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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

 

Screening the Green Film Series Presents: American Revolutionary

The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Thursday April 2 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
BFUU's SJC and Transition Berkeley invite you to join us for an award winning film about Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. American Revolutionary has won six Audience Awards from film festivals around the world, including the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film will be introduced by Alison Paskal, educator and urban gardener, and Hank Herrera, food justice activist, working to build new sustainable, local healthy food systems serving vulnerable neighborhoods, who have both known and worked with Grace in Detroit.

Come at 6:30 for conversation and snacks. At 7:00 the film will be preceded by a short presentation from the
Gil Tract Community Farm and the Ashby Garden where gardeners are practicing their own style of remaking our world in a more just and sustainable way. The film begins at 7:15 and will be followed by small group discussions. Don't miss this film!

This event is cosponsored by Transition Berkeley, Victory Garden Foundation, We Bee Gardeners and BFUU”s Social Justice Committee.

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


Conscientious Projector Film Series for the 99% Presents: "Water"  A Film by Deepa Mehta
Thursday April 9 at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Part of Deepa Mehta's acclaimed Fire/Water/Earth, this film, set in 1938 colonial India against the backdrop of Mahatma's Gandhi's rise, tells the story of a feisty and rebellious young child bride and widow in a deeply marginalized and oppressed community. Set in the holy city of Varanasi where widows are traditionally stigmatized as deserving their fates and whose own bad karma led to the deaths of their husbands, the narrative shows the effects on other residents.

Suggested donations of $5 – $10. No one is turned away for lack of funds. 


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. 
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 here.

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