Univoice Weekly

Weekly News for the week of:
July 24, 2022

This Sunday:

This morning we will appreciate our interior parts and their relationships as guides toward harmony with ourselves, each other, and the planet. Using embodiment as a pathway, we might reframe our inner parts from “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” to “the good, no bad, and the relational”.  



Tonight – FRIDAY


7:00 PM:

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

  • This week’s story starts with an added practice from Soulful Home Family Ministry coordinator, Theresa Honey Youngblood:

  • “Do you pray before bed? Some families have a tradition of using the just-before-bed time to call to mind and heart those whom we want to include in our prayers. Some people have a list, which includes loved ones who have died, those who live far away, and others who are in special need. Other people pray for those in their communities, their countries, and our shared world whose circumstances call for extra love and caring. If this is not your family’s tradition, but you like the idea, you might begin your bedtime routine with verbiage like this: “We’re going to read a story tonight about a person who isn’t included. He’s not welcome. Before we begin, let’s name some people who we know need some extra help being included, such as people who don’t speak the same language as their neighbors, or people who are new at school. Who else can we add?” The Hungry Coat


9:45 AM :Adult RE & Children’s RE 

  • In Person: in Gerber room with Michele Nierle and Ms Jayné Park-Martinez

  • Summer Spiritual Practice Series All ages welcome for a 30-minute guided and accessible movement practice with music before service.

    If you plan to participate, wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat, if you have one. (There will be a few yoga mats and chairs available.) 
    Please contact Michele at michelenierle@gmail.com if you have any questions about the practice.

  • [soulful home packet]

  • Onsite Only 


10:30- Worship Service- All Ages

Monday – Thursday 
Summer break moves us to semi-weekly posts on our covenanted RE Facebook page 
check out our Remind classroom. 
If you need to signup link here: remind.com/join/refuucbc



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.






Effective June 1, 2022 until further notice 

Given the evolving nature of the pandemic, the FUUBC Board will be making ongoing evaluations on a regular basis. We are using available metrics from:

FULL VACCINATION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: FUUBC strongly encourages all those who can be vaccinated to be vaccinated, including boosters as appropriate. The church will be requiring proof of vaccination for the Minister, staff, guest speakers, and all RE volunteers. 

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



In gathering together, we promise to: 

  1. Wear masks when recommended by CDC guidelines. 
  2. Do not attend in person gatherings if you are not feeling well or if you have been directly exposed to Covid-19.
  3. Gain consent before touching or hugging others. Be mindful of varying levels of comfort and safety with social distancing when approaching others.
  4. Find ways to be inclusive of individuals who cannot be vaccinated, who may be immunocompromised, or who have hearing impairments. 
  5. Prioritize the safety of the whole community over our own individual sense of what is safe for ourselves.
  6. Give and accept reminders of these ground rules gracefully. 
  7. Assume good intentions, but also accept that policies and these ground rules will guide our actions. 
  8. Respect the authority of the people making policies. 

* 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
be more


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