wheelchairThe Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall. The Preschool Room is only reservable by BFUU groups and is accessible on the ground level of our Religious Education Building (1606 Bonita Ave). At this time the Connie Barbour, Fireside and Benjy Rooms are not wheelchair accessible.

 Upcoming BFUU Events

Theater of the Oppressed Workshop - SOLD OUT! We are scheduling a second workshop on 8/12. - Get Tickets
Saturday, June 24 from 1 pm – 4 pm in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Jiwon ChungThis event is SOLD OUT! The next workshop is 8/12. (Click on Get Tickets to reserve your spot for 8/12.)

Admission $30 (more if you can, less if you can’t)

Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a set of techniques, games & practices for using theater as a vehicle for transforming individuals and their communities, and effecting social and political change. It is a method of harnessing the theatrical process as a powerful tool for healing communities and breaking cycles of oppression; resulting in empowered and engaged individuals and groups that have the tools to dialogue, educate, problem-solve, and effect change. TO is a collective, creative, whole-brained problem-posing/solving technique of learning and transformation.

Jiwon Chung studied with Augusto Boal, the creator of Theatre of the Oppressed and has been teaching Theatre of the Oppressed for over 30 years in several countries.

For more information, please call 510-499-1839. To get tickets for the 8/12 workshop click on Get Tickets.


Learn the Ukulele and Hula at BFUU This Summer!

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Session I (Beginner)       Session II (Intermediate)
Learn to Play the Ukulele Hawaiian Songs and Hula

July 17 - 21, 2017

August 14 - 18, 2017
10 am - 12 noon 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fellowship Hall Preschool Kitchen
1924 Cedar St. 1606 Bonita Ave.
 
The BFUU Music Program is offering ukulele camp this summer! Learn to play the ukulele if you don't know how in Session I (Beginner) and learn some Hawaiian songs and simple hula movements in Session II (Intermediate). The ukelele is a friendly, portable instrument that is a great way for folks to take part in the fun of music! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up or for more information. Adults and children are welcome. Please help spread the word, and let us know if anyone has ukuleles to donate or lend us for the camp.
$50/session; $25/session for BFUU Members and Friends.
 

 

 Ongoing BFUU Events

qigong2BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
Mondays at 4 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Wednesdays at 3 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
This practice is appropriate for people of all ages. It improves health and well being at any age.

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice and Neighborhood Sing! - Please Notice Room Change
Wednesdays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
From 7 pm – 8 pm, we learn songs and harmonies
From 8 pm – 8:30 pm, we sing other songs for fun with our wonderful pianist Andy
Join us for either or both parts of the evening! Please invite your friends and neighbors. There's no pressure to sing in the choir on Sundays. These gatherings are something BFUU offers as a service to build community.

Elders Circle
First Tuesdays at 11 AM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

TB logo red horiz3inTransition Berkeley Presents
First Thurdays, meet and greet at 6:30 PM, film at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Each month, BFUU’s Social Justice Committee and Transition Berkeley co-sponsor a film and/or presentation relevant to the ecology. Often, additional sponsors, speakers and presenters add to the discussion. Suggested donations of $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. See upcoming events above for the current listing. 

loaves and fishes3Loaves and Fishes: Food for the Soul
Second Tuesdays at noon in Ministers Office–1606 Bonita Ave.
These meetings are an opportunity for participants to explore spiritual questions about which they are curious. The group develops topics to fit the interests of those taking part. Loaves and Fishes welcomes participants not only from BFUU but also friends of church members, neighborhood residents and anyone from other UU congregations.
Please bring your own brown bag lunch and a beverage.

SGMSmall Group Ministry with Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles - Note Day/Room Change in May!
Second and Fourth Fridays from 2 PM - 3:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
This group focuses on spirituality and our search for meaning. Participants are encouraged to develop topics related to their interests and share in the group discussion.

BFUU Leadership Meeting
Second Thursdays at 7 PM in the Preschool Room

BFUU Committee Chairs and all BFUU members seeking leadership and group facilitation skills are welcome to attend the monthly Leadership Meeting.

