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: “Share the Love!”
A Celebration of Community Leaders & Transition Berkeley’s 5th Anniversary Party!
Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St. 

transitionsharethelove*Potluck, BHS Jazz & “Share Croppers” Music & More!
Help us celebrate our Community Partners and fifth year anniversary!
Delicious Potluck Supper—6:30-7:30 pm with joyful old time music from the “Share Croppers”.
Also featuring Berkeley High Jazz trio – award-winning musicians!
Recognize our fabulous Community Leaders and spotlight the great work they have been doing!
Learn about the Transition Streets project and how YOU can create a more healthy, sustainable and connected community in your own neighborhood!
This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley and the BFUU Social Justice Committee.
Cost: Suggested Donation $5-20. No one turned away for lack of funds!
Bring: Something delicious for the* potluck! Local and plastic-free if possible!
For info: www.transitionberkeley.com , email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*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 and avoid those they can't.


BFUU Discernment Weekend!
Friday, February 5 - Sunday February 7 in various rooms–1924 Cedar St. and 1606 Bonita Ave.
Jared Finkelstein and Gregory Rouillard of Living Seven Principles (www.livingsevenprinciples.com) will lead our Discernment workshops, where we will clarify what we want BFUU to be and do—for our congregation and in the world. We encourage all members and friends who consider themselves part of this community to carve out the time to attend as much of the weekend as possible. If you consider yourself a BFUU leader, please make sure to attend the Friday night leaders' workshops/mixer.
Friday 6pm-9pm: Dinner and Mixer; Leadership Pre-Workshop
Saturday 10am-6pm: Daylong workshops with lunch, snack, stretching & singing breaks
Sunday 10:30am-3:30pm: Sunday service with Gregory and Jared. Lunch and workshop afterward.
Childcare and lunch will be included for everyone who RSVPs. There is no cost to attend, but we will be taking donations to offset our expenses.
Please RSVP by January 30th if you plan on attending the first weekend, so that we can coordinate food and childcare. Please include dietary restrictions and allergies for yourself and any children you plan on bringing in your RSVP. To RSVP or for information, please contact Nanci or Frankie:
Nanci Armstrong-Temple, Discernment Task Force Chair / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 510-301-5073
Frankie Hill / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Conscientious Projector Film Series: Salute to Syliva McLaughlin
Segments of "Saving the Bay: The Story of San Francisco Bay"
Thursday, February 11 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
sylviamclaughlinSylvia McLaughlin, who died recently at age 99, was a most gracious friend of our BFUU and her daughter and granddaughter were treasured and active members for some years in the 1990's.
We will honor Sylvia by showing Episode 3: “Miracle Workers”; and Episode 4: “Bay in the Balance” of the film "Saving the Bay." This is a film by Ron Blatman and KQED Public Television, narrated by Robert Redford. It shows how Sylvia was one of the “miracle workers” in the 1960's who saved this beautiful and magical bay on which every human inhabitant (originally the Miwoks and Ohlones) of the Bay has depended. From the earliest inhabitants 5,000 years ago through the Mexican colonization and missionary period, the Gold Rush, the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, the corporate privatizations, the Free Speech, environmental and anti-war movements, to Silicon Valley, this mighty bay, which drains a third of California highlands, has endured.
Suggested Donation $5-20. No one turned away for lack of funds! 


BFUU Open Mic featuring Karl Pascal
Friday, February 12 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 performs around 8:30 PM.
KarlPascalKarl Pascal is a Bay Area singer/songwriter who has enjoyed folk music all of his life. Karl been an acolyte of Phil Ochs since the day after Phil died, when a savvy, tearful high school social studies teacher played the "Phil Ochs in Concert" record in class. vicsadot911truthMost recently, Karl has been vigorously vociferating against the advancing “Vaccinocracy” at Anti-SB 277 mandatory vaccine law rallies from the steps of the California State Capitol, to the Golden Gate Bridge, to the front door of KPFA after Bonnie Faulkner was censored while the oppressive legislation was not yet passed by the CA State Legislature. Karl was an Event Team Organizer & MC for the recent “Celebration of Phil Ochs’ 75th Birthday”.
April's host, Vic Sadot, is a singer-songwriter in the Broadside Balladeer tradition of Phil Ochs and Woody Guthrie.
Suggested donation $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds! Volunteers welcome!  


RemiKenaziBookMECA & AROC Present: An Evening with Palestinian Poet Remi Kanazi
Tuesday, February 23 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.

 The Middle East Children’s Alliance & the Arab Resource and Organizing Center present AN EVENING WITH PALESTINIAN POET REMI KANAZI, celebrating his new book "Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up from Brooklyn to Palestine." Sharif Zakout from AROC will MC. Tickets $15, $10 low-income, info at 510-548-0542, www.mecaforpeace.org, www.araborganizing.org. Benefit for AROC & MECA.

 Ongoing BFUU Events

BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman

Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 PM in the Connie Barbour Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.

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 SJC Wind Song West Cafe - Note: no Cafe in January, will resume in February
First Fridays at noon in the Fireside Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Join us in the Wind Song Cafe to share music, poetry, and discussion. 
Note that this room is not wheelchair accessible.

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 and avoid those they can't. 

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 Game Night
Third Mondays at 7 PM in the Preschool Room—1606 Bonita Ave.
Please join us for board games and conviviality! All ages - children are welcome! This space is wheelchair accessible.

BFUU SpiritUUal Contemporaries 
Third Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the Benjy Room – 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. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

BFUU Pub Theology
Third Fridays at 7 PM at Au Coquelet–2000 University Ave.
BFUU's young adult group meets monthly at Au Coquelet. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

BFUU Religious Education and Exploration Committee Meeting
Third Sundays at 12:30 PM (after services) in the courtyard
This is a business meeting for the REAE Committee.

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

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

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In this 5-week course, you’ll learn to:
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* Build stronger relationships with others
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Useful at work, at school, with your family, in line at the grocery store, and wherever you interact with people!

2/6, Tuesdays, Winter NVC practice group, 5 weeks, 2 hours ($400 regular tuition; $275 scholarship rate)
3/22, Tuesday, NVC Introductory Evening, 2 hours ($25)
4/5, Tuesdays, Empowered Communication, 5 weeks, 3 hours ($600 regular tuition; $400 scholarship rate)
4/18, Monday, NVC Introductory Evening, 2 hours ($25)
5/2, Mondays, Empowered Communication, 5 weeks, 3 hours ($600 regular tuition; $400 scholarship rate)

TO REGISTER contact Meganwind Eoyang with your name, phone/s, email and dates of class: meganwind @baynvc.org , or 707-775-7178. No class on 2/15/2015, Presidents Day.


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          · Grades K-10
          · Small groups and individual approach
          · Experienced and enthusiastic teachers
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(510) 488-4556
www.FirecrackerMath.org