Regular Sunday services are at 9:30 and 11:15 am (from Labor Day through May) and a single service at 10am from June through the first Sunday in September.
May 26, 2013, 9:30 & 11:15 am
"Story Link," Linking parents in prison with their children, through stories. Eileen Dingeldein & Wanda Jennings.
Your heart will be moved by the stories told of keeping family connections alive as inmates record stories for their children. Teresa Wood, service Coordinator
June 2013 Worship Services
June 2, 10:00am (Single Service)
"Let's Cross Over," Rev. Elizabeth Greene, Carrie Bastian and musicians, Janine Larsen, Pacific Northwest District Executive; Linda Laskowski, Unitarian Universalist Board trustee from the Pacific Central District; and Virginia Phillips, Elizabeth's sister.
Music! Poetry! Colorful stoles for everyone! A glorious farewell as Elizabeth and her guests cross our bridge, celebrating 25 years of a wonderful relationship, and looking forward in hope and jubilation. Don't miss this single-service morning—10 am—Elizabeth's last appearance in the BUUF pulpit. Here we embody the old hymn that says we celebrate our past and also trust the dawning future. Bring your picnic lunch for sharing after the service.
The offering will be sent to the UUA's Ministerial Sustenance Fund (page 5), used to aid ministers in need of financial help—especially those who retired before there was any retirement system. BUUF Choir, Mike Lemieux, Patti Raino, Susan Nelson-Sangiorgi, John Sangiorgi, Michael Stevenson, Will Smith, music; Nancy Harms, service coordinator
Elizabeth's Last Service and Parking
Sunday, June 2, we are anticipating an overflow crowd. The Worship Committee asks that those of you who are able to walk, to park at the Garden City Library on Marigold and Glenwood, and either walk or bike to church. Please carpool if you can.
June 9, 10 am
"On Sex, On Money, On Coffee and Looking for Ministry," Matthew Sabin
Whether being webmaster, trying to be committee chair (twice), teaching sexuality to our youth or serving espresso most Sundays, I've been looking for where I fit. Early on the way I was told to look for my ministry. That sounded like excellent advice. It turns out there are pitfalls on the road to finding your ministry – I've fallen in quite a few so far. I'll relate some of them, as well as a success or two. My search is ongoing... I share it in the hope that I can provide help for, or at least serve as a warning to others. Mike Lemieux, music; Nancy Harms, celebrant; Wanda Jennings, service coordinator
June 16, 10 am
"A Conversation of Kindness," Jeanette Maré
Jeannette Maré, Ben's Bells founder and Executive Director, will lead an in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities we encounter in every interaction as we strive to create a kinder community. During this conversation, Jeannette will reflect on her own personal experiences with kindness in the face of devastating grief, as well as her work with Ben's Bells Project and the power of kindness to transform people and communities. Liza Long, music; Wanda Jennings, celebrant; Susie Hardy, service coordinator
June 23, 2013, 10 am
"Church for Atheists and Others," Rev. Kenneth Watts
What does it mean to be "the church"? What benefits are to be gained by being part of an organization that still ties itself to terminology used for two thousand years by the Christian tradition and our own UU tradition that was born out of 18th century liberal understandings? And most importantly, "Why not just abandon all religious groups and stay home or go golfing?" (That last one is very tempting at times and I must admit to giving in on occasion!) I have a chaplain friend who says she worships at the "Church of Serta" every Sunday morning! This service will offer a few ideas for Atheists and non-Atheists to ponder. Sue Langley, music; Patricia Heeb, celebrant; Teresa Wood, service coordinator
June 30. 10 am
"What has General Assembly to do with Us," Wanda & Bryan Jennings, Elton Hall
Wanda, Bryan and Elton will share their experiences at this year's GA in Louisville, KY. Much is changing this year with the shrinkage of the UUA Board, moving of UUA headquarters, and general reorganization. Learn what all this means for BUUF and the future of the UU movement. Sue Langley, music; Tammy Berdahl, service coordinator
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