First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

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.

Hike, Write & Picnic To Be Rescheduled

June 10, 2014

The Hike, Write and Picnic scheduled for Saturday, June 21 will be rescheduled in the Fall.

Do You Want to Offer an Adult Ed Program?

June 10, 2014

Do you want to lead a discussion group, offer meditation or yoga, or start a social group? If you are interested in offering a program this Fall, please complete and submit our Course Proposal Form by August 10. Only programs submitted by the August 10 deadline will be included in an adult education flyer and promoted at a sign up fair in mid-to-late August.

First All-Summer RE Program Needs Volunteers!!

June 8, 2014

The RE program is excited to announce that we have purchased an air conditioner for Kidspace, and thus will be providing All-Summer All-Ages (3 years old through youth) RE this Summer from Sunday, June 22nd through Sunday, August 31st. We have also planned monthly "Outdoor RE" opportunities to help spruce up our own gated courtyard and garden! BUT we need your help to get it all off the ground! Especially in July, when our DRE will not be present, volunteers are needed to fill in gaps where no Helpers or Leaders are currently scheduled.