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


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Night for the Buffalo: Buffalo Field Campaign 2016 Roadshow

Friday, September 30 at 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Native flute music by Mignon Geli; special musical guests; videos, storytelling and front lines reports from BFC co-founder Mike Mease - 20 years in the field.
For more information, please go to www.buffalofieldcampaign.org
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Sponsored by Buffalo Field Campaign and BFUU Social Justice Committee

photo courtesy of Sandy Sisti


Transition Berkeley Presents: Carbon Pricing - Climate Game Changer
Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 PM refreshments, 7-9 PM program, in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
CitizensClimateLobbyJoin us for an evening with Citizens’ Climate Lobby members, Amy Gorman and Harry Chomsky for a presentation and discussion on CCLs’ legislative proposal for a comprehensive and effective solution to the climate crisis. Learn about tools on how to pass climate change legislation. CCL is a national organization that is committed to creating the political will for a sustainable planet.
The presentation will include a specific nonpartisan proposal for pricing carbon emissions. CCL has an active chapter in Alameda County and will be talking about progress made locally toward garnering support for their proposed legislation. This includes recent unanimous passage by The Berkeley City and Albany Councils of resolutions supporting a fully rebated fee on all carbon emissions (differing from cap and trade plans) at the national level.
Event co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, the Social Justice Committee (of the BFUU), and Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL)
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds.


nuclear heartland revisedConscientious Projector Presents Book Party for “Nuclear Heartland”
Thursday, October 13, 7 pm in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
“Nuclear Heartland Revised Edition: A guide to the 450 land-based missiles of the United States” edited by Arianne Peterson and our guest speaker John M. LarFarge of Nukewatch, an educational project based in Wisconsin which raises public awareness of nuclear weapons, reactors and waste.
Dr. Helen Caldicott states that every American should read this book, learn that under our farms and prairies are the ICBMs with nuclear warheads and take on the entities that imperil our survival. Much of the original content was by the late Sam Day who was most helpful to our SJC on past anti-nuclear actions.
www.nukewatchinfo.org
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away for lack of funds.


dolores helman150815croppedBFUU Open Mic with Featured Artist Dolores Helman
Friday, October 14 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.
Featured artist Dolores Helman has been a well-known bay area tapper forever. She has performed throughout the world and has pioneered several healthy tap exercise programs, including Dance with Dolores and Tappersize. She has Gene Herman 160820cropbeen an important part of Tap Dance Day celebrations since 1995. She has inspired hundreds of dancers as she infuses her own jazzy influence with her love of rhythm.
October’s host Gene Herman has been writing poetry for 30 plus years; genres cover politics, romance, the environment, and sailing. He was host of the Wind Song Coffee House on Nantucket and is a past president of the Bay Area Poets Coalition. He's still writing... still musing around.
$5-$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.


payingthepriceforpeaceConscientious Projector Presents “Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson”
Thursday, October 20, 7 pm in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
“Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson” is an exciting film packed with ideas on how we can overcome the fears that fuel endless war. It is also the heroic story of the courageous dedication of Brian, a longtime friend of the Fellowship, who lost his legs at the Concord Naval Weapons Station in 1986.
www.payingthepriceforpeace.com
Suggested donation $5-$20. 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 Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Wednesdays at 3 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
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.
 

Communication with Care
First and Second Sundays in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Drop-ins welcome! No experience required! Free to BFUU Members and Friends! Marlena Willis leads these Compassionate Communication practice groups to help improve communication.

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. - 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.

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. 

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. 

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

womenandsongWomen & 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!
510/910-2574 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Empowered Communication Series at BFUU 

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Come for 5 Mondays, starting November 7

and 6 Tuesdays Fall NVC Practice Group

 

Have you ever noticed thoughts like this?
  •  I just want it to be easier to talk to you!

  •  I keep getting stuck doing what I always do

•  My boss is a terrible 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 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 the Empowered Communication series for BFUU community members only. Call me if you have any questions.
     Also, for folks who want to get a taste of the work, or continue practicing how to use NVC in their real-life situations, we will have a Fall practice group (6 sessions) starting November 8th and going thru December 20th, from 6:30-8:30pm. I think practice groups are the bomb!