Next Service

Friendly Ghosts

Rev. Christian Schmidt with Jim Gasperini

9:30 and 11:15 am

Making peace with the past, embracing our ghosts, and today’s America: What we can learn from the “ghosts” we bring with us.

Special Events

  • Free Sound of Music Sing-Along & Discussion
    • 10-02-2016
    • 1:00 - Sing along with the film: Favorite Things; Do-Re-Mi; Climb Every Mountain; Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and more. Stay for a discussion; take advantage of free childcare ** This beloved musical is set in turbulent times. The von Trapp family flees Austria as refugees in the last act. Bring your children to sing along with the film, then join in a refection on the tough questions raised when political turmoil turns the world upside...
  • Musical Fundraiser: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
    • 10-16-2016
    • Performance begins at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23, and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22. "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" tells the story of one chaotic day in the life of a little boy.  While the day is sometimes challenging for Charlie Brown, it is always a delight for the audience.  Whether or not you are a fan of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" cartoons, you will love Clark...
  • Halloween Potluck & Dance Party
    • 10-30-2016
    • 2nd Annual All Church Halloween Dinner-Dance Party!!  Bring your GHOUL-friends! 6:00 Potluck Dinner  7:00-7:30 Rehearse Michael Jackson’s THRILLER dance 7:30-9:30 Dance to LIVE music by SOUL Rising Before Trick-or-Treat night, come enjoy up-tempo grooves and songs you can dance to ’til the ghosts show up!! Adults: $15 donation, $10 if you bring food to share; no one turned away for lack of funds Children welcome! (for free childcare, sign up by Oct 18: 510 525-0302 x 307...
  • Sing-Along Messiah
    • 12-18-2016
    • Contact:  Bryan Baker (510) 525-0302, ext. 309, bryan.pianosing@gmail.com

Pledge Drive – Over the Top

Thanks to all who have contributed to our goal of $529,000. As of July 4, 2016 we have pledges and gifts equaling $529,436. Congratulations!

It is never too late to pledge. Please visit How to Support UUCB to find out how.

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UUCB - Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley added 2 new photos — with Craig Scott and 3 others.Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 3:04pm
Last night's Ceasefire Walk in Richmond included 30 students from Richmond High School and UUCB's new co-minister, Rev. Kristin Schmidt. Left to right, (Rev) Kristin, (Rev) Craig Scott, Karen Paull, and (Pastor) Joan Kastenberger. The second photo includes (Pastor) Donnell Jones, Carrie Hunter, Jane Eisenstark (all on the left) and some of the students from Richmond High School.
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UUCB - Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley updated their profile picture.Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 8:52am
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From our Community Minister Rev. Craig Scott:

Lonnie asked me to post something on our page about our reaction as a community to the murder of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa. Last night, I couldn't find the words through my tears.

Yet another unarmed black man gunned down because people were afraid somehow of his very blackness. "Looks like a bad dude," in the words of one of the officers.

And yet another killing of a black man in Charlotte (and subsequent riot) about which we don't know the facts yet. There are no answers at times like these, but what comes to me is how grateful I am to be part of a community in which we face these things together. As a loving community, we stand together against racism and bigotry in all their forms. We stand together with our brothers and sisters of color, be they African-American, Latino, Asian, Native American, and so on. And we stand together with our GLBT sisters and brothers, who also are facing bigotry.

So, we have each other, and in the final analysis, that is enough for us to be able to go forward together. What holds us, especially in times like these is the power of love -- far more than we know, love is there and we experience it when we are together.

As Dr. King said, quoting from the 1st Book of John in the NT, "we must love another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God."

For us as UUs, whatever our concept of the transcendent, it is love that binds as one people.

Blessed be, and Amen Craig Scott