Berkeley Friends Church is a loving, welcoming and inclusive congregation. All are welcome: people of every race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical and mental ability, national origin, and economic station are invited to full membership and participation in the life of our community.
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 them and every life is sacred. We value our unique Quaker heritage as we seek to do God’s work in the world today.
We are called to work to bring hope and loving help those suffering injustice, oppression, war and other disasters. We participate in various ministries 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. This includes those working in our own country as well as abroad. The Berkeley Food Pantry is a ministry of our church, providing groceries to those of us who are hungry.