Celebrate Mother’s Day with your BUUF family. On this special Sunday we honor mothers by having several mothers speak to us about what parenting means to them. Additionally, the BUUF Musicians will bring us some great music and other BUUFers will bring their gifts to the service. Rev. Jim McConnell will have a brief message titled: “Listen to Your Mother.” Join us on Zoom, you can come in your jammies.
By focusing on drawing one object with repetition and time limits, we are able to stay in a place of non-judgment and take away the many choices that divert our attention. Please bring paper and any drawing tools you may have on hand, pencil, marker, pen, charcoal, or pastels: a variety would be nice. No art skills are necessary. Please email: email@example.com if you would like to attend.
Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum will host an online round-table highlighting how a community can collectively work to advance social equity in our businesses, institutions, systems, and communities.
Three leaders will discuss how they are working to elevate issues of inclusion and equity in St. Joseph, Benton Harbor and Southwest Michigan through community leadership, improved business practices and municipal policy.
Lynn Todman, Executive Director for Population Health, Spectrum Health Lakeland and a St. Joseph City Commissioner will introduce research on local social determinants of health and how those are impacting health and prosperity in Southwest Michigan. Exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, problems such as poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, incarceration, violence, and homelessness are contributing to poor public health outcomes and increased health care costs.
Laura Goos, another St. Joseph City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem, will explain the process by which the commission created the new Nondiscrimination Ordinance and how that will impact municipal service and outcomes.
Mary Jo Schnell, Executive Director, OutCenter of Southwest Michigan, based in Benton Harbor, will highlight opportunities to develop and implement inclusive and equitable policies and practices within businesses.
Together, the panel will share perspectives on how businesses, institutions, individuals, and the greater community can provide support and solutions in the creation of a more sustainable and equitable future. Webinar participants will learn about important research, recent actions, and how to become involved in these critical issues. Although the stories shared will feature examples local to Southwest Michigan, participants from across the Great Lakes will learn valuable lessons from the work being done in Berrien County.
- Lynn Todman, Executive Director for Population Heath, Spectrum Health Lakeland (SHL) & Commissioner, City of St. Joseph
- Laura Goos, Mayor Pro-Tem & Commissioner, City of St. Joseph
- Mary Jo Schnell, Executive Director, OutCenter of Southwest Michigan
This is part of a series of webinars hosted by West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum exploring sustainability and sustainable business in context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A SOUND BATH IS A DEEPLY-IMMERSIVE, FULL-BODY LISTENING EXPERIENCE THAT INTENTIONALLY USES SOUND TO INVITE GENTLE YET POWERFUL THERAPEUTIC AND RESTORATIVE PROCESSES TO NURTURE THE MIND AND BODY. It is not meditation as you may traditionally think of it, but the Sound Bath experience can be helpful for anyone who wants to access the benefits of meditation or a moment of relaxation. This particular sound is only happening right now – and thus an awareness of each sound helps you connect to the present moment, and explore mindfulness.”
Join us as we bathe in the relaxation of Sara Auster’s sound meditation. You will need a comfortable place to sit or lay.