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

Couple dancing2Vintage Invasion Old Fashioned Dance Party
Friday February 22 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. 


prairie dog 1470659 1920Open Mic Night with the Urban Adventure Club
Saturday February 23 at 7 PM in Fellowship Hall
The Urban Adventure Club is raising money to help all the victims of the California fires last year by donating the proceeds over the costs of this event to California Fire Foundation.
The fundraiser will have an open mic portion where you are invited to show off your skills and talents! Do you like to sing? Dance? Tell jokes? All talents are welcome!
Register here: https://urbanadventureclub.com/event-3238237
Suggested donation $10-15, and no one turned away for lack of funds.
Sponsored by the BFUU Music Committee.

 


Eating Animals pic onlyPotluck, Film & Panel Discussion:
What is humane meat?
Slow Food East Bay presents a screening of “Eating Animals”
Thursday March 14 – 6 PM potluck, 7 PM program in Fellowship Hall
Join Slow Food East Bay and Transition Berkeley to delve into the prickly questions involved in raising livestock for food.
The truth is - people eat meat. Instead of arguing that it shouldn’t be so, let’s talk about how to do it better. How we serve those needs and desires determines the welfare of many animals, the health of the planet and ourselves. Is there such a thing as ‘humane meat’? Can a small group of dedicated farmers change the agricultural industry? How can we encourage people to eat less, but better quality, meat?
Start at 6pm with a potluck demonstrating Slow Food values of Good Clean and Fair, then watch “Eating Animals”, a documentary by Jonathan Safran Foer and Natalie Portman.
After, hear from & ask questions of a panel made up of both omnivorous and plant-based guests, all involved in the good food movement from the production to the policy side.
Transition Berkeley logo imageEvent sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Slow Food East Bay and BFUU Social Justice Comm.
More Info/ RSVP:  fb event: https://bit.ly/2SqGP6K  eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2RVk31u  email: slowfoodeastbay@gmail
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Potluck: Bring a dish true to Slow Food USA values of Good Clean and Fair Food and Plastic-Free if possible!
Suggested donation $5-$20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Ongoing BFUU Events

Weekly Events

qigong2BFUU Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Gene Herman
Mondays, 4-5 PM in the Connie Barbour Room
Wednesdays, 3-4 PM in the Connie Barbour Room
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. Marsh Agobert' office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. Claire Eustace, M. Div. is also available for pastoral care by appointment. 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 in the Ministers Office on Wednesdays from 10 am - 3 pm.

Hal Carlstad Center Library Hours - on hiatus

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

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.
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. Last meeting, we had 14 in our circle, and of course always snacks! We would love to have you join us.

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. 

ukuleleUke Jam Please note: 1st & 5th Friday practices have been discontinued.
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!

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. 

pen2 75x60BFUU Writers Group
2nd Sundays at 1 PM in the Preschool Room – 1606 Bonita Ave. - no animals (allergies)
Wheelchair accessible. 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. (Note that the 4th Sunday group has been cancelled.)

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 11:30 AM in Fellowship Hall

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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 Sundays at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall

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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

OREB logo500Our Revolution East Bay is now meeting at BFUU
on the first Sunday of the month at 4-6pm
in the Connie Barbour Room
On January 6, our focus will be on the upcoming election of delegates for the California Democratic Party. Please join us to be part of democracy in action and meet some of the candidates.


The Swinging Singing Seniors - starting January 10th
Thursdays from 11 am to 12 noon in Fellowship Hall
We are an open sing-along group (for any age, in fact) accompanied by piano, and often other instruments. We have multiple books with the words of songs from every era–gay nineties to ragtime, folk, swing, show tunes, etc. Led by Frances Kandl & Sally Reyes, we invite everyone to join us.


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!
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Seele Stars Summer Camp 2019 ImageSeele Stars Summer Camp
Summer is the time for friendship, imagination, and fun! Taught by a credentialed teacher with her Master Degree of Education, keep your students’ scholastic-based learning going as we incorporate singing, dancing, and acting into language arts curriculum in an engaging environment resulting in a musical theater showcase! June 17-21 & July 15-19 from 9-4pm M-F at 1924 Cedar Street Berkeley, $450.
https://www.seelestars.com/