Regular Services and Children’s Religious Education are held at 10:30 am each Sunday.
December 2: Shoes That Fit – Rev. Craig M. Nowak, Music – Choir December 9:Change: an opportunity to transform the soul —Nubia Pena and Helena Paez, Music—Nubia Pena and Sarah and Sofia Agyare December 16:Winter (Intergenerational Service) – Rev. Craig M. Nowak, Music – Choir December 23:In Touch for the Holidays —Rev. Georgeann Greene, Music—Linda Friedmann and Roxann Smith, Hammered Dulcimer and Harp December 24, 4:00pm: Christmas Eve Service, with no-rehearsal Christmas Pageant– Rev. Craig M. Nowak, Music—Choir December 30: Quaker Service—Cruger Johnson Phillips, No planned music
Winter Clothing Drive for SMOC residents A drive is underway through the month of December for winter clothes & other needed items for the residents of SMOC transitional housing in Gilbertville. A list of suggested items and a collection box is in the parlor; warm clothing for winter like hats, gloves, socks, and blankets are welcome, as are items like towels, sheets, pillows, canned or boxed food, disposable plates, and toiletries. See Christine Holbrook for more information.
Food for Faith: Aging as a Spiritual Practice “The first truth of aging is also the first truth of Buddhism: Everything changes.” We live in a culture that worships newness and youth. What does this mean for us as we age? How do we continue to find meaning and purpose in a world that often revolves around the interests, needs and consumption habits of younger people? Using Lewis Richmond’s book, Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser, we will explore these and other questions related to aging and spirituality. Drawing from a deep well of religious and spiritual traditions, including Buddhism as well as contemporary science and medicine, Richmond’s book will serve as a basis for our monthly discussions as outlined below. Please Note: While this program addresses aging, there is no minimum age requirement outside the standard for any Adult RE program. Preparation Required: 1. Participants will need to secure a copy of “Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser” (Assistance is available to members experiencing financial hardship and would like to participate. See Rev. Craig) 2. Reading ahead of each session (see above) *All sessions run from 12:00pm- 1:15pm To sign up, email Rev. Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the sign-up sheet in the parlor. The program is limited to 12 participants and will not run if less than 3 participants sign up. Adult RE is open to friend and members 16 years of age or older.
Game Night Is Back! When: Saturday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. Where: BUUC basement We hosted our first ever Game Night in early November and it was such a success that we are hosting another one on Saturday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m. We hope you can join us for this family fun night of games, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. Feel free to arrive anytime between 6-9pm.
Community Dinner When: Sunday, December 30, 2018 Where: BUUC basement We will be hosting the next BUUC Community Dinner on December 30 from 5:00 - 6:30pm. Volunteers are all welcome, as are dishes prepared in advance. There is a sign-up sheet in the parlor, or speak to Julie Boon (email@example.com) or Robyn Vincent (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Can you help? BUUC needs the following donations: copy paper, and stamps.. Please see Amy Frisella. Thank you!
Scrapbook We purchased a scrapbook to document BUUC events. If you attend an event and take a photo please forward it to Debbie via email, Debbie@DebbieEnnis.com. Please write a brief line or two about the event, i.e. date, purpose, place, responsible committee. We also welcome newspaper articles about our church or our members, when the BUUC is mentioned. We would love to have this to look back on in future years. Thank you, Your Membership Committee
STONE SOUP COMMUNITY LUNCHEON Every first Wednesday of the month from October to June, Noon to 1 pm All are invited for Stone Soup where your presence is the secret (and most important) ingredient. We provide the soup and coffee/tea, you bring something to share (bread, juice, appetizer/dessert). So please, join me for an hour with food, friends, and conversation. ~ Rev. Craig
COMMITTEE FOR ECOLOGY & SOCIAL ACTION (CESA) Meetings times will be announced during the church year.
THE BUUC WOMEN'S ALLIANCE During the church year (September through June,) second Wednesday each month at 7 pm at the BUUC or in a member’s home unless otherwise noted. All women are welcome. Contact Laurie Magnuson for more information. The December Women’s Alliance Meeting will be on Friday, December 7 at 6:30pm at the Spencer Country Inn. See Laurie or Barb Hale if you plan to attend, so they can get a count. The Women’s Alliance is open to all women in the community. This year we have some plans in the making. We are also planning a fun day of health awareness and relaxation methods this spring and are happy to once again be presenting our Goods and Services Silent Auction at at date to be determined. Please feel free to join us. Contact Laurie Magnuson at LMagnuson@randolphproducts.com for more information.
CHOIR REHEARSAL Choir rehearsals resumed August 16, 2018 and continues through June 13, 2019. If you are interested in joining choir, or have other musical skills to share please get in touch with Music Director Lila M Farrar; email@example.com or 508 867 8806.
BUUC BOOK CLUB Our regular meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Here are our upcoming books: December 11: The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers January 8: The Good Father by Noah Hawley Everyone is welcome to join us for the BUUC Book Club. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the church basement or parlor. If you have any questions or suggestions contact Barbara Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org Get reading!
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