Univoice Weekly

Weekly News for the week of:
July 17, 2022

This Sunday:

Bring your favorite necklace (malla), rosary, orbracelet with beads or stones. Carla will share images from her trip thru Nepal and facilitate prayers and chants thru beads—a practice common to many faiths. Repeating a sound (mantra) together in community can create peace within ourselves and harmony around the world. 

To attend on siteFULL VACCINATION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: FUUBC strongly encourages all those who can be vaccinated to be vaccinated, including boosters as appropriate.  

MASKING RECOMMENDED: FUUBC strongly encourages attendees at worship services and other large gatherings to wear masks.

To attend by Zoom, click on this link: uuberks.org/zoom-worship. (If this is the first time you’re using zoom, you may be prompted to download a launcher app).

To connect by phone (audio only):
   1) Dial the phone number: 1-646-558-8656
   2) When prompted for the “Meeting ID”, enter: 999-805-145-23#
   3) When prompted for the “Participant ID”, enter: #

Please plan to arrive or log on by 10:20-10:25 am to enjoy the gathering music, and, for those on zoom, to establish a connection before worship is scheduled begins. Zoom participant mics are muted throughout the service.





Tonight – FRIDAY

7:00 PM:

  • For the Summer we’re revisiting stories from the past year –  

  • From SoulMatters: “Here’s a story that explores and celebrates the beauty and value of spirals. What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again—in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear? . 

  • Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman  Berks County Library Catalog – Many In for borrowing! .  Video Link.


9:45 AM :Adult RE & Children’s RE 

  • In Person: in 1st floor chalice house

  • Summer Spiritual Practice Series – this week we’ll play with the earth – making a moss garden with Wendy Wentzel and Corinne Hauk. Inspired by japanese garden principles we’ll gather to create together in community. [soulful home packet]

  • Onsite Only 

10:30- Worship Service- All Ages

Monday – Thursday 
Daily posts on our new covenanted RE Facebook page 
check out our Remind classroom. 
If you need to signup link here: remind.com/join/refuucbc



Show Your Support at Pride fest– This Sunday
Come out this Sunday to Reading Pride fest and show your support for our LGBTQ community. There will be tons of vendors and activities for the whole family, Make sure you stop by the FUUBC table.


This year Pride fest has moved to Jim Dietrich Park. The park is located at 4899 Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd, Reading, PA 19605



Help Need For Welcoming Reception


There is going to be a welcoming reception for our new interim minister on Sunday August 7 – mostly just a larger coffee hour.  We are looking for volunteers to help plan and work this event.  If you are able to help in any way – either with planning or with the setup/serving/clean up on  Aug 7, please email Corrine Hauk at cnhauk@comcast.net



A note from the UU Berks IT Services Team:
As you know, a lot of things will be changing in August.  We want to remind everyone that on August 1st, all emails sent to minister@uuberks.org will be going to Reverend Amy DeBeck. If you want to send Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees a message, you can use this address through the end of the July. If you have any questions, please let us know by sending an email to g.it.services@uuberks.org.



We are currently looking for anyone who is interested in volunteering to be a Greeter and when the time comes- to be an Usher.  This is a great way to get to know your fellow members or get to know them better    And of course- being of service can provide comfort to you and others!!

Currently we have a group of  approx 10 of us that rotate and fill in when we can but if we can get another 10 volunteers- then this will mean you would be a greeter every 6 -8 weeks and provides back up for our busy summer months. 

We like to have two greeters at each service & when RE sessions are occurring on Sunday’s- one greeter arrives at 9:40 to greet those arriving for RE at 9:45 & the 2nd greeter arrives at 10 am to be available for those attending the Sunday service.

Please take time to consider this and please contact me, Joanne Koehler at jkbluesky@icloud.com or my cell 610-914-8827 if you are interested or have any questions.





* adapted from Ground Rules by Carol Gay, UU Congregation of Cleveland

Update on Parking Options
  • Free parking is available on Sundays on the street and in the library parking lot.
  • The parking garage across the street (4th and Cherry streets) has changed to a pay by app system. The app is called ParkMobile. It can be downloaded in the apple store or on the google play app. At this time we are unable  to offer discounted parking vouchers.
Are you having trouble connecting to Zoom services?

We have established a Zoom service tech line if you are having trouble logging into our Sunday service. If you do not get an immediate answer, leave a message and your call will be returned momentarily.Dial 484-925-1684.

Be More

by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss
Spiritual Director

do less
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