SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship with Whittier First Friends Church; download bulletin
Blessed be the Lord of Hosts, who cleanses and heals our lives. Blessed be the Holy One, who brings us from despair to hope. Blessed be the Giver of Life, who nurtures and comforts us. Let us praise God with our whole hearts and souls!
Bible Study is canceled this week and will return on 8/10. It starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading “Jesus and Nonviolence” by Walter Wink. In this book Wink argues that Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death-dealing powers of our consumerist culture and fractured world. You do not have to own or have read the book ahead of time to participate.
Sunday August 8 at 11:00 AM we will hold our next Intergenerational Worship focused this time on God’s faithful, continued presence with us wherever we go. Join us for songs, prayers and discussion along with a brief period of open worship and sermon.
7th Annual Interfaith Blood Drive, Tuesday August 10, 2021. Sponsored by Congregation Netivot Shalom, The Way Christian Center, Pacifica Institute, Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque, Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, Vedanta Society Berkeley. We need you to step up now to make this year’s drive a success! And why not ask a friend, neighbor, or co-worker to join you while you’re at it? Be someone’s hero! Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave, Berkeley. To schedule your appointment by phone call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-7267) or click for link to sign up. https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=CNS
The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative is hosting an online conference, August 13-15, 2021: Integrating Lessons Learned and Leadings that Light the Way. The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is a grassroots network of Friends holding a sense of stewardship for life-long Quaker faith formation through religious education. Click here for more information.
Friends United Meeting’s International Prayer Gathering will meet on Zoom at 9:00 AM Pacific on Friday August 20. Join Quakers from around the world in prayer and sharing each other’s concerns. Join us on Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81401601535 Or call 929-205-6099. Meeting ID: 814 0160 1535
Open Worship Sunday will be August 22 (instead of the normal third Sunday of the month). Come enjoy an extended period of waiting worship as we collectively listen for God’s message to us.
Barclay Press and Pendle Hill are collaborating on the Illuminate Summer Speaker Series, 2nd and 4th Mondays, June 14 to August 23, 7:30–9 p.m. ET via Zoom. Join us for a series of evening discussions with authors of the Barclay Press Illuminate Friends Bible study summer curriculum on Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Click here for more information.