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Transformation

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service Easter story’s power is that each of us has some personal experience involving: •       Finding ourselves exiled, or having a big blow to our expectations •       Being in-between—a time of retreat or fear •       Finding a … Continue reading Transformation

Shifting Grounds of Home

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service Making a new start … envisioning and then building the scaffolding … on a long journey home. More details

Home

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service An invitation to explore home and belonging: internal and external… within boundaries and liberated from artificial boundaries… in community… and in the real world vs the virtual world. More details

Keepers of the Flame

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service A thousand thousand years ago, at the dawn of human history, our ancestors made fire their ally, using it for cooking, warmth, and light. Certain tribespeople emerged as keepers of the flame – those who reverently carried precious embers from one campsite … Continue reading Keepers of the Flame

Monthly Taizé Service

In person in the sanctuary, AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Taizé services originated in the monastic community in Taizé, France in the 1940s. At BUF, we have created our own UU-style Taizé service that draws from one of our sources — direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder.

Perfect Humility

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service It would be oxymoronic to strive for perfect humility. So how high, or low, should we aim? More details

Creating the Garden of Beloved Community

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Inspired by Camille Dungy’s book “Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden,” we have been imagining Beloved Community using garden imagery.  We invite you to let your imagination play with that imagery as well. More details

Reverent Humanism

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service Humanism is generally thought of as non-theistic and down-to earth. At our worst, UU Humanists can be as sanctimonious and out of touch as any other strain of fundamentalism. At our best, we immerse ourselves in relationships, art, and our connections with … Continue reading Reverent Humanism

Sacred Places

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service Sacred places engage all of our senses: sight, hearing, touch, and scent, but hopefully flavors too as we share food and drink. And of course our sense of “proprioception” — our perception of our body’s movement and balance. All of these can … Continue reading Sacred Places

Monthly Taizé Service

In person in the sanctuary, AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Taizé services originated in the monastic community in Taizé, France in the 1940s. At BUF, we have created our own UU-style Taizé service that draws from one of our sources — direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder.