Thursday Gardening: Fresh Start Children’s Garden
Thursday, June 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The BUUF Green Sanctuary volunteers will again partner with the Fresh Start Children’s Garden led by Emma Kinnard. BUUF volunteers will assist with weeding, building and maintenance of the gardens located at the corner of Pearl and May Streets in Benton Harbor. Click here for a map.
Gardening sessions will begin Thursday, June 28 at 5pm-6pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm. Any time is appreciated. Stop by and see Harvey Johnson (269-470-1470) who will try to make it to all sessions. Volunteers are welcome to go to the garden on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm and help with fence building, planting, weeding and child mentoring on gardening and food.
Creative Conversations: “There’s More to Life than Being Happy” @ Berrien UU
Thursday, June 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 to view and discuss Emily Esfahani Smith’s TED Talk: “There’s More to Life than Being Happy.” From the TED Talk Website:
“Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there’s a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life — serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you — gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.”
After watching this fascinating TedTalk, we will engage in conversation about how Berrien UU helps us find our meaning and what more could be done in that direction. All are invited to bring snacks to share.
Saturday Gardening: Fresh Start Children’s Garden
Saturday, June 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
If you can’t make the gardening session on Thursday, join us on Saturday! Gardening sessions will be every week during the summer on Thursdays 5pm-6pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm. Any time is appreciated. Stop by and see Harvey Johnson (269-470-1470) who will try to make it to all sessions. Volunteers are welcome to go to the garden on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm and help with fence building, planting, weeding and child mentoring on gardening and food.
“Families Belong Together” Protest on the Bluff in St. Joseph
Saturday, June 30, 3:00pm
The Unitarian Universalist Association and many other faith and social justice groups have joined a “Families Belong Together” coalition that is holding a mass mobilization on June 30th in Washington DC. Demonstrations are being held throughout the U.S., including June 30th protests in 22 Michigan cities. Our local “Families Belong Together” event is at 3 p.m. Saturday, on the Bluff in St. Joe, by the stairs to the beach.
Asylum seeking is not the same as illegal entry, and your ancestors may very well have come to America for the same reasons as these folks. Please lift your voice and your heart in support.
Sunday Service: “UU Spirituality and Patriotism” @ Berrien UU
July 1, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
On Sunday, July 1st, the theme of the service will be “UU Spirituality and Patriotism.” In his message, Rev. Jim McConnell will make the case that America First may not be a survivable strategy and that it is imperative we spiritually evolve towards becoming “Citizens of the World.” Additionally, Nico Rojas, who holds dual citizenship in Columbia and the U.S., and Gloria Weberg, a WW II veteran, will share their thoughts on what it means to be a patriot. Hunter Leggitt will share a story of treachery and betrayal in South America, the BUUF singers will bring us some special music, and Harvey Johnson will tell the Story for All Ages. To top things off, we are going to learn a new Pledge of Allegiance to our planet and to her many varieties of plants, animals, and peoples.
DRE Katharine Lion will be teaching the Religious Education class for children on the topic “Be a Kid World Citizen.”
It is also potluck Sunday, don’t miss out!