Jan
19
Sun
Sunday Service: “Social Justice Sunday” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This Sunday Rev. Jim McConnell will deliver a message titled: “How Working for Social Justice Will Make You a Better Lover.”  In his message Jim will discuss how working for justice is a spiritual discipline that expands the soul and deepens our connection to ourselves, our community, our nation, and our planet.

 

Sunday Service: “Social Justice Sunday” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This Sunday Rev. Jim McConnell will deliver a message titled: “How Working for Social Justice Will Make You a Better Lover.”  In his message Jim will discuss how working for justice is a spiritual discipline that expands the soul and deepens our connection to ourselves, our community, our nation, and our planet.

 

Circle Talk
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Green Sanctuary Team Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Green Sanctuary Team Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

BUUF Board Member Diane Gibbons has been working with Sandy Walker, Harvey Johnson and others to review the necessary steps to have our Green Sanctuary Candidate status advanced to Green Sanctuary Certified. Based on her review, it appears we have largely accomplished the primarily pillars of our plan and now need to gather documentation to share with the UUA.

If you are interested in promoting BUUF’s status as a Green Sanctuary and continuing progress on initiatives like the children’s garden, please join Diane Gibbons and other members of the Green Sanctuary Team for a meeting on Sunday, January 19th, following the service. All interested BUUFers, including newcomers, are invited to attend.

Jan
21
Tue
Spiritual Frontiers Facility Rental
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
22
Wed
Community Conversations: “Get to Know Interfaith Action of SW Michigan” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Conversations: "Get to Know Interfaith Action of SW Michigan" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has recently affiliated with Interfaith Action of SW Michigan. Sid Mohn, Director of the Interfaith Action Collaborative, will be providing an overview of the 2020 agenda with its focus on work in areas of: environmental justice, social/economic inclusion/rights, migration, & gun violence reduction/peacekeeping.

Learn more @  https://swmichinterfaith.org/ or contact DRE@berrienuu.org.

 

 

Jan
24
Fri
Sunday Services Team Meeting @ Web Conference via Zoom
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Sunday Services Team meets monthly via web conference. Meetings are the fourth Friday from 10:30 AM to noon. Please contact Lisa Fuller or Gretchen Ohmann for instructions on how to join the meeting via Zoom, if you are interested. Some of the issues addressed by the Sunday Services Team include the following:

  • Theme-based services (monthly theme and weekly service topics)
  • Whole congregation worship (drawing all ages into the service and accommodating the needs of all congregants)
  • Sanctuary set-up
  • Arranging for and preparing Sunday service speakers and leaders
  • Greeter ministry

The mission of the Sunday Services Team is to support the creation of meaningful services that flow smoothly, embody our seven principles, six sources, and UU values, and engage the whole congregation. Lisa Fuller is Sunday Services Chair.

Jan
26
Sun
Sunday Service: “Moments of Change: How Powerful are Transformations in Women?” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "Moments of Change: How Powerful are Transformations in Women?" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

This Sunday, Tracie Crenshaw will deliver a message that is titled “Moments of Change: How Powerful are Transformations in Women?” She will expand on types of changes women experience in mind, body and spirit, and discuss how embracing the transformations creates a more positive transition period.

BUUF welcomes the Lakeview Chamber Players who will provide special music during the service. Come a few minutes early so as not to miss their extended prelude as people are gathering. We are grateful to them for their gratis performance.

 

Meet the Lakeview Chamber Players…

Isabel Jackson is a retired music teacher and pianist/ organist who lived in Long Island, NY, for 30 years. When moving back to Michigan in 1990, she started Lakeview Chamber Players with various string and wind players.

Ginny Burd thanks her parents and the public schools of Battle Creek Lakeview for encouraging her to begin to study the violin. She also had wonderful music teachers throughout high school and university. She loves playing in orchestras and playing chamber music. Ginny thanks Isabel for time together as a trio with Lynne.

Lynne Tan is a full-time ceramic artist and part-time cello student who started learning to play the cello a few months before her 40th birthday. She is forever grateful to Isabel and Ginny for traveling with her on a magical journey of music making and sharing.

Circle Talk
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Fundraising Team Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join the Fundraising Team to help raise money for BUUF in the coming year.  Thanks to the Fundraising Team’s hard work in 2019, we are getting closer to meeting our 2019/2020 budget. Your creative ideas and helping hands are very much needed and appreciated.