Dec
15
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop: “Art Journaling” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mindfulness Workshop: "Art Journaling" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | Saint Joseph | Michigan | United States

Mindfulness is the act of noticing, it is a muscle that we can develop. Learning to develop the muscle of noticing helps one deal with adverse events, get caught up less in worries & helps form deeper connections to others. In addition, mindfulness lowers blood pressure, reduces chronic pain & improves sleep.

We invite you to join us on Saturday December 15 from 1-3pm at BUUF to develop our mindfulness muscle through mindful art journaling. This process, through ritual, creates a safe reflective space to witness your thoughts & sensations without the gaze of your ego. We will be learning the process & making a visual piece with writing. No artistic talent required, all materials will be supplied. This process is an adaptation from Workshop Muse.

Please contact Katharine with any questions (dre@berrienuu.org)

Dec
16
Sun
BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Service: “What Should UUs Do About Christmas?” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "What Should UUs Do About Christmas?" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
This Sunday, December 16th, we tackle the problem of: “What Should UUs Do About Christmas?”
Many UUs see the story of the baby God born in a stable and placed in a manger to be a little antiquated and maybe something that is okay for children but not really something that a modern, rational adult can use in his or her spiritual life.
In his sermon, Rev. Jim McConnell will address the place of Christmas in the spiritual lives of UUs. Keely Adams and Connie DeGraaf will talk about what they do for Christmas, and Jim Dagleish will sing his famous: “Have a Unitarian Universalist Christmas.” The BUUF Musicians will bring us some seasonal music, Gretchen Ohmann will lead us in Feliz Navidad, and Harvey Johnson will lead us in song. Joan Guilfoyle will tell the Story for All Ages, Candace Onweller will be at the piano, and Dorothy Long will sit in the Poet’s Corner. Additionally, the congregation will sing some Christmas songs to get us all in the spirit of Christmas…a Unitarian Universalist Christmas. Beth La Fleur will lead the RE class for children.
If you are feeling a little “Grinchy” about all the demands that come with this time of year, this service will be a spirit lifter.
The BUUF Musicians will rehearse before the service beginning at 9:30 AM. After the service, Harvey Johnson will lead a Sunday Services Committee meeting to plan the service topics for the first half of 2019. All are invited to attend.
See you Sunday!
Circle Talk
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Sunday Services Committee Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Dec
19
Wed
Creative Conversations: “UUA General Assembly Ware Lecture” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creative Conversations: "UUA General Assembly Ware Lecture" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of insight and challenge by joining us for Creative Conversations as we watch this year’s UUA General Assembly Ware Lecture. Brittany Packnett, a leader and advocate for social justice, gives a riveting speech on White Supremacy Culture and ‘calls us in’ to be not just a ‘not racist” but to be ACTIVELY anti-racist (as well as anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, and anti-misogynist). She says, “The more you benefit from supremacy, the more responsible you have to be to dismantle it.” She suggests that we (UU’s) throw away our savior complexes and take up serving, that “we birth together this thing called freedom.” This lecture will give you much to think about and discuss. Invite yourself and a friend.

Wednesday December 19, from 7-9pm

Dec
20
Thu
Environmental Justice Film Series: “The Rise of Sustainability” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Environmental Justice Film Series: "The Rise of Sustainability" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

(2017) This short documentary film by Director Joss Colchester explores the rise of the concept of sustainability as it has gone from the fringes to the mainstream within just a few short decades driven by an environmental crisis on a global scale. The film looks at this new environmental context of the Anthropocene and the key structural transformations in our economy required to achieve sustainability. The film is 43 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 Board Member 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!

Dec
23
Sun
BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Circle Talk
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Dec
30
Sun
BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am