Next Service

Where the Heart Is

Kathryn Jay with David Roberts

11:00

Some of us have spent a lifetime searching for a place to call home, a sanctuary of respite in difficult times. Others have been lucky enough to have sweet memories of a childhood home or have created their own places of spiritual and emotional renewal. How does home nourish your spirit? How can we as a church community help people feel at home? Can we find the courage to offer sanctuary to others?

Special Events

  • Songfest - Classic Beauty
    • 10-22-2017
    • A group of wonderful singers bring you songs and arias, duets, trios, quartets, and quintets by Brahms, Fauré, Mahler, and other great composers.  It's free, and beautiful, and not too long.   Contact:  Bryan Baker (510) 525-0302, ext. 309, bryanbakersf@gmail.com
  • All-Church Potluck Lunch
    • 10-29-2017
    • Immigration Justice & Heritage Potluck: All Are Welcome! Let’s celebrate and honor the diverse paths that have led us and our families to the United States, as we share how to stand up for immigration justice in this time and this place. Please bring a dish or beverage that reflects your heritage – and if you are in Hallowe’en mood, feel free to wear keepsakes or traditional clothing! We’ll have a hands-on, multi-generational project to...
  • "From a Silk Cocoon" Screening and Q&A
    • 11-05-2017
    • Join us for a free screening and Q&A with filmmaker Satsuki Ina, immigration lawyer Laura Craig, and Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of Council on American-islamic Relations. Doors open at 2:30 PM. Film screens at 3 PM. From a Silk Cocoon offers a cautionary tale of homeland security . . . compelling . . . stretches beyond the basic facts of the Japanese-American internment experience into the dark and thorny corners of "perceived military necessity" that is just as frightening and relevant now as it was when it happened . . . An intimate portrait of a family under siege -- Mark Halverson of Sacramento News & Review. Tickets required: https://silkcocoonuucb.eventbrite.com. Wheelchair accessible. Questions: silkcocoonuucb@gmail.com
  • Mission and Vision: Taking Stock of Our Blessings
    • 11-19-2017
    • Join us after worship for the next step in our process to figure out where we're headed as a congregation. This time, we'll enjoy a light lunch as we talk together about who we are as a community today and what our shared resources, skills, passions, and assets are. Middle and high school youth are invited to participate and childcare for younger children will be provided. *This is a repeat event for those who didn't make the gathering on Thursday, November 2.
  • Sing-Along Messiah
    • 12-17-2017
    • Hello Music Lovers, UUCB has been hosting a sing-along of Handel's glorious Messiah for decades. Indeed,  it seems likely that the Bay Area tradition of singers throughout the community joining in this great masterpiece  started at UUCB. For more than 50 years, people have been coming to enjoy singing great music in a festive atmosphere. We have a  professional orchestra and soloists and the entire audience joins in singing Handel's fantastic choruses. There are usually 200 to 300 people who...
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Come walk with us from partner Pogo Park, and see why they were just named winner of a San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Award.
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UUCB - Unitarian Universalist Church of BerkeleySunday, October 15th, 2017 at 6:13am
Another exciting weekend at UUCB: Parents’ Night Out (childcare and programming for kids and a chance to have time alone for parents and guardians!), then church tomorrow with Personal Theology and a class for newer folks at 9:30, then worship and children’s chapel at 11! And other stuff too numerous to mention! See you all soon!
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UUCB - Unitarian Universalist Church of BerkeleyThursday, October 12th, 2017 at 1:42pm
IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear UUCB members and friends,

After touching base with Board President Jack Duggan, reviewing health warnings about the air quality in the area, and learning about several school system cancellations, we have urged church staff to work from home tomorrow. We likewise urge all of you to err on the side of caution and consider carefully if you should come to church tomorrow, Thursday, October 12.

If you have a church event or meeting scheduled for tomorrow and can cancel it without much disruption, we recommend that you do. While we will make sure the church is unlocked in the morning, we have encouraged our facilities staff to take the day off. Also, the facilitators of the "Class Conversations" workshop scheduled for this Saturday have decided to postpone the workshop until a later date due to their concerns over air quality.

We hope everyone will take it easy in the next few days and do whatever you can to limit your exposure to the air outside right now.

In faith,

Revs. Kristin and Christian Schmidt
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UUCB - Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley shared Richmond Ceasefire's post.Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 10:14am
POSTPONED due to air quality. Ceasefire will not be walking Friday night -- the first time since 2011.
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UUCB - Unitarian Universalist Church of BerkeleyTuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 10:14am
Today our hearts are as heavy with the news of the wildfires as the air is thick with the smell of their smoke. We are in the process of communicating with the ministers and lay leaders of our congregations in areas that have been or are likely to be evacuated to see what they need. As the picture becomes more clear, we will be collecting names and info of anyone from UUCB who is willing to host people from our nearby sister congregations who may need a place to stay during evacuation.

If you have a guest or spare room and would like to be included on this list, please send the following information to RevKristin@uucb.org:

- Your name
- Best phone number to reach you
- Your email address
- How many people you can comfortably accommodate
- If you have pets (there may be people with allergies)

We will be in touch with you directly if it looks like there is a UU individual or family whose needs match the hospitality you can offer. Thank you for being Love's hands and feet in this time when so many are in need.

In faith and thanks,
Reverends Kristin and Christian Schmidt
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