“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
– Leo Tolstoy from Anna Karenina
This Sunday December 12, we continue with our theme of “Tradition” by looking at some traditions that are not so good, traditions that cause dysfunction in families and in nations. Some BUUFers will share their stories and Lisa Fuller will bring a message titled, “Old Stories, New Thoughts” dealing with our treatment of indigenous peoples.
Additionally, Rev. Jim McConnell will have a meditation titled: “You Do Not Need to Throw Yourself in Front of a Train.” The kids will go directly to their RE rooms before service, to prepare for the Winter Solstice play. Join in person or on Zoom.
Top Image: Anna Karenina, a victim of family dysfunction at the train station, before her fateful leap. From the Movie.
Bottom Image: Cherokee Trail of Tears 1838-39, depicting the dysfunction of a nation.
Berrien UU Fellowship is hosting a Parents’ Night Out on Friday, December 17th from 5:00-8:00pm. BUUF members and friends are invited to bring their children to BUUF for a safe, enjoyable time. Lisa Fuller and Joanne Krettek will prepare a meal for the children, and then we will rehearse for the Winter Solstice service on December 19th. For safety reasons, a registration form, health history and Covid release form will need to be completed for all children who attend. Parents are welcome to plan a group event that evening, catch up on some holiday shopping, enjoy a date night or just relax! There is no charge for children to participate. Please contact Joanne Krettek at email@example.com with questions.
The BUUF Board typically meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:00pm. All members and friends are welcome to attend. If you are interested in suggesting a topic for the meeting or attending yourself, please contact BUUF President Harvey Johnson.