Conscientious Projector for the 99% Film Series
Second Thursdays bimonthly (odd number months) at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Every other month (on odd number months), BFUU’s Social Justice Committee presents a film that engages an aspect of social justice. Suggested donations of $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. See upcoming events for the current listing.

catonguitar100Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
Second Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Join us for BFUU's new jam session format. Come sit in our circle, share music, songs, poetry, excerpts from your new book, jokes and stories. We welcome all entertainers and entertainees to fill the Hall with performance, connection and appreciations for all forms of art.
Suggested donations of $5 – $20
No one turned away for lack of funds! Volunteers appreciated!

potluckSecond Sunday Potluck*
Second Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall — 1924 Cedar St. 
Come one, come all! Whether you have a dish to share* or not, we in the hospitality and membership committees invite you, on behalf of all our membership, to join us as we break bread in the spirit of loving community. Immediately after service please help us set up tables and chairs and join in the bounty provided by members and friends. And all able-bodied persons are welcome to help put away tables at the end. Members, friends, neighbors and the wider community are welcome to join us.
*If you bring a dish, please also bring a printed list of all ingredients so those with allergies, interactions and dietary restrictions can enjoy the dishes they can eat and avoid those they can't. 

pen2 75x60BFUU Writers Group
Group 1: 2nd Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - No animals, please. (allergies!)
Group 2: 4th Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - Service animals welcome!

Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! Group 1 (2nd Sundays) is for people who are allergic to dogs, and people who don't need to bring service dogs to the group. Group 2 (4th Sundays) is for people with service animals and people who are not allergic to dogs. You are welcome to attend both groups if you are able. Our writers group is for all levels, from beginner to experienced, and all genres, including poetry, memoir, and fiction. After a 7 min. writing exercise, we write for an agreed upon period of time. Then we read our work aloud and give each other positive feedback.

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
Fourth Thursdays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

 BFUU Committee Meetings

Click the Committee/Subcommittee name to initiate an email to the Chair(s) of that Committee/Subcommittee

For more information, please see our Committees Page

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First Wednesdays at noon in Benjy Room  – 1606 Bonita Ave.

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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First Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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First and Third Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room—1606 Bonita Ave.

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First Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

 

Journey to the third ageJourney to the Third Age: Transition from work to Proactive Retirement
Wednesdays May 31 to Aug. 2, 2017 6-9 pm in the Benjy Room–1606 Bonita Ave.
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415 805 6933
Learn to expand your vision of what meaningful work you can accomplish during the next 30 years. In this very interactive class, the first part will be about exploring your true work, rest, play, study, and developing your intuitive skills to assist in decision making and aging well. The second part provides you with practical guidance in making and implementing a plan for the near and long term. You begin with your passion and skills and develop them for furthering work or starting new kinds of work. You will consult with other students through appreciative inquiry techniques to consider a wider variety of possibilities. [Note - you can add into the class even if you miss the first session.]


Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra 2017 2Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra Recital
From Beethoven to the Blues!
Directed by Steve Eulberg & Deborah Hamouris
Sunday, 6/25, 3-4pm, Connie Barbour Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Playing ensemble pieces on the mountain dulcimer, from sacred to profane, contemporary & classic, this 8-person chamber orchestra presents its most recent repertoire. Played on standard, baritone & bass dulcimers, we perform arrangements by Steve Eulberg, who created the Dulcimer Orchestra Library Project http://owlmountainmusic.com/dulcimer/dulcimer-orchestra-library/
Please join us for a sweet musical afternoon.Donations accepted.
The Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra will open for new players in January, 2018. To get on our email list, please go to http://owlmountainmusic.com/dulcimer/dulcimer-orchestra/berkeley-dulcimer-orchestra/


womenandsong2Women & Song, a women's singing group

Directed by Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30pm 
Preschool Kitchen, 1606 Bonita Ave.
$20-$10, sliding scale

Women & Song are looking for a few good women to sing & laugh with us! Each rehearsal we learn traditional and contemporary songs & rounds, including some originals. Women & Song have been meeting regularly for over a decade and welcome new singers. If you can hold your own on a round or maybe read a bit of music, you're welcome!

Reserve your space!
510/910-2574 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.