Jun
5
Sat
BH Soup Kitchen
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Mindfulness Workshop: “BYOP”
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "BYOP"

For this week’s mindfulness workshop it is BYOP – bring your own project! We will start off with a quick meditation and then work on our own projects while brainstorming where we want the Mindfulness Workshop to go.

You will need: a project and craft materials of your choosing. Please note the time change for those who wish to attend the UU Women’s Spring Retreat.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91008770346?pwd=Tlk0WXZ5MHJCVmQ4ME9jYW55MnBzdz09

Meeting ID: 910 0877 0346
Passcode: 389403

Prepare and Serve Lunch at Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen @ Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen
Jun 5 @ 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.

Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed for Saturday, June 5th
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed for Saturday, June 5th

Our next turn at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen is Saturday, June 5. This turn sort of snuck up on us, so please contact Beth (balafleur@comcast.net) ASAP if you are available to help put lunches together that Saturday or do any planning or shopping ahead of time. Thank you!

UU Women’s Connection Virtual Spring Retreat: “Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky”
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
UU Women's Connection Virtual Spring Retreat: "Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky"

The keynote speaker for this retreat is BUUF’s very own Nan Lundeen. Participants will look at the beauty and the challenges of our Earth through Nan Lundeen’s poetry, essays, and chosen artwork. Nan will provide resources to help us decide how we can do more to honor and sustain Earth, our home.

The Keynote Workshop is “Going to the Well: Reclaiming Ourselves Through Memoir.” You will need writing tools and comfortable clothing. The workshop includes some meditation. Sharing is optional.

There will be two afternoon workshops:

  • “Grounding Techniques for Trauma & Dissociation” by Heather McMeekan, MS
  • “Sanity Gardening” By Pauline Jackson

Cost is only $30. Register by clicking this link.

Jun
6
Sun
2021 Annual Meeting
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The first Sunday in June is designated in BUUF’s bylaws as the congregational Annual Meeting. The 2021 Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 6th, at 10:30 AM. This year’s meeting will be held via Zoom.

We will use this time to:

  • Reflect upon the past year (State of the Fellowship report by Beth La Fleur)
  • Review and discuss the proposed new 5-Year Strategic Plan based on a variety of input from BUUF members and friends
  • Review and discuss the proposed 2021/22 Fellowship Budget
  • Vote for Board, Endowment Committee, and Nominating Committee candidates
Members, Voting Members, and Friends of BUUF are invited to attend the Annual Meeting, which takes the place of our usual Sunday service.  To prepare, everyone is encouraged to review all available reports and proposals prior to the meeting. Only 2020-2021 voting members are eligible to vote at the meeting. (Please click on this link to see if you are a 2020-2021 voting member.)

Due to the added time requirements and complications when conducting a meeting via Zoom, guidelines for discussion will be introduced. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with a two-minute time limit. Participants will be asked to mute their lines when not speaking. Those calling on land lines will be unmuted at appropriate times and asked if they would like to speak. Voting may take a bit longer than usual, but every eligible vote will be counted.

Join us in this annual exercise in democracy. Your input is important.

2021 Annual Meeting
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
2021 Annual Meeting

The first Sunday in June is designated in BUUF’s bylaws as the congregational Annual Meeting. The 2021 Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 6th, at 10:30 AM. This year’s meeting will be held via Zoom.

We will use this time to:

  • Reflect upon the past year (State of the Fellowship report by Beth La Fleur)
  • Review and discuss the proposed new 5-Year Strategic Plan based on a variety of input from BUUF members and friends
  • Review and discuss the proposed 2021/22 Fellowship Budget
  • Vote for Board, Endowment Committee, and Nominating Committee candidates

Members, Voting Members, and Friends of BUUF are invited to attend the Annual Meeting, which takes the place of our usual Sunday service.  To prepare, everyone is encouraged to review all available reports and proposals prior to the meeting. Only 2020-2021 voting members are eligible to vote at the meeting. (Please click on this link to see if you are a 2020-2021 voting member.)

Committee annual reports will be posted to our website throughout the coming week. Please review these reports prior to the annual meeting. You can access them here.

Due to the added time requirements and complications when conducting a meeting via Zoom, guidelines for discussion will be introduced. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with a two-minute time limit. Participants will be asked to mute their lines when not speaking. Those calling on land lines will be unmuted at appropriate times and asked if they would like to speak. Voting may take a bit longer than usual, but every eligible vote will be counted.

Join us in this annual exercise in democracy. Your input is important.

Circle Talk
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Jun
9
Wed
Driveway Repair Help Needed
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Driveway Repair Help Needed

A group of dedicated BUUF volunteers has created a plan to repair the large potholes in our driveway. They are in need of strong hands and backs to assist. If you are able to assist at any of these times, please contact Jim Fuller at c.yak56@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, June 9th: 2-3 folks are needed for 4-6 hours and lots of hose to run the cutter’s cooling and dust suppression. Work will likely start early in the day.

Thursday, June 10th:  2-4 folks, 4-8 hours depending on what we find under the old asphalt and our proficiency getting the drain set to the proper elevation and grade.

Friday, June 11th: 3-4 folks and 4-8 hours. Re-rod and forms and compaction of the dirt.

Saturday, June 12th is the big day moving the concrete into the forms. 5-6 people and again 4-8 hours. Work will likely start early in the day. Extra hands are welcome to help with odd jobs, clean-up and bringing refreshments to those who are moving the heavy concrete.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can hep!

Jun
10
Thu
Driveway Repair Help Needed
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Driveway Repair Help Needed

A group of dedicated BUUF volunteers has created a plan to repair the large potholes in our driveway. They are in need of strong hands and backs to assist. If you are able to assist at any of these times, please contact Jim Fuller at c.yak56@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, June 9th: 2-3 folks are needed for 4-6 hours and lots of hose to run the cutter’s cooling and dust suppression. Work will likely start early in the day.

Thursday, June 10th:  2-4 folks, 4-8 hours depending on what we find under the old asphalt and our proficiency getting the drain set to the proper elevation and grade.

Friday, June 11th: 3-4 folks and 4-8 hours. Re-rod and forms and compaction of the dirt.

Saturday, June 12th is the big day moving the concrete into the forms. 5-6 people and again 4-8 hours. Work will likely start early in the day. Extra hands are welcome to help with odd jobs, clean-up and bringing refreshments to those who are moving the heavy concrete.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can hep!