Small Group Ministry 

In-person meetings the first Monday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm are ongoing.
To sign up, please text or email Brett Maccani at 269-591-0051 or

Hebrew Wisdom Workshop

Please join us on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 6:30pm

The eight-session “Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures” multigenerational workshop will take place on the third Friday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm.

This is a fun, relaxed workshop led by our beloved minister, Rev. Jim McConnell, with assistance from Brett Maccani, DRE and former DRE Joanne Krettek. In each session, we review and discuss a particular story from the Hebrew Scriptures.

Activities and discussions will be appropriate to all age groups. This is a great way to familiarize children with the Hebrew Scriptures without the pressure of accepting these stories as literal truth. The goal is to understand the context in which these stories were written, along with the timeless wisdom contained within each one.

All BUUFers are invited to attend. Please feel free to invite friends and family members to participate as well. Simply email Joanne Krettek at to let us know you will attend.

Here are the dates for all eight workshops in the series:
Oct. 21st: David & Goliath
Nov. 18th: David & Nathan – You Are that Man
Dec. 16th: Manna in the Wilderness
Jan. 20th: The Battle of the Jericho
Feb. 17th: Sarah, Hagar and Abraham
March 17th: The Binding of Isaac
April 21st: Isaiah – Exile and Hope
May 19th: Creation

Creative Mindfulness Series – First Wednesday of the Month

Our own Katharine Lion is leading Creative Mindfulness classes at the Bridgman Public Library.
Classes are the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. February, and March are on the calendar now. Come enjoy mindfulness for people who can’t sit still! Learn the skills of mindfulness (observation, attention, acceptance and non-judgment) through fun, creative practices. No artistic skill required. The classes are FREE! Registration in required. Click this link to register.  (This is a community program offered by the Bridgman Public Library.  It is not an official BUUF program.)

New Moon Womyn’s Circle

Janice Zerfas will lead a special gathering at the February 2023 Full ‘Snow’ Moon, with meditations from author and feminist Starhawk and zine making. This circle will be at BUUF and via Zoom 2:00-4:30pm Sunday Feb 5, 2023.  Contact Lisa Fuller for more information.

Upcoming events are also available on our website Calendar.