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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
Meeting ID: 951 1352 0391
The Welcoming Congregation Committee is hosting a six-week online course, Trans Inclusion in Congregations which was created by Transforming Hearts Collective, a queer-led support for spaces of Inclusion. This course is for congregations that want to be fully inclusive and affirm the full breadth of gender diversity. We will deeply explore the intersection of trans identity, spirituality, and faith community, and gain the grounding, context, and skills to transform yourself and your congregation.
Every Wednesday night from 7-9pm October 13th – November 17th.
If you feel called to celebrate the LGBTQ community, called to help protect LGBTQ rights and called to build a better home of inclusivity at BUUF, then please join us!
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 977 7144 2789
BUUF’s Welcoming Congregation Committee is focusing on LGBTQ history for this service. To limit the subject, members of the committee have selected a specific topic to present. Brett Maccani will serve as service leader and his topic is Dr. Evelyn Hooker. You may not have heard of Dr. Hooker, but the results of her research enabled a scientific understanding of homosexuality.
Dorothy Long will present a bit of local history, the creation of the YWCA Out and Affirmation Center that became the OutCenter in 2009. Julie Williams will help us know and appreciate gay composers. Charles Long will say a bit about Elsa Gidlow and read her poem “Grey Thread.” He will also provide a Story for All Ages about different abilities and friendship. Katharine Lion will share excerpts from “A Queer History of the United States” by Michael Bronski. Beth La Fleur, BUUF’s new music director, has selected music for the occasion.
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 virtually, please email email@example.com for Zoom information. Or simply join us in person! There will be an RE class for children during the latter half of the service focused on our seventh principle, respect for the interdependent web of all existence.