The Stewardship ministry is inviting children and adults of all ages and abilities, to help prepare for our Pentecost Sunday butterfly release by adopting a caterpillar (or two), so you can foster them into painted lady butterflies in your homes. On a couple Sundays in May, we will be handing out kits with caterpillars in individual cups along with small emergence containers and detailed instructions on how to help a caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly. Then you can bring them back to church on Sunday June 5, and help with our butterfly release. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before, our kits are easy to use and we can provide any advice you will need. We hope you will participate in this interesting and inspirational activity. For more information, contact Carol Miller.
After a long closure of the nursery due to the COVID pandemic, Council has approved the reopening and staffing of the nursery. The nursery has been thoroughly cleaned and is ready to greet our little ones. Before the Staff Congregation Relations Ministry fills the Church Nursery Attendant position with a permanent employee, we would like to assess the need. We are looking for several adult volunteers who would be willing to staff the nursery one to two Sundays, over a two-month period. We would ask that the volunteer arrive 10-15 minutes before the service. If there are no children in the nursery after the Children’s Sermon concludes, the volunteer is free to leave the nursery. You may sign up using Breeze, or you may contact either Evie Novak of the SCR Ministry or the church office, if you are willing to help out.
Our Church’s Wider Mission will be taking an offering on May 8th, to benefit Edna House in Cleveland, Ohio. The mission of Edna House is to give women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction a chance at a new life, by providing a safe, sober place to live. Edna House is independent of government funding, and is sustained only through donations from individuals and businesses in the communities they serve. In addition to cash donations, there is a specific need for two books: Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and Alcoholics Anonymous (4th edition) of the Big Book, the Basic Text for Alcoholics Anonymous. Both are available on Amazon and can be sent directly to Edna House, at 2007 West 65th St., Cleveland, OH, 44102. Please consider contributing to this amazing organization on May 8th.
February 27th at 12:00 PM – Please join us for a special presentation by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage – Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. This landmark exhibit showcases more than 60 never-before-seen personal items brought to America by Survivors of the Holocaust and genocide. Exploring the relationship between objects, their meaning to the original owner and subsequent significance, each artifact is dramatically paired with oversized photographs by renowned documentarian Jim Lommasson with handwritten responses by Survivors or their family members.
A docent from the Maltz Museum will present the program to BUCC via Zoom and we will be showing it using the A/V system in Pilgrim Hall. Members are also welcome to participate in the event from home. If you choose to view from home, please register in advance at https://tinyurl.com/2p8barkh so you can access the Zoom on the day of the event. If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Spangler or Carol Miller.
The people who pickup the paper from our recycle bin in the parking lot, have offered to pay DOUBLE $$ for anything they collect during that week.
So let’s make sure we fill up the bin during that week:
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On Saturday, December 18th from 10:00am – 3:00pm, BUCC is hosting a Holiday LAST-MINUTE MART in Pilgrim Hall, just in time for Christmas! Proceeds from the event will be donated to Refugee Response, an organization whose mission is to empower resettled families to grow roots, supporting them in becoming engaged, self-sufficient, and contributing members of their new communities. In addition to local vendors, artists, crafters, and bakers, we will also have a raffle with pre-made gift baskets to make your holiday shopping even easier. All vendor table fees and raffle proceeds will be donated to Refugee Response. Join us and do some shopping, snacking, enter our raffle, and pick up a last-minute Holiday gift for someone you love – including yourself.
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Based on recent CDC guidelines and rising numbers, we are revising our instructions when you join us in the BUCC Sanctuary on Sundays at 10:00.
PROCEDURES DURING SERVICES – Per CDC guidance for meeting indoors in larger groups, we will be asking all participants attending services to wear a mask starting 8/8/2021 (regardless of vaccination status). Free masks are available at the church should you forget yours. Thank you for your understanding and support. You also have the option to live stream the service via YouTube if that is more comfortable for you.
We are going to continue to encourage congregants to sit in the socially-distanced pew areas, and to bring your own communion (BYOC). Collection plates will remain at the entrance doors. For the time being, our traditional closing circle and coffee hour remain suspended. Thank you for helping us to mindfully ease back into worship!
Some things will be the same and still wonderful:
Download and print Re-Opening Details for your reference.
For those that choose to join us virtually, we will be streaming our service live on YouTube.
Now that we are back in the sanctuary, we recognize that many people would still like the ability to view our services from home (or from another state).
Each Sunday we will Live-Stream our Worship Service on our YouTube channel.
Here is our live stream:
Here is our playlist of recorded services: