Wednesday, May 17
BUUF Creative Conversations on Wednesday, May 17, from 7 – 9 PM. Please join us as we continue our discussion on racism and white supremacy from the UUA-wide Teach-In on April 30. We’ll watch some videos as we define the terminology and narrow our conversation from the nation in general to BUUF in specific.
Environmental Justice Film Series presents
May 18, 2017 @ 7 PM
Doors open at 6:30
4340 Lincoln Avenue, St. Joseph
This event is FREE BYOB encouraged popcorn included
An eye-opening expose of the modern food industry, Food, Inc. is both fascinating and terrifying, and essential viewing for any health-conscious citizen. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin, “Food, Inc.” reveals surprising–and often shocking truths–about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here. The movie is about 90 min. long, and after we watch it we’ll have a discussion about what actions we can all take on this important issue.
Prior to our fundraising concert this Friday, May 19th, we need helpers to come setup before the event, and to stay after to help with cleanup. If you are willing to assist, please email Lisa Fuller at president@BerrienUU.org, or just show up at BUUF around 4 or 5 on Friday. Thank you!
Gardening and Yard Cleanup
Saturday, May 20
Come one, come all! Work in BUUF gardens, including our new THREE SISTERS garden, where we will be planting corn, beans, and squash. Learn about this ancient system of agriculture. Also, exciting mowing and weeding opportunities will be available! Volunteers welcome!
Sunday, May 21
Join us this Sunday for a service titled “Privilege: It’s not just white!”
Eliza Sarra will bring us a message on this important topic, and Dave Sarra will lead service.
Social Justice Committee Meeting
Social Justice Committee Invitation! We are inviting voting members of BUUF to join our Social Justice Committee (formerly CO/SA – Community Outreach/Social Action Committee) to make some very important financial decisions! We need to decide how we’d like to use our endowment income for next year. We will meet in the RE room after the service this Sunday, May 21, to prepare our proposal which will be voted on by the fellowship at the Annual Meeting (June 4). Any BUUFer who would like to join this committee and have a say in the process is welcome to participate! If you’re a first-timer, we’ll bring you up to speed on how we’ve used our endowment income in the past.
Gaia’s Cry: A Poetry Reading
Sunday, June 11
Poet Nan Lundeen will read poems from her new book, Gaia’s Cry, with a multimedia presentation by Ron DeKett & Nicolas Rojas. She will be signing books, and refreshments are provided. 25% of sales will benefit UU Women and Religion.
For more information, visit www.nanlundeen.com