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

Transition Berkeley Presents Film and Discussion: "A Place at the Table"
Exploring Food Inequality & Waste
Thursday, September 1 at 6-7 PM potluck, 7-9 PM program, in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Barbie Izquierdo and kids courtesy of Magnolia PicturesJoin us for a screening of the eye-opening film “A Place at the Table.” The film will be preceded by a community potluck, please bring a dish to serve at least five people.
After the film, we will hear from a panel of people working to address inequality in the food system and spread awareness of hunger and food waste in our communities. They will discuss how the issues affect us here and what we can be doing to help.

Confirmed speakers for the panel are Sara Webber, director of the Berkeley Food Pantry and Sarah Palmer Defrank, policy advocate at California Association of Food Banks, with more to come. Stay tuned!

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

This event sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Social Justice Committee (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists), the Ecology Center and Slow Food East Bay.

Tickets encouraged: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2594455
Suggested Donation: $5-20 No one turned away for lack of funds!
For info: www.savethebplbooks.org or
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Berkeley Public Library Workers’
Whistleblowers Defense Fun(d)raiser and Reception
Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
bpl whistleblowersGather to support the Berkeley Public Library whistleblowers - brave library workers who spoke up last year about the decimation of the library collection, and who are now being harassed and threatened with being fired.
There will be jazz and classical music, a no-host pie bar, and a chance to learn about upcoming actions on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the City Council meeting (public comment, gathering at 6:30) and significantly on Wednesday, Sept. 14th for the Board of Library Trustees meeting (rally at Central Library steps at Noon; rally and public comment at the BOLT meeting at Tarea Hall Pittman /South Branch 6:00 pm.)

Sign the petition and learn more at www.savethebplbooks.org
Contact the ad hoc library advocacy support group at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee.
Donations at the door - sliding scale - suggested $5-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Roadshow2016imageonlyeNight for the Buffalo: Buffalo Field Campaign 2016 Roadshow

Friday, September 30 at 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Native flute music by Mignon Geli; special musical guests; videos, storytelling and front lines reports from BFC co-founder Mike Mease - 20 years in the field.
For more information, please go to www.buffalofieldcampaign.org
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Sponsored by Buffalo Field Campaign and BFUU Social Justice Committee

photo courtesy of Sandy Sisti

 

 Ongoing BFUU Events

BFUU 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.

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

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

Transition 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.
 

BFUU Social Justice Committee Meeting
First and Third Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room—1606 Bonita Ave.

BFUU Open Mic
Second Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Join us for BFUU's monthly Open Mic night! First come, first choice of 10-minute slots, available all evening or until the slots fill up. Featured Artist(s) perform around 8:30 PM.

Suggested donations of $5 – $20 will support the work of the Social Justice Committee! 
No one turned away for lack of funds! Volunteers appreciated!

Second 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. 

BFUU Writers Group
Second Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
BFUU Writers Group. Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! 

Conscientious Projector Film Series
Second Thursdays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Each month, 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. 

BFUU SpiritUUal Contemporaries
Third Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.
SpiritUUal Contemporaries at BFUU, an open covenant group for self-defined middle adults, welcomes those who would like to experience open covenant small group worship. Wheelchair accessible. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Good Grief
Fourth Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the Minister's Office  – 1606 Bonita Ave.
The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists offers a monthly gathering place where group members may share the experience of grief and loss. A small group, led by Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles, will meet in the minister’s office on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:30PM. 

If you would like to join “Good Grief,” please call the BFUU office at (510) 841-4824 between 11:00AM and 5:00PM or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place. You may contact Rev. Carrie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

Empowered Communication Series at BFUU 

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Come for 5 Tuesdays, starting August 9
or 5 Mondays, starting November 7


 •  I keep getting stuck doing what I always do

•  My boss isn't a good communicator

•  I wish people would stop being so judgmental

Nonviolent Communication can give you new ways to talk and listen so you get your point across without conflict. And you'll learn how to be gentler with yourself, too.

If you want to dig in and start changing things, you can join the 5-week Tuesday Empowered Communication series starting August 9th, 6-9pm. You're welcome to bring along someone you care about who might like to experience of being fully heard without judgments! Come for a taste of NVC at an Introductory Evening on Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm. Just click on the links to learn more and register.
      Coming this Fall, you can join the 5-week 
Monday Empowered Communication series starting November 7th, 6-9pm. I’ll do an Introductory Evening on Monday, October 24th, 6:30-8:30pm

    Special $50 discount on Empowered Communication series for BFUU community members only. 

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          · Grades K-10
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