The 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|
Conscientious Projector Presents “Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson”
Thursday, October 20, 7 pm in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
“Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson” is an exciting film packed with ideas on how we can overcome the fears that fuel endless war. It is also the heroic story of the courageous dedication of Brian, a longtime friend of the Fellowship, who lost his legs at the Concord Naval Weapons Station in 1986.
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Book Launch: Cecile Pineda's “Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being”
Saturday November 19 at 4:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Cecile Pineda touches on issues of displacement as she talks about 40 years of the writing life, the breakthroughs, the discouragements, and the daily practice. She will read and sign copies of Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being. Time will be set aside for questions and answers.
|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.
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.
Communication with Care
First and Second Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Drop-ins welcome! No experience required! Free to BFUU Members and Friends! Marlena Willis leads these Compassionate Communication practice groups to help improve communication.
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. - No animals, please. (allergies!)
Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - Service animals welcome!
Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! Due to popular demand, the BFUU Poetry Committee is adding a second monthly writers group. The first group is the second Sunday of the month. It is for people who are allergic to dogs, and people who don't need to bring service dogs to the group. The second group is the fourth Sunday of the month. It 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.
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.
Fourth Wednesdays at 7 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 to 8:30PM.
BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
Fourth Thursdays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
|Other Community Events Held at BFUU|
Women & 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!
Empowered Communication Series at BFUU
Come for 5 Mondays, starting November 7
and 6 Tuesdays Fall NVC Practice Group
Have you ever noticed thoughts like this?
• I just want it to be easier to talk to you!
• I keep getting stuck doing what I always do
• My boss is a terrible communicator
• I wish people would stop being so judgmental
Special $50 discount on the Empowered Communication series for BFUU community members only. Call me if you have any questions.
Also, for folks who want to get a taste of the work, or continue practicing how to use NVC in their real-life situations, we will have a Fall practice group (6 sessions) starting November 8th and going thru December 20th, from 6:30-8:30pm. I think practice groups are the bomb!