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 (*except as noted below) 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.

June 4, 2023: The Problem with Evil: A Unitarian Universalist Theodicy
Rev. Ben Meyers (he/him)

*IN PERSON Service, BFUU Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street*
*Masks required, windows will be open*

Theodicy is a fancy way of trying to talk about the problem of evil in the world and why it exists. It is a topic many philosophers call the most difficult problem in theology, and every major religion has at least one position on theodicy (and most of them have several, including Unitarian Universalism.) The 'problem with evil' is a question that begs for our attention as religious progressives. This morning, Rev. Ben will offer a Unitarian Universalist response relevant to the events of our time.
Rev. Ben Meyers is a resident of Oakland, and serves as a Hospice Chaplain and Spiritual Care Provider for Bridge Home Hospice patients and their families in Alameda County. His ministry spans 28 years: half of that time as a parish minister and half as a social justice/community minister. He is the proud father of two sons and loves spending as much time as possible with his two-year old grandson. His passion is working with faith-based communities throughout the country to accelerate the adoption of clean energy–especially solar–as a moral imperative.

RevJojosvcJune2023 creditJune 11, 2023: Loving and Welcoming the Enemy/Stranger
Rev. Jojo V. Gabuya (they/them)
Valerie Kaur’s book, “See No Stranger,” stretches one’s imagination on how we could possibly love and welcome the enemy/stranger, thereby fostering solidarity and promote unity with one another. Also, the extraordinary story of how the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin decided to confront evil with love, openness and interfaith engagement is another example.
Reverend Jojo V. Gabuya is a Filipinx non-binary/transgender interfaith minister, Blessed Tomorrow Ambassador, and a diversity and inclusion leader. They are practicing the Dao philosophy and Veganism to create a healthier, safer, and more stable world for ALL.

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Rev. Dr. Caroline Knowles (she/her)
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles reviews the history of our celebration of Juneteenth, the end of slavery in America. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, slavery did not come to its official and practical end until June 18, 1965.
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.

aloha g0ab91a121 bibianagonzalezPixabayFREE2cropJune 25, 2023: An Aloha Song
**Special Guest Speaker TBA soon**
Guest Musicians: Sil Castillo (he/him) and Rod Valdez (he/him)

*IN PERSON Service, BFUU Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street*
*Masks required, windows will be open*
Please join us for a wonderful music service featuring the Hawaiian music group HAOPINAKA! Two musicians from HAOPINAKA will bring the spirit of aloha to The BFUU with Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles and sweet vocal harmonies. **Special guest speaker TBA soon**
Sil Castillo plays guitar and ukulele and has played with many well known Hawaiian artists.
Rod Valdez plays bass, guitar and ukulele. Hailing from Waianae, Oahu, Rod has been playing all his life with musicians in Hawaii and here on the mainland.