Nov
12
Tue
Spiritual Frontiers Facility Rental
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
14
Thu
Small Group Ministry: “Welcoming Congregation Renewal” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Small Group Ministry: "Welcoming Congregation Renewal" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Community Conversations, Small Group Ministry & Welcoming Congregation Committee are teaming up to complete our Welcoming Congregation renewal with a module that informs, educates, and raises awareness about the issues and needs of the LGBTQ+ / TGQNB* community. Join us for this renewal seminar in the month of November with two different date/time opportunities. We will be watching the movie Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story. Following the movie will be a UUA guided discussion. We will also learn the state of inequality for the LGBTQ+ / TGQNB* community in the nation & specifically in Michigan using the HRC State Equality Index.

Please contact dre@berrienuu.org for more details.

Read Rev. Michael J. Crumpler’s letter to UUA congregations for the state of welcoming congregations in the UU faith.

*LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning + Intersex, Asexual and related communities / TGQNB stands for Transgender, Genderqueer and Non-Binary

Nov
16
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop: Chanting the “Om” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: Chanting the "Om" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

This month for our mindfulness workshop we will be practicing a chanting meditation that comes from Saamdu Chetri, sometimes known as the Happiness Guru. It involves breathing & chanting in three-parts & is repeated for a length of time. Om, Ohm or Aum is the sacred sound of creation in Hindu tradition. Please notice the new time for the workshop.

Any questions may be directed towards: dre@berrienuu.org

Berrien UU AllComers Dinner and Discussion @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Berrien UU AllComers Dinner and Discussion @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

You are warmly invited to the upcoming UU AllComers dinner on Saturday, November 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. UU AllComers is a special evening of dinner, fellowship and discussion. Organizers provide a light supper so that Berrien UU friends old and new can get to know each other and learn more about BUUF and Unitarian Universalism.

To keep things fun and spirited, we are introducing some new twists this time around. There will be musical entertainment and possibly even a skit! Also, everyone who attends will be entered into a raffle for door prizes!

All are encouraged to attend this event! Child care will be provided upon request. Please RSVP to office@berrienuu.org by Thursday, November 14. Please include any dietary restrictions in your RSVP so we can adjust the menu as needed.

Nov
17
Sun
Sunday Service: “An Idiot’s Guide to Being a Successful Idiot” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "An Idiot's Guide to Being a Successful Idiot" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
The theme for this Sunday, November 17th is the Spirituality of Mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. Big mistakes, small mistakes, mistakes that hurt others and ourselves, and colossal mistakes that only and idiot would make.
Rev. Jim McConnell’s sermon is titled, “An Idiot’s guide to Being a Successful Idiot.” In it he will discuss how making mistakes can help us grow by forcing us to decide if we are going to pull into ourselves in an attempt to eliminate stress and anxiety or whether we are going to press ahead in the face of society’s and our own disapproval and create new ways of being Human.
As usual, the BUUF musicians will have some great music for us and other BUUFers will bring readings, poetry, and a Story for All Ages. In addition, we will offer an Ingathering Ceremony for any individuals who want to sign our membership book and become new members of our fellowship.
As a prelude to our service, please watch this 2-minute Charlie Chaplin Video.
Circle Talk
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Nov
18
Mon
Shared Pulpit Program @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shared Pulpit Program @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Lisa Fuller will lead the first session of the Shared Pulpit program on Monday, November 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Five BUUFers have already signed up to participate. There is room for one more participant, maybe two. Participants are asked to buy the book “Shared Pulpit” and read the Introduction prior to attending. There will be tea, water and a light snack at this first session.

The Shared Pulpit is “is a complete workshop to help lay people gain experience writing and preaching a full-length sermon for their congregation. This easy-to-use guide for both facilitators and participants provides a step-by-step lesson plan for eight sessions. Workshop members learn about the theory and theology of preaching, then practice writing and speaking with authenticity, gradually building toward composing quality 20-minute sermons. Workshop leaders learn to foster a supportive environment in which participants offer one another helpful feedback. The Shared Pulpit includes a separate leader’s guide, readings for homework, sample sermons, and exercises to help first-time preachers polish their preaching craft.”

Nov
19
Tue
Spiritual Frontiers Facility Rental
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
20
Wed
Community Conversations: “Welcoming Congregation Renewal” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Conversations: "Welcoming Congregation Renewal" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Community Conversations, Small Group Ministry & Welcoming Congregation Committee are teaming up to complete our Welcoming Congregation renewal with a module that informs, educates, and raises awareness about the issues and needs of the LGBTQ+ / TGQNB* community. Join us for this renewal seminar in the month of November with two different date/time opportunities. We will be watching the movie Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story. Following the movie will be a UUA guided discussion. We will also learn the state of inequality for the LGBTQ+ / TGQNB* community in the nation & specifically in Michigan using the HRC State Equality Index.

Please contact dre@berrienuu.org for more details.

Read Rev. Michael J. Crumpler’s letter to UUA congregations for the state of welcoming congregations in the UU faith.

*LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning + Intersex, Asexual and related communities / TGQNB stands for Transgender, Genderqueer and Non-Binary

Nov
21
Thu
Environmental Justice Film Series: “Living the Change” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Environmental Justice Film Series: "Living the Change" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The next film in our Environmental Justice Film Series will be shown on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 PM.

(2018) Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. The film is 85 minutes, and after we watch it, we’ll discuss what actions we can take on this and other environmental justice issues.

This event is hosted by Berrien UU Fellowship President Harvey Johnson and is free and open to the public. Free popcorn is included; BYOB encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 PM, so come early, get yourself settled and enjoy some popcorn before the show begins at 7:00!