BBUUC’s Annual Festivus Celebration

BBUUC’s Annual Festivus Celebration
Led by Jennifer Bacmeister
Sydney Crisp, Accompanist
Special Music by Lynn Wadley and Pete Jorgensen

Don’t forget to bring your loose change (paper bills also accepted) for our first-Sunday Pennies from Heaven collection.

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 Speaker:

Jennifer Bacmeister has been a member of BBUUC since 2001. She has served many roles over the years, including Worship Committee Chair, Building Task Force, Religious Education teacher, and Board Vice President. Jennifer is an accomplished Toastmaster, one of those rare birds that actually enjoy public speaking! After years of being a Worship Leader, she added writing sermons to her skill set. She has spoken at UU churches in Huntsville, Alabama, and right down the road in Palatka, as well as to our own congregation. When not crafting services as a worship leader, or writing sermons, Jennifer enjoys tending her backyard chickens, spoiling her grandchildren, and sewing (not always in that order!).

About our Festivus Musicians:

Long-time BBUUC member Lynn Wadley loves to sing, play unusual folk instruments, and occasionally compose acoustic music. She takes a special pleasure in scheduling the variety of Special Musicians we enjoy as part of our Sunday services.

Pete Jorgensen’s best friend is the piano.  He started playing at age five and later played in bands for 30 years while practicing law professionally. Now that he is retired, he spends countless hours at the piano (Just ask his wife, Cindi Jorgensen), and occasionally plays at a local restaurant.