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

maxdashucoverWitches and Pagans Book Release Party
Saturday, July 30 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Max Dashu reads excerpts from her new book, with special guests. “Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion” pulls the covers off little known cultural heritages in a compelling exploration of language, archaeology, medieval literature and art. Decades in the making, this sourcebook gathers together strands of folk wisdom to reweave the ripped webs of women’s culture in Europe.

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Suggested donation $5 - $20. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Transition Berkeley Presents Film & Discussion:
Save the Delta "Over Troubled Waters"
Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 PM refreshments, 7-9 PM program, in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
delta sacramento 72dpiJoin us for this visually rich documentary, “Over Troubled Waters,” the story of the battle being fought by the people of the Delta to protect the region they love and to encourage saner water policies for the Golden State and all the people of California.
The evening will feature the controversial Delta Tunnels project. Our panel will include representatives from Restore the Delta and Sierra Club and Dr. Patty Oikawa, a UC Berkeley researcher investigating the climate benefits of Delta wetlands restoration. They are working furiously to save the Delta from the Tunnel project, which will seriously undermine this essential treasure.
This event sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Social Justice Committee (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists), and the Water Working Group (Berkeley Climate Action Coalition)
More info: www.transitionberkeley.comor email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=Save%20the%20Delta%20via%20BFUU">

Suggested donation $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds!


Conscientious Projector Presents "Where To Invade Next"
Thursday, August 11, 7 pm in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.

Michael Moore's Latest, Most Hilarious and Best Yet Film!
Prepare to be Liberated and Laugh as well at this special free screening of of this provocative and subversive comedy/documentary which confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds the solutions. Just when we need it most, the Academy Award-winning director comes up with his best ever film – so rich we encourage folks to see it again! A truly enjoyable, patriotic and thoughtful film not to be missed.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee as part of our Conscientious Projector series.
Suggested donation $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds!


BFUU Open Mic
Friday, August 12 at 6:30 PM sign up / 7 PM start in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Join us for BFUU’s monthly Open Mic night! First come, first choice of 10-minute slots, available until the slots fill up. Featured Artist performs around 8:30 PM.
$5-$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 


A Better World Festival
Saturday, August 20 3 PM - 9 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

EarthwhitebackThe theme of this year's festival is "a better world." Singer-songwriters, poets, musicians, comedians - all performers - are welcome to sign up for one of 30 ten minute slots. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Slots are filling up fast. We also invite artists to display their works on the walls of the Hall. Groups working to make a better world will table in the courtyard. Volunteers are needed to take tickets, set up, work with food, clean up, and other positions. Please contact Holly if you are interested in volunteering, performing, or sharing your art. Participants are welcome to sell their books, CDs, art, etc. There will be a half hour dinner break. This event is going to be a lot of fun! It is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee.

 Ongoing BFUU Events

BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
Mondays at 4 PM in the Connie Barbour Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. Moving to Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. on July 25th.
Wednesdays at 3 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. (moved as of July 20th.)

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 Series at BFUU 

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Come for 5 Tuesdays, starting August 9
or 5 Mondays, starting November 7


 •  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.

If you want to dig in and start changing things, you can join the 5-week Tuesday Empowered Communication series starting August 9th, 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 Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm. Just click on the links to learn more and register.
      Coming this Fall, you can join the 5-week 
Monday Empowered Communication series starting November 7th, 6-9pm. I’ll do an Introductory Evening on Monday, October 24th, 6:30-8:30pm

    Special $50 discount on Empowered Communication series for BFUU community members only. 

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          · Grades K-10
          · Small groups and individual approach
          · Experienced and enthusiastic teachers
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(510) 488-4556
www.FirecrackerMath.org