May 18: This Week at BBUUC

This week at BBUUC….

May 18: Rev Daniel Adams will present : “The Life and Thought of Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism”

Hui Neng (638-713), according to tradition, led a colorful life which became even more intriguing following his death. The founder of the “sudden enlightenment” school of Zen Buddhism has been considered one of the most significant thinkers in the Buddhist tradition. His focus upon the mind continues to influence contemporary Buddhist thought and practice. Several interesting parallels can be seen between Hui Neng’s life and thought and the western Christian tradition.

About Our Speaker:

Daniel J. Adams is an American who has spent most of his adult life in Asia. He is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (B.A.), the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the Aquinas Institute of Theology (Ph.D.). He also holds an M.A. in Chinese studies from Soochow University in Taiwan. He has taught at Taiwan Theological College in Taipei, Taiwan and Hanil University in Chonbuk, Korea. He is currently professor of theology emeritus of Hanil University and continues teach Asian studies in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Florida. Dr. Adams is the author of over 200 articles in academic journals and has authored or edited twenty books, the most recent of which is Korean Theology in Historical Persepective published in 2012. An avid international traveler, he and his wife have visited 87 countries. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Led by: Carol Waters

What’s happening at Church this week?

Sunday, May 18th

• 9:45am Coffee Conversations – High School Room
• 11:30am Potluck – Sanctuary, Finger Foods Only, Please!
• 12:00pm 2014 Annual Meeting – Sanctuary, All Members are encouraged to attend!

Monday, May 19th

• 6:30pm First Coast Free Thought Society meets at BBUUC – Our congregation is invited to attend Tuesday, May 20th
• 7:00pm Welcoming Congregation Ministry Meeting – Middle School Room
• 7:00pm Finance Committee Meeting – Elementary Room
• 7:00pm Make Up OWL Session for High Schoolers – High School Room

Wednesday, May 21st

• 7:00pm BEACON – High School Room
• 7:00pm “Painting the Human Condition: Four Pioneering Painters” – Sanctuary
• 7:00pm Mandatory Parent Meeting for 2014 Teen Enrichment Trip – Middle School Room

Thursday, May 22nd

• 7:00pm Let It Begin With Me – High School Room

Friday, May 23rd

• OWL Lock In

Sunday, May 25th

• 9:00am BBUUCF – Middle School Room – Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship
• 9:30am Fundraising Team Meeting – Elementary Room
• 9:45am Coffee Conversations – High School Room
• 10:30am OWL for 1st and 2nd Graders – High School Room – During the Service
• 12:00pm Membership Committee Meeting – Elementary Room


We are looking forward to seeing you this week!