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SUNDAY March 26 ~ 10:30 AM

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 jsmith6327@gmail.com or Marie Looze at mllooze@aol.com.

BUC Spotlight

Saturday, June 13 at Beverly Unitarian Church ~ Artemis Singers Present: PROUD TO BE . . . ME!

At 7:00pm in Beverly (concert is wheelchair accessible; dance is not).

Ticket are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. $10 for seniors (65+) and children (12 and under). The ticket price includes admission to both the concert and the dance.

Join us to share the Pride and celebrate with a community dance!

This PROUD TO BE . . . ME! concert celebrates our pride in ourselves, expresses our self-love and acceptance of all we areyoung, old, thin, fat, tall, shortany and every aspect of ourselves. We are in this world to be fully ourselves, not to live up to others' standards or expectations. We are here to live, love, explore, grow, try, fail, succeed, and celebrate our authentic selves. This concert is to celebrate this journey and remind us to stand strong in the face of pressure to conform and ill-fitting societal expectations. And it's gonna be fun!!

In the proud tradition of Artemis Singers, we will be performing woman-affirming choral music written or arranged by women, providing opportunities for lesbians to be visible, expressing sometimes-radical political perspectives, and being an integral part of the Chicago feminist women's community.

Songs in this year's Pride Concert evoke elements of the strength and vibrancy the feminist community:
* The world premiere of "Whispering of Angels" by current Artemis Singers member Karen Mooney.
* "I Enjoy Being a Dyke," parody of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic, "I Enjoy Being a Girl").
* k.d. lang's "Big Boned Gal."
* "All About That Bass," with a few feminist twists.
* The Wyrd Sisters "Warrior."
* "True Colors"
* "You Get Proud by Practicing," brought to us vai our connection to Sister Singers Network, with words by Laura Hershey and music by Diane Benjamin
* "Common Woman," by Marla Beth Elliot of The Righteous Mothers.
* "We Are" by Ysaye M Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock speaks to the pride theme in a special way, reminding us of the power of perspective.
* And more! You'll have to come listen for yourself!!

About Artemis Singers
Still going strong after 35 years, Artemis Singers: Chicago's Lesbian Feminist Chorus is comprised of women with diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to performing music written or arranged by women. The chorus works to effect positive change in cultural attitudes toward women and women artists, as well as to increase the visibility of lesbian feminists.

Our goal in selecting and performing music is to provide an emotionally moving, spiritually and aesthetically uplifting, and politically motivating experience to our audience. We want to entertain, amuse, and educate; to highlight historical, political, and personal events and experiences common to women; and most of all, to share a sense of community with our audience. We put on public concerts once or twice a year, as well as performing at private functions and fundraisers by invitation.

Membership is open to all women singers, regardless of musical background. No audition is required.

We are a self-directed chorus; we have no paid director. Women who choose to direct Artemis Singers may direct one or many songs, and we may have six or more different directors during the course of any single performance. Our music is selected at meetings open to any member who chooses to participate.

For more information, go to www.artemissingers.org

Our Kids Support Breast Cancer Walkers

On Mother's Day, Sunday May 10th, the children of the church will support thousands of people passing our castle as they walk in support of Little Company of Mary Hospital's "16th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk." This morning event has become a favorite with the Beverly Unitarian Church's children, probably because they feel so good when they know they are being helpful and doing something worthwhile. This is a lovely, uplifting morning and we welcome everyone to help us pass out water and encourage the walkers. Parents may drop off children ages 6 and up. Meet us on the corner of 103rd and Longwood at 7:30 AM. We will be there until the last of the walkers pass us.

Mothers, Daughters & Friends Celebration

The Women of the Castle are having their annual Mothers, Daughters and Friends Celebration on Wednesday, May 13th. The evening begins at 6:30 pm. A $15 Donation is suggested but donate as you are able.
To see the invite and to RSVP go to:
http://evite.me/WSf61v4VNS

If you are a daughter...
If you identify as woman...
If you are a mother...
If you ever "mothered" another... YOU ARE INVITED!

We gather to celebrate the relationships we cherish and to develop new friendships. We hope to see you there!

Women of the Castle

Event: 
March 11, 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

March is Women's History Month and we will do our celebrating at Fat Tommy's restaurant located at 3031 W. 111th St. in Mount Greenwood.
Our activity for the evening will be a lively game of Trivia that focuses on women and their contributions throughout history. So bring your smart self and your smart friends for a fun and informative evening of laughter, brain wracking and friendship. If you don't win first place you might still go home with... a grand booby prize. Second place winners get their money back and first place winners get half of what is left.

Order from the menu available for viewing at...
http://www.allmenus.com/il/chicago/359029-fat-tommys/menu/

$7 per person ~ We will organize teams when everyone arrives or "stack the cards" and bring your own team.
Fat Tommy's
3031 W. 111th St. in Mount Greenwood
Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30 to 9 PM ~ The game begins at 7!

ALL are invited to attend so be there or be square!

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.

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