Dec
2
Sun
Sunday Service: “Mindful Compassion” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "Mindful Compassion" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | Saint Joseph | Michigan | United States

On Sunday, December 2nd, we will gather and worship as a “Whole Congregation” on the topic of Mindful Compassion. This is a special service created with ideas from the Worship & Arts Panel Discussion (November 11th). Lisa Fuller will be the service leader, Candace Onweller will be at the piano, Lois Thomas and Tracie Crenshaw will talk about Mindfulness in their lives, Will & Helena LaFleur will bring us their thoughts on “What a Kind World Means to Them,” Katharine Lion will teach us about White Tārā, the mother of mercy & compassion, we will be reading the book “How full is your bucket” and we will do two meditations, one sitting and one walking.

This Sunday is also Potluck Sunday! Bring a dish to pass, or bring just your appetite. Not everyone brings a dish every time, but everyone is encouraged to enjoy the food and fellowship.

The service will be preceded by a Welcoming Congregation Committee Meeting at 9 AM and followed by an Anniversary Celebration Planning Session at noon. There will be no BUUF Musician Rehearsal this Sunday.

Potluck Sunday!
Dec 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

First Sunday of the Month Potluck!
Bring a dish to pass, or bring just your appetite. Not everyone brings a dish every time, but everyone is encouraged to enjoy the food and fellowship.

Anniversary Celebration Planning Session @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Circle Talk
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Dec
9
Sun
BUUF Board Meeting
Dec 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Service: “Labor Day in December” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "Labor Day in December" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | Saint Joseph | Michigan | United States

On Sunday, December 9th, BUUF is going to celebrate Labor Day in December with Professor Dan Graff, Labor Historian and Director of the Higgins Labor Program at Notre Dame University. Dr. Graff will bring a message titled “Envisioning a Just Wage Economy” in which he will share his spiritual journey to becoming an advocate for labor and tell us about an online tool he is developing to promote wage justice. Additionally, Jim Fuller will be our reader, Joanne Krettek and Terry Sundstrom will tell the Story for All Ages, Hunter Leggitt will sit in the Poet’s Corner, and the BUUF Musicians will perform a special musical number.

Daniel Graff, Ph.D. has been the director of the Higgins Labor Program since 2014. Dedicated to encouraging the Notre Dame community to realize the centrality of “the labor question “Who does the work, who gets the fruits, and who makes the rules?—to all human endeavors, Graff has initiated projects like the Labor Cafe, Lunchtime Labor RAPS, HFAN (the Higgins Friends & Alumni Network), and the Just Wage Working Group (with Professor Clemens Sedmak). He also writes and curates original online content, including the Labor Song of the Month, Work of Art/Art of Work, and The Labor Question Today blog.

If you work for a living, this is a service you do not want to miss!

The BUUF Musicians will rehearse before the service starting at 9 AM. The Fundraising Committee will meet following the service at noon. The Board Meeting is also this Sunday from 8:30 to 10:00 AM.
“Here in the US, far too many people struggle with making ends meet on a weekly basis. Living hand to mouth, too many households must rely on multiple wage earners (sometimes working multiple jobs), and even those who do get by are only one work accident, job loss or family illness removed from disaster. In short, too many people are increasingly compelled to participate in what we might call a just hope and pray economy, where they literally must hope and pray that they and their loved ones will avoid a variety of worst-case scenarios each day.”  Professor Dan Graff
Circle Talk
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Fundraising Committee Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dec
13
Thu
BUUF Brunch: Small Group Ministry on “Forgiveness” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
BUUF Brunch: Small Group Ministry on "Forgiveness" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | Saint Joseph | Michigan | United States

Our Small Group Ministry is meeting December 13th from 11am-1pm. We lovingly invite you to join us. We break bread over our Potluck, have a time of peace, then commune by telling our stories and listening to one another with open hearts. The topic for this meeting is Forgiveness. “We must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.” -Reinhold Niebuhr

Any questions may be emailed to Katharine (dre@berrienuu.org).

Here is a link to the readings and questions which you may choose to review before the meeting. The readings can also be found on the BUUF website.

Readings on Forgiveness-Dec BUUF Brunch