Special Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Wednesday December 24, 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall
This will be an intergenerational and fairly traditional Christmas Eve service, which will include a liberal interpretation of the Christmas story and lots of carols!
Singing For Social Justice
Friday December 26, 6:00-9:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Not happy about what's been going on in Ferguson? Neither are we! This is an all music event in which all of the music will be related to social justice, to raise money for Michael Brown's parents to help pay for any potential legal fees, damages, etc. that they might have suffered from. There will be several local musicians who will be performing and leading the audience in song. There is a suggested $10 or more donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. There will be food as well, including vegan and gluten free options.
Recurring BFUU Events
BFUU T'ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM —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
for more information.
BFUU SJC Wind Song West Cafe
First Fridays at 11:30 AM 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
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 Meeting for December will be held on the third Thursday (12/18) 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, 6:00-7:00 PM 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.
Dancing Life From Your Core: CoreConnexion Transformational Arts® with Eva Vigran, MA Psych
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM 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