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
15
Tue
Spiritual Frontiers Facility Rental
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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
Oct
22
Tue
Spiritual Frontiers Facility Rental
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm