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Upcoming Events


The Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall
At this time the Connie Barbour, Fireside and Benjy Rooms on the second floor of our Education Building (1606 Bonita Ave) are not wheelchair accessible.

BFUU events are marked by this chalice. 


  Featured BFUU Events

 

Memorial Gathering for Tod Fletcher & Susan Peabody

Saturday, November 22, 1:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Tod Fletcher was a major researcher, writer, editor, and speaker in the global 9/11 Truth & Justice movement. Tod was the editor for many of “Process Theologian” David Ray Griffin's books. Tod's last interview on Bonnie Faulkner's "Guns & Butter" Radio Show on KPFA was on Sept 3, 2014 and is archived there and at No Lies Radio. Griffin Tribute: http://www.globalresearch.ca/in-memory-of-911-activist-tod-fletcher-a-life-of-service-1952-2014/5407016

 


Screening the Green Film Series Presents: Happy
Thursday December 4, 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
Transition Berkeley invites you to join us for a delicious vegetarian pot luck dinner, a joyful green song fest with Hali Hammer  and Nancy Schimmel  from Occupella , and HAPPY, an uplifting movie  about human beings at their best.
Our featured film HAPPY  takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research. Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

This event is cosponsored by Transition Berkeley, East Bay Cohousing and BFUU's Social Justice Committee.
Suggested Donation $5-10 No one turned away for lack of funds!


Conscientious Projector Film Series Presents:  These Storied Streets
Thursday December 11, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.

This film explores  the real and compelling stories of veterans, families, and young adults who struggle every day with living on the streets. The film questions the easy stereotypes  as homelessness rates are growing in unprecendented numbers only in the United States. At this celebratory holiday time we want to take a deeper look and see what we must be doing. SJC member Jim Beatty continues his work with Food Not Bombs and our long association with YEAH which has now reopened its winter shelter at the Lutheran Church of the Cross on University and Acton.
Suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds.


BFUU Monthly Open Mic Featured Artist: Bekah Barnett
Friday, December 12, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Join us for BFUU's monthly Open Mic night. Note to Musicians/Performers: Signups for the 20 available 10-minute slots begin at 6:30 PM and the featured artist performs sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 PM.
Bekah Barnett is an operatically trained singer/songwriter based in Oakland captivating audiences with poetic lyrics, soaring melodies, and toe-tapping piano riffs. Her carefully crafted tunes wander from humorous and upbeat to mournful and haunting and everywhere in-between. http://urbanminstrel.com
Holly Harwood is a Poet and peace activist. She is currently serving as the Chair of the BFUU Social Justice Committee and Coordinator of Code Pink Golden Gate Chapter.  Holly is also Dozo the Clown at various Bay Area locations. Holly understands the power and influence of good poetry and song in creating meaningful community, wholesome values, and achievable visions. Join Holly Harwood as our host and team create another unique and memorable monthly open mic! http://hollyharwood.com 

Suggested donations of $5 – $10 will support the work of the BFUU & the SJC.
No one ever turned away for lack of funds! Volunteers & Attentive Listeners Appreciated!
 



Recurring BFUU Events


BFUU T'ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m. —Connie Barbour Room— 1606 Bonita Ave.
This practice is appropriate for people of all ages. It improves health and well being at any age.


BFUU Elders' Circle

First Tuesdays, 11:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall
The BFUU Elders' Circle meets at 11:00 AM on First Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall.


BFUU SpiritUUal Contemporaries

First Thursdays, 7:00 PM in the Benjy Room–1606 Bonita Ave.
SpiritUUal Contemporaries at BFUU, an open covenant group for self-defined middle adults, welcomes those who would like to experience open covenant small group worship. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


BFUU SJC Wind Song West Cafe
First Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room—1606 Bonita Ave.

Join us in the Wind Song Cafe to share music, poetry, and discussion. December will feature poets on politics, led by Gene Herman.
Note that this room is not wheel-chair accessible. 


