wheelchairTLoop no text50The Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall, and has a T-Loop system to enhance audio for those with hearing aids. We are working through some technical issues with our T-Loop system. Thank you for your patience as this is a work in progress. Please stay tuned for updates. 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

AnniecoversRise Up Singing! and Rise Again!
Sunday October 21 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall

Join this inspiring sing-along concert led by Annie Patterson, co-creator of the popular Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks. We’ll sing songs out of Annie and Peter Blood’s latest songbook Rise Again. Bring your songbooks. Copies will also be available to borrow or buy at the concert.

A FUN opportunity to build hope and community!

Annie and Mary1Annie will be joined by bassist/vocalist Mary Witt of The O-Tones, an award winning swing and soul band from Western Massachusetts.

Co-sponsored by the BFUU Music and Social Justice Committees & Strawberry Creek Quaker Meeting.
Suggested sliding scale: $15-$25 adults. $5 children/youth. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets: https://www.riseupandsing.org/events, and at the door. 


Couple dancing2Vintage Invasion Dance
Friday October 26 in Fellowship Hall
  7 –  8 pm beginning waltz lesson
  8 – 10 pm DJ dance party
10 – 11 pm Live musicians!
Full of waltz songs new and old, and a bit of other ballroom dances
October Dance - feel free to come in costume!

$10, $6 students with ID.
Class free with dance!
No one turned away for lack of funds
Questions text Remington 510-847-1892
www.ViDanceParty.com
Sponsored by the BFUU Music Committee


MaxDashusha49yr49 Years: Suppressed Histories Archives
Saturday, October 27 at 7 pm in Fellowship Hall
Come help us celebrate 49 years of global women’s history with the Suppressed Histories Archives! See an overview of the visual shows on a wide range of topics, and learn about the Archives itself. We'll have musicians: Evelie Posch, Matu Feliciano and Mancha de Plátano, and speakers. Including you, if you’d like to share what the SHA has meant to you.

October 2018 makes seven times seven years of this research and the foundation of archiving cultural records that shine a light on women, in all times and places; on matricultural and cooperative societies; on how systems of domination work and spread; and on cultural heritages and spiritual philosophies. Ave.

Cosponsored by the Archives and the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee.
Suggested donation of $5 - $20. Everyone welcome, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Books, posters, prints and dvds will be there!


2018 World Conference Against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs!
Sunday October 28 at 8 PM in Fellowship Hall
John Steinbach with group cropped scaledDon’t miss this riveting report on the state of the world and what’s being done to back away from the nuclear brink.

A Slide Show & Talk by John Steinbach, Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area

Edging toward nuclear war, the world remains balanced precariously on the knife edge of nuclear annihilation.

Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee.
Suggested donation of $5 - $10. Everyone welcome; no one turned away for lack of funds.


CUBA presentation
Thursday November 1 from 7 PM - 9 PM in Fellowship Hall
gg Winter and Cindy Sheehan have a slide presentation and report from their recent trip to Cuba, including a celebration with four of the released Cuban 5 where Cindy was honored for her work in helping get them released. It was an amazing musical and dancing program put on for her and our group. Nice pictures of the occasion, and many others of the trip will be shown. Please attend and ENJOY.
Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee.
Suggested donation of $5 - $20. Everyone welcome; no one turned away for lack of funds.

 

Ongoing BFUU Events

Weekly Events

qigong2BFUU Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Gene Herman Returning on October 15th!
Mondays, 4-5 PM in Fellowship Hall
Wednesdays, 3-4 PM in Fellowship Hall
This practice improves health and well-being at any age.

Pastoral Care Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 510-841-4824 ext. 2 for an appointment.

Hal Carlstad Center Library Hours
Tuesdays at 1 PM - 3:30 PM in the Fireside Room

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice
Wednesdays at 7-8:30 PM 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.


BiMonthly, Monthly, an Quarterly Events

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

Elders Circle
1st Tuesdays at 11 AM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Come one, come all who are young at heart! Age does not matter! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month, from 11:00 am to 12:30, for very lively conversation. We may even solve some of the worlds problems... or not. We’ll have fun trying. Last meeting, we had 14 in our circle, and of course always snacks! We would love to have you join us.

TB logo red horiz3inTransition Berkeley Presents
Quarterly - 1st Thursday of January, April, July, and October
meet and greet at 6:30 PM, film at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Quarterly, 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. 

ukuleleUke Practices/ Uke Jam - please note room change
1st & 5th Fridays Practice, 3rdFridays Jam at 7 PM in the Fireside Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
BFUU holds a uke jam on 3rd Fridays 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. We also meet on 1st Fridays and 5th Fridays to practice. If you have questions or want to let us know you’re attending, please send your name and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details on next meeting. Otherwise, please just drop in and join us!

Orientation for Newcomers
1st Sundays after service
Lincoln Statler, MASC, will conduct an orientation for newcomers after the service on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome, whether you are considering membership or not.

cat bandThe Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
2nd 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!

potluckSecond Sunday Potluck*
2nd 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 Groups 1 and 2
1-2nd Sundays at 1 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - no animals
2-4th Sundays, at 1 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - service animals
Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! Group 1 (2nd Sundays) is for those who are allergic to animals, and/or don’t need to bring service dogs. Group 2 (4th Sundays) allows service animals. We include all levels and genres. After a 7-minute 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
4th Thursdays at 7:15 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

 BFUU Committee Meetings

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Second Fridays at 11:30 AM in Fellowship Hall

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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Second Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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Third Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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Second Tuesdays at 10:00 AM in Fellowship Hall

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

 Sound Spirit500Sound Spirit
2nd Wednesdays each month 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
in the Connie Barbour Room

What does it mean to be a sound body, to be conscious & present? Intimate, fun sound/music exercises to discover your unique musical and alchemical powers! Explore to deepen your sense of self, and connection to ‘other,’ in community. Music, Improvisation, Circle Singing, Sound Games, Deep Listening, Discovery. Experiment and play. Grow with, and in, the support of community.
Join Meetup Group. https://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Sing-Sound-Listen-Connect-Community/
Advance tix required @ Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-sound-listen-connect-community-tickets-45054323695
More information at https://clarehedin.com 


 womenandsong2Women & Song, a women's singing group

Directed by Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm
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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