Sep
26
Sun
Sunday Service: “Banning Books” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Sunday Service: "Banning Books" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

This Sunday, September 26th, our beloved Minister Emeritus, Roger Brewin, will bring us a message on the widespread practice of banning books.  Additionally, we will have a story for the young ones, read from a book banned in 1988 in Colorado, lots of great music, and, as usual, the healing joy of fellowship.  Join in person or on Zoom.

Image Caption: Fascist university students burned upwards of 25,000 books on the Opernplatz (Opera Square) in Berlin, Germany, on May 10, 1933. Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels spoke at the event, telling the students, “You do well at this late hour to entrust to the flames the intellectual garbage of the past.” (Courtesy U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum/U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

Sep
29
Wed
Social Justice Committee Meeting
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The next Social Justice Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, at 7:00 pm via Zoom.

The meeting agenda will include the following topics.

  1. Developing ways to keep BUUF members informed of volunteer opportunities with the social service agencies we support.
  2. Scheduling committee and/or congregational conversations with the social service agencies we support.
  3. Ways that our committee can collaborate with the BUUF Welcoming Congregation program and with the BUUF Green Sanctuary Committee.
  4. Participating in Sunday services by calling attention to contemporary social justice issues and celebrating historic leaders and events in the ongoing movements for social justice.

Please contact Clark or Nancy Gilpin if you would like to join the meeting.

Sep
30
Thu
Ethical Eating Group Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ethical Eating Group Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Ethical Eating Group monthly pitch-in dinner date has been changed to Thursday, Sept. 30th at 6:00pm at BUUF. There will not be an environmental film following the meal this month. Please bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to pass. We will plan on eating outside due to Covid restrictions as long as the weather is agreeable.

Oct
2
Sat
BH Soup Kitchen
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

BUUFers prepare and serve lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.

Prepare and Serve Lunch at Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen @ Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Berrien UU  Fellowship serves lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen the first Saturday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October and December). Berrien UU volunteers prepare the meal, greet guests and help clean up the kitchen. This is a terrific opportunity to serve the greater community, support our Social Justice mission and enjoy the company of fellow BUUFers and guests at the kitchen. Rev. Jim McConnell generously leads the group in planning the meal and dessert and he will gladly find a role for all volunteers, whether they’ve helped dozens of times or this is their first time. Please consider coming to the Soup Kitchen to help, even if it’s only for an hour or two.

The Soup Kitchen is located at 233 Michigan Street in Benton Harbor.

Dec
4
Sat
BH Soup Kitchen
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

BUUFers prepare and serve lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.

Prepare and Serve Lunch at Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen @ Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Berrien UU  Fellowship serves lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen the first Saturday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October and December). Berrien UU volunteers prepare the meal, greet guests and help clean up the kitchen. This is a terrific opportunity to serve the greater community, support our Social Justice mission and enjoy the company of fellow BUUFers and guests at the kitchen. Rev. Jim McConnell generously leads the group in planning the meal and dessert and he will gladly find a role for all volunteers, whether they’ve helped dozens of times or this is their first time. Please consider coming to the Soup Kitchen to help, even if it’s only for an hour or two.

The Soup Kitchen is located at 233 Michigan Street in Benton Harbor.

Feb
5
Sat
BH Soup Kitchen
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

BUUFers prepare and serve lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.

Prepare and Serve Lunch at Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen @ Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Berrien UU  Fellowship serves lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen the first Saturday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October and December). Berrien UU volunteers prepare the meal, greet guests and help clean up the kitchen. This is a terrific opportunity to serve the greater community, support our Social Justice mission and enjoy the company of fellow BUUFers and guests at the kitchen. Rev. Jim McConnell generously leads the group in planning the meal and dessert and he will gladly find a role for all volunteers, whether they’ve helped dozens of times or this is their first time. Please consider coming to the Soup Kitchen to help, even if it’s only for an hour or two.

The Soup Kitchen is located at 233 Michigan Street in Benton Harbor.

Apr
2
Sat
BH Soup Kitchen
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

BUUFers prepare and serve lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.