BFUU Sunday Services 10:30 AM (unless otherwise noted)

Fellowship Hall

1924 Cedar Street

(at the corner of Cedar St. and Bonita Ave.)

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Fellowship Hall is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall.
We have a T-Loop system.

January 20: Selma for the Complete UU
Rev. Marsh Agobert, Worship Leader
Of all the world’s denominations Unitarian-Universalism is neither among the oldest nor largest. Yet Dr. Martin Luther King addressed UUs on many occasions, including our General Assembly. What was our connection and from where did it come? Who were we before and during Selma and how can it inform who we are now?
Know thy self, oh UU. By coming to terms with history we may not be doomed to repeat it and yet we may be able to learn from it and move forward in new ways… if we can continue to grow and apply a little wisdom.
 
January 27: Service as Ministry
Lauren Renée Hotchkiss, Guest Worship Leader
We are all familiar with the various careers in professional church work and chaplaincy being considered a ministry. But if we expand this concept to include any calling to a life of service, we find that ministry is much broader than we are often accustomed and can include medicine, the arts, social justice and so many more. And what if we widen the circle still wider and view all human endeavor as an opportunity to be of service, or in other words a ministry. MDiv, ministry candidate, and chaplain Lauren Renée Hotchkiss discusses how she integrates ministry and service in her church activities, chaplaincy, and music, and how we might do so as well.
Lauren Renée Hotchkiss is a former BFUU member, active in leadership, who wore many hats while she was here. She is a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion, and now is in her second year as a chaplain intern at UCSF Health. She is nearing the end of the ordination process with the UCC and is planning on a blended ministry involving pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, and music ministry. She currently also works as a pulpit-supply minister and Minister of Music.
 
February 3: Breaking the Silence With Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rev. Clovice Lewis, Guest Worship Leader
Lewis will offer a sermon about how MLK influenced him as an African American boy growing up in the 1960s. He examines the lessons MLK taught in light of issues of today concerning continual conflict in the name of the “war on terror.” Explaining how he was able to predict our current and spiritual crisis in a sermon from 2001, Lewis writes, “The accuracy of my predictions are quite easy to explain… they are drawn from an understanding that we have sacrificed our spiritual compass for the sake of political expediency.”
Clovice A. Lewis, Jr., who has composed numerous musical works ranging from ensemble to electronic and orchestral pieces, graduated from the prestigious College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He began teaching as a freshman at the school, and upon completion of his studies, accepted a position as an Associate Professor there and taught until 1985. He was, at the time, one of the youngest professors in the UC system (at 22 years old) to hold such a position. In addition to his experience as a composer and cellist, Clovice has also enjoyed a dual, and extensive career as a technologist and serial entrepreneur. Based in the Silicon Valley, Technology Media Enterprises, has been at the forefront of desktop publishing, computer graphics, 3D modeling and animation, digital audio, computer based training, high level object oriented programming, and multimedia productions. Since 1984, Clovice has created multiple businesses. He is presently at the beginning a new career, studying at the Starr King School of Ministry to become a Unitarian Minister.