Join us on Monday 12/5 @ 7:00pm for our final Contemplative Companion session of 2022. Our time together will be a time of reflection and sharing on “gifts we have received from our ancestors” be they “ancestors” by blood or by chosen connection. Contact Nadine … read more.
Month: November 2022
nadine j. smet-weiss
“Family of choice” is how most of us grow our own friend circles so that we are not alone. When friends come together to carry out old traditions, make new ones, and blend those family ties with bonds of friendship, we’ve got “friends giving thanks” for those life-sustaining relationships. Come for the service and stay for a potluck after. (Bring something to share if you can. Your presence is more important than your food offering; do not stay away simply because your presence is what you brought!)
The LGBT Center of Greater Reading is holding a candlelight vigil to honor and remember the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs this past weekend. A gunman killed five people and injured 25 others.
The vigil begins at 5:45 … read more.
Come and share a ritual wherein we bring in the breads of our families, our childhoods, our heritage, to share in a bread communion. Show up this morning with bread that you make or buy around this time of year and be prepared to say a few words about it. Then enjoy the bounty after the service.
Do you like to throw parties? Sample food from caterers? Select wines and party decorations? You should volunteer to chair the 2023 Service Auction.
Frank Wilder is stepping down from the Service Auction chair and is only interested in being in charge of the service auction tech: … read more.
As we move forward to reestablish our Ushering /Pass the Plate process here at Berks UU we are currently looking for anyone who is interested in volunteering. This is a great way to be of service, feel a part of a bigger community which … read more.
Contracts and covenants are all around us, both by being implicit, like social constructs, or explicit, like those which get discussed and written together, like church covenants. When we know what to expect, we function better; let’s look at how spelling it out ahead of time makes us feel more free, not less free.
Next Sunday will be our breads of the world ceremony – this year with a twist!
Nov 20th we invite you to bring in the bread of your family.
Some of us recall babkas or corn bread. While for some it is tortillas or dinner rolls.
We will … read more.
Family Promise is in need of household items for the new shelter
home, which is scheduled to open in early-November. The items
we currently need are listed on this sign-up genius. You will click
the box, labeled “sign up”, next to the item or items you are able
to … read more.