wheelchairThe Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall. The Preschool Room is only reservable by BFUU groups and is accessible on the ground level of our Religious Education Building (1606 Bonita Ave). At this time the Connie Barbour, Fireside and Benjy Rooms are not wheelchair accessible.

 Upcoming BFUU Events
Tom McAninley2 300Ordination of Tom McAninley
Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Ordinations are a milestone marking the culmination of a faith journey that an individual and a congregation have taken together. Tom McAninley, his mentors, family, fellow political activists, and longtime friends will join The Berkeley Fellowship Of Unitarian Universalists in joyfully celebrating Tom's ordination to the Unitarian Universalist ministry. A social hour featuring food and fellowship will follow. Please see the event on Facebook: https://facebook.com/events/350372672066603


A Night for the Buffalo: Buffalo Field Campaign
Friday, September 29 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall–1924 Cedar St.
buffalo field campaign road show 2017 imageonlyMarking 2 decades of front line action for the wild buffalo, the Buffalo Field Campaign 2017 Roadshow is coming to the Bay Area with a special 20th anniversary presentation. Co-founder Mike Mease brings engaging stories and films straight from the field, in the land of the buffalo, with music by Native American flutist Mignon Geli and special guests.
This event benefits the Buffalo Field Campaign.
Sliding scale at the door—no one turned away for lack of funds. photo by: Stephany Seay, BFC
Sponsored by BFUU, Earth First! and the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters
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The mission of the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is to stop the harassment and slaughter of Yellowstone’s last wild buffalo herds; protect the natural habitat of wild, free-roaming buffalo and other native wildlife; and work with all people—especially Indigenous Nations—to honor and protect the sacredness of the wild buffalo.
Volunteers from around the world spend every day, sunrise to sunset, monitoring and documenting threats to the buffalo, running patrols on skis and snowshoes to defend buffalo in their traditional habitat. BFC is the only group working in the field, every day, to stop the slaughter and harassment of the last wild buffalo.
“We envision a world in which buffalo and all other native wildlife are allowed to exist for their own sake, are given priority on public lands, and herds are allowed to maintain self-regulating, sustainable populations.” says BFC.


Memorial Service for Evelyn Berman
Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
The BFUU community grieves the passing of our friend and Fellowship member, Evelyn Berman. Please join Evelyn’s husband Bob, their family and friends at this gathering in honor of Evelyn’s life.

Transition Berkeley and Center for Biological Diversity Present:
OR7 – The Journey

Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 PM refreshments, 0 7-9 PM program, in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
TR OR7 The JourneyPlease join us for a screening of “OR7: The Journey.” This inspiring film is about Oregon’s famous wandering gray wolf, OR-7, who made international news after trekking hundreds of miles across Oregon down into Northern California -- the first wolf in the Golden State in nearly 90 years. OR-7 is back in Oregon now with a mate; they’ve had pups four years in a row, two of which have traveled to California on their own. Thrillingly, one of them found a mate and formed the Lassen pack right here in California, and had pups of their own this year.
Not sure how OR-7 and other wolves establishing territory here changes the game for wolves and people on the West Coast? The Center for Biological Diversity’s Amaroq Weiss will host a post-screening Q&A to answer questions about the film, share wolf news at the state and federal level, and explain how you can get involved.
Meet and greet at 6:30 pm before the film. Bring healthy vegetarian snack or a refreshment to share if you can. The program begins at 7:00 pm. This event sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Center for Biological Diversity and the BFUU SJC.
Suggested Donation: $5 – 20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.

War Enviro Reader coverGar Smith Photo by Anita MedalPeace or Planet: Book Launch Party for The War and Environment Reader
Saturday, October 7 doors at 7 PM, program at 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Help unite the environmental and peace movements! Gar Smith's new book examines Permawar (the culture of war), Terracide (war’s impacts on nature), and Ecolibrium (paths to a world in balance with nature). With essays by Daniel Ellsberg, Medea Benjamin, Jerry Mander, Helen Caldicott and others. Select readings by special guests, followed by a Q&A.
Suggested donation: $5-20. No one turned away for lack of funds! Sponsored by BFUU's Social Justice Committee.

The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam

Friday, October 13 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
cat bandJoin us for BFUU’s new jam session format. Come sit in our circle, share music, songs, poetry, excerpts from your new book, jokes and stories. We welcome all entertainers and entertainees to fill the Hall with performance, connection and appreciations for all forms of art.
Suggested donations of $5 – $20
No one turned away for lack of funds! Volunteers appreciated!

Blossomy Project Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD and a performance by Kristi Williamson of Spoken Word Mystic Poetry, Song and Movement
Saturday, October 21 at 7pm - 10pm in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
soldBlossomy Project is a Berkeley based 501(c)3 working with trafficking survivors since 2004 in India and in 2016 expanded its reach to vulnerable communities in Thailand! The focus of Blossomy Project is empowerment through self expression.
Our programs include dance therapy, art therapy, music therapy and photography.
SOLD is a narrative film based on the true story of Lakshmi’s trafficking from rural Nepal to a brothel in Kolkata, India and highlights the brutality of child trafficking and the resilience of the human spirit.  www.soldthemovie.com
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Kristi Williamson is brilliant performer who is passionate about archetypal exploration through cultural dance forms and ritual theater and will be presenting a piece that embodies her experiences working with survivors in India. Kristi has been working with Blossomy Project in Kolkata at a shelter home with over 100 girls since 2014 leading a one month workshop in partnership with the Tamalpa Art Corps program.

