First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

Steady Progress in the Sanctuary Improvement Project

August 15, 2014

Services will continue in the cozy atmosphere of the Gerber Room through October when we will hold a rededication service. 

Stay tuned for more details!

Shelley Kauffman, Board President

Youth Group Advisors/ Teachers & Helpers Needed for Fall RE

August 14, 2014

This Fall, consider working with one of the most dynamic group of people at our church, our Youth Group. Starting Sunday, September 14th 2014, we are in need of at least 2-4 more adults to work with our middle and high school aged youth group on either a rotating or consistent basis. You make your own schedule in advance. Helpers and rotating teachers are always welcome to volunteer with any RE age group, including Youth Group (less preparation and Sunday time is required). Please see Maria, DRE, for more information about how you can help.

Construction in the Sanctuary Has Commenced!

August 8, 2014

Construction began this past Monday. Bring on the dust!

Shelley Kauffman, Board President

Social Justice Reflection by Pat Uribe-Lichty

August 8, 2014
I was able to attend the July 31st Interfaith "Pray for Relief" demonstration in Washington, D.C.

Sanctuary Improvement Project (SIP) Update

July 25, 2014

The Sanctuary Improvement Project will begin as soon as we get the building permits approved from the city. Unfortunately, due to staff changes at the city permit office, permit approvals for everyone, including us, have been delayed. All other components of the SIP construction plans are in order, and we are in frequent contact with the contractor regarding the permit delay. We will let everyone know as soon as permits are obtained, as well as any changes in the timeline to completion.

Wendy Luckenbill for the SIP Committee

Summer Church Office Hours

July 18, 2014

In August, the Office will have very part-time and irregular hours due to staffing transitions. When contacting the church by email or phone, please know your messages will be returned as soon as possible, but it may take 3-5 days for a response. Upon hiring a new Office Administrator in early September, we will post new Office hours.

Splinters from the Board

June 21, 2014

At the June meeting, the Board approved a plan to provide our half time and greater staff (20 hours per week or more) with UUA Pension Contribution Benefits, in accordance with the UUA guidelines.

The Board is very excited to announce the election of two new officers on the board:  

Bill Oberti - VP/President Elect 

Art Arleth - Secretary

The Board also approved the four Special Plate Collection ‘winners’, based upon the vote taken at the last Congregational Meeting. They are:

Board Gratitudes

June 21, 2014

Mindy Bortz – Thank you for your many years as Coordinator of Caring Circle

Judy Aubrey, Pat Getz, Cookie Long, and Brad Richardson – Thanks for organizing the Annual Church Picnic and making it a success! Did they also special order the beautiful weather? What a fantastic day! 

Applications for Office Administrator Position Being Accepted Until Aug. 8

June 12, 2014

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County is seeking an Office Administrator to manage the operation of the church office, including administrative, financial, facilities and communications functions. This diverse and fast-paced position includes managing the membership database, serving as payroll liaison, bookkeeping duties, coordinating grocery scrip and generating the weekly electronic news blast, among other functions.