Adult RE Forum: Adult Forum, organized by Katie Mack and Stuart Kaplan, meets for intimate, deep discussion, with the topic to be announced at the meeting.
Sunday Service Program: BUUF Thanksgiving: Gratitude and the Human Spirit
Presented by Connie Green
It’s easy to be grateful for the good things that come our way, the events we celebrate, our accomplishments, and the gifts we receive. Being grateful for our whole lives, the sorrow, the losses, the failures and well as the successes, requires hard spiritual work. In this brief program of stories and reflections, we will consider spiritual practices of gratitude.
This short service will be followed by our annual BUUF Thanksgiving dinner.And as many of you know, our Thanksgiving service is a big feast! In addition to the expressions of gratitude, we need people to volunteer to bring food. Catherine Fountain has graciously put together a Sign-Up Genius list of our food needs. Please go there and volunteer to bring a dish! We’ll also have a laptop available this Sunday (11/11) during announcements for those who need help using Sign-Up Genius, or who would just prefer to verbally indicate what they’re bringing to the Thanksgiving feast.
We can’t wait to break bread with the BUUF family on November 18th—not least of all because you’re such great cooks!
After the Service at 12:30 p.m. - Youth Group: The Youth Group (grades 8-12) group meets. Contact Travis Boswell for more information.
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.