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:

Meeting ID: 910 0877 0346
Passcode: 389403

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

Builder’s Challenge for RE Kids: “Food Insecurity”
Jun 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Builder's Challenge for RE Kids: "Food Insecurity"

We will be meeting to start a new challenge for our town, Education Accessibility. How do people in your town get educated? Find out more this Sunday!


Image Credit: Nataliya Vaitkevich

Circle Talk
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Monthly Board Meeting @ Zoom
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Board of BUUF meets monthly on Zoom. Members and friends of BUUF are welcome to attend. Please contact Beth (president@berrienuu.org) or Joanne (office@berrienuu.org) for Zoom info in advance of meeting.

Or if you just have an items or concern you would like to bring to the board, please contact us before our next meeting.

Racial Justice Discussion Group: “Code Switch, They Don’t Say Our Names Enough”
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Racial Justice Discussion Group: "Code Switch, They Don’t Say Our Names Enough"

We will be listening to an episode of Code Switch, They Don’t Say Our Names Enough: looking back at the life of Storme DeLarverie — a Black butch woman who didn’t pull any punches when it came to protecting her community from violence.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 972 6616 7007
Passcode: 839394

Racial Justice Discussion Group: “Code Switch”
Jun 17 @ 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:

Meeting ID: 972 6616 7007
Passcode: 839394

Mindfulness Workshop: “Wheel of the Year”
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Wheel of the Year"

For this week’s mindfulness workshop, we will be adding to our wheel of the year and celebrating Summer Solstice.  This will be the last Sabbat on this year’s wheel! Hope you can join us in person at BUUF. We will be ending no later than 11:30 for those who wish to attend the Junteenth celebrations in Benton Harbor.

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. If you have not been fully vaccinated, please wear a mask.

Summer Solstice Service
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Summer Solstice Service

Sunday, June 20th, is the Summer Solstice, when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky. This is also the day of our annual Summer Solstice service. Join fellow BUUFers in celebrating the astronomical return of summer at 10:30am this Sunday, June 20th, via Zoom. As usual, there will be an assortment of readings, music, visuals and more to mark this annual day of celebration.

“May the long time sun
Shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.”

kundalini yoga – farewell blessing