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Member in the Pulpit: Eileen Klees
Sermon: "The Moral Demands of Climate Change"
This sermon was written by Rev. Marilyn Seward, 1st Unitarian of Portland, OR, and adapted for this service to include specific action we can take to create the social and political will to address this most pressing problem. "At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God's creation and the one human family." - US Catholic Bishops, Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence and the Common Good, 2001.
Music: The BUC Choir
Our annual Stewardship Campaign kicks off Sunday, March 13, during the morning service, followed by brunch. Long time member, Rev. Ian Evison, and his daughter, Elizabeth, will lead the appeal, inspiring all of us to be generous in our annual pledges. The campaign features personal visits with congregants to determine their interests, needs and financial support.
On April 1, Maundy Thursday, Rev. Marcia Curtis will lead a UU Communion Service in the BUC sanctuary at 7:00pm. The service will celebrate our UU heritage, our connection to earth (bread) and to each other (wine), and the promise that love is stronger than death.
UU congregations have celebrated communion during Easter week all over the world for as long as Unitarianism and Universalism have been religions. Although communion in its traditional form is rarely practiced in Midwest UU churches, the BUC Worship Committee feels that communion has a legitimate place, spiritually and culturally, in our church.
The Worship Committee is hosting this service and will provide music and light refreshments. All are invited.
The Church Development Task Force will meet every 2 weeks at 8:30AM before Sunday services, beginning February 14. This will be an open ended project. These meetings are for anyone who is interested in discussing the Architectural Feasibility Study recommendations, alternatives to the current church building and related financial issues. Contact Kristi Anderson for more information.
Last spring the Congregation decided to gather additional information before making a decision about whether to remain in the Castle. A critical piece of that information has just arrived. The architectural team has sent us the feasibility study for castle improvements and copies have been emailed to church members and friends. We also have several hard copies to borrow in the back of the sanctuary at church. The architects have been very thorough in their research of building codes, of historical preservation, and of green building options, in order to meets our needs for accessibility, comfort, storage, visibility and community space.
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.