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.
November 17: Joy in the Darkness
Claire Eustace, MDiv (she/her), Worship Leader
It is said that joy and sorrow are two sides of the same coin. In this service we will delve into the mystery of what brings us joy and how to access it in our lives. We will move, sing, and be still as we contemplate joy in the short days of this season.
Claire Eustace is a Unitarian Universalist ministerial candidate who serves as a hospice chaplain in the East Bay. Claire is a member of First Unitarian Church of Oakland and graduate of Pacific School of Religion. She lives in Oakland with her spouse, child, and two cats.
November 24: Why Can’t Religion and Evolution Just Get Along?
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her), Worship Leader
One hundred and sixty years ago today, Charles Darwin’s world-changing book, “On the Origin of Species,” was published in England. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles surveys the almost endless struggle over time between conservative religious doctrine and the careful, caring science that upended old assumptions with the power of truth.
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 preaching at Bay Area churches as a guest speaker, she is active with the Rossmoor Interfaith Council and also writes poetry and short stories.