Wider Circles
Jan
28
4:00 PM16:00

Wider Circles

Lay Leader: Jan Snedigar

Program Presenter: Mahala Bach

Program Title: Wider Circles

Description: Our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to widen our circle of care. It calls us to expand circles of justice, respect, compassion, and responsibility. There are many practices we can bring into our lives, and this community, to help us push the boundary of our circle ever wider. As far as we know our universe is boundless and so can be our circle of care!

Adult Religious Exploration: What Moves Us (Introduction): This program peels back the doctrine-rich theological language that can prevent us from affirming our faith experiences with one another in the wider world.  Through shared direct experiences and reflection exercises, readings & lessons, and ethical deliberations, What Moves Us creates an adult faith journey for Unitarian Universalists who want to preach and teach what they already experience but have not been able to articulate: the spiritual power of our faith.

 

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Poetry As A Way to Connect
Jan
21
4:00 PM16:00

Poetry As A Way to Connect

Lay Leader: Mahala Bach

Program Presenter: Jess Charest

Program Title: Poetry As A Way to Connect

Description:Jess will explore how poetry can be used as a means of connection to the people around us and to the Larger Universe.

Adult Religious Exploration: A Few Crucial Instances of Grace: Insight and justice at the end of the worst year in American political History

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The Passionate Heart of Our Faith
Jan
14
4:00 PM16:00

The Passionate Heart of Our Faith

Lay Leader: Mahala Bach

Program Presenter: Bob Fowler

Program Title: Universalism: The Passionate Heart of Our Faith

Description: This presentation is about Universalism and its influence on our modern religious identity.  Bob will argue that Universalism is the passionate heart of Unitarian Universalism.   If you think that Universalism stood for emotion, and not intellect, be advised that Universalist ministers were known for their debating skills, and their aggressive willingness to buttonhole anyone who would listen to their arguments! Come find out more about this side of our UU faith.

Adult Religious Exploration: Finding truth in the muddied waters of gun violence - diving into a fact-based discussion about gun violence in America.

 

 

 

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Rapid City's Proposed Transformation Center
Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

Rapid City's Proposed Transformation Center

Program: “Rapid City's Proposed Transformation Center”

Presenter: Charity Doyle

Description: Rapid City’s proposed Transformation Center seeks to provide a comprehensive approach to enable individuals to design self-directed lives with the support and wrap-around services they need to elevate their lives. This may include identity recovery, housing, workforce re-entry, addiction/mental health recovery, adult education, and more.  RCCI intends to tailor this facility to be welcoming to all walks of life, backgrounds, and beliefs through an environment that will allow each person to decide what spiritual component, if any, they wish to be part of their personal journey.

 We believe there is no greater investment we can make as a community than investing in human potential.

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Joyful Reminiscence
Dec
31
4:00 PM16:00

Joyful Reminiscence

Program: “Joyful Reminiscence: Recalling the Joy of 2017”

Presenter: Mahala Bach

2017 brought a lot of change in our community, our nation, and for many of us individually. What have we learned? How have we grown? What has inspired us on this spiritual journey? This Sunday is an opportunity to share our experiences and understand the powerful themes of 2017 that have shaped our lives. 

This is a potluck Sunday so everyone is invited to bring a meal or snack to share.  

Lay Leader: Mahala Bach

Setup and Greeting:

Snacks: Pot Luck!

 

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Cookies and Carols
Dec
24
5:30 PM17:30

Cookies and Carols

This service has been cancelled.  You are invited to attend service at this location by the United Church of Christ (UCC), from whom we rent space.  Their Christmas Eve service will be held at 5:30pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience due to late notification.  Thank you!

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The Heart of Our Faith: Selections from Rev. Guengerich
Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

The Heart of Our Faith: Selections from Rev. Guengerich

Program:

“The Beloved Community: What's In It For Me?”

Presenter: Jane Galbraith

Jane will talk about why she comes to the Fellowship Sunday after Sunday. Is it obligation or is there something else that draws her to this Fellowship?

