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

 David Swanson, in conversation with Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie

Sunday May 29, 7:30-9:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
warisalieJohnDavidJoin David and Cindy to mark the publication of the new, 2nd edition of War is A Lie, a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, countering the theory that war is an inevitable part of human nature and drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, especially those wars that have been widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, a manual to be used in debunking future lies before future wars have a chance to begin. Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie, When the World Outlawed War, Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union, The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush, and Tube World (a childrens' book). He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
cindysheehanCindy Sheehan has authored five books, including Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism and Revolution, A Love Story, her latest, a love note to Venezuela. Cindy's oldest child, Casey, was killed in Iraq on April 04, 2004 in a war that neither she nor he supported. Cindy garnered international notoriety in the summer of 2005 when she camped out at George Bush's ranch in Crawford, Tx. Cindy is mother to three surviving children and four grandbabies. She divides her time between writing, traveling to work for peace and justice, playing with her grandchildren, and hosting The Soapbox radio show http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/
$5-$10 suggested donation; no one turned away.
Autographed Copies of War Is A Lie will be for sale. 


What's Going On In Venezuela? Eye Witness Report Back
Tuesday May 31, 7PM - 9PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

An update on the current political situation and women’s empowerment, including food sovereignty projects. Teri Mattson, Exectutive Director of Task Force on the Americas, will do a power point presentation followed by Q&A.

Sliding Scale $7 – 20 requested. No one ever turned away due to lack of funds. Volunteer help with chair set up and take down and after event clean-up is much appreciated!


The Ecology Center and Transition Berkeley Present: "Occupy the Farm"
Thursday June 2 at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Occupy the FarmPlease join us to witness an incredible drama that took place in our own back yard in 2012 and that continues to unfold today. “Occupy the Farm” tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly-owned farm in Albany, California and plant two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development.
This direct action set up a vibrant tent village on land destined to become condos, while their crops blocked the development plans of UC Berkeley.
Director Todd Darling will be present for Q&A, and the event will include updates on the current status of the farm and the developers. Copies of the DVD will be available for purchase at the event.
Sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Social Justice Committee, and the Ecology Center.
Suggested Donation: $5-20 No one turned away for lack of funds!
More info: www.transitionberkeley.com


Conscientious Projector Presents "Jihad for Love"
Thursday, June 9, 7 pm in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
More details coming soon!
Suggested donation $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds!


BFUU Open Mic
Friday, June 10 at 6 PM sign up / 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.
More details coming soon.
$5-$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.


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SJC Presents the Film "Power of the Weak"
Saturday June 18 at 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
"The Power of the Weak" film, sponsored by BFUU's SJC and the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, is a documentary film by independent German filmmaker Tobias Kriele, which highlights being disabled does not have to mean weak. In this film, Jorgito, a young Cuban with severe cerebral palsy, shows how a society structured to support human development can make the disabled powerful.
Refreshments available. All Welcome.
Suggested donation $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds!


San Francisco Pride!
Sunday June 26, more details to come 

BFUU is joining with the UU Church of Berkeley (UUCB) and other Bay Area UU Congregations to march in this year's SF Pride Parade on June 26. The theme of this year's SF Pride Parade is Racial and Economic Justice and the Grand Marshal of the parade is Black Lives Matter! UU Congregations will be marching with our congregational Black Lives Matter banners - bring yours! If you'd like to join us, please email BFUU Facebook page. for more information and to let us know that you'll be marching. UUCB is also seeking volunteers to attend the safety monitor training for the parade. Please contact Jean Hyams from UUCB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

 Ongoing BFUU Events

BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman

Please note: Monday May 30th and Wednesday, June 1st classes cancelled - will resume on June 6th.

Mondays at 4 PM in the Connie Barbour Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Wednesdays at 3 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 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. 

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 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. 

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, during March, April, May and June. The first meeting was February 24, 2016.

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.


New! BFUU Writers Group
Sunday May 22nd at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
BFUU Writers Group. Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome!

 

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra Recital
Saturday June 4 2:30 - 3:15 PM in the Connie Barbour Room – 1606 Bonita Ave
Berkeley Dulcimer OrchestraJoin the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra for a recital of classical & folk arrangements for 2 to 5 dulcimers.
This is the 3rd season for the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra, and our ensemble is really starting to come together. With selections from Sacred Harp hymns, unexpected arrangements of folk tunes and early music I think Steve Eulberg has created a fun program for all! Please join us.
This year's ensemble consists of Nomi Harris, Romy Fogel, Ellen Roosevelt, Deborah Hamouris & Steve Eulberg.
Light refreshments follow the recital. Free. 


Empowered Communication

Empowered Communication Series at BFUU 

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Come for 5 Mondays, starting July 11
or summer NVC practice group, starting Tues, May 24

 

•  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.

An NVC practice group is a great way to start applying the tools and consciousness of compassion to your own life. The Summer NVC Practice Group starts Tuesday, May 24th, 6:30-8:30pm, and runs 8 weeks.
    If you want to dig in and start changing things, you can join the 5-week Empowered Communication series starting July 11th, 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 Monday, June 20th, 6:30-8:30pm. Just click on the links to learn more and register. 
    Special $50 discount on Empowered Communication series for BFUU community members only. 

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