The Ethical Eating Group is meeting outdoors at BUUF on Saturday, April 24th at 3 PM. All BUUFers are invited to attend! Please bring a snack, beverage and chair. We will be sharing ethical eating recipes but not sharing food. Children are invited to come along and play yard games!
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
There will be a BUUF youth group gathering at BUUF on Saturday, April 24th, from 4-7pm. 10-18 year olds are welcome, and dinner will be provided. Outdoor fun and shenanigans will ensue! Parents are welcome to drop off their youth or stay around. Please let Dane Rasmussen know if there are any dietary restrictions. The new Youth Group will try to gather at least once per month going forward.
We will be meeting and continuing our Housing Accessibility challenge this week at approximately 11:30am following the Sunday service.
Homelessness accounts for 0.2% of the population in the U.S.; that’s about 553,742 people without a place to stay every night. Access to affordable housing is very difficult- there is a shortage of 7 million affordable homes for US families. In addition, not all homes are built for everyone, people have differing needs.
Things to keep in mind when building your town:
- Does everyone have a place to live?
- How do people pay for their housing? Financially, with time or trade?
- How do you make the quality of the housing equitable, meaning the same quality for different abilities to pay.
- Can people in your town lose their housing and if they do, how are they taken care of?
- What kind of housing is offered in your town? Houses, apartments, tents?
- How does the kind of housing reflect your location & climate?
- People’s accessibility differs, how do you account for this? Like some people use wheelchairs, is their home made for their needs?
- How is homelessness and housing accessibility connected to other social issues like mental health, drug addiction, & healthcare needs – how can you address this interconnection?
Parents & kids talk about homelessness:
How Finland solved their homeless crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuZLccdpUmE
Japan’s homeless v.s. North America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK–oCVP18A
Differing needs in housing:
Meeting ID: 981 1830 5394
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.
The Racial Justice Discussion Group will meet in April to listen & discuss podcasts on racial justice issues.
April 29th – The 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.
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Meeting ID: 965 3354 2977
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.”
Meeting ID: 965 3354 2977
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.
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Meeting ID: 984 6328 4571