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    Congregation's New Name: Unitarian Universalists of Mt. Airy   

NOTICE: during this health crisis there will be NO services, or meetings held in our building. Services are available on Live Stream. Just click the button with the blue arrow to the left of this notice at 11:00 on Sunday morning to watch and listen.

  • We'll live stream the service via the usual method, as well as Zoom and Facebook Live on Sunday.
  • I'm available to meet in person on 1-1 basis, unless I have confirmed contact with COVID, but I'm actively monitoring my email and voicemail and happy to chat however you feel comfortable.
  • We'll get through this together. Wash your hands, and stay home as much as possible!
Thank you!
The Reverend McKinley L. Sims, M.Div.
Minister (he/him)

Who Are We?


Some of us after coffee hour on a sunny Sunday. CLICK HERE for an enlargement.

We are a religiously diverse, LGBTQ+ embracing, intentionally multiracial and multicultural Unitarian Universalist faith community. In our congregation, we journey together in Love toward restoring spiritual wholeness. We were founded as a Universalist church in central Philadelphia in 1820 and relocated to the Mount Airy neighborhood in 1938. Join us for Sunday services each week in our air-conditioned sanctuary at 11 am and for our coffee hour afterward. Sunday school and child care are available. Summer services are followed by a potluck coffee hour.

We welcome people from any religious background who seek personal and spiritual growth in an extended family atmosphere.

Our denomination has no creed or doctrinal tests. All who are in sympathy with our beliefs and are willing to join us in supporting the goals of this church and the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association are welcomed into membership.

Our building is now accessible to people with disabilities! It features a ramp to the main sanctuary and a wheelchair lift to the Social Hall beneath. An accessible restroom has been created on the lower level to make our Fellowship Hall more accessible to our congregants, visitors and renters. CHECK HERE for photos.


The Greater Philly UU Cluster (GPC) represents 14 nearby UU congregations and is actively connecting these congregations to share our message, grow our faith and strengthen congregations. Check out our Annual Reports to learn more about what we've been doing. As we look ahead, GPC will play a larger role for our congregations as the UUA regionalization moves forward.

Check out our GPC google calendar to attend events at the other cluster congregations. For more information...

We are a Social Justice
Loving Congregation!

Social Justice has been a long tradition, going back to the 1960s when the congregation worked with other community groups to fight "redlining" in Mt. Airy. As we work actively in the Black Lives Matter movement, we maintain a strong, spiritual commitment to love and justice. We recently voted to become a member of POWER Philadelphia and we have long participated in the work of UUJusticePA.


If you shop at Amazon, here's a new way to give to your congregation. Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop at AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/) to the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration.

Register at the Amazon website.

GoodSearch.com is a search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

Use the button link on the right, or go to https://www.goodsearch.org/ and be sure to enter the "Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration" as the charity you want to support.

If you would like to know more about our denomination, please click on this Unitarian Universalist Organizations link.

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