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. 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, all other rooms at 1606 Bonita Ave. (Connie Barbour, Fireside, and Benjy Rooms) are not wheelchair accessible.

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 Upcoming BFUU Events

BFUU Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday October 27 at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
Please note that all members and friends and community members are welcome to attend. Only members will vote; draft agenda will be posted by Sunday October 20, 2019.


imprisoning a generation BoyswithsignsImprisoning A Generation: Film and Panel Discussion
Tuesday October 29 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall
The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists will present a film and panel discussion focused on the tragic situation of Palestinian children.
The film, “Imprisoning A Generation,” is presented under the auspices of Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East. A panel of experts will answer questions and provide additional information. Panel members include Zeiad Abbas of Middle East Children’s Alliance, Priscilla Wathington from Defense of Children International (who’s also in the film), and a representative from Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). Each will give a brief statement on their organization’s position, and JVP will conduct the question period. Much of the discussion is expected to focus on H.B. 2047. This bill would make U.S. aid to Israel dependent on eliminating the military incarceration of Palestinian children.
A donation of $15-$20 is requested, but everyone is welcome regardless. The film is a production of Anemoia Projects.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee.

tibetlightcandleTibetan Festival of Light
Saturday, December 21 at 7 PM - 10 PM in the Connie Barbour Room
Ventul Rinpoché, who teaches reading and writing to Tibetan children on Sunday afternoons at BFUU, offers this gift in gratitude for the community’s help with the Tibetan Resettlement Project. Everyone is invited to come for homemade soup and cookies with butter tea or sweet tea. Chanting & meditation are optional. Rinpoche-la pays for all the food and cooks it himself, over a three-day period, as his gift to the community. Please come and accept the Tibetans’ generosity.


Ongoing BFUU Events

Weekly Events

qigong2BFUU Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Gene Herman (Note: moving to Connie Barbour November 2019)
Mondays, 4-5 PM in Fellowship Hall
Wednesdays, 3-4 PM in Fellowship Hall
This practice improves health and well-being at any age.

Pastoral Care/Ministerial Office Hours Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles’s office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Tuesdays from 2pm - 6pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 510-841-4824 ext. 5 for an appointment. Rev. Marsh Agobert’s office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 510-841-4824 ext. 2 for an appointment.

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice
Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
We practice songs for the Sunday services, learn melodies, and work on musicality and harmonies.
Everyone who practices with us is invited to sing with the choir at the front of the hall on Sundays, but no pressure! Everyone is also welcome to just join in on Wednesday practice for fellowship and/or to be able to sing more confidently and joyously in the congregation on Sundays. Please invite your friends and neighbors. These gatherings are offered by BFUU as a service to build community.


BiMonthly, Monthly, and Quarterly Events

Elders Circle
1st Tuesdays at 11 AM in Fellowship Hall
Come one, come all who are young at heart! Age does not matter! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month, from 11:00 am to 12:30, for very lively conversation. We may even solve some of the worlds problems... or not. We’ll have fun trying, and we share snacks! We would love to have you join us.

BFUU Men’s Group
1st Thursdays at 7-9 PM in Fellowship Hall
We would like to invite all men to a Men’s Group on the first Thursday of the month. Our goal is to encourage each other as we build community. Hope to see you there next time.

Orientation for Newcomers
1st Sundays after service in Fellowship Hall
BFUU has an orientation for newcomers after the service on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome, whether you are considering membership or not.

Board President Ira Armstrong Office Hours
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1:30-3:30 PM in the RE Office
Please contact Ira via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 510-841-4824 ext. 4 to make an appointment.

cat bandThe Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session
2nd Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall
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!

potluckSecond Sunday Potluck*
2nd Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
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
2nd Sundays at 1 PM in the Fireside Room - no animals (allergies)
Note: not accessible space. Beginners welcome! 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.

ukuleleUke Jam
3rdFridays Jam at 7 PM in the Fireside Room
BFUU holds a uke jam on 3rd Fridays 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. for details on next meeting. Otherwise, please just drop in and join us!

Women’s Voices
Tuesdays 10/22 & 10/29 4:30-6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall Foyer
Tuesdays 11/5, 11/12, 12/3 & 12/10 4:30-6:00 pm in the Fireside Room

speech bubble speak freely left bubblea group for women (BFUU members and friends, seminarians, and other local UU’s)
*to find our own inner voices as we hear our siblings speak
*to put forth our truths where we can be truly heard
*to share spiritual community and support
Lifting up our voices together!
Facilitated by:  Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles, BFUU Minister/Pastoral Care, and
Joanna Foley, Chair, Worship Services Committee
For more information or to sign up, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (510) 841- 4824

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting (Note: 3rd Thursdays in Nov & Dec)
4th Thursdays at 7:00 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St. 

Couple dancing2Vintage Invasion Old Fashioned Dance Party
4th Fridays at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall
7 – 8 pm Beginning waltz lesson
8 – 10 pm DJ dance party
10 – 11 pm Dance to live music!
Full of waltz songs new and old, swing dance, and other ballroom dances
$10, $6 students with ID No one turned away for lack of funds. Class free with dance
www.ViDanceParty.com Sponsored by the BFUU Music Committee.

 BFUU Committee Meetings

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For more information, please see our Committees Page

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Second Fridays at 11:30 AM in Fellowship Hall

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

Committee on Ministry
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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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Fourth Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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Second Mondays at 2:00 PM at Fatapples (1346 MLK Jr. Way)

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Third Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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First Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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Second Tuesdays at 10:00 AM in Fellowship Hall

 Other Community Events Held at BFUU

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Our Revolution East Bay
Meetings are held at BFUU on the first Sunday of each month from 4-6pm
in the Connie Barbour Room.
Doors open at 3:45 PM
Pizza will be provided and feel free to bring something to share!


womenandsong croppedWomen & 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!
510/910-2574 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Mountain Dulcimer Jam with Deborah Hamouris
dulcimer for jam blurbThird Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM in the Preschool Kitchen
NO-TAB JAM!! Bring tunes you know by heart to share/teach/lead with the group. DJ will help you lead.
Donation of $5-$20, sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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NearDeathExperienceKIM2Near-Death Experience meeting w/NDEr/Clairvoyant KIM GANASSIN
Thursday October 24, 7:30-9:30 PM in the Connie Barbour Room
Though she’s one of a handful of people living with two experimental transplants, Kim Gannisan doesn’t fear death – and neither should you! “Play your role with courage,” she says. A near-death experience showed her that “death” is not the end. A clairvoyant for 20 years, Kim will describe her experiences on the Other Side and what she has learned. $8-10 donation requested.


Be Free EFT imagecropped500Emotional Freedom Techniques Intensive Workshop
Saturday November 23 11:00 AM-5:30 PM in the Connie Barbour Room
Hosted by Sadaya Zimmerle LCSW
EFT is self applied acupressure for mental health & scientifically proven to help w/ pain, trauma, anxiety, stress and more, as well as promote relaxation and clarity of mind freeing us up for all good things.
Asking price is $65 w/no one turned away tor lack of funds/ pay what you can pay by cash/check at the event or paypal to Sadaya9 @gmail.com
Please RSVP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your space and recieve updates.