May
13
Sun
BUUF Board Meeting
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Sunday Service: In Celebration of Mothers @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: In Celebration of Mothers @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  Several of the mothers in our congregation will share with us the joys, travails, and spirituality of motherhood.

Janice Zerfas will be sharing some of her poetry with us. Karen Ward, Connie DeGraaf, Gloria Weberg, and Beth La Fleur will bring their thoughts on being a mother. Tanya Tusciuk and Beth La Fleur will provide a special musical number. Jaryn Ruggless will tell the Story for All Ages. Harvey Johnson and Gretchen Ohmann will lead the singing, and Candace Onweller will be on the piano. This is a great Sunday to bring a friend, your mother, or your daughter to service.

Beth La Fleur will lead the Religious Education class for children, continuing with Session 12 of the Moral Tales curriculum, titled Making a Difference.

See you Sunday!

Circle Talk
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
May
14
Mon
BUUF Board Meeting
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
May
16
Wed
Voters Not Politicians Canvassers Training @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Voters Not Politicians Canvassers Training @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Kathy Fiebig, Voters Not Policitians Region 7 Co-Field Director, will be leading a Berrien County VNP canvassers training Wednesday, May 16, 6:30-8:00 pm, at Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4340 Lincoln, St. Joseph. Feel free to invite friends to this event.

If you aren’t able to make this training but are interested in canvassing, please contact Lisa Fuller at lmfuller0116@gmail.com. She will be happy to schedule additional training time.

Thanks for helping end gerrymandering in Michigan. Let’s educate voters, get the proposal passed, and make Michigan history. It’s time to draw the line and make sure every vote counts!

May
17
Thu
Environmental Justice Film Series: Return of the River @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A 2016 documentary infused with hope, Return of the River, explores an unlikely victory for environmental justice and restoration.  The film follows a group of committed tribal members and activists who attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring two dams down. Ultimately the community comes to consensus, launching the largest dam removal in history. The film is 71 minutes, and after we watch it we’ll have a discussion about what actions we can take on climate change and other environmental justice issues. Free admission and popcorn is included. BYOB encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the film starts at 7:00 PM.

May
19
Sat
Private Event (Birthday Party)
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
20
Sun
Sunday Service: Embracing the Chaos @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: Embracing the Chaos @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The first Nobel Truth of Buddhism is: “Life is suffering.”  This begs the question: What kind of suffering is redemptive and what kind is not?  What kind of suffering will lead to transformation, joy and the gifts of the Creative Imagination (also know as the Holy Spirit).  This Sunday, May 20th,we will examine these questions in a service titled,”Embracing the Chaos.”  Rev. Jim McConnell will deliver the sermon,  David  La Fleur and John Tusciuk will share their philosophy/theology of what it means to embrace chaos, Mary Lou Elson will sit in the Poet’s Corner, Candace Onweller will be at the Piano,  Harvey Johnson and Gretchen Ohmann will lead our hymns and Persephone Tusciuk will tell a Story for All Ages.

Joanne Krettek and Terry Sundstrom will lead the Religious Education class for children, who will be engaging in artwork and possibly music related to the upcoming Summer Solstice service.

Circle Talk
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
May
24
Thu
Potluck Brunch: Movie and Discussion on Brainwashing @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Potluck Brunch: Movie and Discussion on Brainwashing @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Hey BUUFers, if you missed our enlightened conversation on brainwashing during May 9th’s Creative Conversations, you’ve got a second chance! Those who attend our BUUF Brunch would like an opportunity to discuss the issue of brainwashing put forth by the movie The Brainwashing of My Dad, which chronicles one person’s experience (along with the changes to laws regarding the media) to show how millions of Americans allow themselves to be brainwashed. Please join us and bring a dish to share at BUUF on Thursday, May 24, at 11 AM!