Aug
1
Sat
BH Soup Kitchen
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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.

Mindfulness Workshop: “Wheel of the Year”
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Wheel of the Year"

The Wheel of the Year is an ancient method whereby Northern agrarian societies marked the turning of the seasons. For this week’s mindfulness workshop, we will be creating our own wheel of the year and celebrating Lammas Day, which uses symbols like: sheaves of grain, garlic braids, sunflowers and corn. You will need: Paper or primed canvas/board, other craft materials like: paint, marker, pencil, coloring pencils.

Please email: dre@berrienuu.org if you would like to attend or have any questions.

Aug
2
Sun
Sunday Service: “Healing the Political Divide in America”
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "Healing the Political Divide in America"
This Sunday, August 2nd, the theme of the service is Healing the Political Divide in America.  In his sermon, “How Would You Talk Politics with Your Grandmother?” Rev. Jim McConnell will examine the dynamics of political division in America and propose some things we can do to heal our country and our personal relationships. Additionally, June Blackwell and Rev. Roger Brewin will share readings, and Charles Long will sit in the Poet’s Corner. The BUUF Musicians, Ralph Heibutzki and Joan Guilfoyle will share some special music, Nico Rojas and Katharine Lion will have a Story for All Ages, and The La Fleur Family will light and extinguish our Chalice.
Join on Zoom.  Invite someone with whom you are in political disagreement.
The Zoom link, Meeting ID and password will be sent out on Saturday with the emailed Order of Service. Please check your inbox! If you don’t receive the Order of Service by end of day Saturday, please email Joanne Krettek at office@berrienuu.org or call her at 269-612-8886.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln
“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”  Jesus
Circle Talk
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Aug
5
Wed
Learn to Build Political Will Using CCL’s Five Levers with CCL Michigan
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn to Build Political Will Using CCL's Five Levers with CCL Michigan
Join a free webinar to learn how you can best participate in your CCL Chapter.

Ever wonder how you can best use your time and talents to participate in your local Michigan CCL chapter or our statewide efforts? Find out in this conversation with Elizabeth Dell, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, and CCL leaders from across Michigan. They’ll help fellow Michiganders understand how to plug into CCL’s “Five Levers of Political Will.”

If you are new to CCL, we ask you to do some homework before the training. Please register for our Informational Session which you can join live every Wednesday at 8 pm ET or watch the recording. This will provide important background on CCL and the legislation we support. It’s a great refresher for any volunteer!

Please RSVP to obtain the Zoom meeting information.

Aug
8
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop: “Mindful Hangout”
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Mindful Hangout"

The Mindfulness Workshop group is gathering at our regular time to hang out together. This time could be used to work on a mindful creative project, do some meditation or just hang out. Joan Guilfoyle will be leading this non-workshop.

Please email: jguildc25@yahoo.com if you would like to attend.

Citizens Climate Lobby: Monthly Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Aug 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Citizens Climate Lobby: Monthly Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The 2nd Saturday of each month the Citizens Climate Lobby sponsors an educational presentation by a national speaker. Local chapters can dial into the presentation via Zoom, then follow it with a small group discussion.

Aug
9
Sun
Sunday Service: “Not Enough”
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "Not Enough"

This Sunday, August 9th, we will embark on our new monthly theme, “Ethics and Morality.” Glen Smith will speak on the ethics of business and Dr. Larry Feldman will speak on ethics in medicine.  Additionally, Katie and Michelle McHale will light the chalice, Eleanor Lownds will share a Story for All Ages, and The BUUF Musicians will have some inspirational music. Rev. Jim McConnell will bring a sermon titled, “Not Enough.”

The Zoom link, Meeting ID and password will be sent out on Saturday with the emailed Order of Service. Please check your inbox! If you don’t receive the Order of Service by end of day Saturday, please email Joanne Krettek at office@berrienuu.org or call her at 269-612-8886.

See you there.

“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Circle Talk
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm