wheelchairTLoop no text50The Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall, and has a T-Loop system to enhance audio for those with hearing aids. 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, all other rooms at 1606 Bonita Ave. (Connie Barbour, Fireside, and Benjy Rooms) are not wheelchair accessible.

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Due to recommendations from the California and the Alameda County Departments of Public Health, the BFUU Board of Trustees has postponed or moved online all in-person events until the orders are lifted.

We will be meeting on Zoom for Worship Services on Sundays at 10:30 AM.
If you’d like to join us, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Upcoming BFUU Events


Ongoing BFUU Events

Weekly Events

qigong2BFUU Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Gene Herman
postponed until Public Health Department Orders are lifted

Mondays, 4-5 PM
Wednesdays, 3-4 PM
This practice improves health and well-being at any age.


Small Group meetings with our Ministers

Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles invites BFUU members and friends to join her in a series of small group meetings on zoom. She will host the meetings, Reflection and Connection, on Tuesday afternoons in May. For information on the times and links, please email Rev. Carrie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know of your interest.

Rev. Marsh Agobert invites BFUU members and friends to join him in a series of small group meetings on zoom. He will host the meetings, Think Tank. Please contact him by text to 707-557-5707 (preferred) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Pastoral Care/Ministerial Office Hours
Our ministers ARE available by email and phone (voicemail)

Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles’s office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Tuesdays from 2pm - 6pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 510-841-4824 ext. 5 for an appointment.

Rev. Marsh Agobert’s office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm, but he may have added availability at other times during the shelter in place period. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 510-841-4824 ext. 2 for an appointment.


 gold choirBFUU Choir Practice - please notice new time!
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Wednesdays at 3:30 - 5:30 PM
We learn melodies, and work on musicality and harmonies, and practice songs the choir sings together on Sundays. But folks can join in just for fun, fellowship and/or to sing more confidently and joyously. Choir practice is offered by BFUU for building community – invite your friends and neighbors!


BiMonthly, Monthly, and Quarterly Events

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Tuesdays twice a month 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
For more information, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (510) 841- 4824 ext 5


speech bubble speakingfreelyWomen’s Voices Alumnae plans to resume - more info to come
Thursdays twice a month 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Welcoming all who have participated in the Women’s Voices groups!
For more information or to sign up, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (510) 841- 4824
 
Elders Circle
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1st Tuesdays at 11 AM
Come one, come all who are young at heart! Age does not matter! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month, from 11:00 am to 12:30, for very lively conversation. We may even solve some of the worlds problems... or not. We’ll have fun trying, and we share snacks! We would love to have you join us.

BFUU Men’s Group
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2nd Thursdays at 7-9 PM
We would like to invite all men to a Men’s Group on the second Thursday of the month. Our goal is to encourage each other as we build community. Hope to see you there next time.

Orientation for Newcomers
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1st Sundays after service
BFUU has an orientation for newcomers after the service on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome, whether you are considering membership or not.

Board President Ira Armstrong Office Hours
postponed until Public Health Department Orders are lifted

2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1:30-3:30 PM
Please contact Ira via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 510-841-4824 ext. 4 to make an appointment.

cat bandThe Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
postponed until Public Health Department Orders are lifted

2nd Fridays at 7 PM
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!

potluckSecond Sunday Potluck*
postponed until Public Health Department Orders are lifted
2nd Sundays at 12:30 PM
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 postponed until Public Health Department Orders are lifted
2nd Sundays at 1 PM
Note: not accessible space. Beginners welcome! We include all levels and genres. After a 7-minute writing exercise, we write for an agreed-upon period of time. Then we read our work aloud and give each other positive feedback.

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3rdFridays Jam at 7 PM
BFUU holds a uke jam on 3rd Fridays 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. for details on next meeting. Otherwise, please just drop in and join us!

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
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4th Thursdays at 7:00 PM 

Couple dancing2Vintage Invasion Old Fashioned Dance Party
postponed until Public Health Department Orders are lifted

4th Fridays at 7 PM
7 – 8 pm Beginning waltz lesson
8 – 11 pm DJ dance party
with some live music

Full of waltz songs new and old, swing dance, and other ballroom dances
$10, $6 students with ID No one turned away for lack of funds. Class free with dance
www.facebook.com/groups/VintageInvasion/ Sponsored by the BFUU Music Committee.

 BFUU Committee Meetings

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For more information, please see our Committees Page

Committee Meetings have been moved online or postponed until Public Health Department Orders are lifted

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Buildings & Grounds Committee (B&G) moved online
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Religious Education (RE) Committee postponed
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 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

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Our Revolution East Bay
postponed until Public Health Department Orders are lifted
Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month from 4-6pm
Doors open at 3:45 PM
Pizza will be provided and feel free to bring something to share


womenandsong croppedWomen & Song, a women’s singing group
moved online - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

Directed by Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm
$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!
510/910-2574 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


dulcimer for jam blurbMountain Dulcimer Jam with Deborah Hamouris
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2nd Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM
NO-TAB JAM!! Bring tunes you know by heart to share/teach/lead with the group. DJ will help you lead.
Donation of $5-$20, sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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