First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

UU Sangha on November 10th

November 6, 2014
UU Sangha is a community of Unitarian Universalists who desire the experience of exploring the teachings (dharma) of Buddhism from all traditions and how they relate to the values and principles of Unitarian Universalism. Our spiritual hour consists of a guided meditation, dharma reading and discussion followed by a brief silent meditation for closing.

Our Time To Serve

November 5, 2014
For Family Promise, we will bravely host 2 mothers and 3 children over the Thanksgiving holidays. 
There are only 4 dinner dates open, 2 Evening Host times available, and 8 Overnighters needed.
We will also need help setting up on Nov. 16 after church and breaking down on Nov.

First Friday Film at 7pm

November 5, 2014
Please tell someone about our First Friday Film coming up this Friday, Nov.

Board Gratitudes - October 2014

October 31, 2014

-   The Board would like to thank Rebecca Hartmann for serving as a member of the Board of Directors. Her time and efforts are greatly appreciated, and her drive, passion, and unique perspective will surely be missed.

-   A GIGANTIC thank you to all congregants for your cooperation, understanding and adaptability during the SIP. Though we are now back in our beautifully renovated sanctuary, our time spent together in the Gerber Room is evidence that it is the coming together of people in common purpose that truly makes a place a “Sacred Space”

Board Splinters - October 2014

October 31, 2014

-   The Board has approved the transfer of $20,000 from the DeBenneville Fund as a gap measure to pay for the renovations to the sanctuary while awaiting payment of SIP pledges.

-   The Board is looking for energetic and creative volunteers to lead our upcoming innovative pledge drive. Please reach out to any of the Board members if you are interested in volunteering your time and efforts to this extremely important activity!

Call to Sign-up for the Jubilee Anti-Racism Training

October 30, 2014

A Call to our Fellow Congregants to sign up for the Jubilee Anti-Racism training - the deadline is almost here!

Ed and I are new to the UU, but have felt very much at home here since beginning to attend the church in January, and joining in the spring.

RE/ All Community Potluck

October 30, 2014
ALL Ages are welcome to join in this RE Committee-sponsored Community potluck in the Gerber Room on Friday November 14, 6-8pm. Please bring a dish to share and contact Stephanie Elliott for more information at See you there! :-)

Food Pantry Update

October 24, 2014

The Food Pantry will be not be held on November 6, 2014. We will return the first Thursday in December.  Contributions to the Food Pantry can still be received for future use.

Social Justice Jubilee Opportunity

October 17, 2014

We have been offered a unique chance to experience a Jubilee Anti-Racism Training led by Unitarian Universalists in our church for only our church.  The Joseph Priestly District is willing to host this special training for us in Jan/Feb 2015 if we get 40 people to sign-up by Oct. 27. Everyone is invited for this transformative weekend to take our social justice ministry to the next level. 

UU History: Want to Learn More?

October 9, 2014

Keith and Carol Orts (born UUs) are facilitating a video history of Unitarian Universalism.  The first session, open to everyone, will be held Wednesday, October 15 7:00pm at the church.  The initial program covers our history from the year CE 0 to 1533.  Yes, we had history back then.  The following  session will be November 12.  Other sessions will be after the holidays.  You may attend all, or as many as you wish.  Please email us or sign up in the Gerber room so we know how many chairs to set up…See you there.