Sunday Service: “Mahatma Gandhi and the International Day of Non-Violence” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Sunday Service: "Mahatma Gandhi and the International Day of Non-Violence" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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.

Our examination will be through the lens of Our First UU Principle: The Inherent Worth and Dignity of All People. It is an interactive service in which we will be making our own individual placards concerning issues we care about. We have the supplies. You can bring the artfulness.  If you are a grandparent an aunt or an uncle, bring your young one.
In preparation for this service, please view this short video on the famous Salt March led by Gandhi in 1930. The video is less than 3 minutes long.
Circle Talk
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Sunday Services Team Meeting
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.


BUUF Fall Festival Task Force Meeting
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
BUUF Fall Festival Task Force Meeting

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 office@berrienuu.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
Passcode: 715614

Sunday Service: “What Does it Mean to Be Pro-Life?” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
This Sunday, October 10th, we are going to investigate the question: “What Does it Mean to Be Pro-Life?” We are going to take a look at what it means to be pro-life in a Unitarian Universalist sense. Yes, we will be talking a bit about a woman’s right to choose, but we will also be talking about what it means to embrace life with all its puzzles, all its hidden nooks and crannies, all its obstacles and all its joys. Turns out that we need the obstacles that life throws at us to experience the Joy.
There will be an outdoor Religious Education class for children. This month we are focusing on our seventh UU principle “Respect for the Interdependent Web of All Existence of Which We Are a Part.” We will be helping with Green Sanctuary projects and learning about nature.
Join us in person or on Zoom.
Circle Talk
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Outdoor Cleanup Event @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Outdoor Cleanup Event @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Sunday October 10th after the Service we will be trimming and cleaning up the overgrown brush area behind the felled log near the driveway up front. Volunteers are asked to bring trimming tools from home.

“Trans Inclusion in Congregations” Workshop
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"Trans Inclusion in Congregations" Workshop

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
Passcode: 249759

Sunday Service: “LGBTQ History” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Sunday Service: "LGBTQ History" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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 office@berrienuu.org 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.

Circle Talk
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm