Jack o’ Lantern Contest

Support our Auction and Vote with your dollars! Voting is now Closed, though donations are always accepted! The 3 pumpkins which bring in the most money will be awarded prizes (1st place – $50 in gift cards, 2nd place – $35 in gift … read more.

Board Update for April

The BVUUF Board of Officers and Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on April 15 via Zoom.  After lighting the chalice and watching a video on joy as a reflection,  Board members continued their discussion of Widening the Circle of Concern, a report by the … read more.

Board Update for March

At its regular monthly meeting on March 18, the BVUUF Board of Officers and Trustees took the following business actions:

Amended the motion adopted in February to provide funding for members of under-represented groups to attend this year’s UUA General Assembly. The amendment added eligibility for … read more.

Update from the Board

The BVUUF Board of Officers and Trustees held two meetings in February.  At a Special Meeting held on February 7, the Board authorized a $2,500 increase in Rev. Lydia’s Sabbatical budget to correct a calculation error in the previously approved budget. 

The Board held its regular … read more.

Board Update for January

The Board held its regular monthly meeting on January 21, 2021.  After lighting the chalice and listening to a reflection, Board members continued their discussion of Widening the Circle of Concern, a report by the UUA Commission on Institutional Change. This month’s focus was on … read more.

Our Stories: Pete Wernick

by Paul Gibb

Joan and Pete Wernick at a Fellowship potluck

How many of us are aware that we have among our members a person who has:

– performed in all 50 states, in several European countries, at Carnegie Hall, at the Grand Ole Opry, and at … read more.

December Update from the Board

The Board held two meetings this month, its regular meeting on December 17, and a special meeting on December 29.  At these meetings, the Board:

Continued its discussion of Widening the Circle of Concern, a report by the UUA Commission on Institutional Change.  This month’s focus … read more.

Rev. Lydia’s Holiday Message

December 23, 2020 

Beloveds,

For nothing is fixed, 

forever, forever, forever,

it is not fixed;

the earth is always shifting,

the light is always changing,

the sea does not cease to grind down rock.

Generations do not cease to be born,

and we are responsible to them

because we are the only witnesses they have.

The … read more.

Our Stories: Judy Schmidt

by Janet Meyer

So much happens behind the scenes in a congregation like ours. People serve in all sorts of ways that others may never see, to ensure things go smoothly. This is true with administration, technology, audio visual work, even making coffee. Since March, a team of … read more.

November Update from the Board

At its regular meeting on November 19, the BVUUF Board of Officers and Trustees took the following actions:

Appointed Molly Fortuna and Jan Cheney to the Leadership Development Committee. Molly’s term will end in June 2022, and Jan’s term will end in June 2023. The … read more.

Heal by Telling the Truth…of Thanksgiving

Each month we are dedicating one session to a different aspect of decentering whiteness work, with our theme guiding us toward which aspect to focus on. When it comes to healing, so many brave and wise voices have lifted up the importance of telling the … read more.