Aug
9
Thu
Thursday Gardening: Fresh Start Children’s Garden @ Fresh Start Children's Garden
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday Gardening: Fresh Start Children's Garden @ Fresh Start Children's Garden | Benton Harbor | Michigan | United States

The BUUF Green Sanctuary volunteers will again partner with the Fresh Start Children’s Garden led by Emma Kinnard. BUUF volunteers will assist with weeding, building and maintenance of the gardens located at the corner of Pearl and May Streets in Benton Harbor. Click here for a map.

Gardening sessions will begin Thursday, June 28 at 5pm-6pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.  Any time is appreciated.  Stop by and see Harvey Johnson (269-470-1470) who will try to make it to all sessions.   Volunteers are welcome to go to the garden on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm and help with fence building, planting, weeding and child mentoring on gardening and food.

Aug
10
Fri
August Book Club Meeting: White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August Book Club Meeting: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Join us for our book club meeting on August 10 at 7:00 PM at June Blackwell’s House. We will be discussing the book White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.

June’s phone is (269) 782-8537 and her address is 33692 Indian Trail, Eau Claire 49111. She is on the west side of Indian Lake, approximately 5 miles east of the town of Eau Claire and 5 miles west of Dowagiac. Be aware that your map function directions may send you astray. Check the map before you go and compare to June’s directions below!

“If you come through Eau Claire, continue onto M-62 to Brush Lake Rd.  (You should see a sign for Indian Lake Hills Golf Course just before you get there.) Turn left (north) on Brush Lake Rd. and go ~ 0.7 miles to the first road on your right, which will be Forest Beach St. Follow it toward Indian Lake, following the curve that bends to the right (south). Within a hundred yards or so, you will be headed toward the side of a white garage. Turn left, toward the lake on the small unmarked road just before you get to the garage. I am the 4th house on the lake side (cream with blue trim and dirty striped blue awnings). Park across the road from my house. It’s OK to park on the grass. Car pooling will be a good idea, as I have limited parking space.”

Aug
11
Sat
Saturday Gardening: Fresh Start Children’s Garden @ Fresh Start Children's Garden
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Gardening: Fresh Start Children's Garden @ Fresh Start Children's Garden | Benton Harbor | Michigan | United States

The BUUF Green Sanctuary volunteers will again partner with the Fresh Start Children’s Garden led by Emma Kinnard. BUUF volunteers will assist with weeding, building and maintenance of the gardens located at the corner of Pearl and May Streets in Benton Harbor. Click here for a map.

Gardening sessions will be on Thursdays 5pm-6pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.  Any time is appreciated.  Stop by and see Harvey Johnson (269-470-1470) who will try to make it to all sessions.   Volunteers are welcome to go to the garden on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm and help with fence building, planting, weeding and child mentoring on gardening and food.

August Parents’ Night Out Pool Party! @ Home of Keely Adams and Paddy Williams
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
August Parents' Night Out Pool Party! @ Home of Keely Adams and Paddy Williams | Saint Joseph | Michigan | United States

This Saturday, parents are invited to attend the BUUF Parents’ Night Out Pool Party, hosted by Keely Adams and Paddy Williams. Please bring a towel and a side dish…Keely and Paddy will be grilling brats! Let Keely know if you need a vegetarian option.

Dennis, Ellen, Dave, and Matt will be providing childcare at BUUF, which is about 4 minutes from Keely and Paddy’s house. Please drop off your children and then head to the party!

You can RSVP to Keely (keely.m.adams@gmail.com) or on the BUUF Parents’ Night Out Facebook page.

Aug
12
Sun
BUUF Board Meeting
Aug 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Sunday Service: “The Joy of Beekeeping” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "The Joy of Beekeeping" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

This Sunday, August 12th, Rachel Reed-Ruggless will, with a few hundred of her little friends, talk about the joy of beekeeping. Hunter Leggitt will lead the service and tell the Story For All Ages, Dorothy Long will bring us a favorite poem, and Candace Onweller will be on the piano.  Looks like a Sunday you don’t want to miss!

Circle Talk
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Aug
13
Mon
August Board Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
August Board Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The August Board Meeting has been moved to Monday, August 13, 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

Current board members include Lisa Fuller, Harvey Johnson, Beth La Fleur, Katharine Lion and Dave Sarra. All fellowship members are welcome to attend.

Aug
16
Thu
Thursday Gardening: Fresh Start Children’s Garden @ Fresh Start Children's Garden
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday Gardening: Fresh Start Children's Garden @ Fresh Start Children's Garden | Benton Harbor | Michigan | United States

The BUUF Green Sanctuary volunteers will again partner with the Fresh Start Children’s Garden led by Emma Kinnard. BUUF volunteers will assist with weeding, building and maintenance of the gardens located at the corner of Pearl and May Streets in Benton Harbor. Click here for a map.

Gardening sessions will begin Thursday, June 28 at 5pm-6pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm.  Any time is appreciated.  Stop by and see Harvey Johnson (269-470-1470) who will try to make it to all sessions.   Volunteers are welcome to go to the garden on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm and help with fence building, planting, weeding and child mentoring on gardening and food.

Environmental Justice Film Series: A Different American Dream @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Environmental Justice Film Series: A Different American Dream @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Join us on Thursday, August 16th, for a free documentary film on how the shale oil industry has affected the Native American population. Doors open at 6:30 PM, the film begins at 7:00 PM, and admission is free and open to the public. Popcorn is provided for all; BYOB encouraged.

The 2016 documentary A Different American Dream focuses on the inhabitants of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in the Badlands of North Dakota as their lives, their communities and their environment are profoundly transformed by the shale oil industry that promises wealth but sometimes delivers devastation. The film follows the story of this upheaval and the remarkable attempts of some tribal leaders to save their land and the future of their society. Their journey becomes a broader story and asks the universal questions: What is the true meaning of wealth and what is the meaning of home? The film is 54 minutes, and after we watch it we’ll discuss what actions we can take on this and other environmental justice issues.

This film screening is hosted by Berrien UU Board Member Harvey Johnson.