BFUU is a dynamic Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation that plays an important role as a progressive spiritual community in the heart of Berkeley. The Fellowship enriches the life of the surrounding community as a much-used and much-loved venue for social justice and cultural programs.

Our Worship services on Sundays begin at 10:30 am and usually run until 11:30 or 11:45 am. The services are co-led by our Consulting Minister and lay leaders. We welcome a wide range of outstanding speakers to our pulpit on Sundays, including seminarians and clergy from various traditions and scholars and activists from many fields.

Plan to stay for coffee or tea afterward to talk to those who also choose a liberal religious denomination as their spiritual home.

We look forward to seeing you at services and events!

Mission statement

Building character, enriching spirits, promoting community, and serving humankind through spiritual growth and social action.

Vision statement

Living in a time of great planetary challenge, we, the members and friends of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, joyously claim our home in the heart of the city of Berkeley. Together we affirm and commit to a radical and evolving religious movement which respects the integrity of heart, mind and body, the value of non-oppressive pluralistic community, and the work of direct social action. To build and sustain our community we freely join in the spirit of embracing and transformative love and draw from all sources of human creativity and the Earth’s wisdom. — adopted February 18, 2007

We affirm and promote the Principles and Purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Collective Affirmation

Let love be the spirit of this congregation And service its goal. This is our living covenant: To dwell together in peace, to seek the truths in life, and to help one another.

Our larger associations

The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists is associated with:

  • the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), a non-creedal religious organization consisting of more than a thousand churches, societies, and fellowships in the U.S. and Canada. The UUA is part of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists.
  • the UUA’s Pacific Western Region/Pacific Central District
  • Unitarian Universalists of the Bay Area

We are also in a four-way dialogue with UU Church of Berkeley, Starr King School for the Ministry, and the First Unitarian Church of Oakland.

We welcome people of all religious, social, and cultural backgrounds, people of all sexual orientations, people of different abilities, and of all ages to become part of our congregation.