Upcoming Worship Services
BFUU Fellowship Hall 1924 Cedar Street
(at the corner of Cedar St. and Bonita Ave.)
all services are on Sundays from 10:30 AM to around noon, unless otherwise noted
The 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.
June 7: From Marching to Zooming: Activism in the Age of Shelter in Place
Rev. Tom McAninley (he/him) and Rev. Rowan Fairgrove (she/her), Guest Worship Leaders
From canceling fundraising films and a live mass assembly and march on the Mall in Washington, DC, to zoom and webinar organizing and car caravans, we in the Poor People’s Campaign have had to adjust and be very creative about social justice work while “Staying Home, Staying Alive and Organizing.” Rev. Rowan and Rev. Tom will share their strategies for activism TODAY!
Rev. Rowan Fairgrove, EPs, currently a National Interfaith Representative for the Covenant of the Goddess. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council.She is also part of the PACT (PICO CA) Clergy Caucus and Beloved Community Team. She has been volunteering with the Poor People's Campaign and attended the PPC National Congress in Washington DC last year. She helped with the M.O.R.E. tour stop in San Francisco of last December and is part of the Bay Area PPC Faith Leaders Outreach Working Group.
Rev. Tom McAninley is a long time member of BFUU, serving on the board for the maximum of eight years, being president or co-president for many of those years. He also served many years on the Worship Committee. He was ordained by BFUU in 2017.He has been on the Bay Area Steering Committee of the Poor People's Campaign since October of 2019.
June 14: Riding the Storm—Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her) Worship Leader
As we approach the halfway mark of the year 2020, Rev. Dr. Carrie looks back over the pandemic crisis and what we hope for on the path forward.
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles describes herself as a recovering psychologist and recovering attorney, who graduated from Starr King in 2011 and was ordained to UU ministry in 2013. Along with providing pastoral care at BFUU and preaching at Bay Area churches as a guest speaker, she writes poetry, short stories, and is working on a memoir.
June 21: The Power of Curiosity
Rev. Marsh Agobert (he/him), Worship Leader
Build a good Question and your answers will come. A good question is the seat of wisdom. But how do we find a good question? Is it the first thing that comes to mind? Or do I build it on a pile of other questions; like a Great Pyramid? Can we work together to find some honest answers to the question, “Am I asking the right questions in life?”
Marsh Agobert is an ordained Unitarian-Universalist cleric who began his ministry with the First Unitarian Church of Oakland in the late 70s and early 80s. He has long practiced psychotherapeutic treatment and has successfully worked with individuals, couples, families, and actively psychotic inpatients. Marsh is an experienced management consultant (he prefers small and mid-sized businesses) and a life coach, which well utilizes his broad background. Marsh has extensive experience in several spiritual practices, including martial arts and yogas such as Mindfulness, Anusara, and Tai-Chi/Qi Gong, being among the most recent during the past ten years.
June 28: Pride Service: 50th Anniversary of Stonewall
Ira X Armstrong (they/them) and Aïsha-Linnáea Joy Holden (she/her), Lay Worship Leaders
Please join Melanie DeMore, Aïsha-Linnáea Joy Holden, and Ira X Armstrong in a musical celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Revolution. Let us follow Black and Trans leaders and make our life as a celebration and a song.
Ira grew up in the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles and is a 3rd generation UU raising 4th generation UUs. They have taught Religious Education classes in different UU churches in Berkeley, Oakland, and Los Angeles both as a volunteer lay leader and as a paid professional. They are a trans Blacktivist, an experienced worship leader, storyteller and vocalist for the revolution. Ira is currently the President of the BFUU Board, a regular worship associate, an Our Whole Lives facilitator, and the accidental and intentional ad hoc middle school coordinator. They believe it is possible, with OWL and other consent-based sexual education models, to end rape culture in one generation.