Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a program for Youth (ages 12+) that provides an accurate, age appropriate information, puts sexuality in the context of values and personal responsibility, supports healthy decision making, and strengthens social skills. BUUF partners with High Country Church of Christ to offer this program every other year and we are gearing up for the 2019-2020 OWL program. Learn more in this one-page flyer and on this webpage.
BUUF is hiring an RE Teacher for children ages 6-11 for the 2019-2020 school year. Read the job announcement at this link (PDF).
We hope you will join us for a fund-raising dinner for Dreaming for Change on Wednesday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m., 381 East King Street. Dreaming for Change is a charitable organization in Burundi striving to help women develop small businesses, teach families to cultivate kitchen gardens, and provide daily meals for children who lack basic nutrition. The feeding program is an emergency effort to provide one meal of fortified porridge to malnourished children five days a week. When the feeding program began, the Dreaming for Change team expected 50 children to come, but 180 attended the first day. Now the numbers are regularly 250 or higher. When you purchase a ticket for this dinner, you will join in our commitment to raise funds needed to sustain the feeding program.
Tickets are $50 per plate or $275 for a table of six. Please write checks to Barry Thomas with Dreaming for Change in the memo line or Paypal email@example.com. Please prepay by Paypal or by check mailed to Barry Thomas, P. O. Box 1332,Jefferson, NC 28649
To learn more about Dreaming for Change, go to http://dreamingforchange.org/.
One focus of the Boone UU board for the coming fiscal year will be long-term planning for the fellowship, and we have put together a survey for Boone UU members and friends that will help us set priorities and make plans both for this year and the years ahead. You can fill out the survey here; it is anonymous and all the questions are optional, but the more feedback we get, the more this will help us in planning for the future of BUUF. Please let us know what you think!
Save the date and spread the word! September 8th immediately following the service, there will be a special congregational meeting to discuss the building inspections and the current state of our Sacred Spaces as well as how to best move forward with the maintenance and improvements that would help improve them. This meeting is a chance for us to address questions that members may have about the inspection as well as an opportunity to hear your thoughts/concerns/ideas. We strongly encourage everyone who is able to attend to do so. If you have questions in the mean time please reach out to a board member.
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