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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

 

Community Radio, Morning Mix, and Pacifica

Saturday, August 2, 1:30 - 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
 

A National Live-Streamed Community Town Hall Forum featuring Morning Mix hosts, community members, and programmers from other Pacifica Network stations via Skype



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


 

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to California: From Nuke Nightmare to Solartopia!

Wednesday, August 6 (Hiroshima Day) at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
 

Cecile Pineda, author of Devil's Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step, will introduce Harvey Wasserman in person! Also, a special screening of Pete Seeger singing the Solartopia Song.

Get the latest update on the the current state of Fukushima, the radiation coming to California, what's happening with Diablo Canyon and with nukes worldwide, and the Solartopian transition to renewable energies, followed by discussion.

Don't miss the chance to hobnob with this great visionary, and to brainstorm re solutions after Dr. Carol Wolman, who co-founded Fukushima Response Bay Area, leads a brief meditation soliciting the wisdom of our DNA.

Wasserman is a life-long activist/organizer and a professor of history and cultural & ethnic diversity who now works primarily for the permanent shutdown of nukes and the birth of Solartopia, a democratic and socially just green-powered Earth free of all fossil and nuclear fuels.
www.harveywasserman.com

http://wingspress.com/author.cfm?author_ID=33&author=Cecile-Pineda/

http://devilstangobook.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/FukushimaResponseBayArea

www.FukushimaResponse.org


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


 

 

BFFU Monthly Open Mic With Doug Chambers

Friday, August 8, 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
 

Join us for BFUU's monthly Open Mic night. This month's featured artist is Douglas Chambers and our host is Dan Cunningham. Signups begin at 6:30 PM and the featured artist performs around 8:30 PM

For more information, see our Open Mic Page!


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


 

Conscientious Projector's Film Series: The Day After Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb

Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
 

Conscientious Projector's Film Series for the 99% presents The Day After Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb. "I have become Death" declared nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer upon first witnessing the terrible power of the Atomic Bomb. This Oscar -nominated film for best documentary uses newsreel footage and recently declassified government film to trace the Manhatten project under Oppenheimer's guidance. The New Mexico A-Bomb tests are shown as well as the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. The final part traces Oppenehimer's journey as the "Father of the A-Bomb" to a tireless oponent of nuclear power and ironically a "national security threat." We will have a speaker discussing Abolition 2000 disscusing the solutions, the moral issues and the long term effects of living in the nuclear age which has effected "everything save our way of thinking." The Day After Trinity 2:52 trailer http://youtu.be/-0R7dDn9bbk


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



 


 


  Other Community Events

 

Life Line Screening

Wednesday, August 6, Beginning at 8:15 AM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
 

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 8/6/2014. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.

 


  Recurring/Ongoing Events
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.
 


Kirtan with Ajaya

1st Sundays, 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St. 

 

Ajaya Davidson will lead a one hour program of kirtan chant, song and instrumental music, accompanied by flute, tabla and other instruments. The goal of kirtan is to allow us to lead us into the experience of our own creativity and love.

Ajaya has studied meditation, yoga, chanting and Indian musical forms for over 20 years. His music expresses his deep regard for the mystery of life, love and gratitude for all he has received.

Recent concerts include a tribute to George Harrison at the ISKON Krishna Temple in Berkeley.

To hear his music go to ajayathemusic.com

 

Suggested donation $5-10 (goes directly to musicians). No one turned away for lack of funds.
 


Compassionate Communication
Tuesdays, 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St. 

BFUU is sponsoring a series of classes called Compassionate Communication. This class series will enhance our efforts in welcoming newcomers to our fellowship and perhaps in attracting new members. The training will improve the quality of communication within the fellowship, build empathy and make for better relations among the members of our beloved community. It would also make a good lead-in to creating a Covenant of Right Relations for our Fellowship, which we don’t have currently.

All BFUU members and friends are invited to participate in the class series, weekly sessions of 1.5 hours, starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights, taking the place of Tuesdays Together and held in Fellowship Hall. The series will begin Tuesday evening, June 17th. In keeping with the format of Together Tuesdays, participants are also invited to bring food and share a potluck dinner, beginning at 6 p.m.

BFUU will provide a nominal fee to the trainer. Donations by the participants would be appreciated in addition, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

To summarize, the dates for the remaining sessions for the summer series are July 8, July 15 and July 22. The potlucks begin at 6 p.m. and the training sessions begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. They take place in Fellowship Hall. There will be another series in the fall, if enough people sign up.


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.


 


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.
 


 

Martial Arts Class: Wuwei Tao Kung Fu
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 7-9 PM — Connie Barbour Room — 1606 Bonita Ave.

If you want to learn Wing Chun Kung Fu and Cold Weapons together, this the class that you are looking for

First week is Free! All ages. Contact Ryan: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 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.


Power Flow Yoga Classes
Fridays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM, in the Connie Barbour Room—1606 Bonita Ave.
First session Friday, June 20th

 

Come join us in starting your weekend off right! Harmonize your body, mind and breath in our donation-based all levels power flow yoga class. We desire to make yoga accessible to everyone and encourage people of all backgrounds and bodies to come give it a try!
 


 

Serenity Association
2nd Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 PM, in the Fireside Room—1606 Bonita Ave.
First session Thursday, August 14th


You are cordially invited to attend a series of introductory, guided discussions on The Living Light philosophy, given through the mediumship of Mr. Richard P. Goodwin. This philosophy, based upon revealed laws, demonstrates how man, through his electromagnetic field and his planes of consciousness, attracts all things in his life.

Please visit www.livinglight.org