Nov
14
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop: “Creative Mindfulness”
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Creative Mindfulness"

Explore mindfulness through creative practice. This week bring your own creative mindfulness practice of your preference. Make a mandala, draw a zentangle, color in your adult coloring book, do meditative watercolors or a journaling process.

Please email: dre@berrienuu.org if you would like to attend.

Citizens Climate Lobby: Monthly Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Nov 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Citizens Climate Lobby: Monthly Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The 2nd Saturday of each month the Citizens Climate Lobby sponsors an educational presentation by a national speaker. Local chapters can dial into the presentation via Zoom, then follow it with a small group discussion.

Nov
15
Sun
Sunday Service: “Looking Back for a Better Way Forward”
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Sunday Service: "Looking Back for a Better Way Forward"

This Sunday, November 15th, the theme of our service is “Looking Back for a Better Way Forward.” Rev. Roger Brewin will bring a message titled: “Personal Lessons from a History of U, U, and UU.” Dr. Clark Gilpin will deliver a reading on the great black novelist and essayist James Baldwin. “James Baldwin: Our Lives and Our Hopes” reflects on the meanings of a phrase used across the generations by Black American writers: “between the world and me.” Additionally, Rev Jim McConnell will bring a short reading addressing things we can learn from the recent election season, and there will be some really wonderful music from our BUUF Musicians.  Zoom in and join the service.

The Zoom link, Meeting ID and password will be sent out on Saturday with the emailed Order of Service. If you don’t receive the Order of Service by end of day Saturday, please email Joanne Krettek at office@berrienuu.org or call her at 269-612-8886.

Circle Talk
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Nov
19
Thu
Racial Justice Discussion Group: “Nice White Parents Podcast”
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Racial Justice Discussion Group: “Nice White Parents Podcast”

The Racial Justice Discussion Group is gathering together on Zoom to listen to the podcast, Nice White Parents, followed by a discussion. 

This is a five-part series about building a better school system, and what gets in the way. It looks at a 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block.

Email: Dre@berrienuu.org for the zoom login.

Nov
20
Fri
UUA Worship Service: “Thanksgiving Reframed”
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UUA Worship Service: "Thanksgiving Reframed"

The Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-in is a series of excellent programs and documentary screenings to provide grounding, community, and justice education for the week of Thanksgiving.

This worship service will include musical and spoken word from Hartman Deetz, Wampanoag artist and activist, and a sermon from UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray. There will be an offertory special collection for the Create Climate Justice – Indigenous Solidarity Fund with the UU Ministry for Earth. Worship leaders: Ann Gilmore, Nina Lytton, and Aly Tharp

“Historically, UU ministers were instrumental in creating this U.S. holiday and the “Pilgrims and the Indians” pageant tradition that roots the holiday in an historically inaccurate and harmful colonial narrative. Many UU congregations in New England can trace their lineage directly back to early settler congregations that had a role in the genocide of Native communities. As a religious tradition, we cannot decide who we will be without reckoning with the truth of who some of our ancestors were…

This year, let us be grateful in a genuine manner. Let our gratitude flow from our deep, ongoing commitment to justice and equity. Let our gratitude grow from the opportunities we have to be together authentically—whether virtually or in person. Please join me as we reimagine this day and gather in community to honor Indigenous ancestors, experiences and traditions. May it be a time to reflect and find meaning in how our shared values connect us. ”

– UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray in “A Message From The UUA President: Honoring Indigenous Ancestors, Experiences and Traditions

Click here to register for this service and other events in the series.

Nov
21
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop: “Mindful Heart”
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Mindful Heart"

Unwind the week with a relaxing creative mindfulness practice. No art skill required. You will need: paper and markers or any other media you have on hand and wish to use. There will be a short meditation.

Please email: dre@berrienuu.org if you would like to attend or have any questions.

Nov
22
Sun
Sunday Service: “Transgender Day of Remembrance”
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "Transgender Day of Remembrance"

Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be observing Transgender Day of Remembrance, Sunday, November 22nd. Charles Long will bring us a reading, there will be a poem by Max Binder & Mo Crist, A Prayer of Remembrance with Keely Adams, and guest speaker, Freya Gilbert. We hope you will join us in this moment of remembrance. Please bring a candle.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Circle Talk
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Nov
29
Sun
Sunday Service: “Indigenous Peoples and Animistic Spirituality”
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Sunday Service: "Indigenous Peoples and Animistic Spirituality"
This Sunday, November 29th, we continue with our November theme of “Looking Back for a Better Way Forward.”  This week we focus on Indigenous peoples and Animistic spirituality.  Interestingly, many modern people are returning to a more animistic, spirit permeates all things, spirituality to find and give expression to their lives in our often materialist, Godon Gekko, Greed is Good, society.  Deej Leggitt will bring us the message.
Zoom in and join us.
The Zoom link, Meeting ID and password will be sent out on Saturday with the emailed Order of Service. If you don’t receive the Order of Service by end of day Saturday, please email Joanne Krettek at office@berrienuu.org or call her at 269-612-8886.