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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THIS  WEEK @ CHURCH
WEEK OF JANUARY  18 — JANUARY  24
  Wednesday
 7:30 PM – Come as You Are AA Meeting
  Saturday
 6:00 PM – Narcotics Anonymous Meeting (6 pm to 8pm)
  Sunday
 10:30 AM – Worship Service (check whether service is indoors or outdoors)
 9:30 AM – Sunday School
NEWS  &  NOTES
  4 Things You Need to Know This Week at One UCC
  1. While the Christmas decorations have gone away, we are keeping up one tree to be our Mitten Tree for January. Donations of warm weather gear may be placed on the tree to bless a local agency. See details later in the bulletin.

2. Please note office hours have changed due to changes in staff schedules. Pastor Becky is having office hours only on Sundays from 9am-noon. Gloria Miller will be off for a few weeks and so during the week, the office will be open right now only on Thursdays from 8:30-11:00am.

3. The United Way is looking for volunteers for the Ready.Set.READ! Program. If you have an hour a week to help 1st graders at either Cumru Elementary or Mifflin Park Elementary work on their reading skills, please see the details later in the bulletin.

4. The Little Food Pantry continues to be well used by our community. Any donations you can make of dry goods (cereal, pasta, dry milk, beans, rice, etc…) are most appreciated. Thank you for your support, but mostly thank you for doing something Jesus would have done.

  The Mission Committee is starting a Mitten Tree
  The Mission Committee is starting a Mitten Tree for the month of January. Any new mittens, gloves, hats, socks, or scarves may be placed on the Christmas tree outside of the church office throughout the month. At the end of January, we will donate these needed winter supplies to a local organization.

  Epiphany: Characteristics of Disciples
  The season of Epiphany spans the time between Christmas and Lent, and often it's a season to focus on what life following Jesus looks like. Throughout this season, we're reflecting on characteristics of disciples...but with a twist. Looking beyond the usual faith, hope, and love stuff, we begin our series remembering disciples celebrate! We hope you will join us for worship this week!

  Volunteer Reading Tutors needed for Ready.Set.READ! Program
  Help make a difference in a child’s life! Volunteers are needed to tutor 1st grade students with reading at Cumru Elementary, and Mifflin Park Elementary on Thursdays from 1:45 – 2:45 PM.

No previous teaching experience is required. This opportunity is for anyone interested in volunteering weekly for one hour from January through May.

Current background clearances are required prior to assignment. Please contact Darby Wiekrykas at United Way 610-685-4574 or darbyw@uwberks.org.

  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 required when inside the building for worship regardless of vaccination status.
While many people in our congregation are vaccinated, we are mindful not everyone has been or can be. As an act of hospitality and sacrifice (very Christian things to do), we are asking everyone to wear a mask while in the building for worship. We will keep revisiting this protocol as the summer wears on and public health guidance is updated.
Social distancing will be encouraged.
• 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 and the air conditioners will be running to provide as much ventilation in the sanctuary as possible.
• Worship will include congregational singing.
• Our already additional and thorough cleaning of the church building will continue.


As we move worship indoors once again, 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.

  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).

  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.

  Hearts Full of Prayer...We Remember...
  We remember those lost to Covid.
We remember plans disrupted and lives changed.
We remember the ache of uncertainty.
We remember the discomfort of mask-wearing,
the discomfort of sacrifice,
the inconvenience love sometimes asks.
We remember how much we mean to each other,
We remember the value of every day.
We remember we are all made in God's image.
We remember....

Over the past couple of weeks, the numbers related to Covid-19 have been discouraging with increasing case counts, hospitalizations, and deaths to increased vaccination rates. Our sanctuary remains current, remembering the over 37,000 people in Pennsylvania who have died from Covid-19.

Please read Pasto Becky's message on the Pastor's Page.

  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 any donation is appreciated.

Donations can be placed directly in the Little Food Pantry.We are asking for donations of dry goods only for the winter months, due to concerns about freezing. Dry goods include pastas, cereals, beans, rice, etc…. 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 or text Katie Szajek (610-823-7692). Thank you for all your support!

  OFFICE HOURS: CHURCH and PASTOR BECKY
  Church Office Hours are changing due to some changes in staff schedules. The office will be open only on Thursdays from 8:30am-11:00am, subject to change.

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.


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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