First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Share the Plate Ballot for Congregational Meeting

May 8, 2019

Hello U.U. Family,

Here is a sample of the ballot that we will be voting on at the May Congregational meeting on May 19th. The websites are included if you wish to further research any of the organizations. It should be noted that you must be present at the meeting to vote for the Special Plate collections.

perspective_awardees_spring_2019_sample_pdf_1.pdf

And the Nominees are…

April 28, 2019

Spring brings lots of things, sometimes even the same in our step; and, it also brings our May Congregational Meeting and a Vote for members of our FUUBC Board of Directors.

The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations of church Members to serve on the Board. We’ll be voting to fill 3 positions. Nominees must be Members in good standing. The nominating committee consists of 

"Shine Like the Stars" at our Annual Service Auction

April 6, 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets - $15.00
Child Care Available
The 2019 Service Auction program is available online:
Come out for an evening for fun, food, & community at our annual service auction. Enjoy a smorgasbord of

Enter Auction Donations Here

March 24, 2019

Do you have and item or a service you would like to donate to our Annual Service Auction? Please click on the Auction Donation Link to add your item.

THANK YOU for participating! Auction Date: April 6, 2019. Items needed by: March 24 (unless perishable)

Marie Rothenberger Memorial and Celebration

March 21, 2019

Long-time member Marie Rothenberger died on Monday, March 18. A service to mourn and celebrate will be held at UU Berks on Thursday, April 4. Calling hours will be from 3:30-4:30 pm, and a service will follow at 4:30 pm. Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees will officiate. Condolences may be sent to Marie's daughter Donna Sonon and husband Don Rothenberger. Their addresses are: Donna Sonon, 114 Timber Drive, Blandon, PA 19510; Don Rothenberger, 112 Timber Drive, Blandon, PA 19510.

"Putting the T First"

March 6, 2019

Dear Members and Friends,

UUA General Assembly and the Orts Fund

February 28, 2019

Ever wonder what the larger UUA world is up to?  Want to feel connected to our larger faith tradition? One really fantastic option, open to any member of a UU congregation: attend UUA General Assembly, where you will witness our faith in action. This year the General Assembly will be held June 19-23 in Spokane, Washington (https://www.uua.org/ga). A few years ago, Keith and Carol Orts set up the Keith Orts Scholarship Fund to extend the reach and connectiveness of our UUBerks community to the larger denominational activities. At the time, Dr. Rev.

Rev. Fees to take part in discussion panel on the film "Man On Fire" February 27

February 27, 2019

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees to serve on post film panel discussion for "Man On Fire" February 27--This documentary film is being presented at the Miller Center for the Arts on February 27th at 6:30 pm, reception 5:45 pm. The film explores the story of Charles Moore, an elderly white preacher, who self-immolated in 2014 to protest the racism of Grand Saline, TX. Also serving on the panel are the filmmaker Joel Fendelman, Michael Kaucher-Reading Berks Conference of Churches and Reverend Dr Bruce N. Alick-President of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention.

Girl Scout Sunday

February 27, 2019

Calling all girl scouts! On March 10th we will be recognizing girl scouts in our congregation.  If you are a girl scout please contact director of religious education, Ebee Bromley, eb.dre.uuberks@gmail.com,  so we can get a proper count and for more information. 

NEW DATE! Digital Pastor of the Resistance, John Pavlovitz is coming to Reading

February 14, 2019

John Pavlovitz, writer, pastor, and activist, is coming to Reading, November 8-10, 2019. Pavlovitz is committed to equality, diversity, and justice, both inside and outside faith communities. Thanks to a DeBenneville grant we’re able to bring him to the area for several events focusing on social justice. Keep an eye on the Univoice for more details.