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
The 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.
December 8: The Radical Teachings of Jesus
Jeff Palmer (he/him), Lay Worship Leader
What were the radical teachings of Jesus, how did he come by them, and how did the Early Church follow them? Are any of them useful in today’s modern society?
image: Randen Pederson via Flickr
Jeff grew up in the East Bay and attended Christian churches until adulthood. He has been a plumber, public school teacher, and a volunteer at a variety places including Haiti and more recently at BFUU as chair of Sunday Service Committee, and a board member. He joined BFUU a few years ago and he and his wife Margaret want to continue to be involved in the exciting things that BFUU does for social and environmental justice.
December 15: Relationship, Compatibility and World Order – Our story to date
Rev. Marsh Agobert (he/him), Worship Leader
If you are comfortable and secure in humanity’s continuity and truly have no concern, feeling we have it handled – this conversation will be a waste of your time. Do something fun instead. I believe we are still, at this late date, searching for some key to empowering everything we could do.
In addition to several good ideas as to how we can move through the current crisis, we need to find personal motivations to do whatever is necessary, whatever it takes to survive this moment. When we find the right (our real) motivation to move forward we will know our personal paths and those will irresistibly attract each of us.
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.
December 22: The Magical Gift of Light
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her), Worship Leader
On December 22nd, our planet will begin to change the angle of its path around the sun. Our long long nights of darkness will yield to the brilliant light of our star, the sun. Rev. Dr. Carrie will consider some of the meanings for us as the growing light brings new hope and comfort.
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.
December 24: Christmas Eve (Note: This service is at 5:00 PM)
Lauren Way (she/her), Guest Worship Leader
Lauren Way returns for another service of lighting candles, singing carols and sharing hopes for joy, love and peace in the coming year. This service welcomes all who are seeking warm fellowship and refuge from the commercialism of the Yule holiday. Families with children are especially welcome.
Lauren Way is a Starr King seminarian. Lauren’s journey has involved scientific research, bartending, direct services, peer advocacy and education. They always come back to heart connections.
December 29: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Virginia Hollins-Davidson (she/her), Lay Worship Leader
Virginia Hollins-Davidson and other members of African descent celebrate the contributions of Black individuals and communities to the beautiful mosaic of Unitarian Universalism. From Whitney Young, Jr. to the current leaders of BFUU, African American Unitarians are leading us all to a better future.