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.

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Clovice Lewis (he/him)

People often tend to compare Martin Luther King, Jr.’s approach towards the Civil Rights movement in the United States with Malcolm X’s approach. Some feel our country “dodged a bullet” by taking King's non-violent path. Many of us are aware that both men expressed very nuanced opinions that contradicted the public perceptions of their positions. This sermon examines how those nuances speak powerfully to the historical confluences that shape our racial challenges to this day.
Clovice Lewis is a professional cellist and composer who composed his first symphony at the age of 17, and was a professor of computer music at UC Santa Barbara from 1978-1986. He has also been a serial entrepreneur and software designer for the past 30 years. In addition to music and technology, he has had had a life-long passion for aviation, and has been a private pilot since 1987. Clovice is in the final stages of receiving a Master of Divinity to become a UU Minister. His ministry emphasizes breaking down racial, class, and ethnic barriers, and preaching the gospel of the madness of human self-extinction.

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Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her)
In its final weeks in office, the Trump administration has resumed federal executions after a 17-year hiatus. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles looks back over the history of capital punishment, the structure of our laws, and the arguments for and against the death penalty.
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.

Window darceyl Flickr CCBY NC 2.0cropJanuary 31: Tapestry of Faith—Themes in UU History
Worship Service Team
photo by: darceyl at Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/96704195@N00/33284283756/in/album-72157681186588415/
Though it has roots going back to early Christianity, Unitarian Universalism as an organized movement on this continent comes from two particular religious traditions—Unitarianism and Universalism—which consolidated in 1961 to form the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Though both Unitarians and Universalists have practiced their faith in individual and original ways, certain themes emerge in our story. Four themes we will consider today are freedom of thought, or noncreedalism; on-going revelation; the power of Nature; and building the Beloved Community.