First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

Food Pantry Re-scheduled

March 5, 2015

Due to the inclement weather, the Food Pantry that was scheduled for Thursday, March 1, has been re-scheduled for the following Thursday, March 5.

Social Justice Committee Update

March 4, 2015
Bill Oberti has volunteered to take over Carol Orts' task of forwarding timely Social Justice messages to those of us interested. If you know of an event or action we should know about,
please send it to Bill Oberti at  If you have questions check in with Pat Uribe-Lichty at

March 6th - First Friday Film and Ban the Box Update

February 25, 2015

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County is co-hosting a public update on the fair chance hiring initiative in the city of Reading, also known as the "Ban the Box" movement. Come out on Friday, March 6 at 6pm for the meeting and then stay for our First Friday Film from Decarcerate PA at 7pm.

Church Seeks Part Time Office Administrator

February 19, 2015

The First Unitarian Universalist Church is looking for a Part time Office Administrator. Duties include the administrative, bookkeeping, scheduling, and communications functions.

Responsibilities for this diverse and fast-paced position include: Managing the membership database, payroll liaison, bookkeeping, coordinating grocery scrip, mailings, preparing weekly order of service, office equipment maintenance, generating the weekly electronic newsletter, web calendaring updates, and general office duties.

UU Sangha has a New Date/Time

February 18, 2015
UU Sangha is now the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship Of Berks County


New date and time! We meet the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 pm – 6:30pm. Meditation and dharma talk with discussion


Reading Public Museum Outing

February 17, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11am
Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog or Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

This is an all ages event.  The young ones can enjoy Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog.  The older children, teens and adults can view the Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.  Here's the museums link:

Letter of Gratitude from Rev. Sandra

February 12, 2015

Thank you for honoring me and our shared ministry with a celebration of our 10 years together. This community certainly knows how to craft a beautiful worship service and throw a great party! I am honored and grateful to be your minister. You demonstrated once again the love, kindness, and creativity that form the heart of this congregation.

Special Plate Collection Update

February 12, 2015

The January Special Plate Collection for the Minister's Discretion Fund brought in $1,146. The next Special Plate Collection is for CampPeaceworks on this coming Sunday, February 15th

The Special Plate Collection for City Light Ministries originally scheduled for March 15th has been rescheduled and will be taken on March 29th.

Board Splinters - January 2015

February 4, 2015

At the latest meeting, the Board continued discussing the PUC grants.

The Board also approved the Special Plate Collections for 2015. They are:


Board Gratitudes - January 2015

February 4, 2015

The Board would like to thank Tracy Greth, Matt Owen, Jane Palmer and Joanna Groebel for leading worship while Sandra was away.

The Board would also like to thank Christine Gilfillan for arranging the floral décor during the holiday season.