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!

Upcoming Services


Sundays in July:


July 1st: “Boonerang” presented by Katie Mack and Rachel McKinney. Boone allows people to leave but never really leaves people... Boone has changed rather dramatically over the past decades and when you are called to return you find both the familiar and unfamiliar. Two members, Katie Mack and Rachel McKinney, reflect on what they've found and what they continue to seek in the community and in BUUF after decades-long absences.


July 8th: Singing the Journey: celebrating community with song - For many of us, one of the greatest gifts of a faith community is the opportunity to hear and participate in singing. A choir of BUUF members and friends will lead this singing-focussed service, with choral performances, congregational singing, and even a few special solos and duets. We will introduce a few new songs from the hymnal supplement “Singing the Journey” as well as repeating some favorites. We are choosing pieces to celebrate community, family, love, and friendship. If you are interested in participating as a member of the choir, please contact Linda Larson. We will have rehearsals on Sunday July 1 (optional) and Sunday July 8 before the service (women/upper voices arrive at 9:30, men/lower voices arrive at 10 am each time).


July 15: Mandela Fellows - The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2017, the Fellowship is providing 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home. The cohort of twenty-five Fellows studying at Appalachian State this summer represent a variety of careers including agriculture and food security, community development, disability advocacy, education, girls’ and women’s empowerment, law, non-profit management, and youth advocacy. Several speakers from the cohort at Appalachian State will share their “Ignite Talks,” that explain and advocate for the work they are doing in their countries.


July 22: The Gift of Storytelling for Building Community - Reverend Brandon Wrencher is a BUUF friend who previously served as the Executive Director of Blackburn Community Outreach and the pastor of Blackburn’s Chapel UMC in Todd. He is currently the Vice chair of the Justice and Reconciliation Team in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. In this presentation, Rev. Wrencher will talk about the importance of storytelling and shared myths as he works to build a church from the ground up in Greensboro.


July 29: Remembering Juanita - Grace Wakeman will present Remembering Juanita. Juanita Tobin was a member of this fellowship from 1991 until her death in 2007. Alice Naylor brought her into this gathering and Juanita loved to say it was the first church she had ever felt comfortable in. She became a member and contributed her energy and poetry in this sacred space over the last years of her life. Her poetry, her vitality for life, and her courage inspired many people, young and old, throughout her ninety-five years. When asked how she maintained her work ethic, she said, “In the morning when I put on my shoes, I am at work.”


Information


Welcome Families: We have a place for your child(ren) on Sundays! BUUF welcomes all ages. Childcare or Religious Education classes for children is provided during all of our Sunday Morning Scheduled events. Beginning at 10:30 AM children (ages 0-4) 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 as able (@11am) and then go to our Religious Education classes at 11:20. Parents 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.M. Refreshments and strong coffee/tea will be available at 10:30 in the Founder's Home.


**If you are A Member here at BUUF, please take a moment to fill out one of these forms. We are trying to make sure that we have accurate and up to date contact information for everyone. These forms will be in the order of service on Sunday mornings, or you can copy, fill out, and email this form to our Administrator at: booneuuoffice@gmail.com 


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Upcoming Community Events

Join Us for the next BUUF MUUsic Room on April 22nd! 
This MUUsic Room will be hosted by Alexa Rose and features Jackson Emmer and Clint Roberts as guest musicians. The potluck will begin at 6pm and and the music begins at 7pm. $15 suggested donation. 



Monthly Events

Second Wednesday of the month: BUUF potlucks are temporarily cancelled until further notice.Last Sunday of the month: 
Join us for Serendipity Lunch on July 29th
All are welcome.

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



Our Sunday Morning Schedule


9:30 AM Adult Forum begins, Childcare is available at the Children's Playhouse beginning between 9:15 and 9:30.

10:30 AM  Coffee and snacks in Founder's House. 

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.Children ages 6 and older are welcome in the first 20 minutes of the Sunday Service, before being sung out to Religious Education.

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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