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.   

stormbyRomanSolarPixabayFREEOctober 31, 2021: Blow In the Wind, Rise In The Sea: Nature And Spirit
Douglas Chambers (he/him) & Kathy Riehle (she/her), Worship Coordinators
How do we relate our experiences of Nature with our religious values or beliefs? Can our spiritual connections with the Earth help us work to protect our world? What cycles and seasons are we experiencing now, and how do they shape our spirituality? We will explore ritual acts in praise of Creation.

decisionbywaldryanoPixabayFREENovember 7, 2021: Residual Religion

Rev. Marsh Agobert (he/him)
We think in terms of Religion or Science, Democrats vs Republicans, Good Guys and Bad Guys. This language is popular today. But what if the Buddhists are right and dualism is a major source of our suffering? Today we will take a look at how our full-tilt rejection of religion has resulted in its being hidden in everything we do…even in our interpretations of science?
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.

a book calendarheartbyulleoPixabayFREEcropNovember 14, 2021: Move In the Hand: Living Our Spirituality in Our Day-To-Day Lives
Doug Chambers (he/him) and Kathy Riehle (she/her), Worship Coordinators
What is the most special time of the day for you? What kinds of activities do we do everyday, and how we might make them part of our spiritual practice? Today’s service looks at how the Spirit of Life moves in our hands throughout all our days, giving shape to our lives through the tasks of the everyday. We will consider practices of praise, thanksgiving, awareness, intention, and petition which we might perform throughout our days.

handsdustbyFree PhotosPixabayFREENovember 21, 2021: Giving Life the Shape Of Justice: The Spirituality Of Working For Change
Stephanie Doucette (she/her), Worship Coordinator
The song “Spirit of Life” grew from the songwriter’s linking of her spirituality and her work for social change. Unitarian Universalist  spirituality calls us to participation and involvement, sustains us for living lives of truth and love, and nourishes our hope and our joy. We will explore our spirituality as expressed in our lives in the world.

hanukkah byEvgeniTPixabayFREEcroppedbright3November 28, 2021: Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her)
On the eve of the holiday, Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles describes the history of Hanukkah and this celebration in the time of the pandemic.
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.