Univoice Weekly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly News for the week of:
July 31, 2022

 

 

This Sunday:
 

 


 

 

Contemplate: think about; ponder. Commonly understood as an intellectual exercise.
Contemplative: spiritually speaking, a practice of open presence in the world as-it-is.
Grounded in the here-and-now with mind, heart and body open to the spirit of life, we are inspired to
live in the world with the full wisdom of our being. Join us for a period of contemplative practice and
sharing.

                                                     
This Week in RE:
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Tonight – Friday
This summer we’re revisiting past stories – here’s one from Maria and her kids two summers ago.  
Story & Song Time with Ms Maria link
Before you share the story – here’s a description of the video from Maria

SUNDAY

9:45 AM :Adult RE 

  • In Person: in back of Chalice House

  • Summer RE Sources Series – this week we’ll explore our third source in conversation. We will explore with a time of reflection and community centered around helping our community. [soulful home packet]

  • Onsite Only 

9:45 AM: Children’s RE  

Elementary Ages:  Onsite, email Erin Connolly  by Saturday noon if you’ll be attending online

  • On site: upstairs chalice house (* teens may help, let us know you’ll be coming) 
  • RE Hangout – Share a story of what one girl learned about helping others in Super Tiny by Rev Sunshine Wolfe and then brainstorm ideas for Care Kits to be created next weekend. 

10:30- Worship Service- All Ages

Monday – Thursday 
Daily posts on our new covenanted RE Facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UUBerks.RE.page/?ref=share
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

Contemplative Companions August 2022

Join us on zoom, Monday August 1st , @ 7:00pm as we gather for an awakening of our senses, connecting with our surroundings and the present moment. For further information, including the zoom link, contact Nadine at njw1258@hotmail.com or (484) 333-4015.

Reading Pride Celebration Photos

Way to go Reading Pride on another successful event. It looks like everyone had a great time at their new location. We can’t wait till next year. If you are looking for photos from the event, here is the link to that page. Feel free to download, print and share the photos!

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.

UPDATED COVID POLICY 

UU BERKS CHURCH GATHERING COVID POLICY

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.

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THE FOLLOWING GROUND RULES* WILL GUIDE CHURCH GATHERINGS

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

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