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 MAY  9 — MAY  15
  Sunday
 10:30 AM – Outdoor Worship (Weather Permitting)
  Wednesday
 7:30 PM – Come as You Are AA Meeting
  Saturday
 6:00 PM – Narcotics Anonymous Meeting (6 pm to 8pm)
NEWS  &  NOTES
  5 Things You Need to Know This Week at One UCC
  1. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and those who are like mothers to us. Today is a bittersweet day as we simultaneously celebrate the nurturing people in our lives while grieving mothers who are missing or mourning children who never came to be. Whether today holds joy, sadness, or some each, know that our prayers surround you. This past year, mothers in the United States society have borne a special burden, and to all mothers who are exhausted, know you are seen and you are being held in love and prayer.

2. The next Drive-in/Outdoor Worship in this Sunday, May 9th, weather permitting. Additional Outdoor Worship dates for are May 23rd, June 6th, June 13th, and June 27th.

3. The Mission Committee has decided to partner with Mission Trip Birdsboro and Beyond this year and provide greater service to our community. If you’ve ever wanted to go a mission trip and can’t go far from home for various reasons, this experience is for you. Mission Trip Birdsboro is July 21st-25th. See details later in the bulletin.

4. The Little Food Pantry is getting good use in front of the church! Any donations you can make right now are most appreciated. Thank you for your support of this ministry!

5. Not sure what to do with your used printer ink cartridges? Bring them to church! Or mail them to Planet Green Recycle. See the details later in the bulletin for our new fundraising program that helps both the Earth and One UCC!

  ACTS OF KINDNESS – LOVING COURAGEOUSLY and SPEAKING TRUTH COMPASSIONATELY
  Perhaps the biggest takeaway for the Easter season in 2021 is that life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ call us to be people of kindness.

A bad day, a poor night’s sleep, a stabbing migraine, a trigger to the past…all these factors can trigger our less than kind moments and become barriers to kindness. This week we’ll explore how to handle barriers to our own kindness and barriers others put up to block kindness. Join us for worship virtually or outdoors!

  ***Save the Dates: Outdoor Worship for May and June 2021
  ***Save the Dates: We are planning to hold outdoor, drive-in worship at 10:30am on May 9th, May 23rd, June 6th, June 13th, and June 27th. Yes, we are going to try to continue worship outside in winter. Yes, we realize it’s cold. If people can be outside for hours to watch sporting events, hunt, or walk around festivals, we can handle a half-hour worship service. Pray for good weather!

During the cold-weather outdoor worship services, stay in your warm car, and tune your radio to 89.7 FM . Feel free to keep your car running (for heat). You can certainly turn off your car, if you wish, but your car will not remain heated, and there is a chance of draining your car battery using the car radio (unless you choose to bring a portable radio). Services are approximately 30 minutes, and running your car for that amount of time uses about ¼ gallon of gas, on average. No social distancing is required in cars, so cars can park in every space. There will be no outside speakers set up, so you will not be able to hear the service without your car, or portable, radio. Most car radios are digital and allow you to precisely tune to 89.7, whereas portable radios that require manual tuning are harder to dial in the precise frequency. The church radio transmitter has a very small range, and can only broadcast to the church parking lot – your radio at home will not pick up the signal.

  Outdoor Worship During Spring and Summer Tips
  Now that the weather has warmed up, you will have the option of hearing the service both through speakers in the parking lot or through your vehicle/portable radio. The choice is yours how you listen. The only exception is on Sundays with possibly rainy weather, the speakers will not be used. If you use the radio option, the frequency is 89.7 FM.

Sitting in your car, listening to the service on your radio, will continue to be an option throughout the year. If it’s too hot/humid, stay in your air-conditioned car if you desire. As long as the weather is cooperative during the warmer weather, the speakers will also be set up, so you can sit outside to listen to the service. The option is yours. Any time the weather threatens rain, the service might be “radio only.” If you don’t see any speakers on poles set up, it’s “radio only.” Otherwise, you have the option to sit in your car with your radio, or sit outside listening to the PA speakers.

If participating in a drive-in worship service is uncomfortable for you or if you are in a higher risk group and it’s better for you to not attend, please know we understand, love, and support your decision to stay home. Please make the best choice for yourself given your unique circumstances. Even on Sundays when we are having drive-in worship, the service still will be available on YouTube/podcast.

  OFFICE HOURS: CHURCH and PASTOR BECKY
  Church Office Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 8:30am-11:00am.

Pastor Becky’s office hours for May to August are Sundays 9am - noon and Thursdays 9am - 11am. 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!!!

  Director of Music Contact During 2021
  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 Remeber...
  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....

  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 clear storage box and the repaired black cabinet out front? Those are our Little Food Pantry. Now that the season has changed, all kinds of donations are being accepted once again. If you are unsure what to pick up, the Mission Committee suggested an Italian theme for April, such as pasta, sauce, salad dressing, and whatnot. 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. A sign will be placed on the box explaining about our new program! 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!


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!

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