Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is excited to announce a Community Conversation on Voting Rights. In 2018, Michigan voters approved significant changes to our state’s voting procedures. We would like to help you understand these changes. This is a non-partisan event. We will be screening the short film “Suppressed: The Fight To Vote.” Learn about the new procedures and have a conversation as a community. All are invited to attend. BYOB & potluck snacks. For more information, contact DRE@berrienuu.org.
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the new documentary by Robert Greenwald weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots.
The Sunday Services Team meets monthly via web conference. Meetings are the fourth Friday from 10:30 AM to noon. Please contact Lisa Fuller or Gretchen Ohmann for instructions on how to join the meeting via Zoom, if you are interested. Some of the issues addressed by the Sunday Services Team include the following:
- Theme-based services (monthly theme and weekly service topics)
- Whole congregation worship (drawing all ages into the service and accommodating the needs of all congregants)
- Sanctuary set-up
- Arranging for and preparing Sunday service speakers and leaders
- Greeter ministry
The mission of the Sunday Services Team is to support the creation of meaningful services that flow smoothly, embody our seven principles, six sources, and UU values, and engage the whole congregation. Lisa Fuller is Sunday Services Chair.
The BUUF Book Club will meet on Friday, October 25th, at 7:00 PM at the home of Amy Eklund. Participants will discuss the book “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. (Note: There will be no November Book Club Meeting due to the Thanksgiving holiday.)
More About “The OverStory”:
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018
Are algorithms taking the place of human will? Are Humans evolving into a new species? What does it mean to be Human in the “Age of Data?” This Sunday, October 27th, the theme of the service is the spiritual and psychological effect of the growing use of AI to influence human behavior. The title of Rev. Jim McConnell’s sermon is: “Does Netflix Hack Your Brain?” As usual, the service will be a cast of many.
Come and join us.
Made with love stitchers, join together for a circle stitch. This is an informal group meet-up for working on projects. Also, see the progress we’ve made for our friends at the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen and take some yarn for future projects. Any skill level is welcome. We will be meeting at a new location, 9589 Clark Street in Bridgman, MI. Street parking on the opposite side of the road.
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Berrien UU Fellowship is hosting a Rummage & Boutique sale with a variety of items donated by our membership. Items may include:
Sports and Outdoor Equipment
Come early for the best selection. The sale is indoors, and on-site parking is available.