BFUU Sunday Services 10:30 AM

Fellowship Hall

1924 Cedar Street

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

July 2: In Dependence Day
Rev. Elena Rose Vera, Worship Leader
In a week when people across the country are talking about what it means to be a patriot, what does it mean to us as a community? In a culture that touts values of independence, individualism, and nationalism, where do we place our own principles and values? Will there still be room for apple pie?
July 9: Resist and Rejoice
Rev. Earl Koteen, Worship Leader
Personal reflections from the front lines as UUs from across the country and around the world came together in New Orleans to renew their faith and find creative new ways to apply it at a time the when “the arc of justice” needs all the help it can get. Rev. Earl Koteen, BFUU’s Community Minister will offer an update on UU environmental justice work. Doug Chambers and Kathy Riehle, BFUU’s delegates, will share on how attending GA can be a transformative experience.

July 16: The Zen of Chi
Rev. Marsh Agobert, Worship Leader with Gene Herman, BFUU Qigong/T'ai Chi
Through experiential discussion and poetry, we'll take a look at the guiding life force, which the Chinese call Chi, the Japanese Ki, and east Indians Prana.

July 23: The Octopus and the Interdependent Web of All Existence
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles, Worship Leader
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles considers what living creatures so different from ourselves tell us about consciousness and connection.

July 30: Music and Dance: Our Common Language
Susan Mashiyama, Lay Worship Leader
Music can move us to tears, help us to learn, call us to battle, and inspire us to dance with joy. Dance is thought to be an important means of social communication and bonding. We will explore the deeper meaning of music and enjoy some community dancing.
August 6: The Revolution Begins At Home
Rev. Marsh Agobert, Worship Leader
There is a saying: Everyone wants to be enlightened but nobody wants to change. Though there is some truth in this we know that while we seek to change the world, we know that means we will also need to bring about change in ourselves. In this service we will take a look at how keeping up with the progress we seek depends on our spiritual depth.
August 13: Creating a World Where Black Lives Truly Matter
Anthony Mtuaswa Johnson, Guest Worship Leader
Black Lives Matter builds upon a long history of movements for racial justice while creating new forms for the current struggle that emphasize intersectionality and welcome the leadership of women and persons across the LGBTQI spectrum.
August 20: Going Through Phases
Rev. Elena Rose Vera, Guest Worship Leader
Sometimes even the most orderly, predictable phenomena of our lives can surprise us. Sometimes it’s dark during the day, the tiny wins out over the vast, and everything we know is pulled from the course we expected. In honor of August 21st's total solar eclipse, let us gather once again to celebrate the improbable.
August 27: Good Dog, Bad Dog, Which Shall I Feed?
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles, Worship Leader
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles considers the question of the nature of evil, how we experience it within ourselves and outside of ourselves, and how we may feed one side or the other by the acts of our lives.