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.

 Upcoming BFUU Events

RoyZimmerman nyc 17scaledROY ZIMMERMAN: RIZE UP
Friday December 14 at 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
In the current political horror show, do you need some laughter? Some encouragement? Perspective? Inspiration? RIZE UP is Roy Zimmerman’s latest extravaganza, full of funny songs about ignorance, war, and greed. “With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic.” – No Depression Magazine
Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby. More information, videos, and merch at https://www.royzimmerman.com
Sponsored by the BFUU SJC. $20 suggested donation. Sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.


A Valve Turner In Person!
valve turnersIs Civil Disobedience Necessary for Environmental Justice?
Sunday December 16 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall
Leonard Higgins and four other Valve Turners decided to turn off the valves that regulate the pipeline flow of Canadian crude oil into the US. They were following the honored tradition of civil disobedience – take the bold action, have it documented for all the world to see, then wait to be arrested. At their trials, they sought to use the Necessity Defense to challenge the nation’s energy policy.
Higgins is the only UU in the group of three men and two women. By their actions at the US borders, they demonstrated strong commitment to Environmental Justice.
Sponsored by the BFUU SJC. Donations appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Aron coverAronPolandPlanColombiaCoverHuman Rights and Dignity in the Americas
Celebrating the publication of Human Rights and Wrongs and Plan Colombia
Tuesday December 18 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall
Authors Adrianne Aron and John Lindsay-Poland discuss their new books, Human Rights and Wrongs (Sunshot Press) and Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism (Duke University Press), respectively. Both books recount stories of individuals and communities - especially in Latin America - resisting U.S. and state violence, often at great cost, and the power of human solidarity. Aron’s vignettes in the style of Eduardo Galeano draw from her experience as a psychologist and work with Central American refugees. Lindsay-Poland narrates a Colombian peace community and a massacre, as well as the policy of training and equipping Colombian forces that serves as a template for U.S. intervention globally.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
www.sunshots.org/human-rights-and-wrongs

www.dukeupress.edu/plan-colombia (Preface and Introduction free online)
Sponsored by the BFUU SJC. Donations appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Couple dancing2Vintage Invasion Old Fashioned Dance Party
Friday December 28 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall
7 – 8 pm Beginning waltz lesson
8 – 10 pm DJ dance party
10 – 11 pm Dance to 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.ViDanceParty.com Sponsored by the BFUU Music Committee.

Ongoing BFUU Events

Weekly Events

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

Pastoral Care Lincoln Statler, M.A.S.C. holds pastoral care office hours from 10am til 12p on Tuesdays in Fellowship Hall. Rev. Marsh Agobert' office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. Claire Eustace, M. Div. is also available for pastoral care by appointment. 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.

Ministerial Office Hours Rev. Marsh is in the Ministers Office on Wednesdays from 10 am - 3 pm.

Hal Carlstad Center Library Hours - on hiatus

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice
Wednesdays at 7-8:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
We practice songs for the Sunday services, learning melodies, and working on musicality. During the first part of the evening, we focus on choir numbers with harmonies. From about 8 pm on, we practice the hymns we'll lead on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join in for fellowship and to be able to sing more confidently and joyously on Sundays. Please invite your friends and neighbors. There's no pressure to sing in the choir on Sundays. These gatherings are something BFUU offers as a service to build community.


BiMonthly, Monthly, and Quarterly Events

Conscientious Projector for the 99% Film Series dates to be determined. Films with dates will be posted in Upcoming Events as they are determined.

Elders Circle
1st Tuesdays at 11 AM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
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. Last meeting, we had 14 in our circle, and of course always snacks! We would love to have you join us.

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Quarterly - 1st Thursday of January, April, July, and October
meet and greet at 6:30 PM, film at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Quarterly, BFUU’s Social Justice Committee and Transition Berkeley co-sponsor a film and/or presentation relevant to the ecology. Often, additional sponsors, speakers and presenters add to the discussion. Suggested donations of $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. See upcoming events above for the current listing. 

ukuleleUke Practices/ Uke Jam
1st & 5th Fridays Practice, 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. We also meet on 1st Fridays and 5th Fridays to practice. 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!

Orientation for Newcomers
1st Sundays after service
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.

cat bandThe Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
2nd Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
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 — 1924 Cedar St. 
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 Groups 1 and 2
1-2nd Sundays at 1 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - no animals
2-4th Sundays, at 1 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - service animals
Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! Group 1 (2nd Sundays) is for those who are allergic to animals, and/or don’t need to bring service dogs. Group 2 (4th Sundays) allows service animals. 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.

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting Exception: December meeting 12/20/18
4th Thursdays at 7:15 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

 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 Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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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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Women & Song, a women’s singing group

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!
510/910-2574 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.