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Sunday, June 17th Schedule

SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS! BHUU WILL HAVE 10:30 SERVICES AND NO 9:15 FORUMS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS

10:30 SERVICE: THE MEANING OF LIFE

Mark will lead the service with lighting the chalice, reading the 7 UU principles, local announcements, speaking for social action, music and song, and his message and reflection about “The Meaning of Life”

11:30 POTLUCK

After service we will have our Third Sunday Pot Luck downstairs. Join us for a delicious smorgasbord of good food and enlightening conversations

Sunday, June 10th Schedule

ALL DAY EVENT IN MENOMONIE:

On Sunday, June 10, the UW-Stout Alumni Association, the Unitarian Society of Menomonie, and the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts (MTCA) invite you to a celebration of the contributions of Rev. Henry Doty Maxson (1852-1891). Maxson inspired Bertha and Andrew Tainter to create the Mabel Tainter Memorial as a community center as well as a Unitarian Church. He also supported James Huff Stout’s vision of creating education opportunities for all.
We would like as many as possible to drive down to Menomonie to attend their Henry Doty & Ada Maxson Celebration. This is a day-long affair, cosponsored by the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. The formal program starts at 10 am, there are tours of various sites, a lunch for which reservations are needed ($15, call 235-0001), a reception, more tours, and a concert with organ playing at 4pm.  You can see the detailed explanation and program at unitariansocietyofmenomonie.com/wp/maxsoncelebration
For those who do not wish to go to Menomonie, we will have a Soapbox Sunday at BHUU.

Sunday, June 3rd Schedule

9:15 POTLUCK BREAKFAST

Feel free to bring a breakfast dish to pass for the potluck breakfast.

10:00 ANNUAL MEETING

We are having our brief annual meeting which includes electing the new yearly board, looking at the yearly budget for next year, etc.

11:00 SPRING CLEAN UP

We’ll have tasks listed–inside and outside–so bring your favorite rake, shovel, trimmer, work gloves
and, if you think of it, bring along a box or heavy bag to cart away items.

If you would like to plant some seedlings along the railing or in the lower garden, bring them along.

With many hands, the jobs will be taken care of easily and quickly!

 

Sunday, May 27th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: DANCING WITH WATER

Sondra will be leading the forum on a discussion about ‘Dancing With Water”; the new science of water and how incredible water is on a micro level.

10:30 SERVICE: THE GEOMETRY THAT SURROUNDS US

Nadine will be leading the service with reading the 7 UU principles, speaking for social action, local announcements, joys and concerns, music and song, and her message about how geometry makes the world go around in ways we may seldom consider.

11:30 Coffee, tea, snacks, and good company!  We hope you will join us downstairs for a super laid back social time 🙂

Sunday, May 20th Schedule

9:15 TED TALK TIME: THE KEY TO MANIFESTATION

Join us in watching and discussing an eye-opening interview with Gregg Braden as he talks about the relationship between thoughts, emotions, feelings, and how they manifest into our realities.

10:30 SERVICE: WHO ARE WE, REALLY?

Sandra will be leading the service with lighting the chalice, reading the 7 UU principles, local announcements and speaking for social/environmental action, joys and concerns, music and singing from our hymnals, and her message about who we may really be.

11:30 THIRD SUNDAY POTLUCK, ALL INVITED 🙂

Bring some food if you please, otherwise just bring your beautiful self because we appreciate you being here.

Sunday, May 13th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: IMMIGRATION, A STORY

Linda Tollefsrud will be leading the forum and discussion on the topic of immigration

10:30 SERVICE: THE PEACE OF WILD THINGS

Rev. Julie Lepp will join us from Eau Claire to lead the service with the reading of the 7 UU principles, joys and concerns, local announcements and speaking for social/environmental action, live music and singing from the UU hymnals, and her message on “The Peace of Wild Things”

11:30 Coffee, tea, snacks, and good company!  We hope you will join us downstairs for a super laid back social time 🙂

12:00 BOARD MEETING: ALL INVITED

 

Sunday, May 6th Schedule

9:15AM BOOK DISCUSSION: DARING DEMOCRACY

Discussion of the anti-democracy movement, ways to save our democracy, and the potential for our civic life.

10:30AM SERVICE: POWER AND CITIZENSHIP

Following the message of political empowerment, Pat Shifferd will lead in reflecting the important concepts of power and citizenship.

10:30AM RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: A BUGS LIFE

11:30 Coffee, tea, snacks, and good company!  We hope you will join us downstairs for a super laid back social time 🙂

Sunday, April 29th Schedule

10:00AM: JOINT SERVICE WITH MENOMONIE AND ST. CROIX FALLS IN ST. CROIX FALLS

Also note that on April 29 we will be traveling to St. Croix Falls for another joint meeting with our fellow UUers from Menomonie and St. Croix Falls, at the Taylors Falls Community Center.  Topic: Everyday kindness, led by Jim Price. A brief talk exploring barriers and opportunities for everyday kindness–enough to prime small group discussions with our guests from out of town. We’ll distribute kindness cards that can be explored and used later.
The address is: 312 Government St, Taylors Falls, MN.  The directions are: Hwy 8, cross the St. Croix River, at the stoplight go UP the hill to the right (NOT continuing on Hwy 8) and watch carefully on the left for the Community Center. (I think it’s just at the top of the bluff.) Jim Price of SCFUU will give a brief talk and there will be small group discussions. A potluck will follow; St. Croix Falls  said they will provide all the food but I’m sure edible contributions will be welcome.
Please attend if you can.  Judy Barisonzi will facilitate car-pooling. Please contact her is you need a ride or can offer a ride.

 

 

Sunday, April 22nd Schedule

9:15 TED TALK TIME: EARTH DAY THEME

The Ted Talk this week will be Earth Day themed, which will kick off our day of gratitude and dedication to protecting and conserving the planet that gives us all life.

10:30 SERVICE: EARTH DAY: A SERVICE OF RE-DEDICATION IN A TIME OF PLANETARY PERIL

Kent Shifferd will be leading the service this Sunday, with a focus on Earth Day!  Every day is Earth Day, at least it can be.  Even though our impact may be small in the huge scheme of things on this beautiful planet, collectively our positive actions and sustainable lifestyles will be the biggest factor in the cleaning and greening of the planet.

11:30 Coffee, tea, snacks, and good company!  We hope you will join us downstairs for a super laid back social time 🙂

 

Sunday, April 15th Schedule- CANCELLED

Hello Unitarian Univeralists! The BHUU has decided to cancel the forum and service for tomorrow, Sunday the 15th. Due to hazardous driving conditions and adverse weather, we feel it would be unsafe to ask guests and members to drive to church tomorrow. Many of our members are from out of town and Reverend Bruce Johnson, who was planned to lead the service, would be driving Sunday morning from Duluth. We would rather be safe than sorry with this beautiful, but potentially dangerous weather. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish you a very merry Sunday!

9:15 BOOK DISCUSSION: DARING DEMOCRACY

Discussion of the anti-democracy movement, ways to save our democracy, and the potential for our civic life.

10:30 SERVICE: THE GREENING OF CHRISTIANITY

Reverend Bruce Johnson will be leading the service and asking the question, “Why do UU’s tend to not use Christian texts to draw inspiration, instruction, and encouragement for environmental activism?”

11:30 THIRD SUNDAY POTLUCK, ALL INVITED 🙂