This Sunday October 06, 2019

Sun 9:45 AM Trustees
Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)
Sun 11:00 AM Worship
Sun 12:30 – 3PM BFP 50th Anniversary Barbecue
Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

The promises of the world turn to ashes and dust, but the promises of God last forever. The Holy One calls to us: “Come!” We come to rekindle the gift of God ablaze within us.

This Sunday, October 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.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is this coming Sat, Oct 12. On Sunday we will bring all of the church’s contributions together so we can give thanks and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community. If you would like to help at Harvest Day on the 12th, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang. If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

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 or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

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.

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 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.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign has begun and will run until December 25th. Please purchase a $10 bag for the Berkeley Food Pantry at the checkout stand at one of the following Safeway stores in Berkeley: 1550 Shattuck Ave., or 1850 Solano Ave. Thank you!