BUUF Parent’s Night Out
The church will provide one night of free babysitting a month so that young parents can have some time away for friendship and support. The kids will get snacks and story time. The parent’s group will meet up at a location of their choosing for dinner or some other activity. The first meet-up is scheduled for March 3rd at the Round Barn Public House. Kids drop off at BUUF at 5pm, dinner at 5:30, kids pick up at 8pm. Join our Facebook group by adding Katharine Lion, Keely Adams or Kristen Hecksel Lownds as a friend.
“The Secret of Happiness”
This Sunday, March 4th, Rev. Jim McConnell will speak on Happiness. Every one wants to be happy. Yet, we often are not.
With the help of Mary Lou in the Poet’s Corner, Jim Fuller and Ralph Heibutzski as readers, Rachel Reed telling our Story for All Ages, and Lisa Fuller as song leader, we will attempt to find the path of true happiness. We will also seek out the advice of some thoughtful people who have important insights on the matter. These include: Mark Twain, Victor Frankel, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Jim’s grandmother, Virginia McConnell who often said: “People are as happy as they decide to be.” What could that mean?
If you already have too much happiness, you can stay home. Or, you could come and share your secret with the rest of us. You could even bring a friend. See you Sunday.
First Sunday of the Month Potluck!
Bring a dish to pass, or bring just your appetite. Not everyone brings a dish every time, but everyone is encouraged to enjoy the food and fellowship.
Please join us at BUUF for our potluck Brunch on Wednesday, March 7, from 11 AM to 1 PM, when we’ll watch Valarie Kaur’s 3 lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage. Valarie Kaur is a social justice activist, lawyer, filmmaker, innovator, mother and Sikh American thought leader who founded the Revolutionary Love Project – a movement that envisions a world where love is a public ethic. What’s the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a revolutionary act. As she journeys from the birthing room to tragic sites of bloodshed, Kaur shows us how the choice to love can be a force for justice.
Sunday, March 11th, Rev. Jim McConnell’s message is titled: “Reflections on UU History: How UUism Became the World’s Very First Do-It-Yourself Religion.”
We will start in 13th century B.C.E. Egypt and work our way through the Protestant Reformers. Along the way we will examine the thinking of some of the heroes and heroines of our UU Religion.
Gretchen Ohmann and Jim Dalgleish will be our readers, Beth La Fleur will be telling the Story for All Ages, Harvey Johnson will be Song Leader, Mary Lou Elson will be sitting in the Poet’s Corner, and our BUUF musicians will lead the congregation in singing a special musical number.