BFUU Social Justice Committee Meeting

First and Third Sundays, 12:30 PM in the Fireside Room—1606 Bonita Ave.


BFUU Sunday Services Committee Meeting

Second Tuesdays, 7:00 PM in the Minister's Office—1606 Bonita Ave.


BFUU Monthly Open Mic

Second Fridays, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
Join us for BFUU's monthly Open Mic night. Note to Musicians/Performers: Signups for the 20 available 10-minute slots begin at 6:30 PM and the featured artist performs at 8:30 PM. See this month's detail above.


BFUU Second Sundays Potluck

Second Sundays, after service (around 12:30 PM) in the 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. In between we talk and laugh and cry and sing. Members, friends, neighbors and the wider community are welcome to join us.


BFUU Finance Committee Meeting

Third Thursdays, 4:30 PM in the Fireside Room—1606 Bonita Ave.


BFUU Third Thursday Taizé

Third Thursdays, 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.

Taizé music originated in the Taizé Monastery in France as an opportunity for people of various religious faiths to unite in spirit and song. It quickly spread through Europe and is now becoming very popular in the United States. Come join us each third Thursday at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall as BFUU takes its place in the growing Taizé community.


BFUU Pub Theology

Third Fridays, 7:00 PM at Au Coquelet–2000 University Ave.

BFUU's young adult group meets monthly at Au Coquelet. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


BFUU Religious Education and Exploration Committee Meeting

Third Sundays, 12:30 PM (after services) in the courtyard—1606 Bonita Ave.
All are welcome to the RE meeting, which generally meets the third Sunday of the month outside on the playground, in order to accommodate families with children. Please feel free to bring an item to share for our potluck if you'd like.


BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
Fourth Thursdays, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
Please note that the Board Meetings for November and December will be held on the third Thursdays in the Minister's office.


BFUU Hospitality and Membership Committee Meeting
Fourth Sundays, 12:30 PM (after services) in the Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.


BFUU Building and Grounds Committee Meeting
Meets once a month - please contact Ben Burch
 


  Other Community Events 
T'ai Chi Ch'uan with Karina Epperlein: The Principles and Art of Slowing Down

Mondays, 6-7 p.m. in the Connie Barbour Room — 1606 Bonita Ave.

Breath, sound, movement, qi gong, imagination and intention, standing and walking meditation, balance, centering and grounding. Karina brings to her 37 years of teaching an extensive background and training in T'ai Chi Ch'uan, dance, physical theater, music, voice, breath, and meditation.

Ongoing. $90 per month. Please call in advance to register: 510-559-8892. Visit www.karinafilms.us for more information.


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Dancing Life From Your Core: CoreConnexion Transformational Arts® with Eva Vigran, MA Psych
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.

Starting in the NOW, we will listen to body and soul, following movement that emerges from moment to moment. Through playful connection with ourselves, others and nature, we can illuminate our individual and authentic aliveness and strengthen our inner nature and resources. Participants will gain access to the wisdom and joy at their core. First class is free! www.coreconnexion.net


Poetry Reading
Sunday, November 23, 3:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Celebrate Atlanta Review's Fall/Winter 2014 issue with contributors Susan Cohen, Rafaella Del Bourgo, Carol Frith, Kathleen McClung, Meryl Natchez, Margaret Stawowy, and past contributors Rachel Dacus, Roy Mash, Jeanne Wagner.

Special appearance by Dan Veach, Editor & Publisher.

Everyone is welcome to this free and festive event. Book sales and signing. Light refreshments.


The 18th Annual Berkeley Multi-Faith Celebration of Gratitude and Peace
Tuesday, November 25, 6:30 PM at Northbrae Community Church –  941 The Alameda, Berkeley

The annual Berkeley Interfaith Service is hosted this year by Northbrae Community  Church. Please come enjoy an inspiring interfaith worship service with Berkeley's  diverse faith communities (including UU, wiccan and many other faiths).