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 APRIL  16 — APRIL  22
  Saturday
 6:00 PM – Narcotics Anonymous Meeting (6 pm to 8pm)
  Wednesday
 7:30 PM – Come as You Are AA Meeting
 7:00 PM – DEAR REVS – EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY
 6:30 PM – Worship Committee Meeting (meet in sanctuary)
NEWS  &  NOTES
  3 Things You Need to Know This Week at One UCC
  1. The Little Food Pantry is getting good use in front of the church! A couple weeks ago, everyone did a great job responding to the request for donations. They went quickly. Any donations you can make right now are most appreciated. Thank you for your support of this ministry!

2. 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!

3. The next Drive-in/Outdoor Worship in April will be April 25th. Dates for future Outdoor services will be announced soon.

  Easter Poetry from Linda S.
  
Alleluia! Christ arose today
Rejoice with hymns of praise.
He took all our sins away
And prayers of healing, we raise.
Birds are singing in the trees
And flowers look so bright.
With warm sunshine by day
The stars and moon at night.

  ***Save the Dates: Outdoor Worship for April 2021
  ***Save the Dates: We are planning to hold outdoor, drive-in worship at 10:30am on April 25th. 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.

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

Pastor Becky’s office hours are Sundays 9am - noon and Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm. 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
  Our Hope is in God

"I put all my hope in the Lord. He leaned down to me; he listened to my cry for help. 2 He lifted me out of the pit of death, out of the mud and filth, and set my feet on solid rock. He steadied my legs. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise for our God." (Psalm 40:1-3a, NRSV)

Our sanctuary now holds over 23,000 hearts in remembrance of those who have died from Covid-19 in Pennsylvania. January 13th was the single deadliest day of the pandemic in the United States with over 4,400 dying. Try to imagine that number of white hearts in our sanctuary (hint: we started with over 4,000 in May), and remember at this rate, the deaths in the US will equal the total amount of hearts we have in the sanctuary in less than 4 days. While we're all tired of mitigation measures, they are as important as ever. In addition to praying, please keep making choices that value everyone's life.

  Dear Revs Episode 23 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  It's almost the most wonderful time of the year--Lent! The Revs. Hoover love Lent and share all the ways to deepen and grow your faith this Lent at both Good Shepherd and One UCC. Watch episode 23 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TMAYKHZmVk&t=8s

We continue to post Wednesday afternoon videos, but we're giving it up for Lent. If you have a burning faith question or something you would like to see us discuss in Eastertide, please send it to Pastor Becky (revrjph@outlook.com). All askers will be kept anonymous.

  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 that is out front? That is our 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. 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 getting this off of the ground!

If you would like to contribute to the Little Food Pantry and aren’t sure what to pick up, for the month of March the Mission Committee suggests snack items like peanut butter, granola bars, and crackers. Please remember to purchase things without liquid for the winter months. Thank you for 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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