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.
This Sunday, guest student minister Joshua Berg will speak on beginning again in love, ‘Learning from Jesus’ Humanism.’
Joshua is a Masters of Divinity student at Meadville Lombard, currently fulfilling his internship at Northwest UU in Southfield, Michigan. Joshua is a member of the Board of Directors of The Humanist Society, and a contributing writer to The Humanist magazine and TheHumanist.com, as well as other publications. Joshua and his family are members of First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor.
After service, enjoy First Sunday potluck from 11:30-12:00, then join Joshua from 12:00-12:30 for a discussion of the service. At First Sunday Potluck everyone is encouraged to participate. Some bring a dish to pass, others help clean up, and some simply bring their appetite. All are welcome!
The next Welcoming Congregation Committee meeting will take place on Sunday, February 9th, after the service. Note: This is a NEW date. The date was changed so more BUUFers could participate.
Please come if you are interested in renewing our Welcoming Congregation status in 2020. (We recently submitted our application for renewal based upon the WCC’s work in 2019.) We are looking for a new chair and additional members who can help balance out the committee with perspectives from all age groups.