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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

Screening the Green Film Series: The Wisdom to Survive

Thursday, October 2, 6:30 PM, 7 PM Film in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.

Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive?

Transition Berkeley invites you to join us for an inspiring film that focuses on how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the face of this catastrophe.

The Wisdom to Survive features thought leaders and activists in the realms ofscience, economics and spirituality: Bill McKibben, Richard Heinberg, Joanna Macy, Gus Speth, Roger Payne and more.

We'll meet and greet from 6:30 to 7:00. Please bring locally grown snacks to share.
The film will be at 7:00. It will be followed by a discussion about how we can form strong communities to meet the challenges we face.

This event is cosponsored by Transition Berkeley and BFUU's Social Justice Committee. For information about Transition Berkeley go to www.transitionberkeley.com.

Consientious Projector Film Series: After Innocence

Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.

Dramatic and compelling stories of human beings imprisoned often for decades and then exonerated by DNA evidence. The film shows the emotional journey back into society and efforts to rebuild lives with little or no support. SJC is working hard for California State Ballot Prop. 47 which if it passes will make a huge difference in reforming our broken Criminal Justice System.
 


BFUU Open Mic, Featured Artist: Andrea Pritchett

Friday, October 10 at 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. 

Featured artist Andrea Pritchett is a well known Berkeley activist and singer/songwriter. Teacher, co-founder of Berkeley Copwatch, community radio and Occupy Activist are just a few of her roles. She works fearlessly for the rights of all and against the militarization of police forces. Andrea has been in popular all female music groups such as Rebecca Riots and the Average Dyke Band but holds her own as a solo artist.


Our Host, Gail Penso, is a long-time Earth First and social justice activist who knows the power, morale, and meaning that songs bring to our lives and struggles.
 


Ukraine: What is the Truth?
Sunday, October 12 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.


Panel discussion and traveling photo exhibit: Beyond the Red Line Ukraine Fascism and Antifascism: a documentary chronicle of the war in Ukraine and the suffering of people whose lives it has touched.

 


New Way Media Fest: Voices and Votes on 2014 Midterm Elections
Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.


Poets and Artists contribute their Creative Contributions on November elections. Hosted by David Randolph and emcee David Madgalene with Susan M., Kirk Lumpkin, Vic Sadot performing and Holly Harwood with an Open Mic.
Donation Appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments available
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  The Hal Carlstad Social Justice Center Awards Annual Dinner Benefit for the BFUU

Saturday, November 15, Doors open 6:00 PM, Dinner Buffet 6:15 PM, Program 7:00-9:00 PM
Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

The Social Justice Committee of BFUU (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists) presents their annual Awards dinner. Dinner: 6 pm. A catered Mexican-themed Dinner Buffet suitable for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. Program: 7-9 pm. Event MC will be Rocky Morrison. Featuring Comedy by Mrs. T-Bill Banks (Selma Vincent). Music by Holly Harwood, Dan Tussey, Vic Sadot, and Ajaya Davidson and friends. Thanks to everyone on the organizing committee! See you there!

For more information, please see flyer here: 2014 SJC Awards

Suggested Donation $25-$50 per person

Tickets available at brown paper tickets:http://sjc2015awards.brownpapertickets.com/



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 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. Note that this room is not wheel-chair accessible. 


BFUU Third Thursday Taizé

Third Thursdays, 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall

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.



  Other Community Events held at BFUU
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


Song and Chant

Second Sundays, 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St. 

 

Ajaya Davidson weaves a musical fusion of classical Indian and Western music on keyboard. The music creates a lush undercurrent for chanting, open listening and meditation. Come and experience original songs and chants in Sanskrit and English and with the poetry of Rumi and Shakespeare!


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Suggested donation: $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds

Feel the power of musical space and time.


Motown Dance Party: Soul Rising
Friday, October 3, 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Come hear the band:  "SOUL RISING"! ! !

We continue the Great American Dance Party Series, featuring the Bay Area's top R & B and Soul playing musicians!  Great vocalists belt out the Greatest Hits of Motown, Stax Studios and the Philadelphia Sound LIVE.
Suggested donation is $10 person.
Refreshments available.


Jazz in the Neighborhood presents John Calloway Quartet
Friday, October 17, 8:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.


Acoustic Music Berkeley presents Josh Gallup and Friends with Eve Decker
A Benefit Concert for Gender Spectrum
Friday, September 26, 8:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.


Berkeley Disaster Preparedness Network presents "Securing your home for earthquakes"
Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall - 1924 Cedar St.

Glen Granholm, Director of Seismic Services Programs for ETC Building & Design and Safe-T-Proof Disaster Preparedness Co., will be talking about how to best secure your home followed by a Q&A.

This is a free program.


Deborah Hamouris presents Sharon Knight & Winter
Friday, October 31, 8:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.