Jan
9
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop: “Inner Child”
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Inner Child"

Our Inner Child is responsible for our expressions of joy, play and creativity. This week we will connect to our inner child and let her run wild with her creativity.

You will need: paper & other crafty materials like: paint, markers or crayon.

Please email: dre@berrienuu.org if you have any questions.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/98703590273?pwd=WlhCRTNKY1l0cm1IVWZtTDZYZmNrQT09

Meeting ID: 987 0359 0273
Passcode: 877357

Citizens Climate Lobby: Monthly Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Citizens Climate Lobby: Monthly Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The 2nd Saturday of each month the Citizens Climate Lobby sponsors an educational presentation by a national speaker. Local chapters can dial into the presentation via Zoom, then follow it with a small group discussion.

Ethical Eating Group – Kickoff Meeting
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ethical Eating Group - Kickoff Meeting

Diane Gibbons has scheduled a kickoff meeting for BUUF’s new Ethical Eating Group, which focuses on dietary options to increase our health and the health of our planet and reduce animal suffering. The group will share plant-based recipes, explore organic gardening practices, advocate for ethical farming, and prepare and share vegan and vegetarian meals. The January meeting will be focused on planning a vegetarian lunch for the Soup Kitchen (to be prepared and delivered on Saturday, February 6th). All BUUFers and community members are invited to join the kickoff meeting on Saturday, January 9th at 3pm via Zoom.

Topic: Ethical Eating Group Meeting
Time: Jan 9, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 954 6083 2010
Passcode: 379087
Jan
10
Sun
Sunday Service: “Held: Showing Up for Each Other’s Mental Health”
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

On January 10th, Rev. Barbara F. Meyers, author of the book “Held,” will be delivering our sermon: “Held – Showing Up for Each Other’s Mental Health” and leading us in Circle Talk.  This service will be especially helpful for those of us who have experienced depression or mental health issues or who have loved ones who have experienced such difficulties. The service is open to the public and we hope you will invite others to attend, learn and (if desired) participate during Circle Talk.

Rev. Barbara F. Meyers is a Unitarian Universalist community minister with a mental health ministry based in Fremont, California.  She is assistant director of the Life Reaching Across to Life peer support center, the author of a mental health curriculum for congregations, and the book “Held – Showing Up for each Other’s Mental Health” published by Skinner House Books in July 2020.  She is the President of the UU Mental Health Network.

Rev. Meyers served on the UUA’s Accessibility Committee beginning in 2005, and was active in the creation of EqUUal Access.  She served on the UUMA’s Task Force on Disability in 2017-2018.  She was active in the creation of the AIM program to make congregations accessible and inclusive of disability.

Prior to her ministry work she spent 25 years as a computer software engineer at IBM. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and a Master’s and PhD in Computer Science all from UCLA, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley.

Those on our Order of Service distribution list will receive an Order of Service email on Saturday, January 9th, with the Zoom login details. If you are not on this list and would like to attend, please email Joanne Krettek at office@berrienuu.org or call her at 269-612-8886 for Zoom information.

See you (virtually) on Sunday!

 

Image Caption:“Be the reason that someone believes in the goodness of people.”

Circle Talk
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Jan
11
Mon
BUUF Board Meeting and 5-Year Planning Process Kickoff
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The BUUF Board regularly meets the second Monday of every month. This coming Monday, January 11th, the board will meet via Zoom from 6:30 to 7:30pm. This will be followed by a brief meeting to kick off our new 5-year planning process, led by Board President Beth La Fleur. If you would like to attend the board meeting or be part of the core team leading the 5-year planning process, you are invited to attend the meeting. Please email Beth at president@berrienuu.org or Joanne at office@berrienuu.org for Zoom login details.

Jan
14
Thu
Racial Justice Discussion Group: “The Other Side of the River”
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Racial Justice Discussion Group: "The Other Side of the River"

The Racial Justice Discussion Group is reading The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, A Death, and America’s Dilemma by: Alex Kotlowitz. We will be meeting to discuss the book January 14th @ 7pm.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/97003654745?pwd=SFp3UGY4STlBelljM2pNcE1sNW9mQT09

Meeting ID: 970 0365 4745
Passcode: 282923

TThere are 7 copies of the book (from the library) available if you would like to borrow a copy. Email Katharine Lion at dre@berrienuu.org.

 

Jan
16
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop: “Creative Journaling”
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Creative Journaling"

Creative Journaling often helps us process difficult or confusing emotions, it is an excellent tool for self-awareness. Please bring paper and any crafty materials you may have on hand, ex: crayons, markers, watercolor.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/98703590273?pwd=WlhCRTNKY1l0cm1IVWZtTDZYZmNrQT09

Meeting ID: 987 0359 0273
Passcode: 877357

 

Jan
17
Sun
Sunday Service: “Neuroplasticity: Rewiring the Brain”
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Sunday Service: "Neuroplasticity: Rewiring the Brain"
This Sunday, January 17th at 10:30am, we are going to take a look at the science of healing. It turns out that the mind can have a real impact on healing our bodies and our spirits. As usual, we will have some really great music, a wonderful Story for all Ages, and a great message on Neuroplasticity from Tracie Crenshaw, who will share her own experience of healing through mind work. This promises to be a really interesting service.

The Zoom link, Meeting ID and Password will be emailed on Saturday with the Order of Service. If you are not on our Order of Service distribution list and would like to be added, please email Joanne at office@berrienuu.org or call her at 269-612-8886.

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