This week we will listen to a short talk and try the Loving-Kindness meditation with Sharon Salzberg. Salzberg says, “Loving-kindness doesn’t ask us to love every person we meet. It is realizing how interconnected all of our lives are. In this state, we come to see how the things we love and the choices we make ripple outwards.”
Please email: email@example.com if you would like to attend.
BUUFers prepare and serve lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.
Berrien UU Fellowship serves lunch at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen the first Saturday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October and December). Berrien UU volunteers prepare the meal, greet guests and help clean up the kitchen. This is a terrific opportunity to serve the greater community, support our Social Justice mission and enjoy the company of fellow BUUFers and guests at the kitchen. Rev. Jim McConnell generously leads the group in planning the meal and dessert and he will gladly find a role for all volunteers, whether they’ve helped dozens of times or this is their first time. Please consider coming to the Soup Kitchen to help, even if it’s only for an hour or two.
The Soup Kitchen is located at 233 Michigan Street in Benton Harbor.
Our next community book read is Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide by our friends, Larry & Sandy Feldman. We will gather by Zoom on Wednesday, June 24th 7-9pm to discuss the book, ask questions, and hear a short talk from Larry & Sandy. This session is open to BUUFers as well as community members, so feel free to share this event. Zoom meeting details will be provided soon.
From Google Books: “Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide offers a hopeful view of how well-constructed diversity initiatives can combat entrenched racial prejudice and segregation in American life. This book provides an extensive review of research on methods for reducing stereotypes and prejudice and describes multiple initiatives designed to reduce the negative effects of racial separation by bringing together children, teens, and adults from different racial groups to share a variety of positive experiences.”
Copies of the book are available through Forever Books and many of our congregation already own a copy and might be able to loan it out.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, if you have a copy you’d be willing to loan out or are in need of a loaned copy.
Larry Feldman, M.D., and Sandy Feldman, M.S.W., are diversity educators and consultants, adjunct instructors at Lake Michigan College, and practicing psychotherapists. They have been honored for their work in race relations by Andrews University, Lake Michigan College, United Way, the Race Relations Council, the Council for World Class Communities, and the League of Women Voters.