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

"Rock & Reel" An Irish Dance Benefit for Standing Rock
Saturday, April 29, 6 PM - 11 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
6 PM (potluck/speaker)

dreamcatcher37 PM (dance lesson)

8 - 10 PM (dance with live music)

10 PM - 11 PM (acoustic hour)

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee
Sliding scale: $5-$10
Tickets at: http://bfuu4standingrock.brownpapertickets.com

Live Irish music from musicians from the community, including former members of the Elderberries and the band Alatriel.

Even if you don't know how to dance, you can join in a dance lesson, bring a potluck dish and enjoy the social scene, and listen to a knowledgeable speaker on issues facing the Standing Rock and DAPL protestors' legal fight. Or consider buying a ticket as your donation to this important cause.

Let's come together as a community to support policies and movements for clean water and human rights. Please share this ticket link and help spread the word to the community!

The protest camps have been evacuated and the battle is now in the courts where legal motions to stop the DAPL are being heard. If a minimum of $1,000 is raised, all proceeds will go to Earthjustice, the legal group representing Standing Rock in current court battles, earmarked for Standing Rock legal defense. Otherwise all proceeds will go to the Sioux Tribe of Standing Rock to be used as they deem best for their legal defense expenses.

Here’s a BFUU music video with a sample of Irish music. Playing along is our custodian Richard Sandling on the drum, and our Board President Doug Chambers on the “bones.” https://youtu.be/G86SaTZEJIk


Social Justice Discernment
Sunday, April 30 at 12:30 - 2:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
This is the final workshop in the social justice discernment series (though the work continues!) Join us in learning from and working with Evan Junker. For more information, please contact Pam Norton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Elayne Ryder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Transition Berkeley Presents Film and Discussion
“Normal is Over” A Story About Solutions
Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 PM refreshments, 7-9 PM program, in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
normalposter image crp graphic“Normal Is Over” is a compelling and visually rich film directed by award winning investigative journalist Renee Scheltema.
Her film chronicles the way humans have inadvertently imperiled our planet: species extinction, climate change, depletion of critical natural resources and industrial control of our food production.
This unique documentary examines how our economic and financial system connects these issues and offers SOLUTIONS that could be implemented immediately, from practical everyday fixes to rethinking the overarching myths of our time. Meet and greet at 6:30 pm before the film. Bring healthy vegetarian snack or a refreshment to share if you can. The program begins at 7 pm.
This event sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Social Justice Committee (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists).
Suggested Donation: $5-20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds!
Bring: A healthy vegetarian snack to share at 6:30 pm if you like!
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catonguitarThe Oasis in Berkeley (open mic and jam session)
Friday, May 12 at 6:30 PM sign up / 7 PM start in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Join us for BFUU’s open mic night and jam session! First come, first choice of 10-minute slots, available until the slots fill up.
We welcome entertainers and entertainees to fill the hall with performance, connection, and appreciation.
$5-$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Robeson Event Migration ALexThe Rockin' Solidarity Labor Chorus performs
Paul Robeson: A Portrait in Story & Song
Sunday May 14 at 3:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
This is a musical biography of the great African-American artist, athlete, and activist based on material gathered from primary sources by Alex Bagwell.
Sponsored by The Rockin' Solidarity Labor Chorus and BFUU Social Justice Committee.
For more information, please call Pat Wynne at 415-648-3457.

 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 and Neighborhood Sing!
Wednesdays at 7 PM in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.
From 7 pm – 7:45 pm, we learn melodies and work on harmonies, timing, and musicality of a couple of songs that we’ll sing at BFUU’s Sunday services.
From 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm, we sing the songs from the first part with our wonderful pianist Andy and then relax and informally sing songs together.
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.

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. 

Loaves and Fishes: Food for the Soul
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 suggested topic for the first group is "Did God Have a Wife?" Thereafter, the group will develop 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.

Small Group Ministry with Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles - Note Day/Room Change in May!
Wednesday, April 26th from 2 PM - 3:30 PM in the Minister's Office – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Starting in May 2017 - Second and Fourth Fridays at 10 AM - 12 noon in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

This group will focus on spirituality and our search for meaning. As the group develops, participants are encouraged to develop topics related to their interests.

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 (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.

SJC Speaker Series
Third Thursdays bimonthly (even number months) at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Every other month (on even number months), BFUU’s Social Justice Committee presents a speaker who 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.

Good Grief
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. 

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. 

 BFUU Committee Meetings

Click the Committee/Subcommittee name to initiate an email to the Chair(s) of that Committee/Subcommittee

For more information, please see our Committees Page

Aesthetics Subcommittee
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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Third Sundays at 4:30 PM in the Fireside 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 Tuesdays after Sunday Services Committee meeting in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.

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

Sunday Services Committee
First Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

GGF image1GGF image2Girls Go Figure Camp boosts the confidence & aptitude of middle school girls as problem solvers. Working collaboratively with GGF image1brainteasers, puzzles, games, videos, and word problems, they develop practical math skills for school.
Meets Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 2017, 9:00 to Noon, $250 by May 31. Tralee Johnson, MA, Coordinator, is a 25-year veteran of math education and counseling. www.GreatMathTutoring.com 415-508-MATH


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