Regularly Scheduled Events
Group Meeting Calendar Day Time and Place
UMW Circle #1 1st Monday of each month 10:00am in Room 204
UMW Mary and Martha Circle 1st Tuesday of each month 10:00am in Room 204
Tuesday Lunch Bunch 2nd Tuesday of each month 12:00 (noon) Family Life Center
Caregiver Support Group 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month 11:30am in the Brides Room
Chronic Pain Support Group 3rd Wednesday of each month 10:30am in Room 200
Women’s Bible Study/Book Study Every Wednesday night 6:00pm until 8:00 in Room 123
Matthew 25 Gatherings 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30pm in the Chapel
Habitat for Humanity 3rd Saturday of each month Work Site (Register on Line)
Card Making Group 4th Saturday of each month 10:00 – 12:00am in Room 200
Special Events and Meetings
Pastor’s Roundtable – Starting October 1
Looking for a unique opportunity at a different kind of Bible study? Join Pastor Lory Beth on Mondays during lunch (12:00 – 1:00) to go over the scripture for the upcoming week’s sermon. This is a great chance to help the pastor (and increase your own knowledge) as she works through the scripture in preparation for our Sunday worship service. The group will meet in the conference room outside the church office starting on October 1. There will be twelve spots available so call or email Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
October 19 – 21 Women’s Fall Retreat
This year’s women’s retreat will be “Sharing our Stories and Finding God Along the Way”. Please join us for an opportunity to not only tell our stories but to hear other women’s stories. We will explore what our stories tell us about the amazing God we worship. Along the way, we also practice praying our stories in order to bring healing, affirmation, and commissioning into our lives. And of course, how do we, as women, uniquely live the disciple’s life. Roberta Bondi’s “Memories of God” will help us explore together these questions. You can register in the church office. For further information, please see Pastor Patti.
October 23 – Mindset First: How to Achieve Conflict Transformation
Divisive conflict is apparent in almost every aspect of life these days…and sometimes it appears as if society is neither capable nor willing to work towards understanding.
On October 23, the Arbinger Institute is conducting a workshop on “Mindset First: How to Achieve Conflict Transformation”. BUMC will be one of the hosting locations. This event will help individuals and teams move from the default self-focus of an “inward mindset” (which invites resistance and conflict) to the mission-focus of an outward mindset.
Participants will be given tools to:
Be self-aware of their own mindset and its impact on themselves, others, and the higher mission
Improve their influence as a leader even with those who are resistant
Locate, address, and transform conflicts
Re-conceive their work in ways that are more productive and helpful
For more information on the conference and instructions on how to register, please click here.
October 31 – Fall Fair (Booo…ne UMC)
Are you looking for a place to Trick or Treat in a warm, dry and safe environment? The Children’s Ministry host a great night of safe Trick or Treating every October 31 in the Family Life Center from 5:00 to 7:30pm. There are always lots of treats, games and a light dinner for those who want more than candy. If you would be interested in helping out with this event, please click here or contact Colette.
November 11 and 14 – The Way Forward (A Healthy Conversation)
The United Methodist Church (UMC) is preparing for the 2019 General Conference in February. The Commission on The Way Forward was established in 2016 to help the UMC find a new path forward on the topic of Human Sexuality. We are the last large “umbrella” denomination that has not split over this issue, and we are trying to find a different path forward.
On November 11 (from 2:00 – 4:00pm) and on November 14 (from 6:00 – 8:00pm), BUMC will host Healthy Conversations for The Way Forward. (These sessions will be the same and are offered twice to allow you to pick the one most convenient for you.) The purpose of the meetings will be to share resources and model healthy conversations about UMC’s The Way Forward in preparation for the General Conference in 2019. To learn more about this event, please click here.