This Sunday September 29, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)
Sun 11:00 AM Worship
Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

May the Holy Spirit be with us as we worship. May our eyes be open to truly see one another, that we might discover God’s presence in the smile of a neighbor. May our ears be open to the needs of the world, that we might hear God’s wisdom in the words spoken around us. And our hearts be open to God’s grace and love, that we might find guidance and strength for the journey, for ourselves and for one another.

You are invited to a Fellowship Brunch and Conversation on Sat, Sept. 28 in El Cerrito (Tomi’s house) from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please RSVP to Tomi by Mon, Sept. 23.  The conversation topic: For you, where does our Peace Testimony sit in relation to the Second Amendment?

Berkeley Friends Meeting Picnic is Sept 29, at 12:30 to 4:00 at Live Oak Park, Spot 1.  All are invited to join BFM at their annual picnic. Please bring a dish you would like to share.  Labelling of ingredients is appreciated.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshop is The Pursuit of Wisdom: John Woolman, The Epistle of James, and Ancient Desert Monastics led by Michael Birkel on October 25-27. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

On Sun, Oct 6, from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry.  Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided.  Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.  Please RSVP by September 22.

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)’s Conflict Resolution Workshop will take place at the church building on Saturday October 12, 19, and 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come to this three part series to learn how to deal with interpersonal conflict in healthy, straightforward, and productive ways. Suggested donation of $35 to $100. Breakfast and lunch provided. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Sat, Oct 12. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together this coming Sun, Oct 6, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all the hungry folks in our community. So before you head out the door next Sunday, be sure to grab that green bag full of food and bring it with you into worship! If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

The Berkeley Food Pantry will have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

It’s time to renew or start a new subscription for Quaker Life.  Cost is $30 for the year.  Make checks out to BFC and mark it for Quaker Life.

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