Month: January 2024

living the dream

by nadine j. smet-weissspiritual director the dream isbelovedcommunitywe are calledto imagine itand live into itnot to achieve itfor the dreamis not ato do itemon some checklistsomewherethe dream isa way of beingwith each otherin the worldthe dream isrealized in ourliving of itmay it be so

Contemplative Companions

Join us on Monday 2/5 @ 7:00pm via zoom for our Contemplative Companions. This month we offer the time and space to attend to our hearts. For further information or to receive the zoom link, contact Nadine at 

Univoice Weekly

Weekly News for the week of: January 28, 2024 This Sunday:     Reframing Aging January 28, 2024 at 10:30 am Lauren Fritz Angela Lavery, PhD, LCSW, FT Associate Professor at West Chester University will be reframing aging, not as a problem or a disease, but as living. When we create age-friendly environments, it benefits everyone’s well-being … Continue reading Univoice Weekly

Auction Helpers Needed

Do you like to decorate and throw parties? We need your help with the 2024 Service Auction on Saturday, April 13th. The Service Auction is an important fundraising event for the church. Frank Wilder has volunteered to be in charge of the service auction tech: donations, the auction catalog, the auction and bid winner billing. We need someone else to … Continue reading Auction Helpers Needed

Mark Your Calendars

Save the date for the following events: Saturday, April 13: Annual Service Auction Friday April 26th -Saturday April 27th: Group Camping at French Creek Sunday, August 25: Church Picnic in the Park

Don’t Miss This!

Feb 2-Mar 3, 2024 Small reception Feb 2 from 6-8pm. No admission cost and light food provided by The Doubletree hotel. Queremos Justicia: How We Shut Down Berks SCHMIDT GALLERY Presented by GoggleWorks For eight years the Shut Down Berks Coalition fought to close the Pennsylvania immigrant prison for families, then later adult women. On … Continue reading Don’t Miss This!

The Incredible Life and Times of an American Freedom Fighter

Please join us on February 4th, to hear Rastabla Hebron, a wonderful, dynamic speaker, share about the life and journey of Harriet Tubman.  Rastabla is a trainer and guide, coming to us from The Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May, New Jersey. He will lead us on a journey beginning with the African Diaspora, through … Continue reading The Incredible Life and Times of an American Freedom Fighter

Donation Drive

Family Promise of Berks County has teamed up with CommunityAide Partnership- they give quarterly payments for donations collected to Family Promise. If you donate items be sure to give the Family Promise number 50183. FP will get a certain amount of money per pound donated . They accept things like clothing, household items, electronics, small … Continue reading Donation Drive

Each Moment a New Moment For Justice

Have you met Borris yet?  He’s been hanging out at your church since our fall Movie Night. Each week he talks with Erin, our Sunday morning assistant and sexton.  Each week he tells her a new place that he would like to observe us from. …Getting a good vantage point can be hard for us humans sometimes.  Finding that vantage point is so important when we are working to make the world a better place.  This mantra “Pause. Breathe. Win the moment,” is adapted from Charles Oteyza..

8th Principle Suggested Read

Your 8th Principle Team is recommending this read for all who are curious and concerned about thedeleterious effects of microaggressions. You can find this book at the link below. Subtle Acts of Exclusion, First or Second(expanded) Edition: How to Understand, Identify,and Stop Microaggressionsby Tiffany Jana (Author), Michael Baran (Author) Reviews“This is an unreasonable manifesto. It’s unreasonable because it challenges … Continue reading 8th Principle Suggested Read