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

 

Note: The time and location of the Thursday July 26 BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting is under discussion


emmarevolutionnow cover 2000x 2Emma’s Revolution
Thursday July 26 at 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
Emma’s Revolution is the award-winning, progressive activist duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and acoustic guitars, the duo’s songs cover issues from reproductive injustice to refugees and Black Lives Matter to the sustaining power of love. You can find more about them and get tickets at emmasrevolution.com. Co-sponsored by BFUU Music Committee
$20 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. photo by Irene Young


Report back from the International May Day Brigade to Cuba
Saturday July 28 from 6 - 8 PM in Fellowship Hall
180728CubaReportBack500Join us to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the attack on the Moncada bar­racks that marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. The program will include Bay Area Participants of the XIII May Day International Brigade to Cuba and US graduated from the Latin America School of Medicine in Cuba. Music by DUAMUX - Marci Valdivieso and Ricardo Valdivieso. Co-sponsored by National Network on Cuba, BFUU SJC, International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity.
$5-$20 Suggested Donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. Photo by Bill Hackwell


Poster for Better World15020184th Annual Better World Festival Saturday
Saturday August 3 at 3 PM in Fellowship Hall

The 4th Better World Festival will be held on Sat. Aug. 4, 2018 from 3 pm – 9 pm in Fellowship Hall. We need volunteers for a variety of tasks, including set up, clean up, kitchen, and the door. You can volunteer for all or some of the festival. There are also a limited number of 10 min. spots for performers. If you are an artist and would like to display your work, please contact us ASAP. Artists and performers may sell their merchandise. Please contact Holly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.
This festival is being produced jointly by the Music Committee and the Poetry Committee.

 Ongoing BFUU Events

Weekly Events

qigong2BFUU T’ai Chi & Qi Gong with Gene Herman
Please Note: This class is on hiatus effective 5/30/18 per Gene Herman.

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, Monthly, an Quarterly 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.

TB logo red horiz3inTransition Berkeley Presents
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 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.

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
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 Note: July meeting in Preschool Room
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.

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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

ElayneArt20180618 163438ART WITH HEART Painting Process Workshop
First Saturdays from 2-4 pm in Fellowship Hall

Join us in creating a quiet, meditative space where YOU can paint what YOU feel moment to moment, be it contentment, confusion, love, or even emptiness. Where YOU can follow YOUR own energy. THE INVITATION is for you to be mindful that each person is in their own process, to respect what arises in yourself and in others. This is why silence is essential.

$20 includes supplies (tempura paints, brushes and paper). Fee reduction or waiver may be available. Text Elayne at 510 459-8654, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just show up!


Sound Spirit500Sound Spirit
2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
in the Connie Barbour Room

What does it mean to be a sound body, to be conscious & present? Intimate, fun sound/music exercises to discover your unique musical and alchemical powers! Explore to deepen your sense of self, and connection to ‘other,’ in community. Music, Improvisation, Circle Singing, Sound Games, Deep Listening, Discovery. Experiment and play. Grow with, and in, the support of community.
Join Meetup Group. https://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Sing-Sound-Listen-Connect-Community/
Advance tix required @ Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-sound-listen-connect-community-tickets-45054323695
More information at https://clarehedin.com 


 womenandsong2Women & Song, a women's singing group

Directed by Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm
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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