PENNSYLVANIA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE
OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
One United Church of Christ

1730 New Holland Road, Kenhorst, Reading, PA  19607
"Adapting, Welcoming, Serving, Growing in Faith"
EXPLORE



This is an exciting time in our communal life together. We’re discovering God’s surprises and we hope that you will be one of God’s surprises to our community. Come and worship and share in fellowship with us…there’s a place for you here!
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Payday loans are the best here!
Payday loans are the best here!
Payday loans are the best here!
THIS  WEEK @ CHURCH
WEEK OF NOVEMBER  11 — NOVEMBER  17
  Monday
 7:00 AM – Candy Making
 7:00 PM – Combined Church Dart Baseball League - One UCC at Grace Lutheran (33 S. 11th St., Reading)
  Tuesday
 7:00 AM – Candy Making
  Wednesday
 7:30 PM – Come as You Are AA Meeting
 7:00 PM – Bell Choir Rehearsals
 7:45 PM – Adult Choir Rehearsal
  Saturday
 6:00 PM – Narcotics Anonymous Meeting (6 pm to 8pm)
  Sunday
 10:00 AM – Coffee Hour before Church school and before and after worship (10:00am - 11:30 am)
 9:15 AM – Sunday School for all ages
 10:00 AM – Kid's Choir Rehearsal
 10:30 AM – Worship
 11:30 AM – Congregational Meeting following Worship for Budget Discussion/Vote
NEWS  &  NOTES
  Congregational Budget Meeting Scheduled for November 17th
  Plan to attend the congregational budget meeting following worship on Sunday, November 17.

During the time a version of the 2020 budget will be discussed and voted upon by the congregation.

Copies of the budget may be found at church as soon as they are ready. If you would like to be an email list to have a copy of the budget sent to you when it's completed, please contact Pastor Becky (revrjph@outlook.com).
  You are invited to Mary's Baby Shower!!
  Good news....Mary is having a baby ....and it's a boy!!

In case you are wondering "Mary who?", we're having a baby shower on Sunday, December 1, following worship. This is the first Sunday of Advent and the shower is a way to prepare for the birth of Jesus once again.

We are hosting a baby shower for Mary's shelter in remembrance of Jesus's birth.

The Mission Committee invites everyone to the baby shower. All the traditional fun of a baby shower will happen. All items collected will go to Mary's Shelter.

Items needed are diapers (sizes 4,5, and 6), baby shampoo, or baby lotion.

Please RSVP by signing up at church, emailing Pastor Becky (revrjph@outlook.com), or responding within the Facebook event page. Hope to see you at the shower!!
  Christmas Candy making Schedule and Candy Order Information
  Christmas candy making will be on the following Mondays and Tuesdays beginning at 7:00 am for the following dates:

November 11, 12, 18, 19 and

December 2, 3.

Help is needed in all aspects of making candy - mixing, molding, coating, box making, packing, cleaning-up, and prepping for the next day. Friends, who can also help, are welcome!! Any questions, please contact Laurie B.

Deadline for orders for candy is Tuesday, November 26 by Noon.

Order forms are available at the church or can be called into church office (610)-777-5211 with a detailed message including name and phone number. Orders can also be e-mailed to oneucc1@verizon.net.

The prices are as follow:

$10.00 for pound boxes of peanut butter, butter cream, coconut cream, and mint. Combination boxes are no longer available; please order half pound boxes instead.

$5.00 for half pound boxes for peanut butter, butter cream, coconut cream, marshmallow, and mint

Orders for candy making are also greatly appreciated. Order forms can be found as the last page of the newsletter attached to this website. Thanks for all who help with candy making.
  Spare Change Can for 2019
  "Don't let the spare change you are carrying in your pockets/purses weigh you down! Bring in your spare change to help keep our expenses down."

We are collecting spare change during the year to support the following community activities and utilities:

Mary's Shelter- February, April, June, and December

Bazaar - September and October

Easter Egg Hunt - March

Breakfast with Santa - November

Heating/AC - January and July

Water - May

Church Picnic - August

Thanks for your generosity and contributions to keep these activities happening and keep us solvent.
  Need A Ride to Church?
  Transportation is available for individuals who may need a ride to church or Sunday School. Please call the church office at 610.777.5211 if you would like a ride to Sunday school and Worship.
  Sponsorship Charts for 2019
  The Sponsorship Charts for 2019 are posted in the narthex. Sponsors are needed throughout the year. Please make sure you fill in your name along with the name of whom it is in memory or in honor of.

There is one central dish flower arrangement per week. Costs are Altar Flowers - $25.00 per dish floral arrangement; Eternity Candle $3.50; and Bulletins $5.00.

Thank you for your participation during the year of 2019.
  Mission Committee Collecting for Mary's Shelter in 2019
  Starting in January, the Mission Committee will be working with Mary's Shelter. Mary's Shelter is located on Kenhorst Boulevard across from the State Police Barracks.

Their mission is to provide services, both residential and non-residential, for pregnant women and women with newborns who are in need of a supportive environment due to lack of suitable housing or favorable family relationships.

A wish list can be found online, https://marysshelter.org/help/wish_list.asp. Some suggestions for donations include: diapers of all sizes, baby wipes, baby wash (no powder or oil), baby books, or money.

The Mission Committee thanks you for your support!!
  Church Usage Fees Will Change Beginning January 1, 2020
  During the October council meeting, Council voted that on January 1, 2020, the charge for the use of the church facilities for events such as parties, receptions, etc. will be $150 for non-congregation members and $50 for congregation members.

The change is being made to assist in covering the costs of utilities and building maintenance.

OUR CHURCH
Welcome to One United Church of Christ. Our church has a new vision statement: "Adapting, Welcoming, Serving, Growing in Faith." Come join us for worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday as we continue to grow this new vision. Our liturgies are crafted in a new way that is welcoming and easy to follow. Our music programs are outstanding with the leadership of our Director of Music, Jeff Miller who is also composer and keyboard player for Simon Apple. We hope you will come visit soon and experience our warm hospitality!

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