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

 Poster for Better WorldBetter World Festival

Saturday August 26 from 3 PM - 9 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Bay Area stars will perform music, spoken word, theater, dance and more! The event will begin with the Native American group Theatre Movement International. Oakland’s fabulous Paradise the Poet will mesmerize with his amazing performance poetry. Local artists will display their work. Festival-goers are invited to share their ideas for a better world. Community organizations will offer opportunities to shape a better world. Produced by the BFUU Music Committee and the BFUU Poetry Committee.
Suggested donation $30, more if you can, less if you can't. No one turned away for lack of funds. Volunteers appreciated!

Tom McAninley2 300Ordination of Tom McAninley
Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Ordinations are a milestone marking the culmination of a faith journey that an individual and a congregation have taken together. Tom McAninley, his mentors, family, fellow political activists, and longtime friends will join The Berkeley Fellowship Of Unitarian Universalists in joyfully celebrating Tom's ordination to the Unitarian Universalist ministry. A social hour featuring food and fellowship will follow.

 Ongoing BFUU Events

qigong2BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman   Note: no class on Wed August 23.
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.

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice and Neighborhood Sing! Note: Cancelled for Aug 16 - resumes Aug 23.
Wednesdays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
From 7 pm – 8 pm, we learn songs and harmonies
From 8 pm – 8:30 pm, we sing other songs for fun with our wonderful pianist Andy
Join us for either or both parts of the evening! 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 - Note: No August 2017 event, but will resume in September
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.

loaves and fishes3Loaves and Fishes: Food for the Soul - Note: No Loaves and Fishes in August 2017
Second Tuesdays at noon in Ministers Office–1606 Bonita Ave.
These meetings are an opportunity for participants to explore spiritual questions about which they are curious. The group develops topics to fit the interests of those taking part. Loaves and Fishes welcomes participants not only from BFUU but also friends of church members, neighborhood residents and anyone from other UU congregations.
Please bring your own brown bag lunch and a beverage.

SGMSmall Group Ministry is on hiatus. We'll update here if/when it returns
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 for the 99% Film Series
Second Thursdays bimonthly (odd number months) at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Every other month (on odd number months), 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.

catonguitar100Hardly 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. 

 BFUU Committee Meetings

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First Wednesdays at noon in Benjy Room  – 1606 Bonita Ave.

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

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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

Summertime Jams & Potlucks! August 27 at 4:00 PM
Preschool Backyard, 1606 Bonita Ave.(enter the gate south of the main gate on Bonita Ave.)
DulcimerPlayersIt’s Summer! Let’s enjoy the weather & each other’s company. We’ll be outside in the yard and will have a cooler with ice, paper plates, napkins & utensils. First, jamming (dulcimer-centric, but other instruments welcome) Be ready to call a tune or two for all to play!
Then, potluck & schmoozing. Bring a dish or drinks to share.
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womenandsong2Women & 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!
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