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Guest in the Pulpit: Jiyo Andrew S. Agacki
Sermon: "I Doubt It"
Early Buddhist Sutras (teachings) talk about the '5 Hindrances' to enlightenment. The fifth of these is 'DOUBT'. I am a UU (First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee) AND a Buddhist Minister (Bright Dawn). I've taken the 'Three Precepts' that every Buddhist takes AND I've also taken the 'Ten Bodhisattva Vows'. Conflict? We need to talk.
Friday, Sept. 16 through Monday, Oct. 10, BUC will host “Siberia Souls,” an exhibition of LED light sculptures created by artist, neuroscientist and friend of our congregation Audrius “Andy” Plioplys. The exhibit arose out of Andy’s work on the Hope and Spirit project at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago, which marked the 70-year anniversary of the mass deportations to Siberia by Stalin and commemorated the victims of these atrocities. Four of Andy’s blood relatives died during NKVD interrogations, and eight were deported to Siberia. In the creation of Hope and Spirit, over 400 letters and photographs sent from Siberia were found and saved from oblivion.
"In the LED light sculptures I incorporate these photographs and letters. If we remember departed individuals, in a sense they remain immortal. Memories are stored in neural networks in our brains. The photographic images appear from under layers of my own neural networks, brain scan images, and brain wave tracings.
The primary purpose of this project was to inform the general public of these events and the deaths of millions of innocent people. If history is forgotten, it will repeat itself. Recent events indicate that my concerns were indeed prophetic. History is repeating itself."
BUC will show seven light sculptures and four color prints. The rest of the works in the series will be on display concurrently at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is the world’s largest competitive art exhibit, taking over the entire city for a month. This sequence is being premiered at Fountain Street Church in an exhibit concerning social justice and is co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The exhibit will kick off with an opening and artist lecture on Friday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 9 PM. The church will be open for drop-in viewing hours on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM and Sundays from 12-2 PM. In addition, “Siberia Souls” will be featured as part of the Beverly Art Walk, Saturday, Oct. 1 from 12-7 PM.
On Saturday, October 1 from 8:30 to 11 AM, Beverly area residents can safely dispose of household electronic and hazardous household waste by bringing items to the parking lot of Beverly Unitarian Church located at Seeley Avenue and 103rd. Chicago. The event is organized by the Green Sanctuary Group of Beverly Unitarian Church.
The following electronic items will be accepted: computers, monitors, printers, laptops, peripherals, cell phones and small televisions.
The following hazardous household chemicals and items will be accepted: mercury-florescent bulbs, anti-freeze, used motor oil, oil-based paints, gasoline, paint thinner, aerosol paints, hobby chemicals, car batteries, rechargeable batteries, lawn chemicals, solvents, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, hobby and photographic chemicals, mercury thermometers.
Note: we will also accept clean Styrofoam packing materials and egg cartons for recycling. (no packing peanuts). Textbooks and eyeglasses will continue to be accepted for reuse or recycling.
The following items will NOT be accepted: Freon, incandescent bulbs, appliances, alkaline batteries, bio-hazardous products, needles, latex, acrylic or water-based paints, caulk or cleaning products, or oth-water-soluble products.
Donations are requested at the event to defray collection costs. For more information, contact Eileen Klees at 773-968-3396 eklees@ or Fran Sowa, 708-229-0390, email@example.com
9 AM to 2 PM
The Women of the Castle are hosting a "Flea Market on the Lawn" in front of the church. The event transforms the 103rd & Longwood Drive corner into a lively and friend filled space as neighbors meet and greet while browsing, bargaining and selling. Everyone is invited to purchase space for a table at the flea market for $25; tables are not provided. Stop by and be sure to visit the "Women of the Castle Table."
The ABC Committee and Southsiders for Peace will host this Friday evening event. After dinner, we will view "The Happy Film," a feature-length documentary in which graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister undergoes a series of self-experiments outlined by popular psychology to test once and for all if it’s possible for a person to have a meaningful impact on their own happiness.
Childcare for our youngest is available during services. UU Summer Camp offers a different summertime activity each week.
All children are welcome!
Participate in a Buddhism-based meditation in a group setting. Join us Sundays at 7:30pm in the church sanctuary. Newcomers welcome.
October 1, 2016 - 8:30am - 11:00am
October 5, 2016 - 6:30pm
October 10, 2016 - 7:30pm
October 16, 2016 - 11:45am
October 22, 2016 (All day)