Monday, October 3, 2016

Choir Stole Saturday Work Sessions

Choir Stole Saturday Work Sessions
Time: 9 a.m to noon                 
Dates:  October 15th and 22nd

The choir stole committee is in need of help to accomplish our goal of completing our cutting out of choir stole fabric by our goal of October 22nd.  Each work session is organized into assembly line work teams with mentors who provide assistance and overview of the project.

We are in need of individuals with or without experience, cutting boards, fabric scissors or cutting wheels for each session until we complete our task of cutting 80 yards of fabric. The more helping hands we have the faster this task will be accomplished.  Coffee, fruit and sweet rolls will be provided.

Our weekly Wednesday 5p.m work sessions are productive and fun.  Followed by a 6p.m. community dinner.  Please join us in our collective effort to finish the choir stoles by Christmas.

Any questions contact Lisa Moss :

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

BUF Choir Stole Project

BUF Choir Stole Project


Work sessions every Wednesday at 5-6pm, followed by $5 fun community dinner (optional)

There will be no session on November 23rd.


Enjoy fellowship and friendship while producing 80 choir stoles by December 21st.


Assembly line method, working in teams to cut, pin, sew and iron.

All skill levels welcome. Work will have oversight by team members.


Each Wednesday, work stations will get set up by 4:30 p.m. in the library.

Visiting will be accompanied by a progression of tasks for individuals and teams.

There will be a lot of repetitive tasks that can be learned with the assistance of team mentors. People with a proficient skill set for sewing will be assigned to one of our two sewing machines and have the added support of teams to iron and give a final overview of the final product.


All work related equipment and materials can be safely stored in our designated locked storage area. If individuals wish to store items please write your name on anything that you would like returned. We will need to finish our sessions and clean up before the community meal.


As our project coordinator it is my hope that we grow strong as a team and enjoy the process as much as the satisfaction of accomplishing our goal. If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me any time. I value your volunteer time and will do my part to organize our time as efficiently as I am able.

Lisa Moss



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Welcome back message from Kevin

Dear BUF Singers and Friends

I am excited about getting our BUF choirs going again!  Our first rehearsal will be on September 7.

More info about the year, including our Transylvania Pilgrimage, will be coming out in a few days.

In the meantime, here’s the low-down:

BUF Chalice Choir

-Mixed choir, all welcome, no auditions, no previous choral experience necessary

-rehearse Wednesdays 6:45-8pm in the BUF Sanctuary, starting on September 7

-Please bring potential new members along, whether they have sung in choir before or not.

-Sunday Performances: Sep 11; Oct 2; Nov 6; Dec 4; Jan 8; Feb 5; Mar 5; Apr 16

-2 Special Events: Dec 15 Evening Solstice Concert;  Feb 12 Afternoon Interfaith Festival

Phoenix Ensemble

-Used to be called Chamber Choir

-Select SATB ensemble, 16-20 voices, must also be a member of Chalice Choir

-rehearse Wednesdays 8:10-9pm in the BUF Sanctuary, starting September 14

-Sunday Performances: Sep 25; Oct 23; Nov 20; Jan 29; Feb 26; Mar 26

-Other community performances to be announced

-fun, user-friendly auditions will be held after the Chalice choir rehearsal on September 7

-Singers can’t also be in Womens Ensemble, because the two groups practice at the same time

I’ll be looking for a quartet of section leaders. It would be nice for these 4 singers to be in both choirs

and to be able to sight-sing a part without help from the piano.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Recording of The May Night BUF Chalice Choir May 22, 2016

Thanks again to Ted Williams for recording us. The below link is to Sunday's performance of May Night.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bein' Green and It Takes a Whole Village recordings from BUF Chamber Choir

Below are links to recordings of the two songs the BUF Chamber Choir sang this past weekend. Thanks to Ted Williams for these!

Bein' Green - BUF Chamber Choir 5/15/16

It Takes a Whole Village - BUF Chamber Choir 5/15/16

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

audio recording of Deep Peace

Below is a link to a recording from circling of the congregation on Sunday in Mt. Vernon, thanks to Beth Fuller. The link is to a shared audio file on dropbox.

deep peace recording

Monday, February 29, 2016

recordings of Forgiveness and Life Calls Us On

Ted Williams was kind enough to record our two songs on Sunday and has posted them online. I've added them to the blog, and you can also listen at:

Life Calls Us On