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

TLoop no text30wheelchair30x30The 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.

 

200301 PPC BFUU program coverMarch 1: On Waking AND Rising
Nell Myhand (she/her), Guest Speaker
In these perilous political times we are admonished to wake up, if we are asleep and to stay woke if we are awake. But is woke enough? We will think together about what is required to bring about the changes that we need to have the society we want. One that values all of us and the planet.
Nell Myhand is a member of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival's Bay Area Supporters Steering Committee. She has been working for justice for most of the 63 years she has been on the planet starting in the 1970's at My Sister's Place the first battered women's shelter in southeast Ohio, with Columbus Women Against Rape in Safe, Strong and Free their child abuse prevention program, then in the Bay Area at Oakland Men's Project and the Todos Institute working with young people and adult allies to build alliances across differences before becoming a full time caregiver for her mother and partner in the mid 2000's.  Nell resumed her political work as a housing rights activist doing foreclosure prevention with Causa Justa:Just Cause. During the 2000's, Nell was active with the Global Women's Strike and Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike demanding that women's unpaid caring work valued and waged. She is currently working on a young adult novel, "Nyeliah Fights for Justice" a coming of age story about a Black teen whose father is murdered by the Oakland Police. She is politicized and joins the Black Lives Matter movement.
 
fear 1142946 640March 8: Good Cop, Bad Cop? When Women Call for Help
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her), Worship Leader
On International Women’s Day, Rev. Dr. Carrie examines the problematic experience of women with law enforcement when they take social action and when they seek protection in face of violence.
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.
 
girl 320262 1280March 15: Building the Star Trek Future
Laila Ibrahim (she/her), Guest Worship Leader
The stories we tell about our past can help us more honestly understand our present – or keep reinforcing the myths that maintain they system of oppression and privilege we were born into. It takes humility and accountability to reveal the painful truth hidden in plain sight.
Author Laila Ibrahim, a devout UU and active member of First Unitarian Church of Oakland, will speak about her challenge to write meaningful stories about the historical legacies that shape our world today. She had sold more than 1.3 million novels in 10 languages.
spring 276014 640March 22: Spring Has Sprung!
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her), Worship Leader
The Spring equinox, celebrated in every faith, is a time of new life and new beginnings, as day and night come into balance.
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.

UUA Chalice rainbow3March 29: The Mission Driven Fellowship
Rev. Sarah Schurr (she/her), Guest Worship Leader
Keeping a Fellowship going is a lot of work. Why do we do it? What is purpose and mission of the Berkley Fellowship and how does understanding that mission make a difference in our work? How does it help us live into our place in the world? Rev. Sarah Schurr, from the Pacific Western Region of the UUA, will be our speaker on the important topic of Mission.
Rev. Sarah Schurr is our primary contact from the Pacific Western Region of the UUA and is the region’s small congregation specialist.  Previous to working for the UUA, Sarah served as minister for small congregations in Oregon and in Alaska. Before becoming a minister, Sarah was a social worker and active lay leader.  She makes her home in Portland, Oregon