First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Gift Card Fundraiser

Our Scrip/Gift Card Fundraiser is expanding in two ways:

1. Special Holiday Gift Card Sale

What Is It?
Do you need to purchase gifts for teachers, service personnel, teenagers, friends, family (local or at a distance)?
This is a great way to take care of your holiday gift list quickly and easily  and help our Church at the same time.
 During this sale, you'll be able to purchase gift cards for a variety of retailers, not just our usual grocery store gift cards and FUUBC will raise funds from your purchases.Store categories include: Restaurants,
Department Stores, Books, Arts & Crafts, Online, Music, Pets, Home Improvement, Sporting Goods, Clothing, Shoes, etc.
Here's just a small sampling of the participating retailers: Target, Lands End, Amazon, Apple, Michael's,
Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's, Lowe's Home Depot, Red Lobster, Outback, Zappos, American Eagle, Bed Bath& Beyond, Boscov's, and many, many more.

 The sale begins Sunday, November 6 and runs through Monday, November 28th, 2016.

Cards will be distributed on Sunday, December 11. If you are unable to pick up your cards this day we can make arrangements to get them to you.

It makes the holidays less stressful and helps FUUBC at the same time.
These retailers are offering their gift cards to FUUBC at a discount as a fundraiser for our church. (It works just like our Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser does, but offers many other retailers for a limited time.)
The discount varies with each retailer and the percentage is noted on the order form.

This is a great opportunity and easy way to raise funds for our church. It doesn't require extra donations on your part: just purchase gift cards as presents for those on your gift list, or purchase gift cards for yourself to use at the retailers where you shop.
It's easy!

Just complete your order form and write a check for the total amount and get it to Melissa in the FUUBC office or Terri Bridgwater by the end of the day on Monday, November 27, 2016.

Order forms are available in the lobby, in the Gerber room, from Melissa in the FUUBC office, and from Terri Bridgwater and at the link below

Who Can Participate?
Anyone! Please share this sale opportunity with your family, friends, and co-workers.

Still have questions?
Contact Terri Bridgwater at or 717-877-9681 phone or text.

2. Grocery Gift Cards available every Sunday

We're doing our best to make the Giant and Weis grocery gift cards available every Sunday after church.
Look for Office Administrator Melissa Medina or Terri Bridgwater at the table in the Gerber Room after our service.
Please note: currently we can only accept cash or checks as payment for the grocery gift cards.
We are still encouraging everyone to sign up for a monthly gift card order.
It's easy and convenient, just are Melissa the office administrator or complete the order form found on the FUUBC website.

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Bridgwater at terribridgwater@yahoo.comor 717-877-9681 phone or text or Melissa in the church office.


 The UUBerks Grocery Gift Card program allows church members and friends to purchase Giant and Weis gift cards at face value and pass a significant fundraising profit back to UUBerks! It costs you nothing and UUBerks gains a lot!

gift card

How Does the Gift Card Program Work?

Giant and Weis sell gift cards at a discount (Giant gives a 10% discount and Weis gives a 5% discount). UUBerks then sells the gift cards to you at full face value thereby earning the difference as profit.  For every $100 Giant you purchase, the church receives $10! For every $100 Weis card you purchase, the church receives $5! The church currently profits $11,000 a year from selling Grocery Gift Cards and we have plenty of room to GROW!

How Do I Order?

  1. You can set up a "standing order" with the Office Administrator. Each month you send in a check for your cards by the 25th of the month and your cards will be mailed our on the 1st (or the first subsequent business day). Grab an order form in the Gerber Room by the table near the kitchen or Download it here to fill out. Drop it in the Grocery Scrip mailbox in the Gerber Room or email it to
  2. You can also order cards "as needed" by sending in a check on months you'd like to use grocery gift cards. It's easy! Don't forget the Order Form.
  3. Or purchase cards on Sundays when the Office Administrator is at the church after services in the Gerber Room at the Membership Table by writing a check.