This Sunday, January 24th, we continue with our theme of the month, Grace and Mercy. Special guest speaker Rev. Alex Holt will be delivering the sermon on how UU spirituality can guide one’s recovery from addiction in his message titled, “Awakening and Recovery.” Additionally, Katharine Lion and Oliver will share a Story for All Ages, Les Rorick and Kristina McCloskey will bring us a song, and the BUUF Musicians have some more really great music.
Join the service to learn more about how addiction develops and how to help oneself or others in recovery. Also, you are encouraged to invite friends and family members who might benefit or have wisdom to offer during Circle Talk. Zoom in this Sunday.
Those on our Order of Service distribution list will receive an Order of Service email on Saturday with the Zoom login details. If you are not on this list and would like to attend, please email Joanne Krettek at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 269-612-8886 for Zoom information.
The Race Relations Council, directed by Larry and Sandy Feldman, is holding a special meeting of the Council on Tuesday, January 26th, at 5:30.
The main portion of the meeting will consist of presentations and discussions with Ray Bell, newly elected County Commissioner, and Trenton Bowens, newly elected Benton Harbor Area School Board Member and Founder of the Neighbors Organizing Against Racism (NOAR) group. Ray and Trenton will present their ideas for moving our area in more positive directions in regard to race relations, education, and other local and regional issues. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions, make comments, and engage in constructive dialogue with Ray and Trenton.
Topic: RRC-CAC meeting
Time: Jan 26, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://LakeMichiganCollege.zoom.us/j/92356624343
Meeting ID: 923 5662 4343
For this week’s Mindfulness Workshop, we will be adding to our Wheel of the Year and celebrating Imbolc/Candlemas. The Wheel of the Year is an ancient method whereby Northern agrarian societies marked the turning of the seasons. You will need: Current Wheel of the Year or if not yet created: paper or primed canvas/board. Other craft materials like: paint, marker, pencil, coloring pencils. No artistic skills required!
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 987 0359 0273
Ms. Rosemary Cox is a Lead Facilitator and Education Coordinator with Sage-ing International and a retired social worker with broad experience in healthcare, groups, elder community development, brain health, and retreat leadership. She is co-author of the Heart of Aging program. Rev. Jim McConnell has attended and helped conduct several workshops with Ms. Cox on the spiritual dimension of aging.
You are invited to the February 1st Berrien County ALPACT/Interfaith Action Virtual Zoom Community Forum.
When: Feb 1, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time
To attend, you must register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrde2grTssHNIaBCJyFKciFAogJ5T9NtGG
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
BUUFers prepare and serve lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.
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.
A Conversation Led by The Religious Professionals Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Unity Action Council
A virtual event, for UUMUAC members and others who are concerned about defending our UU Principles, held using Zoom technology