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

USS Liberty Survivor Don Pageler
Saturday, June 25th 2016 at 7:30pm in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

USSLibertyDon Pageler will give his first hand account of how the USS Liberty, a virtually unarmed American navy ship, was attacked by Israeli planes and torpedo boats on June 8, 1967. 34 American sailors were killed and 174 injured that day, a casualty rate of 70%. This is among the highest casualty rates ever inflicted upon a U.S. naval vessel. President Lyndon Johnson recalled the planes that responded to the distress call, saying he didn't care if they all died, he did not want to embarrass an ally.
Hear about one of the biggest cover ups in American military history.
$5-20 donation at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Sponsored by the BFUU SJC and No Lies Radio


San Francisco Pride!
Sunday June 26 in San Francisco

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! 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.


Berkeley Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Network
Thursday, June 30 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Please join us for the BDPNN quarterly meeting:

Tips from the Trenches - Does your insurance safety net have holes? Do you have the coverage and the documentation you need for recovery after a disaster?

From our presenter, Emily Rogan, Program Coordinator with United Policyholders:

Join us for an insurance and preparedness check-up to discuss how to make sure you have the right kind and right amount of home/renters insurance in case of a wildfire, housefire, earthquake or other disaster. Since 1991, the non profit organization United Policyholders has a helped disaster survivors navigate the insurance claim process and long term recovery. Through our preparedness program we pass along lessons learned from disaster survivors as well as information from leading experts in insurance and financial preparedness. We do not sell insurance or take money from insurance companies - visit www.uphelp.org for more information.

We'll be at our usual meeting place, the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU). Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the BFUU Fellowship Hall, corner of Cedar and Bonita. And per usual, we will have folks on hand beginning at 6 to answer questions and do some mentoring.

Reminder: Network meetings are dessert and snack pot luck and Network members are invited to bring something small to share. Beverages are provided.

 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. 

BFUU Writers Group
Second Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.

BFUU Writers Group. Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! 

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.

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

 

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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