Jan
24
Sun
Sunday Service: “Awakening and Recovery”
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Service: "Awakening and Recovery"

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 office@berrienuu.org or call her at 269-612-8886 for Zoom information.

Circle Talk
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Jan
26
Tue
Race Relations Council Meeting
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Jan
30
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop: “Wheel of the Year – Imbolc/Candlemas”
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Wheel of the Year - Imbolc/Candlemas"

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:
https://zoom.us/j/98703590273?pwd=WlhCRTNKY1l0cm1IVWZtTDZYZmNrQT09

Meeting ID: 987 0359 0273
Passcode: 877357

Jan
31
Sun
Sunday Service: “Aging Well”
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This Sunday, January 31st, we continue with our theme of “Grace and Mercy.” The focus of our service is: “Aging Well.” Our special guest speaker is Rosemary Cox of Sage-ing International. Additionally, Lois Sundstrom will do our Chalice work and Janice Zerfas will bring us a poem. To celebrate The Wheel of the Year turning once again on Feb. 1, or Imbolc, halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, we will hear the Story for All Ages, Brigid’s Eve, written and read by Nan Lundeen, illustrations by Katharine Lion. The Lorenz family will round off the presentation with a musical round, “Holy Water, Sacred Flame.” Julie Williams will share her thoughts on aging, and the BUUF Musicians have some really wonderful music for us. If you are planning on getting older, this would be a great service to join.  See you on Zoom!
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 office@berrienuu.org or call her at 269-612-8886 for Zoom information.

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.

 

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the ages you have been.”
                                                         Madeleine L’Engle
Above: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Age 80
Circle Talk
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Feb
1
Mon
Berrien County ALPACT/Interfaith Action Virtual Zoom Community Forum
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Feb
6
Sat
BH Soup Kitchen
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

BUUFers prepare and serve lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.

Prepare and Serve Lunch at Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen @ Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

The Struggle for Unitarian  Universalism: “Defending our Seven Principles”
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Conversation Led by The Religious Professionals Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Unity Action Council

Saturday, February 6, 2021 – from 4 to 6 pm Eastern Time

A virtual event, for UUMUAC members and others who are concerned about defending our UU Principles, held using Zoom technology