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Sunday, April 30th Schedule

9:15 forum: energy audit for church and home

We will be talking about the recent energy audit the BHUUF had done, what was found, and what we are doing to make the building more energy efficient.  Pat will talk about how much the improvements will cost and how much money we estimate to save on our heating bills.  Waldo will talk about his experience with the energy auditor and what he learned.  Colten will talk about energy efficiency in buildings and some things people can do to save money on their utility bills.

10:30 service: milton’s Satan

John Milton, in his book Paradise Lost, depicts Satan as a very complicated and dynamic character.  A character that is a great speaker and very persuasive and charismatic, but manipulative, mean, and full of bad vibes.  Ken will lead a service that examines the literary value of Milton’s Satan and why Milton created this type of character in his book.

11:30 coffee, tea, and snacks

Sunday, April 23rd Schedule

9:15 forum: Transcendentalism Series #12, The 20th century and beyond

This will be the last forum for the transcendentalism series

10:30 service: Reflections of seneca falls

The Blue Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a service in recognition of the progress women have made in the United States since the first first women’s rights convention in 1848. Marty Sozansky, who visited the site of that convention in Seneca Falls, New York, will reflect on her time there, her experience as a woman born in 1946, and how her career in business and higher education has shaped her perspective of herself and the Universe.

11:30 coffee, tea, and snacks

Sunday, April 16 Schedule

9:15 forum: transcendentalism series #11, the 19th century legacy

Emerson said that “Transcendentalism” was synonymous with Idealism.  His complete and complex philosophy brings in some of the best ideas from ancient wisdom, especially from Buddhism.

10:30 service: stealing jesus: a video sermon

Unitarian Universalists have an ambiguous and complicated relationship with Jesus. We may be okay with “God,” but when it comes to “Jesus,” we may feel that his message has become so compromised as to render him irrelevant for the 21st Century. The Jesus we know has been stolen from that place, and from the place in history that he deserves. Who stole Jesus, and why? And, should we try to steal him back?

10:30 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: buddhism

11:30: third sunday potluck, all invited!

As always, wholesome food, hot coffee, and enlightening conversation will be had at our third Sunday potluck!  Bring a dish to pass if you please 🙂

Sunday, April 9th Schedule

9:15 forum: adaptive equipment

The hour-long presentation will be given by Valerie Rude, a licensed occupational therapist with 40 years of experience in the field. She will share from experience how adaptive equipment can be used in the home for making activities of daily living easier safer for elderly or disabled people.

10:30 service: Do people like to fight?

Do people like to fight, or do they simply get caught up in situations that necessitate fighting?  This talk tries to answer that question primarily from an evolutionary perspective, looking at human and animal nature and motivations.

11:30 coffee, tea, and snacks

Sunday, April 2nd Schedule

9:15 Forum: Transcendentalism series #10, theodore parker

“Theodore Parker was an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church.  A reformer and abolitionist, his words and popular quotations would later inspire speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.”

10:30 Service: The shaman, the scientist, and the swamp walker

Bob Hasman will lead a service about what it means to be a shaman, a scientist, and a swamp walker and what these three categories have in common.  The service will also include a short ceremony for welcoming new members to the Fellowship.  Please come and join in welcoming Dana and Colten.

11:30 coffee, tea, and snacks

12:00 Board meeting, all are welcome

Sunday March 26 Schedule

9:15 Forum:HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE YOU DISAGREE WITH

Dana Lind will be leading a very timely and interesting discussion about how to kindly interact with people you disagree with.  It’s easy for us to put up walls when another person’s beliefs or viewpoints are so different from our own.  Dana will share some tips to practice compassionate listening, understanding, and asking questions in order to try to find common ground or human connection in conversations with others who we might strongly disagree with.

10:30 Service: Myth,magic, and folklore

Phil Cooper and Susan Urban are full time touring musicians that form the duo called February Sky.  They will be leading a lively program that combines “traditional, modern, and original folk and Celtic music” with enlightening services for all ages, February Sky is set to deliver a lively program on “Myth, Magic and Folklore.”

11:30 coffee, tea, and snacks

Sunday, March 19th Schedule

9:15 COMBINED FORUM AND SERVICE:

There will be a documentary showing of “Before the Flood” and a discussion to follow.  In the documentary, Leonardo DiCaprio collaborates with activists, scientists, and change makers to discuss how climate change is impacting life as we know it and how everyday people can be a part of the solution.  Child care will be provided during the film.

11:30 Potluck

As always, wholesome food, hot coffee, and enlightening conversation will be had at our third Sunday potluck!  Bring a dish to pass if you please 🙂

Sunday, March 12th Schedule

9:15 Forum: common read discussion continued

Jude Genereaux will be leading the continuation of the book discussion on the UU common read, “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear.”

10:30 Service: the measure of all things

Our speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Bruce Johnson, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth.  He will be talking about the varied teachings of Humanism and about how to “heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of mind and spirit.”

11:30 coffee, tea, and snacks

Sunday, March 5th Schedule

9:15 Forum: Discussion of the uua’s common read

Linda Tollefsrud will be facilitating the discussion of the book “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear.”

10:30 Service: Norsk Myth & Predictions of the Future

Waldo Asp delves into the timelessness of Nordic myths; of how they reflect what we believe to be true, and how myths have and will continue to facilitate our predictions for the future, especially for those discovering the planet and cosmos.

11:30 Coffee, tea, and snacks

12:00 board meeting: all are welcome to attend