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!
THIS  WEEK @ CHURCH
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER  30 — OCTOBER  6
  Saturday
 6:00 PM – Narcotics Anonymous Meeting (6 pm to 8pm)
  Sunday
 10:30 AM – Worship Service (check whether service is indoors or outdoors)
 10:30 AM – World Wide Communion
 11:30 AM – Worship Committee Meeting (following worship service)
  Tuesday
 5:30 PM – Council Meeting (with dinner)
  Wednesday
 7:30 PM – Come as You Are AA Meeting
NEWS  &  NOTES
  September
  by Linda Schrieber

The leaves fall with a gentle breeze
bright colors of red and gold,
and God created the beautiful trees
with the most blesses stories told.

  5 Things You Need to Know This Week at One UCC
  1. On Monday, September 26th, we will be having a Future of the Church meeting at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

2. The annual CROP Walk is Sunday, October 9th at Gring’s Mill and will be conducted in hybrid fashion. If you want to walk in-person, you can register to walk and walk on your own at Gring’s Mill between 12:30pm 2:00pm. If you want to do a “virtual” walk, you can walk anywhere on your own time on Sunday, October 9th. To officially join in the CROP Walk, for more details, and to get a sponsor sheet, please see Bob Lehr.

3. We will be having our annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 5, 2022! Direct Sales and Craft Vendors are needed now for our Holiday Bazaar. For further information please call the church at 610-777-5211 and leave a message or download and complete a registration form.

The form is found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yII3_H64EagiofonYy06Lr GSKfnw758u/view?usp=sharing and can be scanned and emailed (oneucckenhorst@gmail.com) or mailed to the church.

4. Bazaar preparations are in full swing! We are looking for donations for the White Elephant sale. Donations in good condition may be brought to church, and please no donations of clothing, shoes, or non-functional electronic devices. Thank you!

5. While we’re on the subject of the Bazaar, we are looking donations of cookies and baked goods. For cookie donations only, please sign up at link below and indicate what kind of cookie you’re making so we don’t end up with all chocolate chip cookies. If you don’t want to sign up online or don’t know how, please tell Pastor Becky what kind of cookie you would like to donate, and she will sign you up and be able to tell you what other people are bringing. Thank you for your support!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DA8AC2FABF AC34-holiday

  We Walk Because They Walk...
  The annual CROP Walk is Sunday, October 9th at Gring’s Mill and will be conducted in hybrid fashion. If you want to walk in-person, you can register to walk and walk on your own at Gring’s Mill between 12:30pm-2:00pm. If you want to do a “virtual” walk, you can walk anywhere on your own time on Sunday, October 9th. To officially join in the CROP Walk, for more details, and to get a sponsor sheet, please see Bob Lehr or keep checking the weekly email or bulletin for updates.

  Fall Worship Series: He Said What? (September 16 to October 16)
  The Intense and True Things Jesus Taught

Jesus said a lot of things, and he meant them all. Some of them the Church listens to more closely than others. This fall we're hearing Jesus' words--some familiar and some obscure--and thinking about how they apply to us right now. This week we wonder does Jesus really want us to chop off body parts that cause us to sin? How do we tell when he's being literal or exaggerating? Join us for worship as we figure out how Jesus meant what he said.

  Reminders for Outdoor Worship:
  • When we’re outdoors, you have the option of sitting outside, or listening in your vehicle with your car radio, or portable radio. The radio frequency is 89.7 FM. If the weather is rainy, we will move the service inside. If the weather is too cold, we will either move the service inside, or, it will be “radio only.” If you don’t see any speakers set up on the poles, it’s “radio only.”

• If you are sick or feeling unwell, we kindly ask you to worship from home.

• You may wish to bring blankets and anything you need to keep warm (or conversely sunscreen and cool beverages if the weather is warm. April’s weather is unpredictable…be comfortable).

• If weather or other conditions are uncooperative, we will announce any changes to the service by the church email and Facebook. If you are uncertain about the service, feel free to call or text Pastor Becky (301-471-3185).

Even on Sundays when we are having Outdoor Worship, the service still will be available on YouTube but livestreamed around noon and then available afterwards.

  The Holiday Bazaar Returns!!! So Does Candy, God Willing
  We will be having our annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 5, 2022! The bazaar is an important fundraiser for our ministry and this year we are donating a portion of the proceeds to help the work of Safe Berks. Also, very exciting, we will be candy making again this fall! More information about the Bazaar, as well as a link to a vendor registration form, can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mOZwV4e-0J_062eJdt786_NqyhifZGb6/view?usp=sharing


  Did you know we have a weekly church email?
  If you would like to receive the latest One UCC news and updates, please email oneucckenhorst@gmail.com and let us know you would like to subscribe or let Pastor Becky know you’d like to subscribe.

The weekly church email usually arrives on Thursdays or Fridays. If you have subscribed but aren’t finding it, check your junk mail settings.

  Missed a Sunday? Listen to Podcast on this website
  Podcasts of the Sunday services are now available on the church website (www.oneucc.org).

Currently the podcasts start with November services and will be swapped out weekly for the next few weeks until we are caught up with the current service.

If you missed worship on Sunday or would like to hear parts of it again, please listen to the podcast.

