The First Universalist Church of Brooklyn recently received a grant of $2,000 from the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention to address COVID-19-related needs in the community.

Grants were given to each of the Convention’s six member congregations, with the recommendation that the funds be used to support local food pantries.

The First Universalist Board of Trustees voted to give $1,000 each to Susquehanna County Trehab and Susquehanna County Interfaith. Checks were presented to each organization.

The Pennsylvania Universalist Convention was organized in 1832 and was composed of all the Universalist Churches in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at that time. It continues to this day to promote universalism in Pennsylvania by supporting the remaining historically Universalist churches in the state, as well as other Unitarian Universalist organizations.

The PUC’s member congregations are located in Athens, Brooklyn, Girard, Philadelphia, Reading and Smithton.

The First Universalist Church is a place where people are celebrated, needed and ministered, and is located on Maple St., Brooklyn. Worship services are held each Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 570-289-4603 or email at, or check out on Facebook @fucbrooklynpa.

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