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.

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!

League of Women Voters Special Event – Immigration Update @ Lake Township Park (Lake Pavilion next to the pond in rear of park)
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
League of Women Voters Special Event –  Immigration Update @ Lake Township Park (Lake Pavilion next to the pond in rear of park)

League member Richard Klawiter and Mary Meg McCarthy present an exploration of the current and evolving immigration situation in the U.S.

Time: 6PM. Bench seating is available; bring lawn chairs if you prefer.

Location: Lake Township Park, 10801 Gast Rd., Bridgman, at the Lake Pavilion next to the pond in the rear.

Rich Klawiter, a League member, is a lawyer with extensive experience in domestic and international infrastructure financing and alternative energy development and finance. His pro bono interests are varied and include representing families on immigration matters, asylum and family reunification. He has also represented indigent tenants.

Mary Meg McCarthy is the executive director of the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), one of the nation’s preeminent immigrant and human rights advocacy organizations. She is an internationally recognized immigration law expert who has testified before Congress and at the United Nations. Mary is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She has chaired the ABA Commission on Immigration.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Racial Justice Discussion Group: “Code Switch”
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Racial Justice Discussion Group: "Code Switch"

We will be listening & discussing episodes of Code Switch. NPR’s podcast Code Switch features fearless conversations about race hosted by journalists of color.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/97266167007?pwd=Uno4ejlyeEkvWGhyMGE2c25NaEJqQT09

Meeting ID: 972 6616 7007
Passcode: 839394

Jun
11
Fri
Driveway Repair Help Needed
Jun 11 @ 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
12
Sat
Driveway Repair Help Needed
Jun 12 @ 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!

Mindfulness Workshop: “Process not Product”
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Process not Product"

Too often we find the need for perfectionism in our lives. But perfectionism i.e., the fear of failure, keeps us from true self expression. Mindfulness teaches us that it is each step that’s important, not actually reaching our destination. This week we focus on the fun of self-expression and not on finished products.

You will need: whatever crafty materials you have on hand, bring a few different types & assortment of colors!

 

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

Meeting ID: 910 0877 0346
Passcode: 389403

Jun
13
Sun
Sunday Service with Emmanuel and Sharon Brown, founders of the AFrican AMErican History and Literature Gallery
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

This Sunday, June 13th, is very special. The curators for the AFrican AMErican History and Literature Gallery, Emmanuel and Sharon Brown, will be sharing their inspiring story with us. Additionally, we will be remembering Juneteenth and the 5th anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. As usual, there will be inspiring poetry, music, and meditation to lift the spirit and sustain the soul. Join 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 office@berrienuu.org for Zoom information.

 

“Juneteenth is a time to recommit ourselves to the work that remains undone. We remember that even in the darkest hours, there is cause to hope for tomorrow’s light. Today, no matter our race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, we recommit ourselves to working to free modern-day slaves around the world and to honoring in our own time the efforts of those who fought so hard to steer our country truer to our highest ideals.”

– Barak Obama