First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Social Justice Survey Summary, Explanation and Commentary

December 5, 2018

Data from the completed Social Justice Surveys were compiled by Carol Orts, who organized the project over the Summer of 2018, and frequently encouraged all congregants to participate.

The Survey Summary takes the response counts, as submitted by Carol, and arranges them in order, for easy comprehension.

All data regarding the age of respondents, and their areas of concern were gathered by Carol. Every suggestion for increased congregational involvement was noted. Those suggestions mentioned with significant frequency are listed in the survey.

Share a message of Welcome and Joy

December 5, 2018

In the spirit of hope and peace we will have a table in the gerber room after worship Sunday afternoon to assist the Unitarian Universalist Service Committeee's initiative to offer welcome messages with migrant children and families who have recently arrived to remind them that they have a home and are welcome here. 

Share the Plate Ballots

December 5, 2018

Below you will find the organizations that we will be voting on for our Share the Plate collections in the upcoming year.
A printable version is located at the bottom of this announcement.


Special Plate Collection Ballot    
December: 2018

CHOSE NO MORE THAN FIVE
(Only the first five will be counted if more than five are chosen.)
 
 
New Organizations:
 

Family Promise Needs Your Help

December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018 - December 9, 2018  and  Jan. 13 - Jan 27, 2019 (over MLK Holiday) All nights are long for families experiencing homeless. Please help three families (including 6 teenagers!) see the light of our love and hospitality!  We will host them in our church for meals and overnight stays during the week of Dec. 2-9, 2018 and January 13 through 27th.

Family Promise Needs Your Help

December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018 - December 9, 2018  and  Jan. 13 - Jan 27, 2019 (over MLK Holiday) All nights are long for families experiencing homeless. Please help three families (including 6 teenagers!) see the light of our love and hospitality!  We will host them in our church for meals and overnight stays during the week of Dec. 2-9, 2018 and January 13 through 27th.

Advent Calendar of Kindness Crafting

November 29, 2018

Join us in the Gerber room from 9 to 10:15 and 11:45 to 1 there will be a "pop up" advent calednar of kindness craft led by nursery care provider Barb Kolar and RE committee member Rachel Libertore.  Join us for holiday songs and fun.  

Celebrating the Winter Holidays with the UU Advent Wreath

November 28, 2018
from Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees
 
Seasonal celebrations help to create meaningful experiences at the holidays. This year, I invite you to explore the significance of the winter holidays with the UU Advent Wreath. We’ll be celebrating with this ritual at church, and you can incorporate it into your family celebrations at home as well.
 
Each Sunday morning and on Christmas Eve, we will light the Advent candles together at church and reflect on the themes of hope, peace, joy, and love.

Debeneville Grant Information

November 28, 2018

The following table is a brief description of the requests that were received for next year’s DeBenneville Fund grants.  Most of these will be voted upon for approval at the upcoming congregational meeting.

If anyone would like a copy of the complete requests, please email office@..... or joenpaula@comcast.net

 

Project Podcasts Possible!

November 28, 2018
Are you looking for a way to listen more deeply to worship or help out our church community from the comfort of your own home?  We're looking for a few folks to edit our worship recordings.  No previous tech experience - all training provided.  Please contact Kai Miller to get started. 

Time to Strike Up the UU Holiday Band!

November 27, 2018

Do you have at least one year of experience playing an instrument?  Would you like a reason to pick up your instrument again? Each Christmas Eve we are called to worship with magical carols played by you!   We ask that musicians interested attend at least one rehearsal (preferably both if you have limited experience) from 11:45 to Noon on Sunday Dec 2nd and Dec 16th.  To sign up please contact either Kent or Rachel Gutzler for sheet music at 610-780-5162 or kgutzler@goberkscounty.com