June-August) will be at 10am in the air-conditioned Parish Room. Use the side entrance on Van Pelt Street.

August 25. Blessing of the Animals (Rev. Abbey Tennis)
Bring your (well-behaved and/or crated) pets to receive a blessing in this intergenerational service celebrating our relationships to the non-human community of life. Pictures of shy or departed pets, stuffed animals, or other symbolic animals are invited to receive a blessing too!

September 1. Improv as Spiritual Practice: Making It up as We Go (David O'Connor)
The rules that govern good improv play are worth exploring as a way to live in community with others. Let's play together and see what sticks!


As an official Welcoming Congregation we are inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people.

For people with disabilities, we provide assisted listening devices, large print orders of service and hymnals. Also, our Sanctuary, Parish Room and Chapel are wheelchair accessible.

What would you like to learn more about?

What worship is like at First Unitarian Church

Religious Education for Children at First Unitarian Church

What is the history of Unitarian Universalism?


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