Environmental Justice Film Series: “Love Thy Nature” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Environmental Justice Film Series: "Love Thy Nature" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The next film in our Environmental Justice Film Series will be shown on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 PM. (2016). Love Thy Nature vividly illustrates how we’ve lost touch with nature and presents a compelling case that reconnecting with the natural world is the key to improving personal health and ensuring our survival on earth. The film is 76 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 Board Member Harvey Johnson 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!

BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Creative Conversations: “Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela” @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creative Conversations: "Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
There is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela happening right now. Over 1 million Venezuelans have crossed the border into Colombia, Vox is calling it the Border of Unity. While in our country we continue to talk about building walls to keep those seeking asylum OUT, Colombia is welcoming the Venezuelans IN, in large numbers. They are providing food, clothing, shelter, clean water, health, mental health services, & helping them to find work. What can our country learn from Colombia and how can we help the Venezuelans? Come watch the Vox Borders short documentary & hear more about the history between these two countries & how Venezuela came to be in this predicament. Our own Colombian citizen, Nicolas Rojas will lead the conversation. BYOB & potluck snacks.
BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
First-Sunday-of-the-Month Potluck @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

2019 Dates: Jan 6, Feb 3, March 3, Apr 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3 and Dec 1.

Bring a dish to pass, or just bring your appetite. Not everyone brings a dish every time, but everyone is encouraged to enjoy the food and fellowship.

Anniversary Celebration Planning Session @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

BUUF Board Member Dave Sarra will lead the group as we continue to make plans to celebrate BUUF’s 60th Anniversary and Rev. Jim McConnell’s 10th Anniversary with BUUF in 2019.

Berrien UU Fellowship Monthly Board Meeting @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

The BUUF Board meets monthly, usually on the second Sunday of the month. Members and friends are welcome to attend.

BUUF Board members include (from left to right): Dave Sarra, Rev. Jim McConnell, Treasurer Harvey Johnson, Secretary Beth La Fleur, President Lisa Fuller and DRE Katharine Lion

BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
March Book Club Meeting: “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee @ Home of Julie Williams
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The BUUF Book Club meets again on Friday, March 15th, from 7:00 to 9:00pm at Julie Williams’ house in Benton Harbor. Join the group in discussing Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

New York Times Notable Book of 2017 * A USA Today Top Ten of 2017 * July Pick for The PBS Newshour-New York Times Book Club Now Read This * Finalist for the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize * Winner of The Medici Book Club Prize * Roxane Gay’s Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post * New York Times Bestseller * #1 Boston Globe Bestseller * USA Today Bestseller * Wall Street Journal Bestseller * Washington Post Bestseller

From Wikipedia: Pachinko is the second novel by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee. Published in 2017, Pachinko is an epic historical novel following a Korean family who eventually migrate to Japan, it is the first novel written for an adult, English-speaking audience about Japanese–Korean culture.

From Amazon’s website: In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters–strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis–survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

BUUF Musicians Weekly Rehearsal @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am