Today's Program: 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.
After the Service: Interdependence Potluck Picnic
at Alice and Earl’s Home
Directions to the Picnic: Follow US Highway 421 to South towards Mountain City, Tennessee. At the North Carolina—Tennessee Line, take a left onto Old Us Hwy 421. Drive ½ mile. Mailbox says NAYLOR. (If you’re on US Highway 421 and you cross into Tennessee, Sharpie’s Restaurant will be on the left and a fireworks stand on the right; that means you’ve gone too far.) Park behind the drive-thru barn. Folks with mobility issues may drive up the driveway to the garage and park. There is wheelchair access on the east side of the patio. In that case, you will need to drive on the lawn at the garage. Note: Please do not enter the 110-year-old barn, as it may not be safe. Children must be supervised by an adult while at the pond.
It's high summer in the High Country!
Our traditional July picnic at Alice and Earl’s is after the service on Sunday, July 1. Directions to the Naylor / LeClaire homestead are in the related post—or you could follow or ride with someone after the service.
July is a month of music. Our Muusic Room series continues on Wednesday, July 11 with a trio of talented singer songwriters, and we’re also going to Valle Crucis Park on Friday, July 27 for our monthly potluck and to see local favorites the Worthless Son-in-Laws.
Longtime BUUF member Nate Fischer is interning for Common Cause this summer, and is hosting a workshop on gerrymandering and electoral maps on the morning of Saturday, July 14.
Katie Mack and Rachel McKinney are re-igniting our Adult Forum discussion group, and the first meeting is on Sunday, July 15 at 9:30 before our service. Listed below are the times and discussion questions for Adult Forum. Join us!
We will have a brief congregational meeting after the service on July 15. The subject of this meeting is a vote on setting up a procedure for future Capital Campaign projects. This is an important meeting; please attend if you can, or fill out a proxy form so someone can vote in your stead.
The month ends with a busy Sunday (July 29) that includes an Adult Forum, a Serendipity lunch, and one of our thrice-yearly River Clean-Ups.