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.
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 (email@example.com). 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.
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.
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!
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
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.