One United Church of Christ

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

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!
Payday loans are the best here!
Payday loans are the best here!
Payday loans are the best here!
Payday loans are the best here!
 7:00 PM – Combined Church Dart Baseball League - One UCC at Grace Lutheran ( 33 S. 11th. Street, Reading)
 7:30 PM – Come as You Are AA Meeting
 7:00 PM – Bell Choir Rehearsals
 7:45 PM – Adult Choir Rehearsal
 6:00 PM – Pub Theology (Oakbrook Brewing Company) (Time: TBD)
 6:00 PM – Narcotics Anonymous Meeting (6 pm to 8pm)
 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
  Community Conversation: For Goodness Sex, Let's Talk!!
  How do you talk with the kids in your life about sexuality, health, and values? How on earth is sex like pizza?

October is Let's Talk Month, a month during which parents and family members are encouraged to have those important conversations about sex and sexuality with the kids they love.

Don't know how to even broker the subject? Come join the Community Conversation on Thursday, October 24, at One UCC from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Our conversation will be based on the work of Al Vernacchio, specifically his book "Foe Goodness Sex" and/or his TED Talk (Google his name + TED Talk).

It would be helpful if you have watched the TED talk or read his book in advance of this conversation. The book is available at some local libraries or from your favorite bookseller.

Berks Teens Matter, a community organization focused on reducing the teen birth rate in Berks County and promoting greater health around sexuality and relationships, is partnering with One UCC for this Community Conversation. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate in Let's Talk Month.
  Cross the Bridge with Immanuel UCC
  One UCC will partner with Immanuel UCC for the Annual Cross the Bridge event (previously Walk to the Bridge) at New Journey Community Outreach (138 S. 6th Street, Reading) from 10:00 am to Noon. Other organizations involved in the Cross the Bridge event are New Journey Community Outreach, Queen City Restaurant, The Islamic Center of Reading, The City Thrift Shop, and Blankets of Hope.

For this event, we are collecting new and gently used coats, shoes, blankets, nursing resources, and winter accessories (hats, scarves, gloves, etc.). This is the only types of clothing being collected for this event. Please join us by participating in this annual event.
  Spooky Church is coming on October 26,2019 to the Kenhorst Area
  Spooky Church is coming to One U.C.C. on Saturday, October 26, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This is a way to connect with the surrounding community. If interested in participating, please tell Katie Szajek or Bonnie Szajek that you want to be involved in this event.

What to do at the event: decorate an area of the church as much or as little as you wish, get some treats to hand out to the children, and arrive before 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 26, to set-up your area.

If you like having trick or treaters come to your home but don't have many, this event is for you!
  Making Apple Dumplings for the Annual Bazaar - Thursday, October 31
  One UCC will once again be making apple dumplings on Thursday, October 31, beginning at 8:00 am for the Bazaar. Work is usually finished around Noon.

Please consider lending a hand in helping make these delicious delights. More hands make for lighter workload. Thank you in advance.
  All Saints' Sunday Remembrance During Worship Service
  During worship on Sunday, November 3, our congregation will observe the Christian holiday of All Saints' Sunday.

All Saints is a time to remember and give thanks for the "saints" in our lives - those ordinary people who have shared the journey of faith and life with us.

At this service we will honor the members and friends of One UCC who dies since last All Saints' Day (November 1, 2018). We already have the names of our members who have passed away and we would also like to include others who were not members but important to folks in our congregation.

If you have a loved one who has died since November 1, 2018 and would like them to be remembered at our All Saints' worship service, please submit that person's name, date of death (if known) and a photo (if possible and it will be returned to you) to Gloria Miller or Pastor Becky by Thursday, October 24.
  Fall/Christmas Candy making Schedule and Candy Order Information
  Easter candy making will be on the following Mondays and Tuesdays beginning at 7:00 am for the following dates:

October 21 and 22 for the Bazaar,

November 4, 5, 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

The prices are as follow:

$10.00 for pound boxes of peanut butter, butter cream, coconut cream, mint, and marshmallow. 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. Thanks for all who help with candy making.
  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.
  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.
  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, 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!!

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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