The kick-off event for the 2021 Alternative Christmas Fair will be a special hybrid (in-person and on Zoom) edition of Adult Forum on December 5, featuring representatives from our four newest charities, shown below.
Adult Forum begins in the Sanctuary and over Zoom shortly after the conclusion of our hybrid church service, at 11:00 am. If you are interested in attending and are new to UBBC, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Centre Region Down Syndrome Society provides individuals with Down Syndrome and their families with the tools, resources, and support necessary to participate in and contribute to achieving their personal fulfillment.
The Dyslexia Reading Center provides the highest quality evidence-based, multisensory reading and writing instruction to individuals with dyslexia and/or learning differences. They also train tutors in the Orton-Gillingham method of multisensory teaching in reading, writing, and spelling; and educate the public about dyslexia and the need for more effective instruction of students with dyslexia in public education
For more than 230 years, the Pennsylvania Prison Society has advocated for humane prisons and a rational approach to criminal justice. The Centre County Chapter has been active since the 1970s and serves over 4,800 inmates and their families in Centre County. Volunteers provide one-on-one visits, special programs, and re-entry services that bring hope to people during their incarceration and support upon release.
The mission of Ten Thousand Villages is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships. The State College store is part of the larger Ten Thousand Villages organization, which operates more than fifty stores across the county and builds and maintains fair-trade business relationships with the international artisans they serve.