Speaker: Rev. Paul Beckel

Within the Shining of a Star – A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service (Note: there will be NO Sunday morning service) Join us for a service of carols, readings, a brief message and, of course, candlelight! The choir will sing and the candle dancers are back! A special collection for the Interfaith Coalition will be … Continue reading Within the Shining of a Star – A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Generosity of Spirit

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service Fatigue and resistance are understandable reactions to the many demands of the holiday season. So what might we do when we’re pressed up against our limits of time or finances—and even our ideals of unlimited goodwill? More details

“…To Nurture the Spark of your Precious Life”

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service What’s on your heart as you sing these words to our BUF kids leaving for their classrooms? These particular kids in these particular times and circumstances? And how about nurturing the spark of your own precious life? How do you day by … Continue reading “…To Nurture the Spark of your Precious Life”

Priorities

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service So many possibilities, so many opportunities, so it seems. And yet: these limits we have on our time, attention, and capacity to absorb complexity and change. So we make plans, or we make choices on-the-fly. Either way, we discover our priorities. More … Continue reading Priorities

Seeing with New Eyes, Going Forth

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF We’ll complete the cycle we began exploring during the past two Sundays: gratitude, grief…and now, “Seeing with new eyes, and Going forth.” This service will involve reflections on hope and courage, uplifting music by REVOLVE, and perhaps some sharing of insights from retreat participants. More … Continue reading Seeing with New Eyes, Going Forth

Acknowledge the Loss

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service Sometimes we respond to loss by not noticing it, or avoiding the reality. Today we’ll consider ecosystem losses and grief in general, and how — while in some cases we need to grieve again and again — acknowledgement is the way through … Continue reading Acknowledge the Loss

Begin In Gratitude

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service When it’s hard to face (and impossible to avoid) big challenges…when, in order to progress, we need to begin and begin and begin again…let’s begin in Gratitude. More details

Kids These Days (The Illusion of Moral Decline)

In-Person in the sanctuary AND on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620; Passcode: BUF Order of Service Concern about the fortitude and attitudes of younger generations has been a trope for centuries. Are things different today? We’ll consider the challenges, opportunities, and demonstrated virtues of the kids coming up. More details