  CAN you spare a minute...
  Did you know One UCC collects aluminum beverage cans we recycle to help fund our ministry? We will gladly take any aluminum beverage cans you drop off at church. If you wish to drop some off, please call the office (610-777-5211) to arrange a time to do so. **Please note we ONLY accept aluminum beverage cans. Please do not give us your tin cans (pet food cans, fruit cans, etc...)

  The Little Food Pantry Continues!
  Have you noticed the black cabinet out front? That is our Little Food Pantry. It continues to get good use and back stock is low. Any donations, or monetary donations if you don't want to go shopping, are appreciated.

Donations can be placed directly in the Little Food Pantry. Now that the weather has warmed up, any sort of donations are being accepted. Donations can be placed directly in the Little Food Pantry.

If the box is full, please place donations inside the church, near the sofa. The Little Food Pantry will be monitored a few times a week to make sure that it is continually stocked. Anyone who is in need may walk up and take what they want/need. If you have any questions, call church office. Thank you for all your support!

  OFFICE HOURS: CHURCH and PASTOR BECKY
  Church Office Hours have returned to normal. The office will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30am-11:00am, subject to change.

Nancy McNabb, Lay Pastor, will have office hours on Tuesdays from 9am to Noon.


Pastor Becky’s office hours will only be on Sundays 9am - noon. Please call before you stop by to make sure no one’s schedule has changed, and please wear a mask.

In case you need the contact information:
• We are on Facebook and search for One United Church of Christ! Like our page!
• Pastor Becky’s Contact Info: 610-621-2891, home phone 301-471-3185, cell phone/texting revrjph@outlook.com

The fastest way to reach Pastor Becky is by texting her cell phone.

  Help Both Our Church and Our Planet at the Same Time!
  You can do that by recycling your used printer ink cartridges through Planet Green Recycling!

There are two ways to participate.
1. Drop off used ink cartridges at church and we will submit to “Planet Green Recycling”

OR

2. Mail in cartridges yourself doing the following: a. Open the following link on PC:
https://www.planetgreenrecycle.com/
b. Click on item 2 “Free USPS Label”
c. Fill in label request:
i. Your First and Last Name
ii. Your Email address
iii. Organization Program Code: Enter 31591
iv. Address - Enter Church address:
1730 New Holland Road
Kenhorst, Pa. 19607
v. Identify how many cartridges YOU MUST SEND AT LEAST 4
vi. You will receive a prepaid label in your email to mail in cartridges
vii. Box up cartridges, attached label and drop off at post office

Check will be mailed directly to “One United Church of Christ. The church will receive $1.00 for every cartridge (commonly used cartridges).

If you choose to mail in your cartridges yourself, it is very important to make sure to include the church’s Organization Program Code so we receive credit for your cartridges.

Thank you so much for your support!!!

  Protocols for Indoor Worship:
  The service is at 10:30am
• If you are sick or feeling unwell, we kindly ask you to worship from home.
•Masks are encouraged but not required when inside the building for worship.
If you are more comfortable wearing a mask, please continue to do so. As we have been, we are following CDC guidance and best faith practices with these recommendations.
Social distancing will be encouraged.Please note the pews that are roped off are closed to help with spacing and please keep those pews closed.
Contact tracing will continue so that in case someone attends worship and tests positive for Covid, we can appropriately inform others who were also present.
• Windows will be open to some extent to provide additional ventilation in the sanctuary.
• Worship will include congregational singing.
• Our already additional and thorough cleaning of the church building will continue.


As we worship indoors, please be mindful everyone’s experience in the pandemic has been different. Also, please be aware some are in contact with people who are unvaccinated either by choice or circumstance. Some people may be okay with a physical greeting and some people may continue to appreciate 6 feet of space around them. Conversation is the key to navigating each other’s contact comfort levels, and so please check in with each other.

Even on Sundays when we are having indoor worship, the service still will be available on YouTube, live at 10:30am and a recorded copy of the live service later on Sunday and throughout the week.

  We're Now on Instagram!
  One UCC has launched an Instagram account! The Holy Spirit called One to venture into a new space to share the ministry of the Church with others. By venturing into a new space, we hope to share our ministry with a wider variety of people. If you would like to follow this account, you can go to Instagram and search for OneUCCKenhorst or One United Church of Christ.

  Director of Music Contact During 2022
  Jeff Miller, Director of Music, can be reached via his cell (contact church for the number) and by email (jeff@simonapple.com).

  Director of Music Seeking Choir and Handbell Members for 2022-23
  Want to sing in choir, or be in the bell choir? Or want to try it to see if you enjoy it? No commitment! Simply talk to Jeff, or contact him via cell (610-406-1664), or email (jeff@simonapple.com). For now, rehearsals are as needed, not weekly. Choir rehearsal is occasional, after Sunday service, for about 15 minutes. Bells are also occasional, typically on a Wednesday, for 45 minutes starting at 6:30 or 7pm. Reading music is not required, or necessary. It’s all very low-key, no pressure, and flexible to accommodate everyone’s schedule. Also, anyone who would like to perform special music in the service at any time, please contact Jeff.


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, producer, and multi-instrumentalist for Simon Apple and Celtic World Orchestra. We hope you will come visit soon and experience our warm hospitality!

Questions, please email us at oneucckenhorst@gmail.com.

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