Regular Services and Children’s Religious Education are held at 10:30 am each Sunday.
October 7:Coming Alive – Rev. Craig M. Nowak, Music – Choir October 14:The Times They Are A-Changing —Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh, Music— Jefferson Upton, flute; Gary Blanchard, singing October 21: Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Poorly —Tim Boon, Music— Lucy Colwell, French Horn October 28:Mission: Possible – Rev. Craig M. Nowak, Music--Choir
Tuesday, October 23:Vigil of Remembrance for Victims of Domestic Violence A vigil in memory and honor of victims of domestic violence will be held at BUUC, Tuesday, October 23rd at 7 p.m. The vigil, led by Rev. Craig, will include speakers from the community and a ritual to remember those who have lost their lives or been personally impacted by domestic violence. Please join us. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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.
BUUC Capital Campaign Kick-Off is October 28, immediately following the service. Food will be provided.
Ted Yoder Concert When: Saturday, November 10, 7:00-8:00pm Where: The Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church Ted Yoder is a National Hammered Dulcimer champion. Ted’s hammered dulcimer cover of Tears for Fears’ Everybody Wants to Rule the World became one of the most-watched Facebook Live posts in 2016 when the song received more than 101 million views from music fans around the world. Stay tuned for details on how to obtain tickets for this event.
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven Offered Sponsored by the Women's Alliance of the BUUC When: Saturday, November 17, 2 to 6 pm Where: The BUUC ON THE THRESHOLD: In the six-session continuation of the course, Volume II, we will continue our journey into the past to reclaim the stories of powerful women to be found in ancient Judaism and in early Christianity. We will also look at the global silencing and brutalization of women that accompanied the rise of patriarchal religion and society. Finally we will celebrate the exciting new world-view and theology that has emerged in our time, and explore the personal and social changes that may be suggested by that new world-view and theology. We plan to present the first three sessions on Saturday, November 17, from 2-6PM at the BUUC and will determine at the end of the day what participants feel is the best date/time for the final three sessions. Participation in the first course is NOT a prerequisite for this one; it can stand on it's own.
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 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. We will meet next on Tuesday, November 13. Here are our books for the next three months: November 13:A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving 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!
Upcoming Workshops offered by the Unitarian Universalist Association Pre-registration may be required. Please copy and paste the links into your browser for more details.
Lay Pastoral Care Training A workshop designed for boards, committees, church staff, newly nominated or elected leaders, and longtime volunteers who want to tap their individual and collective power for living into the mission and purpose of their congregation. Sat, November 10, 2018, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM First Parish Church of Chelmsford UU, Chelmsford, MA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lay-pastoral-care-training-registration-49911137556