Welcome!

We meet on Sundays, with Sunday School for Children and Adults at 10 AM and Worship at 11 AM.

We meet on Tuesday evenings for Bible Study and prayer at 7:15 PM. We are currently studying II Corinthians.

Berkeley Friends Church is a welcoming and inclusive congregation. All are welcome: seekers as well as fellow Christians, all races, sexual orientations, and genders. Come and get to know us as we get to know you!

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Christmas Peace(2)

This is the season we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ whom we name the Prince of Peace. (Is. 9:6.)  And yet…The world is engulfed in wars without end.
Costing trillions.
Destroying lives.
Destroying the environment.

As Christians and Quakers we cannot sing and celebrate the birth of our Savior and not cry out against war.
Wars that beget more violence.
Wars that profit the few at the expense of the many.
Wars that destroy crops, homes, businesses, displace people,  and create untold misery for all of life on the planet.

As Christians and Quakers we cannot glorify war.
War fuels climate change.(1)
War robs the peoples and governments of the ability to solve problems.
War claims the lion share of resources in oil and minerals and treasury so that there is little to address the needs of the people and the planet.

The needs of the homeless.
The needs of the poor and hungry.
The needs of the dispossessed.
The needs of the all growing things.

Let us seek to follow the Prince of Peace who came to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, the recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. ( Lk. 4:18-19)

Let this Christmas be the clarion call to the end of all war.

(1) (The Pentagon has admitted to burning 320,000 gallons of oil a day.) The Pentagon is the “world’s greatest institutional consumer of oil and a leading producer of climate-changing CO2,” p.4, The War and Environment Reader, edited by Gar Smith.

(2) Approved for publication by Berkeley Friends Church Monthly Meeting 11/18/2018

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A warm welcome to Micah Bales and Faith Kelley!
Micah and Faith have accepted our call to become co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church. Ministry & Counsel is working with them to set their start-date, likely in early 2019.
As a way of getting to know Micah better, Ministry & Counsel encourages everyone interested to read Micah’s blog and to sign-up for his free e-book, A Guide to Quaker Worship. After signing up you will receive a weekly email with a message from Micah.

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We Believe:

Christ is available in the present to all who are open to Him.

Christianity is both an inner experience and an outer social witness. All of us are called to be ministers. Silence is a vital part of worship as we listen for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Each individual has something of God in him/her and every life is sacred.

We value our unique Quaker heritage as we seek to do God’s work in the world today. We support missionaries in Africa, Asia, Central and South America as well as troubled areas in our own country which need the message of Christ. We support the work of the American Friends Service Committee as it brings hope and loving help to areas of the world which suffer injustice, oppression, war and other disasters.

We support a ministry of peace and reconciliation, working to bring about a world where the warlike mentality will be obsolete, a world which recognizes that God loves and values each person.