wheelchairTLoop no text50The 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. The Preschool Room is only reservable by BFUU groups and is accessible on the ground level of our Religious Education Building (1606 Bonita Ave). At this time, all other rooms at 1606 Bonita Ave. (Connie Barbour, Fireside, and Benjy Rooms) are not wheelchair accessible.

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Due to recommendations from the California and the Alameda County Departments of Public Health, the BFUU Board of Trustees has postponed or moved online all in-person events until the orders are lifted.

We will be meeting on Zoom for Worship Services on Sundays at 10:30 AM.
If you’d like to join us, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming BFUU Events

 

DoloresfromFBcropped2Dolores Helman Memorial

Sunday Mar 14, 2021 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details/link.

Gene Herman, Dolores’ son Elliot, the rest of Dolores’ family, and the BFUU Ministers and community invite Dolores’ friends to celebrate her life.

BFUU grieves the loss of our beloved member Dolores Helman, who passed peacefully on February 25. Gene Herman, her life partner, let us know that "She tap danced her way through the pearly gates with a smile on her face." Dolores has been a long-time, vibrant, beloved member of BFUU. Her warm spirit and fancy footwork kept us all moving together.

Gene’s good advice is to appreciate your loved ones every day. See February's BFUU Communicator (scroll to page 4) for Gene’s poem to Dolores as an example of great love.

Ongoing BFUU Events

Weekly Events

qigong2BFUU Qi Gong & T’ai Chi with Gene Herman postponed
Mondays, 4-5 PM
Wednesdays, 3-4 PM
This practice improves health and well-being at any age.


Small Group meetings with our Ministers

Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles invites BFUU members and friends to join her in a series of small group meetings on zoom. She will host the meetings, Reflection and Connection, on Tuesday afternoons in May. For information on the times and links, please email Rev. Carrie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know of your interest.

Rev. Marsh Agobert invites BFUU members and friends to join him in a series of small group meetings on zoom. His weekly meetings, Think Tank are currently on hiatus. Please contact him by text to 707-557-5707 (preferred) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining when it resumes.


 Pastoral Care/Ministerial Office Hours
Our ministers ARE available by email and phone (voicemail)

Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles’s office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Tuesdays from 2pm - 6pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 510-841-4824 ext. 5 for an appointment.

Rev. Marsh Agobert’s office hours (including pastoral care and other church work) are Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm, but he may have added availability at other times during the shelter in place period. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 510-841-4824 ext. 2 for an appointment.


 gold choirBFUU Choir Practice - please notice new time!
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Wednesdays at 3:15 - 5:30 PM
We learn melodies, and work on musicality and harmonies, and practice songs the choir sings together on Sundays. But folks can join in just for fun, fellowship and/or to sing more confidently and joyously. Choir practice is offered by BFUU for building community – invite your friends and neighbors!


BiMonthly, Monthly, and Quarterly Events

speech bubble speak freely left bubbleWomen’s Voices 3 postponed
Tuesdays twice a month 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
For more information, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (510) 841- 4824 ext 5


speech bubble speakingfreelyWomen’s Voices Alumnae postponed
Thursdays twice a month 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Welcoming all who have participated in the Women’s Voices groups!
For more information or to sign up, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (510) 841- 4824

Elders Circle
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1st Tuesdays at 11 AM
Come one, come all who are young at heart! Age does not matter! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month, from 11:00 am to 12:30, for very lively conversation. We may even solve some of the worlds problems... or not. We’ll have fun trying, and we share snacks! We would love to have you join us.


BFUU Men’s Group
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2nd Thursdays at 7-9 PM
We would like to invite all men to a Men’s Group on the second Thursday of the month. Our goal is to encourage each other as we build community. Hope to see you there next time.


Orientation for Newcomers
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1st Sundays after service
BFUU has an orientation for newcomers after the service on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome, whether you are considering membership or not.


cat bandThe Hardly Strictly Acoustic Jam Session postponed
2nd Fridays at 7 PM
Join us for BFUU's new jam session format. Come sit in our circle, share music, songs, poetry, excerpts from your new book, jokes and stories. We welcome all entertainers and entertainees to fill the Hall with performance, connection and appreciations for all forms of art.
Suggested donations of $5 – $20 No one turned away for lack of funds! Volunteers appreciated!  


potluckSecond Sunday Potluck* postponed
2nd Sundays at 12:30 PM
Come one, come all! Whether you have a dish to share* or not, we in the hospitality and membership committees invite you, on behalf of all our membership, to join us as we break bread in the spirit of loving community. Immediately after service please help us set up tables and chairs and join in the bounty provided by members and friends. And all able-bodied persons are welcome to help put away tables at the end. Members, friends, neighbors and the wider community are welcome to join us.

*If you bring a dish, please also bring a printed list of all ingredients so those with allergies, interactions and dietary restrictions can enjoy the dishes they can eat and avoid those they can’t.  


pen2 75x60BFUU Writers Group postponed
2nd Sundays at 1 PM

Note: not accessible space. Beginners welcome! We include all levels and genres. After a 7-minute writing exercise, we write for an agreed-upon period of time. Then we read our work aloud and give each other positive feedback.


ukuleleUke Jam happening online - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details
3rdFridays Jam at 7 PM
BFUU holds a uke jam on 3rd Fridays for those who want to experience more music in their lives.  First-time players are welcome and if you need to borrow a ukelele, let us know because we might be able to loan you one. If you have questions or want to let us know you’re attending, please send your name and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details on next meeting. Otherwise, please just drop in and join us!


BFUU Board of Trustees Meeting - please note time change!
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4th
Thursdays at 4:00 PM 


Couple dancing2Vintage Invasion Old Fashioned Dance Party postponed
4th Fridays at 7 PM
7 – 8 pm Beginning waltz lesson
8 – 11 pm DJ dance party
with some live music

Full of waltz songs new and old, swing dance, and other ballroom dances
$10, $6 students with ID No one turned away for lack of funds. Class free with dance
www.facebook.com/groups/VintageInvasion/ Sponsored by the BFUU Music Committee.

 BFUU Committee Meetings

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For more information, please see our Committees Page

Committee Meetings have been moved online or postponed until Public Health Department Orders are lifted

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Second Fridays at 11:30 AM contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

Buildings & Grounds Committee (B&G) moved online
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Committee on Ministry moved online
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Music Committee moved online
Second Mondays at 2:00 PM contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

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Religious Education (RE) Committee postponed
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Third Sundays at 12:30 PM contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

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First Sundays at 12:30 PM contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details

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First Fridays at 1:30 PM (2nd Friday in Jan 2021) contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details