Jan
17
Thu
Environmental Justice Film Series: “A Plastic Ocean” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The next film in our Environmental Justice Film Series will be shown on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 PM. (2016). A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. The film is 102 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!

Jan
19
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop Series: Labyrinths as a Meditative Tool @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mindfulness Workshop Series: Labyrinths as a Meditative Tool @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Mindfulness Workshop Series: Labyrinths as a Meditative Tool

January 19th from 1-3pm

Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is excited to announce our next Mindfulness Workshop: Labyrinths as a Meditative Tool. Learn about Labyrinths and all the ways to interact with one: walking, gazing, sitting, even yoga-based dancing. We will use a variety of patterns and even make our own. All abilities are welcome. Our workshop presenter, Joan Guilfoyle, is certified by the Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality in labyrinth facilitation. She has led workshops and retreats around the country, and for The Labyrinth Society’s annual gatherings since 2003. We wholeheartedly invite you to come and enjoy an afternoon of spiritual exploration, music and fun.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations for supplies are gratefully accepted.

Parents’ Night Out: Haymarket Brewery @ Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parents' Night Out: Haymarket Brewery @ Haymarket Pub & Brewery

The January Parents’ Night Out has been postponed to Saturday, January 19. Parents are invited to bring their children to Berrien UU Fellowship at 5:30 PM, where they will eat a healthy meal and engage in fun, kid-friendly activities. Lisa Fuller (BUUF President), Rev. Jim McConnell and others will be providing child care. Meanwhile, parents can get together at Haymarket Brewery in Bridgman. Enjoy this opportunity for a relaxing, child-free evening with other BUUF parents.

Jan
20
Sun
BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Service: “Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
This Sunday, January 20th, we will celebrate Martin Luther King. Jr. Day, by examining some of his most often quoted words: “Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
Some of the BUUF children will help us open the service. Joan Guilfoyle and Jim Dagleish will be our readers, Katharine Lion will bring us a poem, and Gloria Weberg will read our Story for All Ages. Our BUUF musicians will share some special music with us, Ralph Heibutzki will lead us in a benedictory song, Candace Onweller will be at the piano, and Harvey Johnson will lead us in song. Lisa Fuller will teach the RE class for children. Rev. Jim McConnell will deliver a message titled: “Hate, the Crack-Cocaine of Emotions; Love, the Pathway to Emotional Strength.”
Come and celebrate one of the most important figures in American history.
Jan
23
Wed
Creative Conversations: “New Year’s Resolutions” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creative Conversations: "New Year’s Resolutions" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, January 23rd from 7-9pm for our lively Creative Conversations with potluck snacks and BYOB. This month’s guest hosts, Beth and David LaFleur, will help us improve ourselves with new ideas for New Year’s Resolutions.  We’ll be watching a few short Ted Talks and have vigorous conversation. Why not break the rut this year? Try a new fun, creative, interesting resolution.

Jan
27
Sun
BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Feb
3
Sun
BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
First-Sunday-of-the-Month Potluck @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Feb 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

2019 Dates: Jan 6, Feb 3, March 3, Apr 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3 and Dec 1.

Bring a dish to pass, or just bring your appetite. Not everyone brings a dish every time, but everyone is encouraged to enjoy the food and fellowship.

Anniversary Celebration Planning Session @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

BUUF Board Member Dave Sarra will lead the group as we continue to make plans to celebrate BUUF’s 60th Anniversary and Rev. Jim McConnell’s 10th Anniversary with BUUF in 2019.