Oct
6
Sun
Rescheduled Fall Work Day @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rescheduled Fall Work Day @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The fall workday originally scheduled for September 29th has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, October 6th, following the Potluck.

It’s time to get BUUF’s grounds ready for the fall. Please join Diane Gibbons and members of the Grounds and Green Sanctuary Teams for an afternoon of yard work. If possible, please bring any clippers, trimmers, small saws etc. in order to begin clearing out invasive plants near and around the garden/play equipment area to allow for more native plant growth. There are other areas that can use some fall cleaning up as well! If you aren’t able to participate but want to, no worries. Several more workdays will be scheduled for this fall.

Come join fellow BUUFers for a little healthy exercise, teamwork and a chance to enjoy the outdoors.

Oct
10
Thu
BUUF Brunch: Small Group Ministry on “Sustainable Living” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
BUUF Brunch: Small Group Ministry on "Sustainable Living" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Small Group Ministry is meeting to share our thoughts on Sustainable Living. We will learn about the feelings around global challenges, what really sustains us, the spiritual values we attribute to sustainability and what steps we can take towards hope. We lovingly invite you to join us & break bread over our Potluck brunch, have a time of peace then commune by telling our stories and listening to one another with open hearts.

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 are also available on our website.

Small Group Ministry Readings on Sustainable Living

Oct
11
Fri
Parents’ Night Out
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parents' Night Out

Parents are invited to bring their children to BUUF for a fun night (dinner included!) supervised by BUUF volunteer Lisa Fuller. After dropping off their children at 5:30 PM, several parents are meeting up at Silver Harbor Brewing Company, 721 Pleasant Street, St. Joseph.

 

UU Women’s Connection Fall Retreat @ DeKoven Center, Racine, WI
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm

The UU Women’s Connection 37th Annual Fall Retreat will take place October 11-13 at the DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin. The theme of the weekend is Connection and Healing. Participants will celebrate the direction North, and the element Earth. The Keynote is Kellianna, an American pagan singer, songwriter and author, pictured at right. She is internationally renowned for her powerful performance of song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places, and ancient times. With guitar and vocals, she brings to life stories and sagas of the Gods and Goddesses. With primal frame drumming and soaring vocal chants, she honors the Earth and the Ancestors. More at www.kellianna.com.

Follow this link to learn more about the Fall Retreat. To register, click here. And remember, our very own Gretchen Ohmann is usually involved in planning (or at least attending) these retreats and can be contacted for more information.

Oct
13
Sun
Sunday Service: “The Problem with Being Smart” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "The Problem with Being Smart" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
This Sunday, October 13th we will continue with this month’s theme, “Attention.”  Rev. Jim McConnell’s sermon is titled ” The Problem with Being Smart.”In it, he will discuss ways of aligning our actions with the What-is of our lives.  Put another way: Jim will discuss how we can learn to pay attention to the non-ordinary (spiritual, creative) dimension of mind. (We all have an abundance of wisdom, creativity, and compassion. It is just they are drowned out by the necessities of everyday life.)  Additionally, Connie Johnson will be our reader,  Sandy Walker will be our poet, Isaac Johnson will read us a Story for All Ages, and the BUFF Musicians will lead us in a special musical meditation. Tina Eberly will teach the RE class for children on “The Gift of Covenant.”
Come.
Circle Talk
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Oct
17
Thu
Environmental Justice Film Series: “Artifishal: The road to extinction is paved with good intentions” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Environmental Justice Film Series: “Artifishal: The road to extinction is paved with good intentions” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The next film in our Environmental Justice Film Series will be shown on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 PM.

(2019) Artifishal: The road to extinction is paved with good intentions is a film about the high cost—environmental, financial and cultural—of hatcheries and fish farms, and our mistaken reliance on human-engineered solutions. It explores our loss of faith in nature, and the impact on communities and ecosystems as wild salmon slide toward extinction. The film is 75 minutes, and after we watch it, we’ll discuss what actions we can take on this and other environmental justice issues.

This event is hosted by Berrien UU Fellowship and is free and open to the public. Free popcorn is included; BYOB encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 PM, so come early, get yourself settled and enjoy some popcorn before the show begins at 7:00!

Oct
19
Sat
Mindfulness on the Road @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Mindfulness on the Road @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is taking our mindfulness on the road. Join us for a field trip to Vivekananda Retreat Campus in Ganges, MI. We will visit their library, museum & walk along the Shrine Trail (mile-long trek past shrines dedicated to the major religions of the world). We will be car sharing and ask for volunteer drivers. A minimum of 3 persons is required to make the trip. Please RSVP as soon as possible to DRE@berrienuu.org

Oct
20
Sun
Sunday Service: “Reaching the Summit: Daily Living for LGBTQ Peoples” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service: "Reaching the Summit: Daily Living for LGBTQ Peoples" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

LBGTQ+ issues of today will be presented at the October 20th service. Some history of the equality movement will illustrate how far we have come and how far we still have to go. We will present our sorrows, our hopes and our dreams for the future. Dorothy Long and Michelle McHale will offer readings. Linda Oakes will sit in our poetry corner.

Come one, come all.

Circle Talk
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm