Sep
29
Wed
Social Justice Committee Meeting
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The next Social Justice Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, at 7:00 pm via Zoom.

The meeting agenda will include the following topics.

  1. Developing ways to keep BUUF members informed of volunteer opportunities with the social service agencies we support.
  2. Scheduling committee and/or congregational conversations with the social service agencies we support.
  3. Ways that our committee can collaborate with the BUUF Welcoming Congregation program and with the BUUF Green Sanctuary Committee.
  4. Participating in Sunday services by calling attention to contemporary social justice issues and celebrating historic leaders and events in the ongoing movements for social justice.

Please contact Clark or Nancy Gilpin if you would like to join the meeting.

Sep
30
Thu
Ethical Eating Group Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ethical Eating Group Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Ethical Eating Group monthly pitch-in dinner date has been changed to Thursday, Sept. 30th at 6:00pm at BUUF. There will not be an environmental film following the meal this month. Please bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to pass. We will plan on eating outside due to Covid restrictions as long as the weather is agreeable.

Oct
2
Sat
BH Soup Kitchen
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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.

Oct
3
Sun
Sunday Service: “Mahatma Gandhi and the International Day of Non-Violence” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Sunday Service: "Mahatma Gandhi and the International Day of Non-Violence" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

This Sunday October 3rd is a special Intergenerational service (for both children and adults).  We will be examining the life of Gandhi and how he influenced the way we think about non-violent protest.

Mohandas Gandhi, also known as the Mahatma (“Great Soul”), was born on October 2, 1869, in India. He was a leader of the non-violent protest movement and instrumental in achieving India’s eventual independence from Great Britain. Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated as a national holiday in India and, worldwide, as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Our examination will be through the lens of Our First UU Principle: The Inherent Worth and Dignity of All People. It is an interactive service in which we will be making our own individual placards concerning issues we care about. We have the supplies. You can bring the artfulness.  If you are a grandparent an aunt or an uncle, bring your young one.
In preparation for this service, please view this short video on the famous Salt March led by Gandhi in 1930. The video is less than 3 minutes long.
Circle Talk
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Oct
6
Wed
Sunday Services Team Meeting
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

There will be a meeting to plan themes, topics and guidelines for future Sunday services at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 6th, via Zoom. All BUUFers are invited to join. Please contact Lisa Fuller for a copy of the meeting agenda and Zoom login information.

 

Oct
7
Thu
BUUF Fall Festival Task Force Meeting
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
BUUF Fall Festival Task Force Meeting

Please join the upcoming Task Force Meeting to help plan BUUF’s Fall Festival / Trunk-or-Treat. The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 7th at 7:00pm via Zoom. We need your help in planning fun, family-oriented outdoor activities. If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to help set up beforehand, run an activity, donate candy or prizes, etc., please email Joanne at office@berrienuu.org. We want to provide area children, and especially our RE kids., with a safe way to celebrate Halloween, just as we did last year!

Topic: BUUF Fall Festival Task Force Meeting
Time: Oct 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/95113520391?pwd=WmQ3V05aaDhyN1RHTUY4L0g0QW81UT09

Meeting ID: 951 1352 0391
Passcode: 715614

Oct
10
Sun
Sunday Service: “What Does it Mean to Be Pro-Life?” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
This Sunday, October 10th, we are going to investigate the question: “What Does it Mean to Be Pro-Life?” We are going to take a look at what it means to be pro-life in a Unitarian Universalist sense. Yes, we will be talking a bit about a woman’s right to choose, but we will also be talking about what it means to embrace life with all its puzzles, all its hidden nooks and crannies, all its obstacles and all its joys. Turns out that we need the obstacles that life throws at us to experience the Joy.
There will be an outdoor Religious Education class for children. This month we are focusing on our seventh UU principle “Respect for the Interdependent Web of All Existence of Which We Are a Part.” We will be helping with Green Sanctuary projects and learning about nature.
Join us in person or on Zoom.
Circle Talk
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm