Aug
15
Thu
Gardening with Harvey at the Fresh Start Children’s Garden @ Emma Kinnard's Fresh Start Children's Garden
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gardening with Harvey at the Fresh Start Children's Garden @ Emma Kinnard's Fresh Start Children's Garden

The Fresh Start Children’s Garden led by Emma Kinnard is in its13th year. The garden is run as a not-for-profit with a board of directors, and volunteers from many organizations help keep it running. BUUF members have volunteered since the spring of 2017 to help weed, plant and harvest vegetables.

The BUUF Green Sanctuary volunteers are again partnering with the Fresh Start Children’s Garden. BUUF volunteers will assist children with harvesting, weeding, building and maintenance of the gardens located at 1104 May Street in Benton Harbor (map).

Gardening sessions are each Thursday from 5pm-7pm. Any time is appreciated. Stop by and see Harvey Johnson (269-470-1470), who will try to make it to all sessions.

Environmental Justice Film Series: “An Inconvenient Sequel-Truth to Power” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Environmental Justice Film Series: "An Inconvenient Sequel-Truth to Power" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The next film in our Environmental Justice Film Series will be shown on Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 PM.

(2017) A sequel to The Inconvenient Truth, this follow-up documentary addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and Al Gore’s global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the landmark signing of 2016’s Paris Climate Agreement. The film is 97 minutes, and after we watch it, we’ll discuss what actions we can take on this and other environmental justice issues.

This event is hosted by Berrien UU Board Member Harvey Johnson and is free and open to the public. Free popcorn is included; BYOB encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 PM, so come early, get yourself settled and enjoy some popcorn before the show begins at 7:00!

Aug
16
Fri
August BUUF Book Club: “Killers of the Flower Moon” @ Home of June Blackwell
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August BUUF Book Club: "Killers of the Flower Moon" @ Home of June Blackwell

The August Book Club Meeting will take place Friday, August 16th, at June Blackwell’s house. This month’s book is “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann.

“From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

In this last remnant of the Wild West – where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror”, roamed – many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than 24, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations, and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.”

Contact Amy Eklund for more information amyeklund@hotmail.com

Aug
17
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop Series: “Creating an Altar” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mindfulness Workshop Series: "Creating an Altar" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Do you need a sacred space in your home to practice your meditation? A place for items that have meaning for you? A place to light a candle or say a prayer? If so, then please join Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as we learn how to create our own altars: a place that reflects the personal spiritual story. During this workshop we will learn more about altars, create a communal altar, make an inspirational sign for altars & learn a meditation for altar practice. Bring a friend & an object of importance to you.

For further information contact: DRE@berrienuu.org

Aug
18
Sun
Sunday Service: “In This Delicate Turning, General Assembly 2019” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Every year in June, Unitarian Universalists from all over the United States gather for General Assembly (GA), where participants discuss and vote on important issues of faith, hear reports from UUA leaders, and elect the Board of Trustees. This year General Assembly was held in Spokane, Washington. This Sunday we’ll see and hear much of the GA Sunday morning service with the sermon by Rev. Marta I. Valentin. “After exploring el poder de nosotros/the power of we, what are we ready to do/¿que estamos listo para hacer? Let’s not be servants of the past in new cups. Let’s all get free by planting faithful seeds of change and together turn to free the faith we love.”

The service will be led by BUUF member Gretchen Ohmann, who is Technology Coordinator for the MidAmerica UUA Region, and a leader in the Continental UU Women and Religion. Some music will be provided by the GA musicians, with additional music by Candace Onweller.

Worship leaders, right to left: Rev. Marta I. Valentín, Rev. Lindasusan V. Ulrich, Julica Hermann de la Fuente, Rev. Sunshine Wolfe, UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray

Coffee Break
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Circle Talk
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Aug
20
Tue
Spiritual Frontiers Facility Rental
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
21
Wed
Community Conversations: “Interfaith Activism with Eboo Patel” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Conversations: "Interfaith Activism with Eboo Patel" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

This month for Community Conversations, Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites you to join us in learning about Interfaith Activism from the founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core, an international nonprofit building the interfaith youth movement, Eboo Patel. In this 40 minute lecture, Patel will discuss the art and science of interfaith work. He’ll share stories from the frontlines of interfaith activism and bring to life the growing body of research on how faith can be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier. Afterwards we’ll discuss how we can put his ideas into practice. Be sure to bring a young adult, friends in varying faiths, BYOB & potluck snacks. Contact DRE@berrienuu.org with any questions.

Aug
22
Thu
Gardening with Harvey at the Fresh Start Children’s Garden @ Emma Kinnard's Fresh Start Children's Garden
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gardening with Harvey at the Fresh Start Children's Garden @ Emma Kinnard's Fresh Start Children's Garden

The Fresh Start Children’s Garden led by Emma Kinnard is in its13th year. The garden is run as a not-for-profit with a board of directors, and volunteers from many organizations help keep it running. BUUF members have volunteered since the spring of 2017 to help weed, plant and harvest vegetables.

The BUUF Green Sanctuary volunteers are again partnering with the Fresh Start Children’s Garden. BUUF volunteers will assist children with harvesting, weeding, building and maintenance of the gardens located at 1104 May Street in Benton Harbor (map).

Gardening sessions are each Thursday from 5pm-7pm. Any time is appreciated. Stop by and see Harvey Johnson (269-470-1470), who will try to make it to all sessions.