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

Pastoral Care
Tuesday, January 23 at 2 PM in the Ministers’ Office – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Rev. Elena Vera will be offering open office hours for discussion and pastoral care at BFUU
She will also be available for pastoral meetings and visits by appointment. If you would like to schedule a time, please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Transition Berkeley’s Seventh Anniversary Potluck Dinner and Film

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Thursday February 1, 2018

6:30 - 9:00 PM

6:30 pm Potluck Dinner

7:15 pm: Film

Transition Berkeley invites you a potluck dinner and film marking our seventh anniversary! Come help us celebrate and bring your visions for Transition Berkeley’s future.  How can we best inspire our community to action?

The beautiful film CALL of the FOREST – The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees, features scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger a renowned world visionary.  She takes us on a journey from the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan to the great boreal forest of Canada explaining the legacy of old growth forests and their role in protecting and feeding the planet. She shows us that when we improve our profound connection to woodlands we can restore our spirit, our health and our planet.

Please bring a vegetarian plastic free dish to share for the potluck dinner at 6:30.
This event is sponsored by Transition Berkeley, and the Social Justice Committee (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists). The film is provided courtesy of Alisa Rose Seidlitz and Stephanie Thomas.

Historic Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709. Wheelchair accessible.
Suggested Donation: $5 – 20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.


The Crisis At KPFA & The Pacifica Network,  “Making Sausage” Democracy
And A National Alternative Multi-Media Network
Sunday, February 18 at 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Public Forum Opens at 6:30 PM Event Starts at 7:00 PM
KPFA Save Morning MixKPFA Blankfort Free Speech RadioKPFA and Pacifica have recently been threatened with bankruptcy and the possible closure of the stations and network. The financial crisis at Pacifica has been ongoing for many years. This forum will look at the present crisis and the views of those who want bankruptcy or a loan. It will also discuss the failure of Pacifica and the stations to bring new listeners, become a multi-media platform, and meet the needs of millions of people who want a vibrant national and international alternative media - a media network that would provide a voice to counter the growing rise of racism, fascism, xenophobia, sexism and the threat of world war with the bashing of Russia, North Korea, Venezuela  and China.
Speakers:
Maria Gilardin, TUC Radio
Frank Sterling, KPFA Apprentice Program & Full Circle
Jeff Blankfort, Founder of “Save KPFA” and Host of Host KZYX&Z Takes on The World 90.7, 91.5 
Janet Kobren, KPFA LSB  and former  Pacific National Board Member
Steve Zeltzer, KPFA WorkWeek Radio and KPFA LSB Staff Representative
Pedro Reyes, KPFA Host of Settin The Standard and Late Night Hype
For further information, call(415)282-1908
Sponsored by KPFA WorkWeek and the BFUU Social Justice Committee
 
 Ongoing BFUU Events

qigong2BFUU 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.

IMG 3323 Lis MV Carina croppedBeginner Ukulele Classes
Tuesdays, 4–5:30 PM in the Fireside Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Everything you need to know to get started on the friendly, portable uke! All ages welcome; Kids Under 9 Are Requested to Learn With a Parent.
$40/month; $15/class drop-in; 50% off for BFUU members and friends. Contact Susan Mashiyama (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice
Wednesdays at 7-8:30 PM (except 1st Wed. of each month) 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.

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

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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. 

Orientation for Newcomers
First Sundays at 12:15 PM (after service) in the lobby of Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
The Rev. Elena Rose Vera will conduct an orientation for newcomers after the service on the first Sunday of each month in the lobby of Fellowship Hall. All are welcome, whether you are considering membership or not.

SGMSmall Group Ministry is on hiatus. We'll update here if/when it returns.

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

catonguitar100The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
Second 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*
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. 

pen2 75x60BFUU Writers Group - please note updated information!
Second and Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - No animals, please. (allergies!)
Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! People only - our current organizer is allergic to animals so none will be allowed in the room. Our writers group is for all levels, from beginner to experienced, and all genres, including poetry, memoir, and fiction. After a 7 min. 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
Third 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
Fourth Thursdays at 7 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 1:30 PM in the Fireside Room  – 1606 Bonita Ave.

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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First and Third Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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First Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

 womenandsong2Women & Song, a women's singing group

Directed by Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30pm
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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