The November Parents’ Night Out is scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd. Parents are invited to bring their children to Berrien UU Fellowship at 6:00 PM, where they will eat a healthy meal and engage in fun, kid-friendly activities. Lisa Fuller, Rev. Jim McConnell, Joan Guilfoyle and other adult volunteers will provide child care. Meanwhile, Beth and David La Fleur have invited parents to a potluck dinner, celebration of November birthdays, and game night at their house. Enjoy this opportunity for a relaxing, child-free evening with other BUUF parents.
This Sunday, November 24th, Shawnaque (Shawnee Woman of the South) will share the Inside Scoop on the first Thanksgiving. Deej Leggitt’s sermon will be titled “Giving is What We Do.” Deej will also drum and lead “Fly Like an Eagle” as a call and response, and both Hunter and Deej will tell the Story for All Ages. Jim Gehring will read “A Poem by Tecumseh,” and Lisa Fuller will be our service leader.
Come and celebrate the first Americans and the sacred act of giving.
In 2018, Michigan voters approved significant changes to our state’s voting procedures. To better understand these changes, Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is sponsoring a presentation on those changes and screening the short documentary “Suppressed: The Fight To Vote,” to prompt community discussion and learn more about how Michigan’s new procedures may affect every voter in every election.
Documentarian Robert Greenwald’s 37-minute film, released in September 2019, exposes rampant voter suppression that affected the outcome of the 2018 midterm election in Georgia and the threat it poses to elections in 2020.
Voter suppression happens all over the United States and takes many forms. Learn more about these in order to protect your right to vote and learn what Michigan is doing to help protect against voter suppression.
Join this non-partisan community conversation. All are welcome. Bridgman Public Library, 4460 Lake Street, Bridgman, Michigan 49106.
The next book club meeting will take place on Friday, December 6th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Dorothy Long will be hosting the meeting in her home. Join the group to discuss “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman.
People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.
Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semifinal match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made, and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.
Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.