Upcoming Worship Services

BFUU Fellowship Hall 1924 Cedar Street
(at the corner of Cedar St. and Bonita Ave.)
all services are on Sundays from 10:30 AM to around noon, unless otherwise noted

TLoop no text30wheelchair30x30The 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.


welcomesign w plantsOctober 20: The Call for Beloved Community - Ingathering
Rev. Marsh Agobert (he/him), Worship Leader
For long time community members, and for the intrepid newly arrived; whether summer far ranging, or if you held the home front – Welcome!
In the midst of great tumult, we take this moment to Be together: meet, greet, welcome and huddle with those in this small raft. Ingathering is here! You are home.
Bring, a blessing or wish in writing for this coming year. We will place these in our basket this occasion and for years to come.
Welcome Home!
Marsh Agobert is an ordained Unitarian-Universalist cleric who ministered to the First Unitarian Church of Oakland in the 70s and 80s. He has long practiced psychotherapeutic treatment and has successfully worked with individuals, couples, families and the actively psychotic. Marsh is an experienced management consultant (he prefers small and mid-sized businesses) and a life coach, which well utilizes his broad background. Marsh has extended experience in several spiritual practices including martial arts, and other yogas.

Michael Servetus in prison statue by C. Roch. Credit Wellcome Collection. CC BYtranscropOctober 27: The Legacy of Michael Servetus, a Father of our Faith
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her), Worship Leader
Humanist, theologian, medical pioneer, student of law, master of classical languages, and one of the fathers of Unitarianism—this sixteenth century genius offered his powerful critique of trinitarianism that led to his execution for heresy on October 17, 1553. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles considers his life in a time of ferment, his quest for truth, and his courage in confronting orthodoxy when it errs.
image: Michael Servetus in prison statue by C. Roch. Credit Wellcome Collection. CC BY
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles describes herself as a recovering psychologist and recovering attorney, who graduated from Starr King in 2011 and was ordained to UU ministry in 2013. Along with preaching at Bay Area churches as a guest speaker, she is active with the Rossmoor Interfaith Council and also writes poetry and short stories.
 
PowertothePeopleAnitaHartFlickrNovember 3: An Unsettling Force, the Revival of Class Organizing
Millie Phillips (she/her), Guest Worship Leader
The past several years have demonstrated an enthusiastic revival of organizing on the basis of class. From teachers unable to afford to live where they work to the new Poor Peoples Campaign reintroducing the spirit and tactics of the Civil Rights Movement, more and more of us are realizing that economic injustice is entwined at the roots of all our social problems. Frankly, many UUs have been a bit slow to engage in this “new” approach. Millie will discuss why UUs need to get on board practically, ethically, and spiritually.
photo: Anita Hart Flickr
Millie Phillips recently became the consulting minister for the UU Community of Lake County. She is planning ti be ordained in January by the San Francisco UU congregation, her home church. Millie is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry (2015) and served two years as the intern minister at Santa Rosa UU. Before retiring to study for ministry, Millie focused on labor activism. Today, she remains active as a volunteer, including serving on the board of the national Labor Fightback Network. Millie lives in Oakland with her husband, a jazz musician. She has two adult children and two grandchildren.