Author: Jim Bigelow

BUUF Climate Action Update, 5/29/23

Our congregation’s goal is to reduce our 2019 carbon footprint by 45% by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2050.  BUUF’s carbon footprint has three parts:  1) the building & grounds, 2) the travel to and from the BUUF, and 3) the households of … read more.

CAT, Carbon Neutral, 5/16/23

Date/Time/Place: 5/16/23, 1 pm, North wing of BUUF

Attending: Jim Bigelow, John O’Connor, Amy Taivalkoski, Cathy Sandstrom, Carol Ogburn, Claudia Fernsworth, Nancy Sopwith


April Meeting, 4/16/23 Notes


can we have sticker for our name tag?

on the BUUF website’s front page

on a Pin/ribbon for BUUF nametags

Carbon Footprints Reductions

See … read more.

Social Justice Council, 5/3/23

Time/Date/Connection: 6:30 pm, 5/3/23, by zoom

Attending: Jim Bigelow, Mark Bussolini, Eric Cullen (, Linda Secretan,


April meeting notes

Plate Partners


June – The Community Center  – Ahley Newman

July – PIFF

August – Brown Like Me – Racial Justice Ministry


Results of the vote

# votes, name of nominee, # times … read more.

RIM mtg minutes 4/26/2023

Attending:  Betty Van Gheluwe, Dianne Morton, Valez Bird, Cathy Sandstrom

Items discussed:

Bare Roots Collective.  Sue, Betty, Diana and I attended a zoom meeting with Rebecca Strong, co-founder of this new organization working to support marginalized young adults aged 18-25 transition successfully into adulthood.  The first cohort, … read more.

Social Justice Council, 4/12/23

Time/Date/Connection: 6:30 pm, 4/12/23, by zoom

Attending: Mark Bussolini, Cathy Sandstrom. Linda Secretan, Reverend Sara, Jim Bigelow


Plate Partner

2022 – 2023

May –  Meszko Scholarship

June – The Community Center  – Ahley Newman

July – PIFF

August – Brown Like Me – Racial Justice Ministry

2023 – 2024


Corpus Christi House Breakfast

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CAT, Carbon Neutral, 4/18/23

Date/Time/Place: 4/16/23, 1 pm, North wing of BUUF

Attending: John O’Connor, Cathy Sandstrom, John Warren, Amy Taivalkoski, Carol Ogburn, Tom Neale, Jim Bigelow


March meeting notes

Image a Carbon Neutral World Special Appeal

Received: $15,200


$100  – project video editing

Allocated but not spent

$400 – $500 extra expense of Idaho … read more.

BUUF Turns Out For Transgender Day of Visibility, 3/31/23

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.

Boise’s Transgender Day of Visibility event was held … read more.

Climate Action Team, Carbon Neutral Project, 2/21/23

Date, Time, Location: Feb 21, 23, 1 pm, BUUF

Attending: Tom Neile, Carol Ogburn, John O’Connor, Cathy Sandstrom, Tom von Alten, Jim Bigelow


Carol Ogburn – get a copy of the energy star workbook

Jim Bigelow – contact staff (Rachael Strong & Reverend Sara) about signing BUUF up … read more.