BFUU Sunday Services 10:30 AM

Fellowship Hall

1924 Cedar Street

(at the corner of Cedar St. and Bonita Ave. - ramp on Bonita Ave.)

March 26: Burning the Bridges to Hope: the Assault on Moslem Refugees and Truth

Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles, Worship Leader
The president has issued a revised executive order aimed at suspending for 90 days the entry into the US of immigrants and visitors from six predominantly Moslem countries. Campaign rhetoric and the comments of the president’s supporters make clear that the travel ban targets Moslems. Our UU principles ask us instead to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person and to stand up for justice, equity and compassion in human relations. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles looks back over the history of America in resisting the presence of those seen as “other,” based on religion or nationality, and asks that we not repeat the wrongs of the past.

April 2: Shields Up!
Rev. Elena Rose Vera, Worship Leader

Sometimes the ways we protect ourselves in times of strain can end up hurting us later. Strategies that work to save us can keep us from growing or embracing others further on down the line. Together, let's look at the ways we look after ourselves and each other, pull apart defense from defensiveness, and explore what we can make that will bring us closer, not push us further apart.

April 9: Change: What and How
Rev. Marsh Agobert, Worship Leader
Everyone says they want change but no one wants to be different. Right now, we are facing real and radical change. What happened here, and in Europe? How do we get Change to work with us? How do we get our world, our lives, back on track!? It is the edict of Nature Herself that change will occur. How do we choose where it goes?

April 16: The Wild Unknown
Rev. Elena Rose Vera, Worship Leader
This Easter Sunday, we'll join science and theology, economics and individual yearning, the towering redwoods and the limits of sacrifice. As the Pacific salmon swim upstream to feed vast ecosystems, how can our own lives be a flourishing part of the great system of nature that holds us all? What can we give of ourselves so that all may thrive?

April 23: The Myths We Live: The Fairy Tale Guide to Ever After
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles, Worship Leader
Fairy tales teach us profound lessons for the challenges of our lives. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles relates significant tales that speak to the issues of mid-life crises and ancient wisdom about how we may best cope.

April 30: Theatre of the Oppressed
Jiwon Chung, Guest Speaker
Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a set of techniques, games & practices for using theater as a vehicle for transforming individuals and their communities, and effecting social and political change. It is a method of harnessing the theatrical process as a powerful tool for healing communities and breaking cycles of oppression; resulting in empowered and engaged individuals and groups that have the tools to dialogue, educate, problem-solve, and effect change. TO is a collective, creative, whole-brained problem-posing/solving technique of learning and transformation.

Jiwon Chung, past president of the national organization for Theatre of the Oppressed, is the artistic director of Kairos Theater Ensemble and adjunct professor at the Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, where he teaches Theater and Social Justice. The focus of his work is in the application of theater as a tool for social and political change, using Theatre of the Oppressed to challenge, resist and transform systemic oppression and structural violence, and to redress large scale historical atrocity and injustice.