2-5-2023 Order of Service

Science as a Lens into Mystery and Wonder

Sunday, February 5, 2023, 10:25 am

Online on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620
Passcode: BUF

Zoom by phone, for audio only: (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 738 363 620
Passcode: 306220

Gathering Music                         Andrea Rackl, piano


Phoenix Ensemble                     Begin the Bidding (Beguine),

original words and music by Cole Porter, new words by Kjerstie Nelson;

Wouldn’t it be Loverly, music by Lerner & Lowe

Chalice Lighting                        #420, by Annie Dillard 


Singing Together                       #301, Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky!

Children’s Focus                        “A Little Jar Labeled Freedom,” by Rev Cynthia Johnson

Children’s Blessing                    

Anti Racism/Anti Oppression/Multicultural Moment   Pam Graham

Reflections, Part 1

Singing Together                      #17, Every Night and Every Morn

Reflections, Part 2

Sharing our Gifts

Singing Together                     #1064, Blue Boat Home


Singing Together                     #155, Circle ‘Round


If you’re with us on Zoom today, please stay after the service for our online coffee hour. If you’re here in person, please join us downstairs for coffee and conversation.  

If you’re new, we’d be grateful to have you provide us with contact information so we can let you know what’s happening here. There are buff-colored visitor contact cards in the pew racks, and in the entryway, that you can drop in the collection basket. Or provide your contact information HERE. 

Contributions payable to “BUF” may be sent to:
1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham 98225

For info about donating online (credit card or PayPal), by automatic bank transfer, or via phone apps, see the “give” button in the upper right-hand corner at buf.org or contact the office: (360) 733-3837 / admin@buf.org


Upcoming Services

Sunday, February 11 – Impedimentia (On Being Stuck)
Whether it’s habitual procrastination, the age of overwhelm, or post-pandemic bewilderment of “where do we go from here?” it’s all too easy to find oneself stuck in place — or moving, but in a rut. What are the merits, though, of going fallow?

TODAY after the service: Potluck
… and budget conversation: a time to share a meal and also an opportunity for an informal conversation – soliciting your input as we begin crafting next year’s budget


All UU Need is Love – BUF Auction Saturday, February 11, 4:30-7 PM
Mark your calendars for this lively all-BUF community event. Your $20 ticket includes access to silent and live auction, Beatles-themed entertainment, appetizers, and two raffle tickets for the prize of your choice. Sixties dress encouraged but not required!

  • Event and Raffle Tickets are on sale after the service.
  • There is no online bidding this year. Bidding will only occur at the Feb 11th event.
  • Raffle Items are in lobby – you don’t have to be present to win!
  • Paddle Call for Sanctuary Chairs
  • To see auction items visit http://togetherauction.com/buf
  • Can’t be there in person? Ask a BUF friend to bid for you!

The goal for the auction is $20,000 (not including the very important paddle call to raise money for new sanctuary chairs). This ambitious goal can be reached if as many BUF members attend the auction as possible and bid generously on the wonderful items and events on offer. Can’t come to the auction? Buy raffle tickets, purchase a chair or ask a friend to bid for you.


Note from Rick (Vlad) – Canvassers needed!