Sunday Services Services and Children’s Religious Education are held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care for pre-school children is available. All are welcome!
December 1:O Holy Light --Craig M. Nowak, Music—Choir December 8: It’s All About Us --Maryann Adams with Donna Sullivan, Music— Bridget Azarowski, piano December 15:Season’s Greetings --Craig M. Nowak, Music—Choir December 22:Holiday Stories --Roxann Smith — Congregation December 24 Christmas Eve Service, No Rehearsal Intergenerational Christmas Pageant, 4:00pm --Craig M. Nowak, Music—Choir December 29: Quaker Style
Benefit Dinner Fundraiser When: Thursday, December 5 Where: Uno's Restaurant in Sturbridge Join us for a benefit dinner on Thursday, December 5th at Uno's Restaurant in Sturbridge. Give your server the ticket, which is included in the December newsletter, and Uno's will donate up to 20% of your check to our church.
Game Nights When: December 7, January 4, February 1, March 7 Where: The BUUC Basement The Membership Committee will be hosting game nights on December 7, 4-7pm. These are family friendly, non-alcoholic events. Games will be provided, but if you have a particular favorite feel free to bring it along. Chips, cookies and other basic snacks are welcome, but please do not feel obligated to bring anything as our committee will supply these items. No need to sign up, just come join us if you are free that evening. Next game nights are Jan. 4th, Feb. 1st, Mar. 7th
Holiday Decorating When: Friday, December 8 at 6 p.m. Where: BUUC Sanctuary Please join the BUUC holiday elves on Friday, December 6 at 6:00 pm to help decorate the church for the season. It’s always a fun time getting the church ready for the season. Contact Donna Sullivan at (508) 867-7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help or have any questions.
Community Supper When: Saturday, December 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Where: BUUC Lower Level The Community Supper will be on Saturday, December 28 at 5-6:30pm. This is a community meal. It’s 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.
Aging As A Spiritual Practice The continuation of the Adult Religious Education course will be meeting some Sundays after services. See calendar for specific dates, or contact Cruger Johnson Phillips or Joanne Hamerly, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Angie Ellison at email@example.com. 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. December's meeting will be our annual dinner out at the Spencer Country Inn on Friday, December 13. Please let Laurie or Barb know before Sunday, December 8 if you plan to come. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org 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 December 10. Here is our list for the coming Church year: 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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sanctuary: LGBTQ Coffee House When: Third Friday of the month, 7-9 p.m. Where: BUUC A monthly coffee house for LGBTQ youth and their allies to gather, share, eat, and socialize in a safe and welcoming setting where all are accepted and welcomed. Bring your favorite snack to share and meet other youth. For more info, call 774-254-0843.
Upcoming Events (Unless indicated, all events are at BUUC) Stone Soup Luncheon: December 4, 12 p.m. Benefit Dinner Fundraiser: Thursday, December 5 at Uno's in Sturbridge Quiet Gatherings in the Spirit of the Quakers: December 4, 7 p.m. Game Night: December 7, 4-7 p.m. Aging as a Spiritual Practice: December 8, 12 p.m. Book Club: Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m Women’s Alliance: December’s meeting will be on Friday, December 13 at 6 p.m. at the Spencer Country Inn. Santuary: LGBTQ Coffee House: Friday, December 20, 7-9 p.m. Community Supper: December 28, 5-6:30 p.m.