Sunday Services Services and Children’s Religious Education are held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome!
October 6:Cheap Love --Rev. Craig M. Nowak, Music--Choir October 13:Peace Corps--A Lesson in Caring --Jo Ann Pierce, Music--Bridget Azarowski, piano; Gary Blanchard, singing October 20: In the March for Change --Sonya Yee Coleman*, Stop Handgun Violence Community Organizer, Music-- Russell Killough-Miller, cello October 27: Nonproductive Delight --Rev. Craig M. Nowak, Music--Choir October 22, 7:00pm:Vigil of Remembrance for Victims of Domestic Violence Vigil of Remembrance A vigil in memory and honor of victims of domestic violence will be held at BUUC, Tuesday, October 22nd at 7pm. 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.
*Guest Speaker for October Sonya Yee Coleman became an activist for Gun Violence Prevention after the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting. For five years, she helped build the Moms Demand Action MA chapter. After the Parkland shootings, she shifted her focus and energy to work with students. She volunteered with March For Our Lives in Boston and Stop Handgun Violence (SHV) to help elevate youth voices new to the cause. SHV's commitment to student activists was affirmed by sponsoring and organizing 50 Miles More last year. SHV continues to work with MA student leaders by providing them with advocacy education and gun violence awareness projects and by supporting their legislative work in the state.
BUUC Book Sale When: Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: At the BUUC Please come to the Brookfield Apple Country Fair and stop by the church to add to your library. We will be holding a book sale, rain or shine, in the front yard of the church. You never know what you might find.
Community Supper When: Saturday, October 26 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Where: The lower level of the BUUC The next Community Supper will be on Saturday, October 26 at 5-6:30pm. This is a community meal, free and open to the public. Sign up in the parlor if you would like to donate a dish. For more information, contact Julie Boon (email@example.com) or Robyn Vincent (firstname.lastname@example.org), 774-230-6623.
Capital Campaign Information Meeting When: Sunday, October 27 immediately following the Sunday Service Where: BUUC Sanctuary The BUUC is currently running a Capital Campaign to repair exterior stability and to build a handicapped accessible bathroom in the basement including installation of a wheelchair lift, which will improve access to both levels of the building. We will be holding a first year informational meeting and update immediately following service on Sunday, October 27th. Please save the date and plan to stay to discuss this important project. Thank you for your support! CC Members - Tim Boon, Kim Burdon and Amy Frisella.
Volunteers Wanted for the Brookfield Ecumenical Food Pantry Do you have two hours a month to help out at the Food Pantry? The pantry is looking for volunteers to help distribute food to clients throughout the year. Hours of operation are from 9:30 am – 11:00 am on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Food Pantry is located at St. Mary’s Church in Brookfield. It is a very hands-on way to help out the community. To learn more, contact me at email@example.com or at coffee hour. ~Donna Sullivan
Planning an Event or Meeting at BUUC? If you or your committee is planning an event at BUUC, please be sure to notify BUUC’s Office Assistant Betsy Azarowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can check if the date, space and time you want is available and promote your event or meeting through the appropriate outlets used at BUUC (email, print, calendar, Facebook, Twitter). If you are the event/meeting host/chairperson, please arrive at the church before other attendees to ensure the space is ready (including lights and heat as needed).
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
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 resume August 15, 2019 and continue through June 18, 2020. 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. Our next meeting is October 8. Here is our list for the coming Church year: November 11:Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakaur December 10: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons January 14: The Library Book by Susan Orlean February 11: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead March 10:Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara April 14: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman May 12: How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Chrystal Marie Fleming June 9:Washington Black by Esi Edugyan 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!
Committee for Ecology & Social Action CESA or the Committee for Ecology & Social Action is an extension of the Green Sanctuary Committee, which began in 2004. The mission of a Green Sanctuary is to support an ongoing commitment to the Earth by striving to create sustainable lifestyle alternatives for our church, its members and the surrounding community. The Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church received Green Sanctuary Certification from the UU Ministry for the Earth on May 13, 2010. As the Committee for Ecology & Social Action, we have seek to broaden the range of our activities as a more comprehensive social action committee. Meetings: CESA has no set meeting time, please check Church Calendar or Events tabs at BUUCfor dates/times.
Quiet Gathering in the Spirit of the Quakers Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:00pm. For more information, contact Cruger Johnson Phillips, email@example.com.
Brookfield's Apple Country Fair When: Saturday, October 12 from10 am to 4 pm Where: The Brookfield Common Showcasing the work of more than 70 local crafters, the 41th Apple Country Fair will be held on the Brookfield Town Common, Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fair also will feature live music, children’s games, baked goods, raffles and an apple pie contest — all to benefit the Brookfield Community Club, a charitable organization that makes grants to enrich community life.