First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Current News

Debeneville Grant Accepting Applications

September 2, 2018

Dear Fellow FUUBC members,

 

Next year's DeBenneville Fund grant request (s) will be evaluated this fall and voted upon at our December congregational meeting. 

This letter is being sent to initiate the requests for grant proposals, to clarify the grant process and to present three proposed amendments to the plan of operation.

 

Please be advised that the DeBenneville Fund Committee, our Minister, the Reverend Sandra Fees and our Board of Directors hereby request grant proposals for the calendar year 2019.

Growing our Minds, Hearts & Spirits!

August 30, 2018

One great and explicit place to grow the garden of your mind is in leading a Religious Education class!

Adults in our Faith Community - you have the power to learn alongside our children and youth!  There are so many wonders you will encounter as you guide the lesson in partnership with the participants.  Witnessing the “beginner’s mind” can spark that state for your own learning. It is a true gift.

Seeking Song/Hymn Leaders

August 30, 2018

Looking for a way to connect more deeply with worship and your faith?  The music program is seeking 2-3 members to join our burgeoning 4 person Song/Hymn leader team.  Commitment to include:

- leading congregational songs (hymns) 1 to 2 services ever other month under the coaching of music director, Ebee Bromley.  

- meeting twice in the Fall and Spring as a group to explore worship and song leading techniques.  First gathering to meet this October

Family Religious Exploration Registration - Open Online

August 30, 2018

As a people of reflection and renewal it is once again time to register your family for the fun and faith filled year of journeying together as we "Share our Stories"! 

In an effort to be kinder to the environment we are using online registration.  Visit RE WEBSITE PAGE to fill out this year's form.  

The Tri- Wizard Tournament

August 22, 2018

The UU Church of Cherry Hill presents the Tri- Wizard Tournament Wedsnesday August 22.  The UU Berks line of the Hogwarts Express departs from 416 3/4 Franklin Street platform at 8 am.

Ages 7 through adult are welcome to join. Please contact Ebee with you interest at eb.dre.uuberks@gmail.com  and to reserve a spot. Please RSVP so we have an accurate count. Will we be making UU Berks house shirts in preparation.

Granny Caravan Plans Stopovers in PA

July 31, 2018

Granny Caravan Plans Stopovers in PA

Over six days, Grannies Respond will be journeying from Manhattan, NY to McAllen, Texas in response to the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border. What started as an idea between a group of grandmothers distressed about immigrant children being torn from their families has grown into a movement garnering national attention.

Social Justice Questionnaire

July 8, 2018
The FUUBC Social Justice Ministry wants to hear from you!  We are asking every member, attender, and friend of FUUBC to respond to a Social Justice Questionnaire.

David Alcorn's Memorial Service

June 30, 2018

A Memorial Service for David Alcorn will be held at 10 am on June 30, 2018 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of York, located at 925 South George St., York, PA 17403.

Rev. Sandra's Summer Schedule

June 27, 2018

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees will be on vacation and study leave from July 5 through August 20. If you are a church member and have a pastoral emergency during this time, please contact Rev. Sandra on her cell phone or contact a member of the Caring Circle. Please direct all other questions and inquiries to Melissa Medina, Office Administrator, and she will direct you to the appropriate person or resource.

Announcing Your 2018-2019 Caring Circle

June 22, 2018

Your Caring Circle works closely with our minister, Rev. Sandra Fees, to offer a listening and caring presence for members and friends of our congregation. The Caring Circle members are Liz Eshelmen, Pat Getz, Carol Gonzalez, Stephanie Hullinger, Linda McCormick, Mary Jo Weishampel, and Rev. Sandra. Their primary focus is to send cards and make phone to those who are celebrating births, marriages, and accomplishments or experiencing a life crisis, illness, or loss. News of members and friends is shared in a confidential environment and held prayerfully by our Caring Circle.