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Rev. John Smith
Sermon: "Stewardship: A Spiritual Practice"
It can be difficult to determine how much time or money to give to sustain the mission of our church. Join us to hear how and why stewardship is truly a worthy spiritual practice to engage in throughout the year.
Music: Greg Lawler and the BUC Choir
POTLUCK & INFO SESSION following the service...
The New UU- Are you curious about Unitarian Universalism? We invite you to learn more about the history of our faith and policies. This information session will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions and hear from various folks who serve in many capacities. For more information contact Rev. John Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie Looze at email@example.com.
Last weekend the snow fell... and fell... and continued to fall. Winter wonderland vistas were everywhere, including on our Christmas Tree lot. Our 4 day sale has become our five day sale.
Saturday, December 17 from 11 AM until 5 PM
Help us have another sell out year.
Four Day Christmas Tree Sale ~ Dec. 3-4 & 10-11 The sale of 100 Castle trees begins on Saturday, Dec 3rd and ends when all the trees are gone. We sell out early every year and we don't want anyone disappointed so shopping for your tree asap is a very good idea. Invite a friend to join you for this annual feel-good BUC fundraiser.
Sale Hours: Sat. Dec 3 from 9 to 5, Dec 4, 10 & 11 from 11am to 5pm
Every year, A New Direction (AND) bestows an award upon a partner who helps them fulfill their mission of providing domestic violence services, which include legal advocacy, children's therapy, and domestic violence education. At Ridge Country Club on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at AND's annual fundraiser, the Women of the Castle were recognized for their "steadfast support of A New Direction over the years." The Beverly Unitarian Church is proud to support the work of those who improve the lives of women and children and we are proud to have our longest member, Mary Sparks, accept the award. Mary is a lifelong supporter of women and issues around women's rights.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare for our youngest is available during services.
All children are welcome!
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.
March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
March 25, 2017 (All day)
March 26, 2017 - 12:00pm
April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm