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
Rescheduled from October - we hope you'll join us for this important benefit.
Blossomy Project Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India:
A Screening of SOLD and a performance by Kristi Williamson of Spoken Word Mystic Poetry, Song and Movement
Saturday, November 18 at 7 pm - 10 pm in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
soldBlossomy Project is a Berkeley based 501(c)3 working with trafficking survivors since 2004 in India and in 2016 expanded its reach to vulnerable communities in Thailand! The focus of Blossomy Project is empowerment through self expression.
Our programs include dance therapy, art therapy, music therapy and photography.
SOLD is a narrative film based on the true story of Lakshmi’s trafficking from rural Nepal to a brothel in Kolkata, India and highlights the brutality of child trafficking and the resilience of the human spirit. www.soldthemovie.com
Blossomy kristiKristi Williamson is brilliant performer who is passionate about archetypal exploration through cultural dance forms and ritual theater and will be presenting a piece that embodies her experiences working with survivors in India. Kristi has been working with Blossomy Project in Kolkata at a shelter home with over 100 girls since 2014 leading a one month workshop in partnership with the Tamalpa Art Corps program.
This event is generously being sponsored by BFUU and all proceeds go to benefit the empowerment of trafficking survivors and those vulnerable to human trafficking.
Lulu Dharma jewelry and tote bags will be on sale at the event for half price www.luludharma.com
Lite fare will be on offer. Free popcorn! $5 Raffle Tickets!
$20 minimum suggested donation at the door. More Information: www.blossomy.org

Special Thanksgiving Potluck!

Sunday November 26 at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
potluck2Please join us in sharing a bounty of Thanksgiving fare. Bring (safely preserved) leftovers*, a special dish you want to share* - or just your good appetite! Whether you have a dish to share* or not, we invite you to join us as we break bread in the spirit of loving community. If you can, please help us set up tables and chairs before, and put them away afterward. In between, join in the bounty provided by members and friends. Members, friends, neighbors, and the wider community are welcome!
*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 eat.

Conscientious Projector for the 99% presents film and discussion:
Generation Zapped
Saturday December 2 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Generation Zapped2Don't miss "GENERATION ZAPPED" the important, just released documentary on how to reduce wireless tech risks!
Learn the facts and how to minimize associated risks during this technological revolution.
Today we encounter a hundred thousand times the level of radiation from wireless technologies than we did decades ago.
Safety standards are outdated. Prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) affect health, from links to breast and brain cancer, to associations with infertility and genetic mutations related to autism/ADHD, to new illnesses such as Electrical Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS).
 
“A wifi classroom is like the inside of a microwave oven set at very low power. Children are exposed to that wifi radiation 6 hours every school day, 5 days a week.” - Magda Havas

Discussion afterwards led by:
Lloyd Morgan, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Health Trust, Retired Electronic Engineer, and
Ellen Marks, Director of the California Brain Tumor Association
Opening remarks by BFUU Social Justice Committee co-chair Phoebe Sorgen
 
$10 - $5 requested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
A project of WIRED (WIreless Radiation Education & Defense) and the BFUU Social Justice Committee
www.GenerationZapped.com for more info on the film
Info we all need!
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7R4gKs8ViI&feature=youtu.be
 Ongoing BFUU Events

qigong2BFUU 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.

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice
Wednesdays at 7-8:30 PM (except 1st Wed. of each month) in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
We practice songs for the Sunday services, learning melodies, and working on musicality. During the first part of the evening, we focus on choir numbers with harmonies. From about 8 pm on, we practice the hymns we'll lead on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join in for fellowship and to be able to sing more confidently and joyously on Sundays. Please invite your friends and neighbors. There's no pressure to sing in the choir on Sundays. These gatherings are something BFUU offers as a service to build community.

Elders Circle
First Tuesdays at 11 AM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

TB logo red horiz3inTransition 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. 

Orientation for Newcomers
First Sundays at 12:15 PM (after service) in the lobby of Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
The Rev. Elena Rose Vera will conduct an orientation for newcomers after the service on the first Sunday of each month in the lobby of Fellowship Hall. All are welcome, whether you are considering membership or not.

SGMSmall Group Ministry is on hiatus. We'll update here if/when it returns.

Conscientious Projector for the 99% Film Series dates to be determined. Films with dates will be posted in Upcoming Events as they are determined.

catonguitar100The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
Second Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
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!

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. 

pen2 75x60BFUU Writers Group
Group 1: 2nd Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - No animals, please. (allergies!)
Group 2: 4th Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - Service animals welcome!

Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! Group 1 (2nd Sundays) is for people who are allergic to dogs, and people who don't need to bring service dogs to the group. Group 2 (4th Sundays) 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.

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
Fourth Thursdays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

Uke Jam
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BFUU holds a uke jam once a month 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. Times and places of the jam will be sent out to all who send their name and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Welcome!

 BFUU Committee Meetings

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Second Fridays at 1:30 PM in the Fireside Room  – 1606 Bonita Ave.

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Committee on Ministry
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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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First Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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First and Third Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room—1606 Bonita Ave.

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First Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

 womenandsong2Women & Song, a women's singing group

Directed by Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30pm (note: November 2017 dates are 11/9 & 11/23)
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!
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171121 Dulcimates

“House” Concert

Albanie Falletta & Craig Ventresco

The DulciMates

Tuesday, 11/21, 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Connie Barbour Room
Tix $15-25, sliding scale

The DulciMates, Deborah Hamouris & Buffalo, are excited to join Albanie and Craig at this “house” concert. We first met Albanie at Bamboulas in New Orleans, where she played the heck out of her guitar on trad & gypsy jazz. We have since learned to love her original songs, too, and have both her CDs. Great roots blues on resonator guitar & banjo, terrific voice! The DulciMates will play & sing some of our faves on mountain dulcimer. Originals, traditional folk and inspired covers. It's gonna be a fun night.