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. 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, all other rooms at 1606 Bonita Ave. (Connie Barbour, Fireside, and Benjy Rooms) are not wheelchair accessible.

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 Upcoming BFUU Events

Nancy SchimmelNancy Schimmel’s Birthday Concert
Saturday March 7 at 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
Singer/songwriter/activist Nancy Schimmel and her friends are doing a birthday benefit concert for RAICES, which provides legal help for refugees at our borders. With Marianne Barlow, Marcie Boyd, Bonnie Lockhart, and Alisa Peres, plus Candy Forest & Wolf Party, Occupella, and the Organic Women’s Chorus. We’ll sing our own songs and a couple by Nancy’s mom, Malvina Reynolds.
Sliding Scale $10-$25 No one turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets at nancybirthdayshow.brownpapertickets.com
Sponsored by Nancy Schimmel and friends and the BFUU Social Justice Committee.

Patricia BulletYou are cordially invited to Patricia’s Fund Raiser!
PATRICIA BULITT
Sunday March 15 at 3:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
Beginning in 2016 when diagnosed with an incurable, but treatable cancer, Patricia has had no employment and has experienced long periods of immobility. Most recently with nearly 9 months of immobility, Patricia currently celebrates walking with a walker! Your kind contributions assist with medical and living expenses. Hosting great performers, we hope you will attend. Thank you!
Patricia Bullet2CONCERT FEATURING:
Bryan Dyer, Musician, Educator
Stephen Kent, Musician, Didgeridoo Player
Evie Ladin’s MoToR/dance
Chris Olander, Poet Laureate, Nevada City, CA
Keith Terry, Body Musician
Mahealani Uchiyama
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee
Cost: Suggested Contribution: $20.00-$250.00 No one turned away for lack of funds
Advance Tickets https://patriciabulittfundraiser.brownpapertickets.com
Ongoing BFUU Events

Weekly Events

qigong2BFUU Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Gene Herman
Mondays, 4-5 PM in Connie Barbour Room
Wednesdays, 3-4 PM in Connie Barbour Room
This practice improves health and well-being at any age.


Pastoral Care/Ministerial Office Hours
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles’s office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Tuesdays from 2pm - 6pm. 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. 5 for an appointment.

 

Rev. Marsh Agobert’s office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. 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.


 

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice
Wednesdays at 7-8:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
We learn melodies, and work on musicality and harmonies, and practice songs the choir sings together on Sundays. But folks can join in just for fun, fellowship and/or to sing more confidently and joyously. Choir practice is offered by BFUU for building community – invite your friends and neighbors! Folks are also welcome to come to the meditative tea from 6:30 - 7 pm right before the singing practice.


BiMonthly, Monthly, and Quarterly Events

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Tuesdays February 25, March 10 & 24, April 14
4:30-6:00 pm in the Fireside Room
a group for women in the BFUU community (members, friends, all who walk through our doors) to share spiritual community and support, to put forth our truths where we can be truly heard, to find our own inner voices as we hear our siblings speak
Lifting up our voices together!
Facilitated by:  Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles, BFUU Minister/Pastoral Care, and
Joanna Foley, Chair, Worship Services Committee
For more information or to sign up, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (510) 841- 4824 ext 5

speech bubble speakingfreelyWomen’s Voices Alumnae
Thursdays February 27, March 12 & 26
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room
Welcoming all who have participated in the Women’s Voices groups!
For more information or to sign up, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (510) 841- 4824

Elders Circle
1st Tuesdays at 11 AM in Fellowship Hall
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, and we share snacks! We would love to have you join us.

BFUU Men’s Group
2nd Thursdays at 7-9 PM in Fireside Room
We would like to invite all men to a Men’s Group on the second Thursday of the month. Our goal is to encourage each other as we build community. Hope to see you there next time.

Orientation for Newcomers
1st Sundays after service in Fellowship Hall
BFUU has an orientation for newcomers after the service on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome, whether you are considering membership or not.

Board President Ira Armstrong Office Hours
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1:30-3:30 PM in the RE Office
Please contact Ira via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 510-841-4824 ext. 4 to make an appointment.

cat bandThe Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
2nd Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall
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
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
2nd Sundays at 1 PM in the Fireside Room - no animals (allergies)
Note: not accessible space. Beginners welcome! 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.

ukuleleUke Jam
3rdFridays Jam at 7 PM in the Fireside Room
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. 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!

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
4th Thursdays at 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

Couple dancing2Vintage Invasion Old Fashioned Dance Party
4th Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall
7 – 8 pm Beginning waltz lesson
8 – 11 pm DJ dance party
with some live music

Full of waltz songs new and old, swing dance, and other ballroom dances
$10, $6 students with ID No one turned away for lack of funds. Class free with dance
www.facebook.com/groups/VintageInvasion/ Sponsored by the BFUU Music Committee.

 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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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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Second Mondays at 2:00 PM at Fatapples (1346 MLK Jr. Way)

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Third Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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First 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

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Our Revolution East Bay
Meetings are held at BFUU on the first Sunday of each month from 4-6pm
in the Connie Barbour Room.
Doors open at 3:45 PM
Pizza will be provided and feel free to bring something to share


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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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dulcimer for jam blurbMountain Dulcimer Jam with Deborah Hamouris
2nd Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM in the Preschool Kitchen
NO-TAB JAM!! Bring tunes you know by heart to share/teach/lead with the group. DJ will help you lead.
Donation of $5-$20, sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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GongNada Yoga with Zorg and the NadaYoga Collective
Saturday February 22 at 8pm in Fellowship Hall
Music, chanting, singing and dancing!
“May you be healthy, strong, grounded, safe and long-lived.” Focusing on this blessing, we will begin and end with a Wu Xing gong sound bath. We will express the blessing for ourselves, friends, loved ones, and the whole world. For a preview, listen here: http://nadayoga.us/niramayah.html