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.
January 29, 2023: Reflections on Ethical Healing
Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest (she/her)
Dr. Jennifer L. Vest will speak about her experiences as a Medical Intuitive healer and what it means to be an ethical healer. Please join us for this exciting Service! Jennifer Lisa Vest holds a PhD in Indigenous Philosophy from UC Berkeley, an MA in history from Howard, and BA in Physics from Hampshire College. Her first career was as a philosophy professor at Seattle University and the University of Central Florida. She has also been trained in the traditions of African American Hoodoo, Native American Sweatlodge, Jamaican Revivalism, Trinidadian Shango, and Spiritualism from community elders, and now works as an author, ceremonialist, and medical intuitive. Her most recent book is The Ethical Psychic.
February 5, 2023: Ordinary Wonder
Rev. Ben Meyers (he/him)
The most common notion of wonder implies that the things that surprise us usually bring delight, connection, and especially joy and reverence for life. Wonder is also the quality of attention that is needed to bear witness to pain and suffering; 'Joy and Woe are woven fine' says the old hymn, and for good reason. Our service will focus on what those qualities are and explore how to bring those qualities into our daily lives–through story, sermon and song.
February 12, 2023: Building Better Brains
Jeff Palmer (he/him)
**IN PERSON Service, BFUU Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street**
We look at recent recent neurological discoveries (Default Mode Network) and ancient sacred scriptures to help us build better brains today.
February 19, 2023: What’s Up With Women in 2023?
Rev. Dr. Caroline Knowles (she/her)
Betty Friedan’s famous treatise, “The Feminine Mystique,” was published sixty years ago today. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles reviews the history expressed in Friedan’s work and the world that women face now, in 2023.
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.
February 26, 2023: Say Love, Solidarity, and Unity with Flowers!
Rev. Jojo V. Gabuya (they/them)
The language of flowers (Floriography) gained popularity as a clandestine method of communication, especially in Victorian England and the U.S. At present, we usually send roses to convey love, chrysanthemums to express condolences, rue for regret, and rosemary for remembrance. Let’s bring and share colorful blooms to express our love, solidarity, and unity with one another.
Rev. Jojo V. Gabuya is a Filipinx non-binary jackleg preacher, climate reality leader, and interfaith minister. They are building bridges across differences, as a member of the Interfaith America Bridging the Gap Cohort.