This event is generously being sponsored by BFUU and all proceeds go to benefit the empowerment of trafficking survivors and those vulnerable to human trafficking.
Lulu Dharma jewelry and tote bags will be on sale at the event for half price www.luludharma.com
Lite fare will be on offer. Free popcorn! $5 Raffle Tickets!
$20 minimum suggested donation at the door. More Information: www.blossomy.org

BFUU SemiAnnual Meeting

Sunday, October 29 at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
BFUU's Semiannual Meeting will be held on Sunday October 29 at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall.
Your voice counts and your vote matters! We look forward to seeing you at this meeting.

Fourth Friday Fellowship Free Funny Family-Friendly Film Festival for Friends & Family

Friday, October 27th at 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Hope you can join us as we try out this new event!
 Ongoing BFUU Events

qigong2BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
Mondays at 4 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Wednesdays at 3 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
This practice is appropriate for people of all ages. It improves health and well being at any age.

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice
Wednesdays at 7-8:30 PM (except 1st Wed. of each month) in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
We practice songs for the Sunday services, learning melodies, and working on musicality. During the first part of the evening, we focus on choir numbers with harmonies. From about 8 pm on, we practice the hymns we'll lead on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to join in for fellowship and to be able to sing more confidently and joyously on Sundays. Please invite your friends and neighbors. There's no pressure to sing in the choir on Sundays. These gatherings are something BFUU offers as a service to build community.

Elders Circle
First Tuesdays at 11 AM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

TB logo red horiz3inTransition Berkeley Presents
First Thurdays, meet and greet at 6:30 PM, film at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Each month, BFUU’s Social Justice Committee and Transition Berkeley co-sponsor a film and/or presentation relevant to the ecology. Often, additional sponsors, speakers and presenters add to the discussion. Suggested donations of $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. See upcoming events above for the current listing. 

Orientation for Newcomers
First Sundays at 12:15 PM (after service) in the lobby of Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
The Rev. Elena Rose Vera will conduct an orientation for newcomers after the service on the first Sunday of each month in the lobby of Fellowship Hall. All are welcome, whether you are considering membership or not.

SGMSmall Group Ministry is on hiatus. We'll update here if/when it returns

Conscientious Projector for the 99% Film Series
Second Thursdays bimonthly (odd number months) at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Every other month (on odd number months), BFUU’s Social Justice Committee presents a film that engages an aspect of social justice. Suggested donations of $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. See upcoming events for the current listing.

catonguitar100The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
Second Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall—1924 Cedar St.
Join us for BFUU's new jam session format. Come sit in our circle, share music, songs, poetry, excerpts from your new book, jokes and stories. We welcome all entertainers and entertainees to fill the Hall with performance, connection and appreciations for all forms of art.
Suggested donations of $5 – $20 No one turned away for lack of funds! Volunteers appreciated!

Second Sunday Potluck*
Second Sundays at 12:30 PM in 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. Members, friends, neighbors and the wider community are welcome to join us.
*If you bring a dish, please also bring a printed list of all ingredients so those with allergies, interactions and dietary restrictions can enjoy the dishes they can eat and avoid those they can't. 

pen2 75x60BFUU Writers Group
Group 1: 2nd Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - No animals, please. (allergies!)
Group 2: 4th Sundays at 12:30 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - Service animals welcome!

Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! Group 1 (2nd Sundays) is for people who are allergic to dogs, and people who don't need to bring service dogs to the group. Group 2 (4th Sundays) is for people with service animals and people who are not allergic to dogs. You are welcome to attend both groups if you are able. Our writers group is for all levels, from beginner to experienced, and all genres, including poetry, memoir, and fiction. After a 7 min. writing exercise, we write for an agreed upon period of time. Then we read our work aloud and give each other positive feedback.

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
Fourth Thursdays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

Uke Jam
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BFUU holds a uke jam once a month for those who want to experience more music in their lives. First time players are welcome and if you need to borrow a ukelele, let us know because we might be able to loan you one. Times and places of the jam will be sent out to all who send their name and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Welcome!

 BFUU Committee Meetings

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First Wednesdays at noon in Benjy Room  – 1606 Bonita Ave.

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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First Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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

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First Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the Preschool Kitchen – 1606 Bonita Ave.

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

 womenandsong2Women & Song, a women's singing group

Directed by Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30pm 
Preschool Kitchen, 1606 Bonita Ave.
$20-$10, sliding scale

Women & Song are looking for a few good women to sing & laugh with us! Each rehearsal we learn traditional and contemporary songs & rounds, including some originals. Women & Song have been meeting regularly for over a decade and welcome new singers. If you can hold your own on a round or maybe read a bit of music, you're welcome!

Reserve your space!
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