Jun
16
Sun
Coffee Break
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Circle Talk
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Jun
18
Tue
Spiritual Frontiers Facility Rental
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jun
19
Wed
June 19-23 UU General Assembly in Spokane WA @ Spokane Convention Center
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm

General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates. The 2019 General Assembly will be June 19-23 in Spokane, Washington. Most General Assembly events will be held in the Spokane Convention Center.

The Power of We

What do we want Unitarian Universalism to be? It is a time when we are asking big questions in our faith, and GA 2019 will be focused on digging into those questions together. It is a critical chance for congregational leaders and passionate UUs to set new goals and aspirations for our religious community. Help begin to reshape our Association and our congregations in new and powerful ways.

This year’s theme is about collective power, “The Power of We,” as well as the possibility, the purpose, the struggle and the joy of what it means to be together in faithful community. In the past two years, Unitarian Universalism has recommitted to the work of liberation inside and outside our faith community. The antidote to a time of dangerous dehumanization is a love that connects us to our deeper humanity. Come to Spokane to experience what our shared faith can become when we embrace the Power of We.

Registration and Housing Open March 1

GA Registration and the GA Housing Reservation System open at 9 a.m. PST at www.uua.org/ga

Spokane

The Spokane region is the gateway for adventure and exploration in the Intermountain Northwest. Located driving distance from Glacier National Park and Yellowstone, Spokane is nestled in natural beauty.

Spokane is located on interstate I-90, 110 miles from the Canadian border and 18 miles from Idaho. It is the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis.

Spokane International Airport (GEG) is serviced by Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United Airlines. Nonstop service is offered to 17 destinations, including Minneapolis, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, and LAX.

Spokane is accessible by rail via Amtrak’s Empire Builder route (Chicago – St. Paul/Minneapolis – Spokane – Portland/Seattle). It is also reachable by Greyhound Bus.

Excellent Programming

GA will offer more than 100 programming selections over the course of five days. This year, in addition to Theme-Based Programming, the schedule will feature Role-Based Track Programming, including time for discussion among attendees, sharing inspiring models and stories, and concrete suggestions for how to further the work or “take it home.” More programming details are available at www.uua.org/ga.

Financial Aid Available

The UUA is committed to the goal of making GA accessible to as many attendees as possible. Go to uua.org/ga in the month of March to learn about scholarships to support delegates – particularly those from marginalized groups – and volunteer opportunities (work in exchange for registration).

Jun
20
Thu
Environmental Justice Film Series: “Paris to Pittsburgh @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Environmental Justice Film Series: "Paris to Pittsburgh @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The next film in our Environmental Justice Film Series will be shown on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 PM.

(2018). Named Inc. Magazine’s best business documentary of 2018PARIS TO PITTSBURGH focuses on the incredible action individuals, communities, businesses and local governments in the U.S. have undertaken to combat the threat of climate change in their own backyards in the wake of the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. The film explores the very real social and economic effects of climate change-fueled disasters – from America’s heartland to the nation’s coastlines and the island of Puerto Rico. The premise of the documentary is based on a Twitter response from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to President Trump the moment he pulled out of the Paris Agreement. The film is 77 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!

Jun
21
Fri
June Book Club Meeting: “The Shadow of the Wind” @ Home of Amy Eklund
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June Book Club Meeting: "The Shadow of the Wind" @ Home of Amy Eklund
The June Book Club Meeting will take place Friday, June 21st from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the home of Amy Eklund. This month’s book is “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon…
Barcelona, 1945 – just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel’s father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax’s work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love. And before long he realizes that if he doesn’t find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly.
Jun
23
Sun
Coffee Break
Jun 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Circle Talk
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Jun
25
Tue
BUUF Memorial Garden Weeding
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Linda Lobik at BUUF’s memorial garden for a couple hours of maintenance. Bring your favorite gardening tools. Dandelions diggers are especially helpful for pulling ground ivy. Linda will provide guidance and do some pruning.
Rain date is 10 am Wednesday June 26.

Spiritual Frontiers Facility Rental
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm