Welcome Guy Colwell, Sexton
BFUU is pleased to announce that Guy will be managing custodial, room-use-related, and security issues as Sexton for the BFUU. Guy is a renowned American painter and occasional underground cartoonist. His "Figurative Social Surrealist" paintings reflect on the human condition, economic inequality, injustice, and alienation from the natural world. Welcome aboard, Guy!
Farewell Richard Sandling
Richard will be leaving the employ of BFUU this month, but we hope to have him continue as a participant and BFUU-community member for years to come. BFUU thanks Richard for decades of service in custodial care and tens of thousands of day-brightening jokes!
Farewell Rev. Elena Rose Vera
Rev. Elena has taken on a significant role at Trans Lifeline, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. She won't be continuing at BFUU on a regular basis, but we hope she'll return as a guest worship leader. We thank her for her caring, leadership, and teachings and wish her continued success in building, enriching, and supporting community.
Farewell Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles
Rev. Dr. Carrie will no longer be providing regular ministry services at BFUU, though we hope she can return as a guest worship leader as time allows. We at BFUU thank her for her wonderful works here and wish her well in her continuing ministry.
Welcome Rev. Marsh Agobert, Minister
BFUU is pleased to announce that Rev. Marsh Agobert has joined our ministerial team.
Welcome Rev. Elena Rose Vera, Minister
BFUU is pleased to announce that Rev. Elena Rose Vera has joined our ministerial team.
Welcome Susan T. Mashiyama, Music Director
BFUU is pleased to announce that Susan T. Mashiyama has officially accepted the Music Director position at BFUU beginning January 2017. Susan is a BFUU member and has been a guest musician and leader in the music program for Sunday Services. She will continue to provide her exceptional talent and vision to BFUU in this expanded role.
The BFUU Social Justice Committee issued a statement of support for the Standing Rock Sioux:
We, the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, declare our support for the historic gathering of the tribes, led by the Standing Rock Sioux, to protect the sacred earth and water from the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). We thank the First Nations for courageously defending the interdependent web of existence, of which we are all a part. We call on all people to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux. To donate and for more information, please visit http://standingrock.org
Former Chair, BFUU Social Justice Committee
BFUU Poet Laureate 2016-17
A Meeting for Those Who Have Experienced Recent Loss
Welcome Reverend Dr. Carrie Knowles!