BBUUC’s Annual Festivus Celebration

BBUUC’s Annual Festivus Celebration

With Jennifer Bacmeister as Worship Leader

Eileen Morrison, Accompanist

Tyler Kidd, Special Music, Piano


About our service:

Join BBUUC in our Annual Festivus Celebration! We will enjoy a participatory Recitation of Festivus Miracles, air our grievances, and perform the traditional Feats of Strength! BBUUC is proud to have it’s very own Festivus pole, which will be presented and admired during the service.

For those unfamiliar with Festivus, the celebration was spawned from an episode of Seinfeld, which was inspired by what some may consider shenanigans that took place in one of the writer’s childhood homes. The concept of a holiday, “a Festivus for the rest of us”, was meant to be a jovial, and very tongue-in-cheek response to the overt consumerism of Christmas. Festivus is now observed around the world and is not necessarily just a Christmas-time holiday. BBUUC celebrates Festivus as a participatory service full of fun and happiness. Festivus for us serves as a reminder of what the holidays are really about and reminds us to look past the trappings and find the joy.

About our presenter:

Jennifer Bacmeister has been a member of BBUUC since 2001. She has served as Vice President, Worship Committee Chair, and Building Task Force Chair; she has been an RE teacher and occasional musician for services. Her favorite thing to do is be a Worship Leader, and she truly delights in creating meaningful and enjoyable services for some of her favorite people – the BBUUC congregation! Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, holds a Florida General Contractors License, and is a certified Project Management Professional. She works for JEA as a construction manager. An active member of Toastmasters, Jennifer has achieved her Advanced Leader Bronze and Competent Communicator awards. She married Jerry Bacmeister on Halloween, 2019, and enjoys being a band spouse at Jerry’s gigs, home renovation projects, sewing, tending her chickens and spoiling her two grandsons in what spare time she has.

About our artist performing special music:

Tyler Kidd is 15 and has attended BBUUC for the last five years. He started taking piano lessons nine years ago, and an earnest interest in jazz and classical piano the last few years. Five months ago, Tyler enrolled in Douglas Anderson High School to get a higher level of piano study and access to more musical opportunities. Music is truly one of his favorite things in life, and he hopes you enjoy sharing it with him.