First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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November 2018 News

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UU Parenting Group Bonfire & Potluck Dinner

UU Parenting Group Bonfire & Potluck Dinner, Friday November 2 from 6-8 pm at the O’Briens, 46 Skyline Dr, Temple, PA.  Bring your camp chairs and a potluck item to share.  We will be outside so dress for the weather.  For more information, text/call Lynn at 484-219-5966.

Contemplative Companions

“Mind-full? or Mindful?” Join us on Monday November 5th , 7:00-8:30 pm in the Gerber Room as together we create a contemplative space in which to explore and share our experiences of mind-fullness and mindfulness.

All are welcome. Contact Jane Rohrbach (windowsjmr@comcast.net) or Nadine Smet-Weiss (njw1258@hotmail.com) for further information.

Food Bank Statistics

In September our food bank distributed food to 82 families including 171 children, 163 adults, and 61 seniors for a total of 477 individuals. Special Thanks to Walter and Wilifriede Axsmith, Pat Getz, Jane Rohrback and Kelly Hartman for your continued dedication in volunteering. Our next food bank will take place on Thursday November 1st and as always we are in need of vounteers. For more information on how you can help contact Walter Axsmith at 610-488-6838.

Upcoming Classes: 
Upcoming Events: 
Wed, January 16, 7:00pm

Sanctuary Choir meets every Wednesday night September - May.  Members have a willingness to learn and listen to eachother as we prepare both sacred and secular pieces to enhance Sunday morning worship and other special moments durring the year. 

Please contact music department at berksuumusic@gmail.com with any questions. 

Fri, January 18, 7:00pm
Sun, January 20, 12:00pm

RE Committee meeting to make possibilities reality. 

Mon, January 21, 7:45pm

Those interested in playing strummed stringed instruments (guitars, bass, uke, etc) for the fourth Sunday of each month are welcomed to play through hymns and special music for an hour each Monday night.  This is a collaborative learning environment.  Some of the music is learned by ear, some by chords/tabs, we are happy to teach eachother and grow from one another - don't count yourself out! 

For more information please contact director of music, Ebee Bromley, berksuumusic@gmail.com   

Wed, January 23, 7:00pm

Sanctuary Choir meets every Wednesday night September - May.  Members have a willingness to learn and listen to eachother as we prepare both sacred and secular pieces to enhance Sunday morning worship and other special moments durring the year. 

Please contact music department at berksuumusic@gmail.com with any questions. 

Sun, January 27, 12:00pm

Mentors and Mentees come together to explore how their faith informs how they lead.  Participents bring brown bag lunch. 

Mon, January 28, 7:45pm

Those interested in playing strummed stringed instruments (guitars, bass, uke, etc) for the fourth Sunday of each month are welcomed to play through hymns and special music for an hour each Monday night.  This is a collaborative learning environment.  Some of the music is learned by ear, some by chords/tabs, we are happy to teach eachother and grow from one another - don't count yourself out! 

For more information please contact director of music, Ebee Bromley, berksuumusic@gmail.com   

Wed, January 30, 7:00pm

Sanctuary Choir meets every Wednesday night September - May.  Members have a willingness to learn and listen to eachother as we prepare both sacred and secular pieces to enhance Sunday morning worship and other special moments durring the year. 

Please contact music department at berksuumusic@gmail.com with any questions. 

Sun, February 3, 12:00pm

Share some of your time and talents to help us make sure our younger learners have all supplies they need to explore their spiritual world. Contact Mike Mannix to help.

Mon, February 4, 7:45pm

Those interested in playing strummed stringed instruments (guitars, bass, uke, etc) for the fourth Sunday of each month are welcomed to play through hymns and special music for an hour each Monday night.  This is a collaborative learning environment.  Some of the music is learned by ear, some by chords/tabs, we are happy to teach eachother and grow from one another - don't count yourself out! 

For more information please contact director of music, Ebee Bromley, berksuumusic@gmail.com   

Wed, February 6, 7:00pm

Sanctuary Choir meets every Wednesday night September - May.  Members have a willingness to learn and listen to eachother as we prepare both sacred and secular pieces to enhance Sunday morning worship and other special moments durring the year. 

Please contact music department at berksuumusic@gmail.com with any questions. 

Sat, February 9, 8:00am

Our Coming of Age Youth and Teachers along with special guests will embark on designing a service project to live out their faith. 

Mon, February 11, 7:45pm

Those interested in playing strummed stringed instruments (guitars, bass, uke, etc) for the fourth Sunday of each month are welcomed to play through hymns and special music for an hour each Monday night.  This is a collaborative learning environment.  Some of the music is learned by ear, some by chords/tabs, we are happy to teach eachother and grow from one another - don't count yourself out! 

For more information please contact director of music, Ebee Bromley, berksuumusic@gmail.com   

Tue, February 12, 7:00pm
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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Wednesday November 21 7 pm

October 17, 2018

This year's Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by Immanuel United Church of Christ in Shillington, next to Governor Mifflin High School. The Bahai's will be offering the sermon. Representatives from Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, UU Berks, The Islamic Center of Reading, Church of the Brethren, Washington Presbyterian, and other faith communities will offer prayers and words of gratitude. The service begins at 7 pm and is followed by a reception. An offering will be taken for a local nonprofit organization.

Opportunity to Join the Church

October 17, 2018

Have you been reflecting on your relationship with the church and finding yourself ready to make the commitment to be a member? Those who are newer to our church community will have the opportunity to officially join as members on Sunday, November 4. During the worship service that day, there will be a ceremony for new members along with recognition of all lengths of membership. If you are considering joining the church and would like to participate in the ceremony, please contact Mike Mannix, Membership Chair, at mike@mannix.com or Rev. Sandra Fees at ministeruuberks@gmail.com

Celebrating Our Members

October 17, 2018

Did you know we have people in our church who have been members for more than 50 years? On Sunday, November 6, we will be celebrating all the members of our church by their length of membership, including officially inducting new members. The sermon will reflect on what it means to "come home to church." Please come and join in this special time to recognize the commitments and gifts of those who have given their hearts to UU and to UU Berks.