wheelchairTLoop no text50The Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall, and has a T-Loop system to enhance audio for those with hearing aids. We are working through some technical issues with our T-Loop system. Thank you for your patience as this is a work in progress. Please stay tuned for updates. 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

BFUU Congregational Retreat: Hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder, moving forward together
September 22 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM in Fellowship Hall 
Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going? Please share your spirit, voice, and presence with others of our BFUU family as we gather to craft a vision of next steps to our future.

grouprainbowheartThe tentative schedule for the day is:
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee Hour
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Convene
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Reconvene
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Action Planning

Please roll out of bed, grab your thinking cap, and join the rest of us sleepy-eyed BFUU-ers. Let's wake up together buoyed by coffee and breakfast treats, music, and movement as we prepare to share ideas and plan the future of BFUU. 


Ray McGovern 180928Ray McGovern and Emma's Revolution! w/Dennis Bernstein, M.C.
Friday, September 28 at 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall
Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years, is a founding member of VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) and an erudite critic of U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Ray will speak on the "Russia thing", the situation in Syria, Gaza, Julian Assange, and more.
Dennis Bernstein, host of KPFA's "Flashpoints", will M.C.
EmmasRevatRayMcGovern180928Emma's Revolution will join us with their gorgeous soul-stirring music and will be joined by the CODEPINK Chorus.
CODEPINK dessert benefit (homemade pie and treats), Emma's CDs and t-shirts.
Admission by donation, $5-$20. Wheelchair accessible.
Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ray-mcgovern-and-emmas-revolution-wdennis-bernstein-mc-tickets-50131135576

Sponsored by CODEPINK and the BFUU Social Justice Committee.


Couple dancing2Vintage Invasion Dance
Musician Edition at BFUU!
Saturday September 29
  7 –  8 pm beginning waltz lesson in the Connie Barbour Room (follow the signs)
  8 – 10 pm DJ dance party in Fellowship Hall
10 – 11 pm Live musicians! in Fellowship Hall
Full of waltz songs new and old, and a bit of other ballroom dances
September 29th DJs are: Remington Stone and Bob Galloway

$10, $6 students with ID.
Class free with dance!
No one turned away for lack of funds
Questions text Remington 510-847-1892
www.ViDanceParty.com
Sponsored by the BFUU Music Committee

 Ongoing BFUU Events

Weekly Events

qigong2BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
Please Note: This class is on hiatus effective 5/30/18 per Gene Herman.

Pastoral Care
Tuesdays at 10 AM - 12 noon in Fellowship Hall

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice
Wednesdays at 7-8:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
We practice songs for the Sunday services, learning melodies, and working on musicality. During the first part of the evening, we focus on choir numbers with harmonies. From about 8 pm on, we practice the hymns we'll lead on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join in for fellowship and to be able to sing more confidently and joyously on Sundays. 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.


BiMonthly, Monthly, an Quarterly Events

Conscientious Projector for the 99% Film Series dates to be determined. Films with dates will be posted in Upcoming Events as they are determined.

Elders Circle
1st Tuesdays at 11 AM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

TB logo red horiz3inTransition Berkeley Presents
Quarterly - 1st Thursday of January, April, July, and October
meet and greet at 6:30 PM, film at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Quarterly, 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. 

Orientation for Newcomers
1st Sundays after service
Lincoln Statler, MASC, will conduct an orientation for newcomers after the service on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome, whether you are considering membership or not.

catonguitar100The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
2nd 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!

Second Sunday Potluck*
2nd 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 Groups 1 and 2
1-2nd Sundays at 1 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - no animals
2-4th Sundays, at 1 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - service animals
Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! Group 1 (2nd Sundays) is for those who are allergic to animals, and/or don’t need to bring service dogs. Group 2 (4th Sundays) allows service animals. We include all levels and genres. After a 7-minute writing exercise, we write for an agreed-upon period of time. Then we read our work aloud and give each other positive feedback.

Uke Jam
3rd Fridays at 7 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
BFUU holds a uke jam once a month for those who want to experience more music in their lives. First time players are welcome and if you need to borrow a ukelele, let us know because we might be able to loan you one. If you have questions or want to let us know you're attending, please send your name and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Otherwise, please just drop in and join us! Welcome!

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
4th Thursdays at 7:15 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

 BFUU Committee Meetings

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For more information, please see our Committees Page

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Second Fridays at 11:30 AM in the Fireside Room

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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Second Tuesdays at 10:00 AM in Fellowship Hall

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

 Sound Spirit500Sound Spirit
2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
in the Connie Barbour Room

What does it mean to be a sound body, to be conscious & present? Intimate, fun sound/music exercises to discover your unique musical and alchemical powers! Explore to deepen your sense of self, and connection to ‘other,’ in community. Music, Improvisation, Circle Singing, Sound Games, Deep Listening, Discovery. Experiment and play. Grow with, and in, the support of community.
Join Meetup Group. https://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Sing-Sound-Listen-Connect-Community/
Advance tix required @ Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-sound-listen-connect-community-tickets-45054323695
More information at https://clarehedin.com 


 womenandsong2Women & Song, a women's singing group

Directed by Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm
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!
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SLR SF image 2018 Building Authentic RelationshipsBuilding Authentic Relationships
Tuesday September 18 from 6:45 - 8:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
A Talk with Sunandaji, Vedanta Scholar, Vedanta Institute of San Francisco
Most focus on finding the “right” person, career, or environment, rather than how to relate successfully. Few recognize that relating is a skill to be learned, honed, and perfected. Vedanta’s philosophy provides tools to relate authentically to oneself and the world. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Suggested donation $25 - Tickets available at eventbrite.com