First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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September 2018 News

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LGBTQ/ Allies Caucus Meeting

The LGBTQ/ Aliies group wil meet on Sept 23rd at 11:45am in the meeting room off of the Gerber room. All are welcome.

Welcoming Congregation Assessment Team Meeting

 The Welcoming Congregation Assessment team will meet at 11:45am on August 26th in the meeting room off the gerber room. All are welcome.

Parking Vouchers Swap

As many of you are aware we have been having issues with the parking garage across the street for sometime. Any parking passes that you may have purchased with a  November expiration date are no longer valid. Melissa will be available at coffee hour this Sunday to exchange any invalid vouchers for new ones. 

UU Parenting Group’s Fall Equinox Celebration

Celebrate the Fall Equinox with the UU Parenting Group’s Meeting and Potluck on Friday, September 21 from 6-8 pm at the home of Amber and Nathan Brown, 614 Jefferson Blvd, Reading, PA 19609-2331.  Text/call Lynn at 484-219-5966 with questions.  All are welcome.

 

 

 

 
 
 

Indivisible Berks Meeting

Our next monthly Indivisible Berks meeting is on Wednesday September 5th at 6PM in the Gerber Room.  This will be our Fall kickoff meeting for the upcoming election on Nov. 6, 2018.  Join us to learn more about volunteering to help registering new voters and canvassing existing voters to make sure they vote.  We will also have Indivisible Berks t-shirts and buttons for sale. Questions: send an email to Frank.Wilder@IndivisibleBerks.org or call us at 484-509-0787.

Responsible Investing Seminar

How Can My Investment Approach Reflect My Values?

Interest in responsible investing is intensifying, as a growing number of investors are discovering the possibility of earning competitive returns with portfolios that reflect their values.

Join us for a seminar that will introduce you to the world of responsible investing. You’ll discover how companies are incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practices into their businesses — and the role you can have as an investor to affect positive change.

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
News: 

Building Community: What's In Your Toolbox?

September 22, 2018

Join other UU congregations in the Central East Region for a day of networking, learning, and connecting.  Lunch provided.  See flyer attached.

Book Presentation by Cindy Ross

October 11, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm 

An Evening With Author Cindy Ross

THE WORLD IS OUR CLASSROOM

HOW ONE FAMILY USED NATURE & TRAVEL TO SHAPE

AN EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION­­

Cindy’s story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy and her husband what experiential education can do. Inspired by the experience, they went on to create a new way of supplementing their children’s education, focusing on two arenas for learning: the natural world and travel.

 

In this special presentation on Learning from Faith-based Cultures, Cindy will share her family’s experiences around the world. She’ll illustrate with images of Buddhist monks in Nepal, Muslims in Turkish mosques, Christians in Jerusalem, Hindus in India and how it broadened their minds and made them more accepting and appreciative of others who are different.  Cindy’s children, Sierra and Bryce, were raised in the UU Church, whose religious educators greatly impacted who they became and influenced their life work. Cindy’s multi-media presentation will be followed by Q&A and a book signing.