The First UU Church seeks opportunities to build a world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. Each month, we designate one Plate Collection to an organization working on issues that reflect our UU values and principles. The beneficiaries of these offerings are recommended by church members and decided by a vote of the church membership during bi-annual Congregational Meetings. Organizations selected are generally centered in the Greater Reading and Berks County area and established 501(c)(3)'s.
Members are encouraged to offer suggestions for upcoming ballots by contacting Bernice Hines at 484-269-8002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past recipients have included:
- Berks Women in Crisis CAMPPeaceworks
- Justice Works Youth Care
- Greater Reading Immigration Project's Dreamers Scholarship
- Southwest Elementary School
- Minister's Discretionary Fund
- Western Berks Free Medical Clinic
- Berks Connections/Pre-Trial Services
- Family Promise
- UU Berks Food Pantry
- Wisdom31, a Legacy of Motivated Moms (ESL classes for immigrant mothers)