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SUNDAY January 22 ~ 10:30

"Eastern Traditions" The BUC Kids
Join us for this annual celebration of Chinese New Year. We'll wipe the slate clean and spread positive wishes for 2017, the year of the Rooster. The dragon will make an appearance and the legend of the Kitchen God will keep all of us on our best behavior throughout the year. This is a multi-generational service, ed by the children and youth of BUC.

BUC Spotlight

WINTER FARMER'S MARKET & FAIR TRADE MARKETPLACE

SATURDAY, February 18, 2017 9 am UNTIL 1 pm Mark your calendar and get ready to bundle up and head over to the Beverly Unitarian Church. This annual event is such a win win. It gives us an opportunity to buy sustainably raised food while supporting our farmers in the winter months.

Invite friends to join you for a delightful mid-winter, Saturday morning shopping experience. The castle will be filled with a wide selection of locally grown organic vegetables, apples, herbs and mushrooms. You'll find tasty soups, cheeses, veggie burgers and delicious pestos to enhance your winter time meals. And let's not forget about dessert! Baked goods, cheesecakes and ice cream are a few of your choices. All this and… MUSIC by Anna Stange whose beautifully mellow voice will cause you to think there's an angel singing in the castle.

Co-sponsored by Green Sanctuary Group of Beverly Unitarian Church

For further information call Faith in Place at 312-733-4630 ext 123 or Green Sanctuary Group 708-229-0390       Link Cards Accepted

MONDAY January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King Faith in Action Assembly

In 2015, our church voted to join forces with the Community Renewal Society (CRS), an organization that began in 1882 in Chicago. Little did we know when we voted, that this partnership would bring more to us than what we had to offer them. CRS is calling on us to show up and participate at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 8441 S. St. Lawrence Ave. from 9 AM until Noon, Carpool from the church leaves at 8AM
If you can, join in for lunch together at Thomas' Restaurant to support a local business.
See the attached flyer or see more on Facebook.
Here is a snapshot of who CRS is:

CRS's Mission
Community Renewal Society (CRS) is a faith-based organization that works with people and communities to address racism and poverty. CRS transforms society towards greater justice and compassion.

Vision
A just community where race and class no longer limit each person's full participation in all aspects of society.

Theory of Change
Community Renewal Society's theory of change connects four primary components - public engagement, public will/opinion, civic demand and public policy/practice change - in efforts to empower persons of color and low-income individuals to transform their lives and circumstances and the conditions of their communities.

You can see why BUC aligns itself with the CRS’s work. Please visit their website to be more informed about the problem issues that CRS is working on this year.

Friday, January 27, 2017 ~ Burundi Dinner

The Social Action committee is hosting dinner to support the struggle of a fellow UU who is working to gain political asylum in the US. This human rights lawyer has received numerous death threats as a result of his activism to flee his home country, Burundi. The Unitarian Universalist Association has taken up his cause. The First Unitarian Church in Hyde Park is hosting him and assisting with living expenses and the very torturous and prolonged asylum process.

Efforts are being made to secure pro-bono or low cost legal counsel for his asylum case, but to date they have been unsuccessful. His wife, who is an attorney in Burundi, is currently unemployed, so he is trying to support his wife and four children via contributions made through his Go Fund Me page or other contributions.

The Social Action Committee here at Beverly Unitarian is hosting a dinner featuring food from Burundi at 6 PM on Friday, January, 27th. This will be an occasion to meet our friend (who must remain anonymous in social media for safety reasons), learn about his experiences and struggles, and most important--to make a contribution to his effort to obtain asylum.
The suggested donation is $20. Please RSVP: Mike Wolf, wolfer43@yahoo.com.

Murder Mystery Party 2017

Event: 
January 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

Once Upon a Murder: A Timeless Tale of Treachery & Treason in a Kingdom Far, Far Away.
After the mysterious disappearance of Cinderella, Prince Charming is throwing a ball to find a new bride. Some of the Kingdom residents question how the prince could move on so quickly, while others are jumping at the chance to earn their spot as the new princess of the castle. As the evening escalates, a killing occurs in the castle…leaving you to write the final chapter….
This year we invite all, young and old, to participate in our annual murder mystery fundraiser, so bring the kids!
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 5:00 PM
Where: The Castle
Cost: $15 per person
Dinner and soft drinks will be served.
To participate, contact:
Jennie Cottrill, (708) 476-8813, jennie.cottrill@gmail.com, or
Jacob Furst, (773) 429-0063, jfurst@cdm.depaul.edu
Parts will be assigned on or around January 15.

Religious Education

Childcare for our youngest is available during services.
                

All children are welcome!   

 

Buddhist Meditation

Reverend Marcia Curtis invites you to participate in a Buddhism-based meditation in a group setting. Join us Sundays at 7:30pm in the church sanctuary. Newcomers welcome. 

Mindfullness Meditation Retreat

Friday Eve Feb 10 through Sun Morning Feb 12

Do you want to deepen your spiritual life, quiet your mind and open your heart? Marcia Curtis will be leading a weekend mindfulness meditation retreat at Portiuncula Center for Prayer in Frankfort, IL. The theme of the retreat is Living in Uncertain Times. If you're interested in attending, please contact Marcia at or 312-431-0381.

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