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Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and our concern for our congregation and neighbors, Berkeley Friends Church is holding Sunday morning worship and Tuesday Bible study remotely via Zoom. There are currently no in person gatherings. Both events will begin at their regular times of 11:00 AM for Sunday morning worship and 7:15 PM for Tuesday Bible study.
To learn how to connect with us virtually, please follow this link.
For more information about why BFC is moving to meeting only online during this time, please read this letter from our clerk.
This is a time of disruption, stress and anxiety for many of us. But it is also an opportunity for us to recenter on our connection to God and to our community. In a world that seems out of control spiritual practices like prayer, reading scripture, meditation and waiting worship can help us remember who is in control. Jesus’ call for us to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves continues. As we are able we should check in with each other via phone, email and video calls, helping each other weather this storm. If you are struggling — spiritually, emotionally, physically — please contact Ministry and Council or the pastors for help.
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Berkeley Friends Church is a welcoming and inclusive congregation. All are welcome: seekers as well as fellow Christians, all races, sexual orientations, and genders.
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.