Environmental Justice Film Series: “Inside the Garbage of the World Documentary”

Thursday, June 21, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

This 2016 informative, hard-hitting film reveals the truth about plastic pollution and how it is harming the oceans and threatening human safety. Without a realistic solution in sight, the film explores personal accountability each one of us shares to solve this global crisis. We are on the edge of a tremendous disaster – can humankind act before it is too late?

The film is 54 minutes, and after we watch it we’ll have a discussion about what actions we can take on plastic pollution 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. Your host is Berrien UU Board Member Harvey Johnson.


BUUF Brunch: “There’s More to Life than Being Happy”

Friday, June 22, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Join us on Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 AM to share a potluck brunch, then view and discuss Emily Esfahani Smith’s TED Talk: “There’s More to Life than Being Happy.” (For those who can’t make it, this TED Talk is also being shown on June 28th at 7:00 PM during the Creative Conversations gathering.) 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 a dish to pass during the brunch.

The brunch is being hosted by our new Director of Religious Education, Katharine Lion.


Sunday Service: Celebrating the Summer Solstice, Caring for Our Earth

June 24, 10:30am – 11:30am

This Sunday, June 24th, we will be celebrating the Summer Solstice at Berrien UU. We will have rock painting and videos for the kids and dancing and singing for everyone. The theme of the service is “Caring for the Earth.”

So, catch some summer spirit, come and give thanks to our Mother Earth for warm summer sunshine, the beauty of green fields and orchards, lazy days on the beach, fireflies twinkling on twilight meadows, and our community of warm-hearted friends.

Because the children will be joining the service, there will not be a separate Religious Education class on this day.