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Upcoming Events


The Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall
At this time the Connie Barbour, Fireside and Benjy Rooms on the second floor of our Education Building (1606 Bonita Ave) are not wheelchair accessible.


BFUU events are marked by this chalice. 


  Featured BFUU Events


BFUU SJC Fukushima: John Steinbach

Sunday, September 28 6 PM reception, 7 PM program in Connie Barbour Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.

Longtime anti-nuclear weapons and power activist, researcher, and writer John Steinbach will give a first-hand report on his visit to Fukushima.


BFUU Hal Carlstad Social Justice Center Awards Dinner 

Saturday, November 15 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.


The Social Justice Committee of BFUU (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists) presents their annual Awards dinner. 

Tickets Now On Sale!
$25-$50 per person
http://sjc2015awards.brownpapertickets.com/


Dinner: 6:00 pm

Menu will be a Mexican-themed meal with vegetarian, omnivore, and vegan options, lovingly prepared by caterer Chris Planellas.

Program: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

2014 Social Justice Awardees are:

Michael Parenti
http://www.michaelparenti.org/

MECA (Middle East Childrens' Alliance)
https://www.mecaforpeace.org/

Planting Justice
http://www.plantingjustice.org/

Keynote speaker: Michael Parenti was born and raised in an Italian-American working class family in New York City. After high school he worked for a number of years then returned to school, eventually earning a B.A. from City College of New York, an M.A. from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. His many books include The Face of Imperialism (2011);God and His Demons (2010); The Assassination of Julius Caesar (2003); and Democracy for the Few, 9th edition (2010). He recently published a warmly received "ethnic memoir" entitled Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid's Life. Dr. Parenti has lectured far and wide to enthusiastic audiences across North America and abroad. His various talks and interviews have played frequently on community radio stations, public access television, and the internet. He lectures on college campuses and before a wide range of community audiences, peace groups, labor organizations, scholarly conferences, and various other venues. His books are enjoyed by both lay readers and scholars, and have been used extensively in college courses.More Details to Come!

 


BFUU Open Mic with Doug Chambers, Featured Artist TBD

Friday, October 10 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.

Join us for BFUU's monthly Open Mic night. Note to Musicians/Performers: Signups for the 20 available 10-minute slots begin at 6:30 PM and the featured artist performs at 8:30 PM.

 



Recurring BFUU Events


BFUU T'ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. —Connie Barbour Room— 1606 Bonita Ave.

This practice is appropriate for people of all ages. It improves health and well being at any age.

BFUU Elders' Circle

First Tuesdays, 11:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall

The BFUU Elders' Circle meets at 10:00 AM on First Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall.


BFUU SJC Wind Song Cafe
First Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room—1606 Bonita Ave.

Join us in the Wind Song Cafe to share music, poetry, and discussion. Note that this room is not wheel-chair accessible. We will discuss Prop. 47, The Safe Neighborhoods & Schools Act of 2014, the voter initiative that will make a difference. 

 

BFUU Third Thursday Taizé

Third Thursdays, 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall

Taizé music originated in the Taizé Monastery in France as an opportunity for people of various religious faiths to unite in spirit and song. It quickly spread through Europe and is now becoming very popular in the United States. Come join us each third Thursday at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall as BFUU takes its place in the growing Taizé community.



  Other Community Events held at BFUU
T'ai Chi Ch'uan with Karina Epperlein: The Principles and Art of Slowing Down

Mondays, 6-7 p.m. in the Connie Barbour Room — 1606 Bonita Ave.

Breath, sound, movement, qi gong, imagination and intention, standing and walking meditation, balance, centering and grounding. Karina brings to her 37 years of teaching an extensive background and training in T'ai Chi Ch'uan, dance, physical theater, music, voice, breath, and meditation.

Ongoing. $90 per month. Please call in advance to register: 510-559-8892. Visit www.karinafilms.us for more information.
 


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Dancing Life From Your Core: CoreConnexion Transformational Arts® with Eva Vigran, MA Psych

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.

Starting in the NOW, we will listen to body and soul, following movement that emerges from moment to moment. Through playful connection with ourselves, others and nature, we can illuminate our individual and authentic aliveness and strengthen our inner nature and resources. Participants will gain access to the wisdom and joy at their core. First class is free! www.coreconnexion.net


Song and Chant

Second Sundays, 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St. 

 

Ajaya Davidson and Sangita Moskow weave a musical fusion of classical Indian and Western music on keyboard and sarod. The music creates a lush undercurrent for chanting, open listening and meditation. Come and experience original songs and chants in Sanskrit and English and with the poetry of Rumi and Shakespeare!


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Suggested donation: $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds

Feel the power of musical space and time.

 


Motown Dance Party: Soul Rising
First Friday of each month 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Come hear the band:  "SOUL RISING"! ! !

We continue the Great American Dance Party Series, featuring the Bay Area's top R & B and Soul playing musicians!  Great vocalists belt out the Greatest Hits of Motown, Stax Studios and the Philadelphia Sound LIVE.
Suggested donation is $10 person.
Refreshments available.


Jazz in the Neighborhood: Marcus Shelby Quintet

Friday, September 19, 8:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Jazz in the Neighborhood is proud to introduce the first of our new series at the BFUU in North Berkeley, featuring a concert every third Friday of the month. Opening the series will be the Marcus Shelby Quintet, playing a mix of blues and swing; originals, standards, and rhythm & blues. Marcus Shelby is a highly accomplished teacher, composer, arranger, and bassist based in the Bay Area. Joining Shelby will be Joe Warner on piano, Ila Cantor on guitar, Tim Angulo on drums, and Tiffany Austin on vocals. A local youth showcase will be announced and will open the show.

Suggested donation: $20/$10 Students
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marcus-shelby-quintet-tickets-12717013931
More info at jazzintheneighborhood.org


Acoustic Music Berkeley: Bill Evans, the Banjo in America
Friday, September 26, 8:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Bill Evans presents over 250 years of American music on a dizzying variety of banjos, taking you on a musical journey from West Africa through 19th and early 20th century music to Bill’s own dynamic original compositions and arrangements. Bill is a Bay Area favorite who has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and on “A Prairie Home Companion.”www.billevansbanjo.com

For reservations please contact Sheila at Swift Entertainment 510-289-2679.
Online tickets available at http://www.acousticmusicberkeley.com/