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BUUF Announce

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Your weekly newsletter of events and issues 
At and Around 
Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 

For every individual searching for spiritual meaning, 
Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
provides a welcoming and caring religious community
dedicated to diversity of thought, social and environmental justice,
and peace for all.

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Joys and Sorrows

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Happy birthday to all BUUF members and friends with birthdays last week and this week, including:

Last Week

• Janice Zerfas

• Harvey Johnson

• Jim Fuller

This Week

• Beth La Fleur

• Jim McConnell

To share your joys and sorrows with the larger BUUF community send an email to Office@BerrienUU.org or contact Rev. Jim McConnell at Minister@BerrienUU.org or 574-229-6536.

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Sunday Service

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Sunday Service: "The Joy of Beekeeping"

"The Joy of Beekeeping"

Sunday, August 12,
10:30am - 11:30am

This Sunday, August 12th, Rachel Reed-Ruggless will, with a few hundred of her little friends, talk about the joy of beekeeping. Hunter Leggitt will lead the service and tell the Story For All Ages, Dorothy Long will bring us a favorite poem, and Candace Onweller will be on the piano. Lisa Fuller will lead the religious education class for children. Looks like a Sunday you don't want to miss!

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This Week at Berrien UU

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Gardening with Harvey at Fresh Start Children's Garden in Benton Harbor

Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Saturdays, 10:00am - Noon

BUUF Green Sanctuary volunteers will continue partnering with the Fresh Start Children’s Garden throughout the summer. We are weeding, fence building, planting and mentoring children on gardening and food. The garden is located at the corner of Pearl and May Streets in Benton Harbor. Click here for a map.

Stop by and see Harvey Johnson (269-470-1470) who will try to make it to all sessions.   

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August Book Club Meeting: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

August Book Club Meeting: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Friday, August 10,
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for our book club meeting on August 10 at 7:00 PM at June Blackwell’s House. We will be discussing the book White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

Read more.

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August Parents' Night Out Pool Party!

August Parents' Night Out Pool Party!

Saturday, August 11, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

This Saturday parents are invited to attend the BUUF Parents’ Night Out Pool Party, hosted by Keely Adams and Paddy Williams. Please bring a towel and a side dish…Keely and Paddy will be grilling brats! Let Keely know if you need a vegetarian option.

Dennis, Ellen, Dave, and Matt will be providing childcare at BUUF, which is about 4 minutes from Keely and Paddy’s house. Please drop off your children and then head to the party!

You can RSVP to Keely (keely.m.adams@gmail.com) or on the BUUF Parents’ Night Out Facebook page.

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Announcements

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Our Grass is Growing and It Needs Mowing!

Please help with keeping BUUF's lawn trimmed, tidy and inviting to all. There is a sign-up sheet in the kitchen area for each week this summer. Several members have already volunteered but more are needed. Trimming the lawn is easy and relaxing using BUUF's electric-powered, rechargeable, self-propelled mower. If you're not sure how to work the mower, just ask Harvey Johnson, our Green Sanctuary Committee Chair, for a brief lesson! 

Thank you, Harvey Johnson (Green Sanctuary Committee Chair)

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Planning Ahead

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August Board Meeting

August Board Meeting

Monday, August 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The August Board Meeting has been moved to Monday, August 13, 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Current board members include Lisa Fuller, Harvey Johnson, Beth La Fleur, Katharine Lion and Dave Sarra. All fellowship members are welcome to attend.

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Berrien UU AllComers Dinner and Discussion

Berrien UU AllComers Dinner and Discussion

September 29,
6:00pm - 8:00pm

You are invited to attend our biannual UU AllComers event on Saturday, September 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. UU AllComers is a special evening of dinner, fellowship and discussion, where we will officially welcome and honor our newest members. The Rev. Jim McConnell will share the foundations and history of Unitarian Universalism. A Berrien UU board member will present a short history of BUUF and an overview of ways to be involved in the fellowship. Katharine Lion, Director of Religious Education, will discuss Berrien UU’s religious education plans for this church year.

UU AllComers is a great opportunity to:

• Enjoy a prepared meal with Berrien UU friends

• Hear more about Unitarian Universalism in general and BUUF in particular, including our history, values and 5-Year Plan

• Engage in small group discussion

• Learn how to be more involved in BUUF

All are warmly invited to attend this event!

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October Book Club Meeting

October Book Club Meeting: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Friday, October 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Gloria Weberg will host the October book club meeting on Friday, October 5th, at 7:00 PM.  (There will be no September meeting.) We will be starting the series of books chosen for the PBS/New York Times Book Club: "Now Read This." The first book will be their January 2018 selection, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. ...When the children’s father is …

Read more.

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