Sunday, August 20, 2017

The 2017-2018 Sunday Forums are back! Environmental Organizing and Corporate Accountability, September 10, 2017

What do oil refinery expansion, dirty cruise ships, Starbucks cups, and Bellingham's log exports have in common?  Join us and Jim Ace, Senior Campaigner, of Stand.Earth and discover the answer.

Stand Earth, formerly Forest Ethics, is dedicated to protecting endangered forests and wildlife from the destructive and often clandestine practices of natural resource extraction industries. The organization looks to harness the power and influence of Fortune 500 companies for good, ushering the new culture of environmental stewardship that fosters sustainable management of forests, holds companies accountable for the sourcing of their products, while simultaneously supporting companies that and interested and willing to move toward better environmental practices. Jim Ace, a senior campaigner at Stand Earth, is coming to talk about environmental issues that need our attention, why environmentalists fight for these changes, how they do it, and how we can all take part in the action.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

June 11th is the last forum until Fall 2017. Look for postings then.

Amplify Your UU Justice Reach & Impact, June 11, 2017

Come talk with representatives of WA UU Voices for Justice and Northwest UU Justice Network on Sunday, June 11. DD Hilke and Bill McPherson will lead the conversation about how these organizations are amplifying the voices of UUs across our state and connecting like-minded activists to each other. Explore how you and other BUF UUs can amplify your justice work with impacts rippling across the state or region. Whether you are working for justice within your congregation, lobbying the state legislature, or striking out individually or with secular, interfaith or tribal allies, this forum has something to offer you, and you likely have something to offer these networks of UUs who are working for justice. Join us.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Decreasing Pain through Nutrition, June 4, 2017

Join nutritional therapist and fellow BUFster, Linda Fels, at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF) on Sunday, June 4, at 9:15 a.m. for a discussion on how to proactively work with your body to decrease pain.

Chronic pain affects over 50 million Americans, resulting in lower health status, missed income and greater suffering. Many do not realize that what they ingest at every meal can increase or lessen pain. This goes beyond pain in the digestive system to headaches, joint, nerve and muscle pain. Optimal nutritional status can assist the body in responding better to medical treatments.

Linda Fels is a nutritional therapist in private practice in Bellingham who specializes in digestive issues and brain health. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Restorative Wellness Practitioner (RWP) and a certified GAPS Practitioner. Linda's vision is a world of people so healthy that everyone can pursue their own dreams with the energy, means and sharp minds they are meant to have. She focuses on education, support and the joy of eating. Food is the fuel and the main building block for our bodies. What we take in by eating, breathing, touching and experiencing affects us physically, mentally and emotionally.

Fostering a Student Culture that Values Diversity, May 28, 2017

You are invited to join Dr. Eileen Coughlin of WWU at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship on Sunday, May 28, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. in a conversation about the challenges of encouraging an open student culture that values multiple forms of “difference.” Dr. Coughlin will offer examples of ways in which universities are responding to these challenges in the Fellowship’s Sunday Forum. Dr. Coughlin is Senior Vice President and Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services at WWU. The complexities of bias and discrimination impact the development of students’ personal identities and go on to affect the larger society.

Solar and Wind Power Update, May 21, 2017

Join us at 9:15 on May 21, as BUFster and engineer and inventor, Joyce Cooper, will share a slide presentation on the current status of solar electric power and wind turbines at the Sunday Forum of Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 9:15 a.m.  Cooper’s presentation will cover technology, cost data and the state of deployment in the U.S.A. and Canada as well as innovations and advancements in these fields including Cooper’s own invention, the SunSmart generator.  For more information on this presentation, please contact Joyce Cooper at (650) 430-6243 or 10:30 AM Coming of Age Worship Service

The Future of Whatcom's Workforce, May 14 2017

Join us at 9:15 am as Carla Conforto, Workforce Programs Manager with NW Workforce Council, introduces the Council and its hope for the future of the Whatcom, Skagit Island and San Juan counties.  Learn the details of how the Council advocates for regional workforce needs, strategizes to build a skilled workforce, invests in training, advises a youth council that focuses on secondary school students and high school dropouts and its partnership with WorkSource.