wheelchairTLoop no text50The Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall, and has a T-Loop system to enhance audio for those with hearing aids. We are working through some technical issues with our T-Loop system. Thank you for your patience as this is a work in progress. Please stay tuned for updates. 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

ROY ZIMMERMAN: REZIST
Saturday April 21 at 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
RoyZimmerman nyc 17scaledReZist is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.”
Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby.
Sponsored by the BFUU SJC. $20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.


NuclearBan3icanHow YOU Can Help Get Rid of All* Nuclear Weapons
*not “some,” not “theirs,” but every single one
Sunday, April 22 at 7PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar

FREE Workshop with NuclearBan.US co-founders Timmon Wallis, PhD and Vicki Elson, MA.
Celebrating two huge victories for the world:
1. The new UN Treaty banning nuclear weapons, signed by 122 nations!
2. The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ICAN, the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, for achieving the “impossible!”

Come learn how, together, we will compel divestment, legislation, and enforcement, even though the US government hasn’t signed on yet.

Presented by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee with NuclearBan.US Join the campaign: www.NuclearBan.US

Co-sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom East Bay Branch and Code Pink Golden Gate

Refreshments! Free! (donations requested) Wheelchair access
The BFUU Fellowship Hall is on Cedar St. at Bonita, one block east of MLK Jr. Way, midway between downtown and north Berkeley BART stations.


Tribute to Robert Parry
Saturday, May 19 at 2 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
Robert Parry was instrumental in exposing the truth about the Nicaraguan Contras, the Cocaine shipments into the US and Ronald Reagan's "October Surprise". For breaking these stories, instead of winning a Pulitzer Prize, he was slowly but surely pushed OUT of mainstream media.
Parry then founded Consortiumnews which continues today as one of the best sources of analysis about international events.
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* Sam Parry, son of Robert
* Joe Lauria, new editor of Consortiumnews
* Natylie Baldwin, contributor to Consortiumnews
* Dennis Bernstein, KPFA Flashpoints
* Norman Solomon, co-author with Robert Parry
* Ann Wright (by video), contributor to Consortiumnews
This event will honor the great journalist Robert Parry and discuss the importance of Consortiumnews going forward.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance via brownpapertickets.com
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee.
Price: sliding scale $10 to $20. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 Ongoing BFUU Events

 

Weekly Events

qigong2BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
Mondays at 4 PM in the Connie Barbour Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
Wednesdays at 3 PM in the Connie Barbour Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
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 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.


BiMonthly and Monthly Events

Conscientious Projector for the 99% Film Series dates to be determined. Films with dates will be posted in Upcoming Events as they are determined.

Elders Circle
1st Tuesdays at 11 AM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

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Quarterly - 1st Thursday of January, April, July, and October
meet and greet at 6:30 PM, film at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

Quarterly, 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
1st 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.

Pastoral Care
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 2 - 6 PM in the Ministers’ Office
Rev. Elena Vera will be offering open office hours for discussion and pastoral care at BFUU. She will also be available for pastoral meetings and visits by appointment. If you would like to schedule a time, please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the Caring Committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

catonguitar100The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
2nd 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*
2nd 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 Groups 1 and 2 - please note time and animal policy change
1-2nd Sundays at 1 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - no animals
2-4th Sundays, at 1 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - service animals
Wheelchair accessible. Beginners welcome! Group 1 (2nd Sundays) is for those who are allergic to animals, and/or don’t need to bring service dogs. Group 2 (4th Sundays) allows service animals. We include all levels and genres. After a 7-minute writing exercise, we write for an agreed-upon period of time. Then we read our work aloud and give each other positive feedback.

Uke Jam
3rd Fridays at 7 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave.
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. If you have questions or want to let us know you're attending, please send your name and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Otherwise, please just drop in and join us! Welcome!

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
4th Thursdays at 7:15 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

 BFUU Committee Meetings

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For more information, please see our Committees Page

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Second Fridays at 1:30 PM in the Fireside Room  – 1606 Bonita Ave.

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

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

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

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First Mondays at 3:00 PM at Fatapples Restaurant – 1346 Martin Luther King Jr Way

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

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Second Tuesdays at 10:00 AM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

folk music clubBenefit concert for Camp New Harmony
April 7 at 7 pm, Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
San Francisco Folk Music Club presents: Bob Reid, Occupella, Art Peterson , Doug Olsen (from Oak, Ash and Thorn), Amelia Hogan & Margaret Miles
A benefit for Camp Harmony’s campership fund, providing admission for folkies on limited incomes.
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$20 suggested donation Catered food available for donation.


David Wellesley Nov2017Journalist, author, and Alternative Radio host
David Barsamian on “Global Discontents”
Saturday April 28th at 7PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.

David Barsamian is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/351153948726332/
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DONATION: $5-10 donations for Diablo Rising Tide, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.


 womenandsong2Women & Song, a women's singing group

Directed by Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm Note: No meeting on April 12, 2018
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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