BFUU Sunday Services 10:30 AM (unless otherwise noted)
1924 Cedar Street
(at the corner of Cedar St. and Bonita Ave.)
Fellowship Hall is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall.
We have a T-Loop system.
Leonard Higgins, Guest Worship Leader
Oil from the Canadian Tar Sands flows into the US through giant pipelines at the border. What would happen if someone turned off the valves that regulate that flow? Leonard Higgins and four companions decided to find out. These “Valve Turners” were arrested and they put the nation’s energy policy on trial. Leonard Higgins is one of the leading UU activists in the Environmental Justice movement.
Leonard Higgins: I retired in 2011 from a 31 year career with Oregon state government focused on managing large information technology projects. I awakened to the social and climate justice crisis in a 2007 Joanna Macy workshop. I’m a member of the Corvallis Oregon UU Fellowship and was a cofounder of the Corvallis chapter of 350.org. I’ve been an organizer and participant in many social and climate justice efforts since then. I was called to nonviolent direct action beginning in 2013 and have participated in several acts of nonviolent civil disobedience to call attention to the climate crisis. I recently became a board member of the UU Ministry For Earth (UUMFE). I love long walks with my partner, Angela, and bicycling.
Knowing what we truly want is a gift in itself. I’ll tell you something about me that you may not know…and why it took ½ my life to learn to like Christmas (the holiday season my family acknowledged.) Today we’ll help each other shop for the best present ever.
Holly Harwood, Lay Worship Leader
Please come celebrate with us in this special service with an emphasis on the music of the season.
Simone Chiodini, Guest Worship Leader
The service will center on family traditions related to the African American holiday of Kwanzaa. We will all get a chance to explore the symbolism of this day, as we pledge to reconnect more closely with our own families in the coming new year.