IN THE BUUF, The Newsletter of the
All meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Community Center, 206 Central Ave. (Hwy. 25) in Buffalo.
Use the rear door.  The Community Center is wheelchair accessible.
Wednesday, Nov. 11	“Thanksgiving:  A Secular Holiday” led by Marie Smith
Wednesday, Nov. 25	No Meeting
At the special meeting of the Buffalo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Wednesday, October 28, Peggy McDougall was elected Treasurer.  Congratulations, Peggy, and thank you for accepting the position.
The next BUUF BOARD meeting will be November 11 at 8:30 p.m. after the regular meeting.
Pattie Dorf has completed the new banner for the BUUF, adding the words we selected at our October 14 meeting:  Compassion, Humanism, Idealism.
The women of the BUUF meet the third Thursday of each month for lunch and conversation.
We’ll meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thurs., November 19 at Wild Marsh.
Thank you to Louise Markve for sending the In the BUUF editor the November newsletter from this nation-wide group of UU women.  If you’re interested, check out their website,, or look for them on Facebook.
Betty Waldhauer, our BUUF Historian, has been saving items from the BUUF for posterity.  If you see something in a local newspaper or online, or if you hear something interesting about one of our members or friends, please let her know.  Contact Betty at


MidAmerica Regional Assembly 2016 will be April 29 through May 1 at the InterContinental Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront.  The theme of the assembly is, “The WHO in the New Era of Unitarian Universalism,” looking at WHO we want to be as faith communities in the coming years.  Who will be Unitarian Universalists need to be, to be relevant?  How will we get there? Who will be joining us on this journey?
Keynote presenters are Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen, Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color at the UUA; Rev. Jeremy Nickel, minister of the Mission Peak UU congregation in Fremont, CA; and Kenny Wiley, UU World senior editor and Director of Faith Formation at Prairie UU Church in Parker, CO.
For more information, check
EqUUal Access Certification Program.  What is the largest minority in the United States?  It’s People with Disabilities.  70% of people with disabilities are unemployed, not because they are physically or cognitively limited, but because our society believes they are limited.  This misconception carries over from the work place into our congregations.  EqUUal Access is a UUA affiliate organization committed to the full engagement of people with disabilities in our congregations and beyond.  This year EqUUal Access launched its Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) program, a certification program designed to make our congregations more welcoming to people with disabilities and their families.  If you want to know more about the AIM program, you can visit (adapted from an article in MidAmerica new by Meredith Plummer, DRE at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati)
Our fellowship is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of the four elected officers – Marie Smith, President; Duncan Fowler, Vice President; Peggy McDougall, Treasurer; Louise Markve, Secretary – and seven committee chairs.  
Denominational Affairs, Bill Weir,
Fellowship, Maria Maki,
Facilities, Pattie Dorf,
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.
“We only get one planet.  There is no Plan B.” – Pres. Barack Obama

Overheard at a grocery store by someone waiting in line behind a woman speaking on her cellphone in another language.  Ahead of her was a white man.  After the woman hung up, he spoke up.
Man:  “I didn’t want to say anything while you were on the phone, but you’re in America now.  You need to speak English.”
Woman:  “Excuse me?”
Man (very slowly):  “If you want to speak Mexican, go back to Mexico.  In America, we speak English.”
Woman:  “Sir, I was speaking Navajo.  If you want to speak English, go back to England.”