One of the most full weekends of the year is upon us! Here are some reminders:
1) We are hosting the annual meetings of the Western Association of the Religious Society of Friends (WARSF), the larger association of which we are a part. Tomorrow night, Friday, 2/20, the Board of Oversight will gather beginning at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by a meeting. Representatives from BFC and Whittier First Friends Church are expected. Then, the Meeting of Members will convene on Saturday, 2/21, at approximately 3:45 PM, following the close of Quaker Heritage Day. Among other things, at the Meeting of Members, we will hear updates from Friends organizations that WARSF connects us to, including Friends United Meeting (FUM), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). All Friends from BFC are welcome to participate in the Meeting of Members, and to observe at the Board on Oversight.
2) Quaker Heritage Day runs from 9 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday, 2/21. Steve Angell of Earlham School of Religion speaks on the writings of Howard Thurman and Helen Morgan Brooks and what they can teach us as we engage with our nation’s current struggle for racial justice.
If you have not already sent an RSVP, you are still welcome to attend, just plan to bring your lunch. See the attached schedule with other info.
3) On Sunday, 2/22, we will begin with our Sunday School classes for children and adults, at 10 AM. The adults will have an informal conversation with our guest Steve Angell, and he will then speak in Meeting for Worship at 11 AM. His theme is, “Growing in the Light,” based on Mark 7:24-30 and Daniel 5:25-31. Fellowship time follows worship (lots of QHD leftovers!!!), and then at 1 PM, the Peace, Environment & Christian Social Concerns Committee will meet.
-- In Christ's Light, Brian Young Pastor, Berkeley Friends Church O: 510-524-4112 C: 510-355-6715 Connect with us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/berkeleyfriendschurch/