First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

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.

Elizabeth Bromley Named Music Director

May 28, 2014

Elizabeth Bromley has been hired as Music Director and will assume this role beginning August 24. She has been serving as Interim Music Director from March through June 1, 2014. Her enthusiasm, talent and leadership have re-energized our music program. She demonstrates a heartfelt passion for music that inspires others musically and invites members and friends to share their musical gifts. The position is 12 hours per week, and her responsibilities will include directing the choir, organizing pianists, and coordinating special music offerings. 

Announcing the Summer 2014 Worship Schedule

May 20, 2014

Beginning June 15, worship services will be held in the Gerber Room until renovations are complete. Worship leaders are carefully crafting services that are creative, thematic and take advantage of worshiping in the round. Chairs will be arranged in a circle or semi-circle. During some services, there may be more than one choice, such as meditation in the back of Chalice House and a “traditional” service in the Gerber Room.

Children’s programming is being offered most Sundays, and Nursery care will be provided throughout the summer.