Archives: Services

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.

Rhythms of Community

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service On appreciating the rhythms of repeating cycles in our lives, while remaining open to freshness and change. More details

Sanctuary vs Fortress

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service Vulnerability has its pros and cons. Boundaries have their pros and cons. Sanctuary, which is essential, can have a shadow side. More details

Finding and Offering Sanctuary

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service When serenity and balance are elusive, sanctuary offered can be sanctuary found. More details

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.

Mortality, Nostalgia, and Honor

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service Reflections on those who died in 2023: the famous, infamous, and those too easily forgotten who have colored my world, and BUF-sters, colleagues, and animal companions. Reflections, too, on reflecting, nostalgia, and self-awareness. More details