Aug
18
Fri
UU Women’s Connection Summer Retreat @ Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm
UU Women's Connection Summer Retreat @ Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center | Watervliet | Michigan | United States

Coming Home to Our Selves

August 18-20 at Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center in Watervliet Michigan

We’ll gather in Trilogy Lodge, a dorm-style lodge that sleeps up to 25. Two or three twin beds per room, and bathrooms down the hall. Catered gourmet Vegan meals, nourishing workshops, wildflower walks and worship circles will make up this weekend “back to the land” on the 400+ acres of woodland and lake within the spirit-filled place called Ronora. A few workshops, plus time to explore, relax, drum, sing and commune with nature and each other.

BONUS: Our chefs Josh and Kerry would like to offer an experience on their farm for a picnic lunch on Sunday the 20th. Pick your own organically grown Blueberries, enjoy a guided tour, intro to permaculture discussion and demonstration, as well as lunch. They are asking $25 for those who want to join them on Sunday afternoon.

Cost is $200, including 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Snacks will be provided Friday evening as people arrive.

http://www.uuwomensconnection.org

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Aug
20
Sun
Sunday Service
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service
Nelson Mandela said:  “Poverty is not an accident.  Like slavery and apartheid, it is man made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.”
This Sunday, August 20th, Rev. Jim McConnell will discuss how American society actually promotes poverty, the psychological and spiritual ramifications of poverty on all of us, and what we can do to champion social justice for the poorest among us.
The sermon title is: “Hating the Poor.”
Coffee Break
Aug 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Circle Talk
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Aug
26
Sat
Fresh Start Children’s Garden @ Fresh Start Children's Garden
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Fresh Start Children's Garden @ Fresh Start Children's Garden | Benton Harbor | Michigan | United States

BUUF through the Green Sanctuary Team has agreed to provide volunteers to assist with the Fresh Start Children’s Garden in Benton Harbor.  The neighborhood children’s garden, has been led by Emma Kinnard for more than 10 years.  The garden is located at the corner of May and Pearl Streets in Benton Harbor (1104 Pearl Street).  The garden has been cleared of last years material.  Volunteers are needed to dig some paths and lay out the plots of vegetable rows. Come for 5 minutes or come for an hour, but come help create the 2017 Fresh Start Children’s garden.  Come and visit even if you are not able to assist.  If you would like to help or visit another time contact Harvey at 269-470-1470.  He has a key.

Aug
27
Sun
Coffee Break
Aug 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Circle Talk
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Sep
3
Sun
Coffee Break
Sep 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Potluck Sunday!
Sep 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Circle Talk
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm