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 Events

An Evening with Country Joe McDonald
Saturday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall —1924 Cedar St.


Save Our Berkeley Post Office Coalition Presents New Deal Era Film Fest, Week 2

Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.

These films show New Deal artists at work in post offices and many public buildings. At 9 p.m. we're showing films that show people engaged in cooperative farming in Texas and Alaska, building new homes and their experience with rural electrification. Dick Powell sings the grand finale.

Suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Volunteers appreciated!

Take Back Your Power

Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.


josh-150x150Special Bay Area Screening of a new film on “Smart” Meters: There will be a screening of Take Back Your Power on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30) at BFUU. Following the film, there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker, Josh del Sol. Donations will be accepted to support the cause. To reserve your seat, please visit:


Writing What You Want to Say: A Writing Workshop with WordSwell

Sunday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room—1606 Bonita Ave.

Have you written before? Or always wanted to write more? This group will support and encourage you to write. Facilitator Holly Harwood is a local poet and teacher whose work has inspired a lot of creative words to flow in Berkeley and beyond.


Speak Out on KPFA: A Town Hall Forum

Sunday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.

Pacifica Radio is the most important alternative radio network in the US with stations in 5 large cities and programming that is literally censored from the corporate media these days. It is critical that Pacifica be defended and that it have strong management and fiscal responsibility. This forum and discussion will look at the occupation that has been going on the Pacifica Foundation National Office for weeks after the firing of Executive Director Summer Reese.

Listeners, especially paying members and voters, staff, and advocates for community radio and for upholding the pacifist vision of founder Lewis Hill, are invited. What is the real meaning of "Save KPFA" if that station refuses to turn in its annual financial books like the other 4 stations in the network? This jeopardizes the funding of the entire network and causes one to wonder if there is a hidden agenda. How does the current turmoil stem from a hastily called late-night National Board telephone conference without advance notice that the termination of Summer Reese would be on the agenda? Is it legal? Is it reckless? The motion came from Jose Fuentes who has never worked with Summer Reese, and is employed in Dan Siegel's law firm. Siegel is running for Mayor of Oakland as a Democrat. Let's give everyone an opportunity to speak on the record. The future of the entire Pacifica network is at stake. Let's all come together to Save Pacifica!

Co-sponsored by the Labor Video Project with Steve Zeltzer and the BFUU Social Justice Committee.

Suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Volunteers appreciated!


  Recurring/Ongoing 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 for more information.

Tuesdays Together
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St. 

Each Tuesday Together begins with a potluck meal at 6 p.m. and then at 7 p.m. we switch to a class or activity. 

April 1: Joking Together: For April Fools, bring your favorite jokes to share with the group.

April 8: Playing Together: Games Night. Join us for an hour of fun, interactive games.

April 15: No Tuesdays Together tonight. Instead, there is a potluck Passover Seder starting at 6:00 p.m., lead by Rabbi Lerner of Beyt Tikkun. Members of BFUU are invited, but we must register and must follow Kosher restrictions in bringing a dish. Cost for members is $20. Please go to

April 22: Writing Together: A few "prompts" will get us writing and sharing what we have written.

April 29: Sharing Together Our Personal Theologies: Rev. Joy will lead us in a session of sharing our beliefs, doubts and hunches about trhe nature of the universe and our lives.

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.

Dance 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! 

Question Mark Cafe
First Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room—1606 Bonita Ave.

Potluck, self-care and conversation for activists. Bring food, poetry and music to share.