Welcome to BUUF!

We are glad you have chosen to visit our area and welcome you to browse our website to learn more about us. If you have specific questions, please feel free to call (828-264-4456) or email! Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday 10-4.

Upcoming Services


Sunday October 22, 2017 


October 22: "Behavior Modification: A role in the Circle of Community?" Paul Fox will chat about the current BUUF topic- Circles of Community- by describing ways in which behaviorism has influenced change in the world, national, academic, religious, and family communities both for better or for worse. He will address perceived ethical issues such as bribery, manipulation, and especially punitive control as well as the potential for enhancing positive, compassionate relationships at all levels of community. He will obnoxiously suggest that to some extent we are all behavior modifiers whether we are aware of it or not.

October 29: "Why We Need Fantasy” - Heather Bouwman is the author of acclaimed

middle-grade children’s novel A Crack in the Sea, (Putnam/Penguin Random House, 2017). The novel combines stories of characters grappling with historical tragedies including the murder of enslaved Africans on the Dutch ship the Vong in 1781 and Vietnamese boat people escaping the fall of Saigon in 1978 with a fantasy involving a “Second World” parallel to our own. In a genre often criticized for being overwhelming white, A Crack in the Sea “touches on sensitive and tragic moments in history and gives them fantastical remediation for a provocative, immersive read” (Kirkus).  Bouwman will discuss why “Fantasy stories—fairy tales, mythology, dystopian tales, and fantasy novels of all kinds—can force us to see the world in a new way and help us to develop empathy. In addition, fantasy stories can give us tools to resist oppression and to question the status quo. . . . I’ll offer some thoughts on how we can take fantasy back to the real world—and why we’d want to.”


Please also note that we will also have an alter in recognition of the Day of the Dead that Sunday. Please bring pictures or mementos or flowers to remember lost loved ones.




Information


Welcome Families: We have a place for your child(ren) on Sundays! BUUF welcomes all ages. Childcare or Religous Education classes for children is provided during all of our Sunday Morning Scheduled events. Beginning at 10:30 AM children can go to the Playhouse where they will be cared for by two Childcare Attendants. Children and Youth (ages 3+) are encouraged to attend our service (@11am) and then go to our Religious Education classes at 11:20.  Please pick up your child(ren) by 12:15 PM. If you have any question or comments: Please contact Director of Religious Education Allison Rollans at acrollans@gmail.com


Services begin at 11 A.MRefreshments and strong coffee will be available at 10:30 in the Founder's Home.

Service takes place in the Fellowship Hall, and child care is provided. 


BUUF Congregational  Conversations

Last Spring the BUUF community had a series of congregational conversations that gave us new direction for being of service to each other and our neighbors. BUUF leadership would like to continue exploring new directions by holding quarterly congregational conversations to guide board and committee planning. We will gather after service on the dates below. Bring a bagged lunch to tide you over. Drinks and ice provided. Please mark your calendars!

· Sunday, October 29 – What do we want in a Minister or Ministerial Consultant?

· Sunday, December 3 – Continuation of What do we want in a Minister or Ministerial Consultant?

· Sunday, February 4 - TBA

· Sunday, April 8 - TBA


Monthly Events

Second Wednesday of the month: BUUF Potluck is a delicious way to fellowship together! We gather at 6:00 PM and eat around 6:30 PM. This month: Wednesday, October 11th . Last Sunday of the month: Serendipity Lunch is a happy time spent together after Sunday's service. Bring a dish or come hungry! This month: Sunday, October 29.

Hospitality House: BUUF members and friends volunteer to provide a dinner and serve dinner every 4th Thursday of the month!



Our Sunday Morning Schedule


10:30 AM  Coffee and snacks in Founder's House. Childcare is available beginning at 10:30 in The Playhouse. Children ages 6 and older are welcome in the first 20 minutes of the Sunday Service, before being sung out to Religious Education.

11:00 AM  The Sunday Service begins in the Sanctuary and children and families are welcome to attend. Find the red bucket in the corner to find our children's busy bags and books.

11:20 AM  Children are sung out of the service to their Religious Education (RE) classes. (School year age only.)

12:15 AM  Parents pick up the younger children (ages birth - 6 years) from The Playhouse. 
 
12:15 AM  Parents meet the older children (7+ years) in post-service social hour at the Founder’s House.

12:30 AM  The Playhouse & Founder's House are closed.




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