This month for Community Conversations, Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites you to join us in learning about Interfaith Activism from the founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core, an international nonprofit building the interfaith youth movement, Eboo Patel. In this 40 minute lecture, Patel will discuss the art and science of interfaith work. He’ll share stories from the frontlines of interfaith activism and bring to life the growing body of research on how faith can be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier. Afterwards we’ll discuss how we can put his ideas into practice. Be sure to bring a young adult, friends in varying faiths, BYOB & potluck snacks. Contact DRE@berrienuu.org with any questions.
This Sunday, September 1st, is Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday. We will send our young ones (including college bound) back to school with a blessing of hope and success for them in the upcoming academic year. Katharine Lion and Rev. Jim McConnell will give the blessings and Candace Onweller will be at the piano. Rev. Jim will bring a sermon titled: “What’s in Your Backpack?” in which he will investigate those things that we take with us in our metaphorical backpacks to help us through life’s sometimes difficult and occasionally shattering life experiences. Jim will also be providing the special music.
Make sure your young ones bring their backpacks. And don’t forget to wear your picnic clothes. Our annual End-of-Summer Picnic is at Candace’s house following the service.
Note: There will be no BUUF Musicians rehearsal or performance this Sunday.
Candace Onweller has generously offered to host our End-of-Summer Picnic at her home (1532 Maple Lane, Benton Harbor) on Sunday, September 1st, after service. Candace’s house is about 20 minutes from BUUF. She has a big yard, swimming pool, and plenty of chairs. BUUFers should bring a dish to pass, beverages of choice, and a swim suit and towel if desired. Candace will provide disposable plates, napkins and utensils for our meal. A few extra tables would be helpful.
Come join the fun at our annual BUUF Picnic, and celebrate the final days of summer with your fellow BUUFers. This will be a fun event for both adults and children!
The BUUF Board is scheduled to meet Sunday, September 8th, from 9:00am to 10:00am. Board members include:
Harvey Johnson, President
Beth La Fleur, Vice President
Dave Sarra, Treasurer
Sandy Walker, Secretary
Diane Gibbons, Member-at-Large
All BUUF members and friends are welcome to attend the meeting. Also, anyone can send a question or comment to the board at any time via firstname.lastname@example.org