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

Active Hope: Going Forward
Friday, April 29, 6-9PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

raymcgovernjoannamacyThis is the second in the 2016 series on “Active Hope” to bring issues and activists together in one room, to work together, share information, plan and strategize for real and lasting change. Join us for conversation, music, potluck dinner, fun. “Active Hope: Going Forward,” will include Ray McGovern, Joanna Macy, activist leaders from peace, environment, social justice campaigns, including Codepink, Berkeley Progressive Alliance, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, Sunflower Alliance, No Fracking/No Nukes, Black Lives Matter, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, End Mass Incarceration, Sustainable Berkeley, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Occupy the Farm, Postal Banking, Move to Amend, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Save the East Bay Forest, Stop Destruction of Ace Hardware, BARC (Barkers Agitating for Reactor Closures/Shut Diablo Canyon), more.
$5-$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Transition Berkeley & Friends of Five Creeks Present:
Meet the Changemakers - You and Me!
Thursday May 5 at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Likeprintingmoneybw crp 2Join us and Friends of Five Creeks for an evening of short documentaries that highlight how individuals have made an incredible difference in their communities.
From Ron Finley, planting an artistic, urban organic garden in South Central LA’s food desert, to a few women mobilizing hundreds to protect the mission blue butterfly by saving San Bruno Mountain, to a Volunteer Firefighter saving a pair of shoes in a house fire.
In addition, Friends of Five Creeks will share their 20-year history right here in Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito, as they restored one creek after another. Discover what it took to build their group of Weed Warriors, adopt a half dozen parks, produce a speaker series on local environmental issues and positive solutions, and build an environmental coalition of organizations to protect the bay.
This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, the BFUU SJC and Friends of Five Creeks.


Conscientious Projector Presents "This Changes Everything"
Thursday, May 12, 7pm in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
thischangeseverything"This Changes Everything" is the great critically acclaimed film inspired by Naomi Klein's book and directed by Avi Lewis about how the challenges of climate change can lead us to a post-fossil fuel, post-capitalist future. This is an ultimately encouraging film, which everyone must as most if not all people do care about justice.
The film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
Suggested donation $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds!


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. 

 Ongoing BFUU Events

BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman

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

Empowered Communication

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In this 5-week course, you’ll learn to:
* Communicate clearly and effectively
* Build stronger relationships with others
  (and with yourself!)
* Navigate even difficult conversations

Useful at work, at school, with your family, in line at the grocery store, and wherever you interact with people!

 
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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offers an extra-curriculum program that will help your child to build a solid foundation and understanding of mathematics. Students will learn and explore math concepts and problem-solving techniques. Theoretical instruction is combined with practical exercises and group discussions that employ games, puzzles, and paradoxes.

          · Grades K-10
          · Small groups and individual approach
          · Experienced and enthusiastic teachers
          · Intellectually stimulating environment

(510) 488-4556
www.FirecrackerMath.org