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.

We will be meeting on Zoom (*except as noted below) for Worship Services on Sundays at 10:30 AM. If you’d like to attend, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the meeting ID and link.

If you have the ID, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID. One tap mobile: +16699006833,,<meetingID># US (San Jose) Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) - to do this, dial: 1 669 900 6833, then dial the meeting number, then dial the # sign twice.) If you need help getting onto zoom, please include that in your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a voicemail at 510-841-4824 ext. 1.

FredRogers1969WikimediaPublicDomaincroppedMarch 26, 2023: To Nurture and to Serve the Neighborhood; The Life and Legacy of the Rev. Mr. Fred Rogers
Rev. Ben Meyers (he/him)
*IN PERSON Service, BFUU Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street*
*Masks required, please dress warmly as windows will be open*
March 20, 2023 will mark the 95th anniversary of the birth of Fred McFeely Rogers, who died 20 years ago (2/27/2003) and whose life and pioneering ministry shaped and guided the lives of millions of people, young and old. His words, songs and story continue to touch and inspire. Come be lifted and affirmed as we revisit the lessons of 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.'
The Rev. Ben Meyers has been a UU minister since 1995 and served as minister of BFUU from 2009 to 2013. He is currently a Hospice Chaplain for Bridge Home Hospice and lives in Oakland, near Lake Merritt and his adorable grandchild, with whom he shares the wisdom, wit and whimsy of Mr. Rogers.

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Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb (she/her)
Join Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb as she shares liberation stories in honor of Passover, Easter, and Ramadan.
Lynn Gottlieb is Rabbi Emerita of the Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque, NM. Now a resident of Berkeley, CA, Rabbi Lynn engages in multifaith, intergenerational and multicultural organizing in solidarity with racial, indigenous, gender justice and Palestinian liberation struggles as she teaches joyful spirituality, storytelling, ceremony, and ritual arts.

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Rev. Dr. Caroline Knowles (she/her)
*IN PERSON Service, BFUU Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street*
*Masks required, please dress warmly as windows will be open*

Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles celebrates Easter—the time when the words of Jesus, his stories, his counsel speak to us and have the power to transform our lives.
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 providing pastoral care at BFUU and preaching at Bay Area churches as a guest speaker, she writes poetry, short stories, and is working on a memoir.

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Rev. Jojo V. Gabuya (they/them)
Climate Change is one of this era’s greatest moral challenges. It is inseparable from the core values of many faith traditions. Severe storms, changing seasonal conditions, and other climate changes impact social justice and peace advocacy. How can we as a people of faith help in mitigating climate change and create a healthier, safer, and more stable world for All?
Reverend Jojo V. Gabuya is a Filipinx non-binary/transgender interfaith minister, Blessed Tomorrow Ambassador, and a diversity and inclusion leader. They are practicing the Dao philosophy and Veganism to create a healthier, safer, and more stable world for ALL.

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Kaitie Ty Warren (she/they)
*IN PERSON Service, BFUU Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street*
*Masks required, please dress warmly as windows will be open*

Singing is good for you! It reduces stress, improves memory and gives your heart and lungs a workout... But the biggest benefit of singing is when it is done in community with other people, which creates feelings of inclusion and belonging. In this service, we will explore how singing together supports not only the individual, but also the wellness of the community as a whole.
Kaitie Ty Warren is a community song leader and community builder. She is the founder and co-director of the Living Room Choir ANEW in El Cerrito, which helps to build community through music. Kaitie writes and creates visual art in addition to her work as a community song leader.  She has developed voice work therapy for folks with Parkinsons, and a Simple Harmonies class for babies. Kaitie teaches private lessons upon request.

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Rev. Ben Meyers (he/him)
The clock is ticking on the fate of the Earth as we know it, set in motion by our own doing. Geologists suggest naming this current era “The Anthropocene Period,” or The Age of Humankind since the future of the Earth is now, literally, in our hands. As stewards/partners of creation, how can we ‘save ourselves from ourselves?’ The Rev. Ben Meyers will lead a service encompassing wit, wisdom, and our Unitarian Universalist principles to explore a path forward. All are worthy, all are welcome.
Rev. Ben Meyers is a resident of Oakland, and serves as a Hospice Chaplain and Spiritual Care Provider for Bridge Home Hospice patients and their families in Alameda County. His ministry spans 28 years: half of that time as a parish minister and half as a social justice/community minister. He is the proud father of two sons and loves spending as much time as possible with his two-year old grandson. His passion is working with faith-based communities throughout the country to accelerate the adoption of clean energy--especially solar--as a moral imperative.