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.   


crow-snowbyYuri_BPixabayFREEcropped.jpgDecember 5, 2021: Nyctophobia
Rev. Marsh Agobert (he/him)
We continue the conversation regarding the influence of the more obscure and language-challenged member of our human faculties, the one that many of us love least: The Unconscious Mind. We’ve learned ways of working with a tutelary spirit that’s lived in us through the ages. Einstein granted a great deal of credit for his insights into physics beyond Newton to this invisible friend, as did Newton himself. Today we will look into one of the ways that our denial of this close family member manifests when we repeatedly reject its gifts. As we forget to honor this all-knowing internal seer with our contemplative attention, we will see it manifest in ways often mysterious or even frightening.
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.
 
beechbyFelixMittermeierPixabayFREEscaledDecember 12, 2021: Roots Hold Me Close: Tradition, Teachers, and Spiritual Formation
Paikea Melcher (she/her), Worship Coordinator
As we continue our journey through the Tapestry of Faith: Spirit of Life worship series, we are invited to get in touch with our roots, heritage, and traditions. We will honor role models, teachers, and mentors who have influenced us and offer a litany of thanks.
 
seagullsbyMabelAmberPixabayFREEDecember 19, 2021: Wings Set Me Free: Hopes, Dreams, and Expanding Vision
Eva Doucette (she/her), Worship Coordinator
As we approach the end of our Tapestry of Faith: Spirit of Life worship series, we are invited to envision the next chapter of our journey, to explore our spirituality-related doubts, hopes and dreams, and to affirm one another's growth and potential.
 
voices sing image400Friday December 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM: Christmas Eve Service
We will be having our Christmas Eve Service on Zoom this year, which will be a “Christmas Carol Celebration.” Come join us and sing along, or play an instrument! Collection plate donations will be shared with Berkeley Food and Housing Project - https://bfhp.org/
 
christmas gift boxes by anncapicturesPixabayFREEcropDecember 26, 2021: Here’s to Boxing Day!
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her)
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles looks at the tasks that follow Christmas Day, as we approach a New Year.
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.