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 Religious Education Building (1606 Bonita Ave). At this time the Connie Barbour, Fireside and Benjy Rooms are not wheelchair accessible.
|Upcoming BFUU Events|
Killer Drones - Obama’s Tragic Legacy and a Blunt and Homicidal Weapon Handed to His Successor
Saturday January 28 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Brian Terrell participated in the first protests against killing by remote control in 2009, shortly after newly elected President Obama made assassination by Predator and Reaper drones the cornerstone of his military policy. Since his arrest at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada that spring, Brian has participated in nonviolent protests around the country and abroad as this deadly technology has been proliferating. At these protests he has been arrested many times, serving jail sentences in New York and Nevada and in 2013, he spent six months in federal prison for presenting a petition at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. As a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, he has traveled to Iraq and made several visits to Afghanistan and has met with drone victims there. He has spoken about drones at universities, high schools, churches and rallies in the United States, Europe and Asia and his writings on the subject have been widely published and translated into several languages. A peace activist for more than 40 years, Brian lives on a Catholic Worker farm in Maloy, Iowa, and is on the Nevada Desert Experience Council.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee. Suggested donation $5 - $20. No one turned away for lack of funds.
59th Anniversary of the Peace Symbol
Monday, February 20th at 2 PM in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
Remember on Presidents' Day the origins of the Peace Symbol, which is an essential part of our Peace Movement. Join Arnie Passman and others. Musicians, poets, comedians will perform and offer their thoughts. We will shine light on the history of the Peace Symbol and discuss how we can have a lasting peace and a joyful resistance.
Refreshments, All Welcome.
Donation $5-20 appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.
|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.
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 Leadership Meeting
Second Thursdays at 7 PM in the Preschool Room
BFUU Committee Chairs and all BFUU members seeking leadership and group facilitation skills are welcome to attend the monthly Leadership Meeting.
Conscientious Projector Film Series
Second Thursdays bimonthly (odd number months) at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Every other 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.
The Oasis in Berkeley
Second Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Join us for a revamped monthly open mic experience. We welcome instrumentalists, singers, poets, spoken word artists and other performers to the stage! We are a family-friendly community with a focus on social justice, so hone your creativity toward that environment. 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. - No animals, please. (allergies!)
Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - Service animals welcome!
Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! Due to popular demand, the BFUU Poetry Committee is adding a second monthly writers group. The first group is the second Sunday of the month. It is for people who are allergic to dogs, and people who don't need to bring service dogs to the group. The second group is the fourth Sunday of the month. It is for people with service animals and people who are not allergic to dogs. You are welcome to attend both groups if you are able. 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.
Fourth Wednesdays at 7 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 to 8:30PM.
BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
Fourth Thursdays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
|Other Community Events Held at BFUU|
Living with Parkinson’s: “The Rabbit, The Wolf & Me”
Saturday, January 21, 6PM-8PM in Fellowship Hall
Women & 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!
Unconditional Love Qwire Open Sing
1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7-9 PM in the Preschool Kitchen–1606 Bonita Ave.
You are all invited to begin the Unconditional Love Qwire's 2.0 start-up! Regular rehearsals will begin on 1/5/17, meeting the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month.
Bring a song you want to sing with us. We'll be meeting in the kitchen of the preschool, so bring your childlike wonder with you. If this space works for everyone, it will be our new home.
Donations are welcome to defray costs and support the director. Absolutely NO ONE TURNED AWAY! We want your voice and spirit to soar in song with us.
With great love,
Deborah "DJ" Hamouris, Director