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

ParistoPittsburgFilm: Paris to Pittsburgh

Tuesday September 24 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM in Fellowship Hall
Despite what the U.S. Administration is doing to deny the effects of Climate Change, people around the country are doing something about it. National Geographic’s film Paris to Pittsburgh shows inspiring stories of local, private sector, and community leaders across the U.S. who are continuing to take action to transition to a clean energy economy—regardless of federal inaction.

Bring your family, friends and neighbors and join us!

Free event. Donations ranging from $5 to $50 for BFUU’s Solar Roof will be gratefully accepted during registration, and at the door.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-from-paris-to-pittsburgh-tickets-66526144489

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Hosted by Barbara Chan on behalf of BFUU’s Social Justice Committee and Social Justice Ministry Task Force

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
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 Lincoln Statler, M.A.S.C. holds pastoral care office hours from 10am til 12p on Tuesdays in Fellowship Hall. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles's office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Tuesdays from 2pm - 6pm. Rev. Marsh Agobert is on sabbatical until September, when he will resume office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) 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.

Ministerial Office Hours Rev. Marsh is on sabbatical until September. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles is in the Ministers Office on Tuesdays from 2PM - 6PM. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment

gold choirBFUU Choir Practice
Wednesdays at 7-8:30 PM in Fellowship Hall – 1924 Cedar St.
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 – 1924 Cedar St.
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
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.

cat bandThe 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!

potluckSecond 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. 

speech bubble speak freely left bubbleWomen’s Voices
Tuesday August 13 from 4:30-6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall Foyer
A group for BFUU members and friends who are cis or trans women, or gender fluid to speak, to hear, and 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
This group is expected to resume again later in the year.
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

pen2 75x60BFUU Writers Group
2nd Sundays at 1 PM in the Fireside Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - 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!

BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting
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!


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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.


VDP Image sat200Come dance, play and connect at Village Dance Party! This is a multi-generational community celebration of life for ALL ages and bodies, from babies to elders, and everyone in between. We highlight local musicians and facilitators and donate to organizations that support healthy people and a healthy planet. Third Sundays from 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.
More info: www.villagedanceparty.com