IN THE BUUF, The Newsletter of the
BUUF members and friends gather at 5:30 p.m. for supper together in one of the meeting rooms at Huikko’s Bison Creek Bar and Grill, 1207 Highway 25 N. in Buffalo.
If you can’t join us for supper, come for the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at Huikko’s.
Parking and entrance are in the rear of the building and are wheelchair accessible.
Wednesday, Feb. 11	Luke Markve will lead a discussion on “BUUF and Our Mission to the
The BUUF Board will have a very short meeting after the regular meeting on February 11 to vote on establishing the following as our mission statement:
As a welcoming and accepting, diverse and inquiring religious and ethical community, we unite to provide an environment which stimulates a free exchange and exploration of ideas, fosters spiritual and intellectual growth, and serves as a base for active outreach to benefit the world around us.
The next REGULAR BUUF BOARD meeting will be February 25 at 8:30 p.m. after the regular meeting.
The women of the BUUF meet the third Thursday of each month for lunch and conversation.
Our next luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 19.
Registration is now open for the MidAmerica Region of the UUA’s annual Regional Assembly April 17 – 19, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Naperville, Illinois.  The theme of the conference is to be “The ‘New’ in the New Era of Unitarian Universalism.”  Speakers on Friday night and Saturday morning will be:
Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, new president at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California.  She is a UU World contributing editor, former editor of the New Your Times Book Review, author of three books, and until June 2014 was senior minister of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York City.
Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, senior minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma; in 2008, All Souls became the largest UU congregation in the USA with over 1800 adult members.
You will also experience:
•	3 days of exciting programming and networking with fellow UUs 
•	24 different workshops presented in two sessions on Saturday afternoon. Descriptions of all workshops are on the web site. Workshop tracks will include: 
o	Stewardship 
o	Multicultural/Inclusion 
o	Social Justice 
o	Deepening UU 
o	Worship
o	New Era
•	3 worship services led by UU ministers from the three UU Ministers Association Chapters  
All programming will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Naperville (just west of Chicago). Guest rooms are available at a special group rate.
 Early bird registration fee for adults is $175. Discounted rates are available for young adults, youth, and children. A limited number of partial scholarships are available - apply online. Registration includes all programming plus four meals. Child care will be provided for registered children over the age of three.
 Registration is open now. Early bird registration ends March 16.
 To register or for more information go to
By Marie Smith
As most of you know, I have been putting together a (mostly) monthly issue of “In the BUUF” for many years.  It’s time now to find someone else to be the editor – someone with greater computer skills who knows how to make the newsletter eye-catching and less like a 1960s-era church bulletin.
I have enjoyed doing this, taking over after Susan Rego became too busy with her DFL duties.  Putting together “In the BUUF” has kept me in the know.  Now, however, it’s getting to be too much for me to do along with being BUUF Board President.
If you are interested in the position, or if you can suggest a BUUF person who would do a good job, please contact me – contact information is under “BUUF Officers and Committees.”
President, Marie Smith,, (763) 295-3732
Vice President, Duncan Fowler,
Secretary, Louise Markve,
Treasurer, Carolyn Grieve,
Budget and Finance, Carolyn Grieve,
Denominational Affairs, Bill Weir,
Fellowship, Maria Maki, and Polly O’Brien,
Facilities, Pattie Dorf,
Historian, Betty Waldhauer,
Newsletter, Marie Smith,
Outreach, Duncan Fowler,
Program, Luke Markve (chair) and Corinne Miller,
Social Action, Louise Markve,
You can make your involvement in the BUUF more interesting and informative by serving on one of these committees.  Contact information for each chairperson is listed above.  We’re really very nice people, and we won’t demand too much of your time!  Give us a call.
OUR NEW MAILING ADDRESS – The BUUF now has a post office box.  If you’re sending us anything through the mail, use PO Box 154, Buffalo, MN 55313.