This is a discussion Sunday so you will also get a chance to discuss, "What's in it for me?". 

Lay Leader:Bob Fowler

Setup and Greeting:

Snacks:

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The Truth About Thanksgiving
Nov
26
4:00 PM16:00

The Truth About Thanksgiving

Program: The Truth About Thanksgiving

Presenter: Jess Charest

The Truth About Thanksgiving, and Why It Matters: An exploration into the history of Thanksgiving and the Wampanoag people, who were forced to take a starring role in one of the most heavily whitewashed stories of all time.

Lay Leader: Jan Snedigar

Setup and Greeting:

Snacks:

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Samhain Service
Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Samhain Service

Program: Samhain Service

Presenter: Katie Frooman and Teri Weathers

Presented by members of the CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist PaganS) group of BHUUF, this Samhain service draws from several traditional aspects of pagan ritual surrounding this holiday for a blended Unitarian Universalist - Pagan interactive service. Embracing the Celtic New Year, this service aims to renew our congregational commitment to social justice work by remembering and honoring Black, Indigenous, Transgender, and otherwise marginalized people who are no longer with us. What is remembered, lives.

Lay Leader: Mahala Bach

Setup and Greeting: Teri Weathers

Closing: ?

Snacks: Pot Luck – Bring a dish to share!

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Taoism
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

Taoism

Program: Taoism

The Tao Te Ching: A Voice of Sanity for Our Days

The Tao Ching is a Chinese philosophical classic, written around two thousand six hundred years ago. It considers our usual way of looking at our world and our usual attitudes towards power, possessions, ambition, work, and ethics. It up-ends those usual attitudes, showing us that they don't really work because they are out of touch with the way the universe works. This ancient work is just as profound and useful today as it was 2600 years ago.

Presenter: Bob Fowler

Lay Leader: Mahala Bach

Setup and Greeting: Tom Tyson and Kelly & S.

Closing: Tom Tyson

Snacks: Nick Krebs, Jan Snedigar, and Matie Tyson

 

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Honoring Our Ancestors
Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

Honoring Our Ancestors

Program: Honoring Our Ancestors

This discussion service will include time for attendees to share about an ancestor or relative who is important or meaningful for them. 

Presenter: Mahala Bach

Lay Leader: Jan Snedigar

Setup and Greeting: Jess Charest and Gutierrez Family

Closing: Marsh Mayry

Snacks: Mary Jo Farrington and Gutierrez Family

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Program: Animal Tales
Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

Program: Animal Tales

Program: Animal Tales
Description: In this worship service we will honor those animal companions, alive or deceased, who touch our lives and bring us joy.  For the presentation, we will tell our stories about those relationships, and their importance to us.  Please bring stories, and mementos of animals who have passed on (a favorite chew toy, a photo).  And please bring your current animal companion for a blessing.
Presenter: Bob Fowler
Lay Leader: Mahala Bach
Setup and Greeting: ??
Snacks: ??
 

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Wonder and Joy: Dedication and Welcoming of Babies
Sep
24
4:00 PM16:00

Wonder and Joy: Dedication and Welcoming of Babies

Program: UU Baby Dedication for Maya and Charles
Description: We will dedicate two babies in our fellowship, while also celebrating the wonder and joy of children.  It takes a village to raise a child, and we will all play a role.  Join officiant Valerie Naylor for this unique service featuring music, stories, and welcoming of babies.
Presenter: Valerie Naylor
Lay Leader: Valerie Naylor
Setup and Greeting: ??
Snacks: ??

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Program: Celebrating our Transformation
Aug
20
4:00 PM16:00

Program: Celebrating our Transformation

8/20/2017
Program:  Celebrating our Transformation
Description: We will consider six true stories that illustrate disconnectedness, and then we will briefly respond with our own strategies for connection-building.
Presenter: Bob Fowler
Lay Leader: Jan Snedigar
Setup and Greeting: Diane Whyte/Kelly and Simon
Snacks: Soup - ?/Salad - Trish Scott/Sweet - ?

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