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Upcoming Events


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 Education Building (1606 Bonita Ave). At this time the Connie Barbour, Fireside and Benjy Rooms on the second floor of our Education Building (1606 Bonita Ave) are not wheelchair accessible.


  Featured BFUU Events

The 2015 Tom Paine Courageous Spirit Awards
Saturday, January 31 at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

A Celebration of the Writings of American Revolutionary Writer & Human Rights Activist Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, The Age of Reason, and The Rights of Man. We will read take turns reading short Tom Paine quotations, sing some songs, show a short film, and present awards. 

Suggested donation $5 - $10. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Screening the Green Film Series Presents: The Economics of Happiness
Thursday February 5 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

In The Economics of Happiness filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge examines how—in resistance to globalization—communities are successfully relocalizing their economies and treasuring the rich uniqueness of each local place. Discover how communities around the world are coming together to re-build on a more human scale with respect for the environment and the rights and needs of people. We'll hear from voices from six continents, including Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Samdhong Rinpoche, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Michael Shuman, Zac Goldsmith and Keibo Oiwa. They tell us that climate change and peak oil give us little choice: we need to localize, to bring the economy home. The good news is that as we move in this direction we will begin not only to heal the earth but also to restore our own sense of well-being.

This event is cosponsored by Transition Berkeley and BFUU's Social Justice Committee.
Suggested Donation $5-$10. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Conscientious Projector Film Series Presents
Oliver Stone's "Untold History of the United States-Chapter 2 The Cold War"
Thursday February 12 at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Academy Award-Winning Writer/Director Oliver stone has created a 12-Chapter documentary series which shines light on the major events that have shaped the world as it today. The Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists will screen parts of Chapter 2 which clearly shows today's crises of Ukraine, Greece, Korea, Cuba are part of a shared and complicated history. Critics have called it ambitious, fresh and startling and something that has never been shown before. If you are not familiar with the legislation the National Security Act of 1948, just for starters, please save this date and watch this informative series. The Hal Carlstad Social Justice Center Library has all 12 chapters. Call the Hal Carlstad Social Justice Center at 510-275-4272 or go on www.bfuu.org for further information.

Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away for lack of funds.


BFUU Monthly Open Mic with Featured Artists John Koch and Ronnie London 
Friday, February 13 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

More information on the Featured Artists will be posted soon!

February's host, Hali Hammer, is an award winning singer-songwriter who enjoys writing and playing a wide variety of music. She has sung and played for peace and political causes for over three decades and is an active member of Freedom Song Network. Her diverse work (and play) have made her comfortable performing with all age groups, from preschoolers to senior citizens.
Hali Hammer Official Website: http://www.halihammer.com.


Suggested donations of $5 – $10 will support the work of the BFUU & the SJC. 
No one ever turned away for lack of funds! Volunteers & Attentive Listeners Appreciated!



Recurring BFUU Events


BFUU T'ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 - 5 PM —Connie Barbour Room— 1606 Bonita Ave.
This practice is appropriate for people of all ages. It improves health and well being at any age.


BFUU Elders' Circle

First Tuesdays at 11 AM in the Fellowship Hall
The BFUU Elders' Circle meets at 11 AM on First Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall.


BFUU SpiritUUal Contemporaries

First Thursdays at 7 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 e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


BFUU Screening the Green Film Series
First Thursdays at 6:30 PM (film starts at 7 PM) in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.

Each month, we show a film relevant to building a more equitable future based on local, clean production of foods and fuels. This event is cosponsored by Transition Berkeley and BFUU's Social Justice Committee. See this month's detail above.

Suggested Donation $5-$10. No one turned away for lack of funds.


BFUU SJC Wind Song West Cafe

First Fridays at 11:30 AM in the Fireside Room
—1606 Bonita Ave.

Join us in the Wind Song Cafe to share music, poetry, and discussion. February's theme is "Justice Matters."
Note that this room is not wheel-chair accessible. 


BFUU Social Justice Committee Meeting

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


BFUU Sunday Services Committee Meeting

Second Tuesdays at 7 PM in the Minister's Office—1606 Bonita Ave.


BFUU Conscientious Projector Film Series

Second Thursdays at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.

Each month, we show a film relevant to social justice; economic equality, political history, homelessness, energy generation, prison reform, etc. See this month's detail above.


BFUU Monthly Open Mic

Second Fridays at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.

Join us for BFUU's monthly Open Mic night. Note to Musicians/Performers: Signups for the 20 available 10-minute slots begin at 6:30 PM and the featured artist performs at 8:30 PM. See this month's detail above.

BFUU Second Sundays Potluck

Second Sundays, after service (around 12:30 PM) in the 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. In between we talk and laugh and cry and sing. Members, friends, neighbors and the wider community are welcome to join us.


BFUU Finance Committee Meeting

Third Thursdays at 4:30 PM in the Fireside Room—1606 Bonita Ave.


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 e-mail 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—1606 Bonita Ave.
All are welcome to the RE meeting, which generally meets the third Sunday of the month outside on the playground, in order to accommodate families with children. Please feel free to bring an item to share for our potluck if you'd like.


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


BFUU Hospitality and Membership Committee Meeting
Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM (after services) in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.


BFUU/Wordswell Writing Workshop
Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Fireside Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.

Have you written before? Or always wanted to write? This group will support and encourage you to write.
Suggested donation per class: BFUU pledging members $5, non-members $10. Half of the money goes to BFUU and half to Wordswell, a non-profit for writing. Register through the BFUU office at 510-841-4824 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


BFUU Building and Grounds Committee Meeting

Meets once a month - please contact Ben Burch