Upcoming Events

August Environmental Justice Film Series
Thursday, August 17th

BUUF, through the Green Sanctuary Committee, presents:

A Place at the Table

Thursday, August 17th 7pm

Doors open at 6

FREE — Popcorn Included — BYOB Encouraged

One nation underfed. Really? Many of us don’t think of the U.S. as the land of the underfed. In this era of the expanding waistlines, we hear far more concern about obesity than …

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UU Women’s Connection Summer Retreat
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 …

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August Book Club

Our next book will be It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. Ellen and Dennis Higdon will be our hosts on August 18. Please also bring suggestions for future months. It Can’t Happen Here is a semi-satirical 1935 political novel by American author Sinclair Lewis, and a 1936 play adapted from the novel by Lewis and John C. Moffitt. Published during the rise of fascism in …

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Fresh Start Children’s Garden
Saturday, August 19

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 …

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Sunday Service
Sunday, August 20

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”.