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.

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

If you have the ID, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID. One tap mobile: +16699006833,,<meetingID># US (San Jose) Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) - to do this, dial: 1 669 900 6833, then dial the meeting number, then dial the # sign twice.) If you need help getting onto zoom, please include that in your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a voicemail at 510-841-4824 ext. 1.


diadelosmuertosbyimposibleqmark CC PDM 1.0Worship Service November 1: Honoring Our Ancestors, Beloved Dead, and the Cycle of Life  
Evelie Delfino Såles Posch (she/her/siya) Worship Facilitator
Starting October 31st (All Hallow's Eve/Hallowe'en) begins a week of honoring our Ancestors of blood and spirit (All Saints Day), our Beloved Dead (All Soul's/Araw ng  mga Patay/Dias de Muertos) who have crossed over. This is also considered the New Year of Earth-honoring traditions, marking the cycle of birth, life, renewal. Yes, there are so many New Years within the calendar year (consider Jewish Rosh HashaNa in September.)
The two Readings will consist of the Litany of the Names of the Beloved Dead. We ask you to submit names now for the Readings, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. At home, please prepare their Ofrenda/Altar with their favorites: spirits, food, colors; have extra tea lights to light (safely) when the names you have submitted are read.
We will deepen our connection with meditation, music, praying, singing, and visualizing our future for a better world, and ways to take steps to attain what we envision. Evelie will have Special Guests join us.
 
Evelie Delfino Såles Posch is a sacred song singer-writer; magical activist; Pranic & Shamanic Healer, and Certified Sound Therapist. She grew up Roman Catholic, but early on began to question some of the teachings. She studied for her Bachelor in Science in Psychology degree as her pre-med major, with a 2nd major in Philosophy.  Gradually, her vast readings led to opening her soul to other philosophies & even occult practices. She has connected deeply with spiritual traditions, practices, and teachings from all over the world. As a Babaylan ~ a healer ~ she is grateful for and accepts this great responsibility, and believes that anyone can be a healer and that anything can be a healing modality when they take the time to look deeply at the root of our conditioning to decolonize, unlearn racism, to have conversations, to learn to rehumanize our relationships. Please connect with Evelie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/evelie.posch

readytoburstforthbyGailFrederickWorship Service November 8: Sacred Waiting
Pastor Jacqueline K. Duhart (she/her)

As one of my seminary professors stated, “There are some times in history that are THICK times. So much is happening and in flux.” Now is such a time. Our persona and communal lives are very pregnant For some, waiting for the labor and birth process to begin in earnest is painfully overdue. Our national and global connections are strained at best. What’s a human to do? How shall we BE during this time of watching and waiting? Please join us as we explore what it means to brave the waiting and to stay connected in kindness and bright hope.
 
Pastor Jacqueling K. Duhart: Black American- African descent, eldest sibling in a military family, lesbian, mother, committed partner & deeply spiritual/religious. Earned a Master’s of Science in Social Work (University of Texas) & a Masters of Divinity (Starr King School for the Ministry-2008). August 2019 received Certificate for Spiritual Direction (Interfaith Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley CA). Retired from United States Air Force after 21 years of service (2000) and served in the first Gulf War, retired June 2019 from urban church ministry after ten years of service. Also served for 8 years as an intern and volunteer Chaplain at Federal Corrections Institute (facility for women) Dublin, CA. Avid gardener, hiker, lover of humanity, gospel music, walking meditations, authentic movement, creating beauty & being an instrument of grace, mercy & justice. Amin, Ashay, Blessed Be and Shalom

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November 15: Adapting to Adapting
Rev. Marsh Agobert (he/him)

Here’s the News: No matter which way the election goes…We’ll have to adapt to what comes next. Yet no matter which way the nation and the world swing, the question arises: will we adapt to the new world and/or will we co-create this next world. Will we still be in transition, not yet at rest? Rest is just a moment in change. So, yes…that will always be true. Forever more, as long as we exist.
What the heck! Let’s get good at this.
 
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.

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November 22:
Our Democracy Going Forward
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her)
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles will summarize the state of our nation, twenty days after the 2020 election, and consider the future we face in the halls of power: the presidency, the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court. What tasks may we face, as citizens of a country in transition?
 
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.

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November 29:
Cathedral of the World
BFUU Worship Team
It behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming. — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Reflections and conversation about the UU tradition and our BFUU spiritual practices, with words by Rev. Dr. Forrest Church.