This Sunday January 5, 2020

Sun 9:45 AM Trustees Committee Meeting

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Keep close to the Light and own it alone to be your teacher, guide, and counselor in all the way through which you are to pass, and in all things that you are to do. Stand in the denial of self and all its goals; and own the Light, which leads into singleness of mind unto God away from selfish ends.
~ James Parnell, 1637?-1656

January at BFC will include these special events: 1/5- Salt and Spice– a sermon by Steve Sims about the ingredients of Quaker faith. 1/12- All Ages and Stages Worship– a special intergenerational, interactive worship service. 1/19- Beloved Community Sunday- Remember the work of MLK Jr and consider our role in racial justice and reconciliation. 1/26- Friendly Questions– during fellowship time sit and talk with pastors and other leaders about BFC and your own faith journey

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year and next is on the table in the entryway and can be found online. The next workshops is Young and Old for Climate Justice: A Dialog led by George Lakey from January 24-26. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Berkeley United Methodist Church, a historically Japanese-American Congregation, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for the “National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps” from June 5-7, 2020. This event will be a historic pilgrimage for people of Japanese ancestry to heal intergenerational wounds by standing in solidarity with immigrants and all people of color being targeted by the current administration’s policies. BUMC will be bringing over 1,000 paper cranes to be included in the 125,000 paper cranes to be placed on the White House fence.  The BUMC is seeking our spiritual and moral support and asked for signatures of support. To learn more, please speak to Dharma Galang.

Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is happy to announce the return of The Deeper Roots program. Deborah Shaw, Deborah Fisch, and Lloyd Lee Wilson will lead a group of committed Friends in a “deep dive” into the history of our Quaker faith, a Quaker perspective on the Bible and how to benefit from it, sampling spiritual practices and disciplines valuable to Friends, and building authentic spiritual community. Four long weekend residencies over 18 months, beginning 9/10-13, 2020, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center in CA. Suitable for seasoned Friends as well as those relatively new to Quakerism. For more details or to request an application, visit Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries.

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