Apr
28
Wed
Social Justice Committee Meeting
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Social Justice Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 28, at 7:00 pm. During the meeting, the committee will need to decide which social service organizations to recommend that BUUF support during the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Please contact Clark Gilpin if you would like to attend.

Apr
29
Thu
Racial Justice Discussion Group: Assorted Podcast Month @ Zoom
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
Racial Justice Discussion Group:  Assorted Podcast Month @ Zoom

The Racial Justice Discussion Group will meet in April to listen & discuss podcasts on racial justice issues.

April 29thThe Experiment – Confronting the Legacy of Robert E. Lee

What does it take to overcome one of the oldest disinformation campaigns in American history? The Experiment talks with historian, Ty Seidule about his book, Robert E. Lee and Me which deconstructs Lee’s legacy & unpacks the “Lost Cause” ideology.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96533542977?pwd=ZlZKTnlzVmI1dmZwY0ZqSE10VytUZz09

Meeting ID: 965 3354 2977
Passcode: 231981

Racial Justice Discussion Group: “Confronting the Legacy of Robert E. Lee”
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Racial Justice Discussion Group: "Confronting the Legacy of Robert E. Lee"

We will be listening to the podcast, The Experiment and their episode: “Confronting the Legacy of Robert E. Lee.”

“What does it take to overcome one of the oldest disinformation campaigns in American history? Ty Seidule talks about his book, Robert E. Lee and Me which deconstructs Lee’s legacy & unpacks the ‘Lost Cause’ ideology.”

Racial Justice Discussion Group (Thursday, April 29)
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/96533542977?pwd=ZlZKTnlzVmI1dmZwY0ZqSE10VytUZz09
Meeting ID: 965 3354 2977
Passcode: 231981
May
1
Sat
Mindfulness Workshop: “Wheel of the Year – Beltane”
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindfulness Workshop: "Wheel of the Year - Beltane"

For this week’s mindfulness workshop, we will be adding to our Wheel of the Year and celebrating Beltane.  The Wheel of the Year is an ancient method whereby Northern agrarian societies marked the turning of the seasons. You will need: Current Wheel of the Year or if not yet created: paper or primed canvas/board. Other craft materials like: paint, marker, pencil, coloring pencils. No artistic skills required! This workshop will be led by Nan Lundeen.

Join Zoom Mindfulness Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/98463284571?pwd=cTZCb1J1dWU1WHFoM1FiYjhFekR3dz09

Meeting ID: 984 6328 4571
Passcode: 988033

Ethical Eating Group “Happy Hour”
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ethical Eating Group "Happy Hour"

Last week’s “Happy Hour” has been rescheduled for this coming Saturday, May 1st from 3 to 5 PM at BUUF. The meeting will be held outdoors. Bring your own beverage, snacks and outdoor chair. We will not be sharing food at this meeting due to Covid but we will have great conversations! If you have a Vegan/Vegetarian snack recipe you would like to share, please do so but it is not essential. And of course, all kids and outdoor games are welcome!

May
2
Sun
Sunday Service with Special Guest Speaker Trenton Bowens
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Sunday Service with Special Guest Speaker Trenton Bowens

This Sunday, May 2nd, we begin a new Theme of the Month, “Peace for All.” Our special guest speaker is activist Trenton Bowens of Neighbors Organizing Against Racism. Trenton is a voice from the trenches in the struggle for racial equality. You do not want to miss his talk. Additionally, Reverends Roger Brewin and Jim McConnell will have readings, Ralph Heibutzki is going to sing us an original song, Kathrine Lion has selected a wonderful Story for All Ages, and the BUUF Musicians will bring us more great music. Tina Eberly, Aurelia, Althea, and Coraline will do our chalice work. Join on Zoom.

Those on our Order of Service distribution list will receive an Order of Service email on Saturday with the Zoom login details. If you are not on this list and would like to attend, please email office@berrienuu.org for Zoom information.

Builder’s Challenge for RE Kids: “Transportation Accessibility”
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Builder’s Challenge for RE Kids: "Transportation Accessibility"

We will be meeting to start a new challenge for our town, Transportation Accessibility. How do people in your town get around? Find out more this Sunday!

Circle Talk
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
May
6
Thu
Tree Planting in Remembrance of Bea @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tree Planting in Remembrance of Bea @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Marilyn Klawiter and Rev. Jim McConnell are planning an informal outdoor gathering to plant a tree at BUUF in memory of long-time member (and color designer) Bea Takeuchi. It will take place at 5 p.m. this coming Thursday, May 6—the day that would have been Bea’s 100th birthday. We hope friends of Bea will come to share memories of Bea and that BUUFers who didn’t know her will come to learn what made her so special to our community. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs, wine, soda, nibbles—anything they’d like to share or enjoy—and of course masks.

Racial Justice Discussion Group: “Our Side of the River…The Real Deal”
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Racial Justice Discussion Group: "Our Side of the River...The Real Deal"

We will be reading and discussing the book Our Side of the River…The Real Deal written by the students of Benton Harbor Area Schools. This short book of poetry and essays is available on Amazon for an exceptionally low price.

Lisa Fuller will lead the discussions.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/92348081101?pwd=c2MvZHkzNUdXUXV1MmdmN0hVY1RJUT09

Meeting ID: 923 4808 1101, Passcode: 863658