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This Sunday, August 19, 2018

  • Sun 9:00 AM Choir
  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Lunch
  • Sun 1:00 PM Monthly Meeting for Business
  • Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

This Sunday we will be having our Monthly Business Meeting preceded by a potluck lunch. A $3.00 contribution is requested if you have not brought a dish. First-time guests do not need to pay.

In remembrance of people who have died on the streets, local musicians and choral singers are preparing a benefit concert (for Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center) of Street Requiem at 7:30PM, Saturday, August 25, at First Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns will meet next Sunday, August 26, at 1:00 PM.

The next quarterly gathering of the Christian Friends ConferenceWestern Region will be held 9AM – 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 15, here at BFC. You are invited to take part in waiting worship and Bible reading in the manner of Conservative Friends, and to share fellowship and an open discussion with Christian Quakers from around the Bay Area and beyond. Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning; please bring your own lunch.

The Golden Rule, a historic peace boat dedicated to “sailing for a nuclear-free world,” is coming to town. Come to Berkeley Friends Church, Saturday, September 15 at 6:00 PM to share a potluck, see a documentary film, and learn how you can support the project. For more information, please see flyer in lobby.

Sanctuary Bistro’s benefit dinner for the Berkeley Food Pantry will be on Sunday, September 16 with dinner service from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Sanctuary Bistro will donate 30% of its profits from the dinner to the Berkeley Food Pantry, so let’s pack the restaurant! Those interested must call Sanctuary Bistro at (510) 558-3381 to make reservations. Sanctuary Bistro is a family-run vegan restaurant located at 1019 Camelia Street, Berkeley, Ca. 94710.

Now that Micah Bales and Faith Kelley have accepted our call to be co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church, everyone is encouraged to read Micah’s blog. Micah welcomes phone calls: see Tomi!

Micah and Faith plan to submit an insert for our bulletin each month until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019.

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This Sunday, August 12, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Choir

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is (tomorrow) Saturday, August 11. Please bring all your non-perishable contributions together this Sunday, August 5, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community. Also, help will be needed on Harvest Day from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We need more volunteers in August because our regular crew is on vacation. If you are interested in helping, please contact Amy St. George, Pantry Manager, or Dharma Galang, Pantry Director.

NO BIBLE STUDY this Tuesday, August 14. We will resume on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:15PM.

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sunday, August 19. Please bring a dish, with food in it, or be prepared to contribute $3.00 for supplies. We need a diversity of salads, casseroles, fruit, breads, etc. Be creative!

In remembrance of people who have died on the streets, local musicians and choral singers are preparing a benefit concert (for Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center) of Street Requiem, at 7:30PM on Saturday, August 25, at First Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

The next quarterly gathering of the Christian Friends ConferenceWestern Region will be held on Saturday, September 15, here at BFC, 9 AM to 3:00 PM. . You are invited to take part in waiting worship and Bible reading in the manner of Conservative Friends, and to share fellowship and an open discussion with Christian Quakers from around the Bay Area and beyond. Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning; please bring your own lunch.

Sanctuary Bistro’s benefit dinner for the Berkeley Food Pantry will be on Sunday, September 16. Dinner service will be from 5:30PM to 9:00 PM. Sanctuary Bistro will donate 30% of its profits from the dinner to the Berkeley Food Pantry, so let’s pack the restaurant! Those interested must call Sanctuary Bistro at (510) 558-3381 to make reservations. Sanctuary Bistro is a family run vegan restaurant located at 1019 Camelia Street, Berkeley, CA  94710.

Now that Micah Bales and Faith Kelley have accepted our call to be co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church, everyone is encouraged to read Micah’s blog. Micah welcomes phone calls: see Tomi!

Micah and Faith plan to submit an insert for our bulletin each month until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019.

The church’s website has oodles of information – notices, schedules of events, streaming of past sermons, and more. Check it out!

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This Sunday, August 5, 2018

  • Sun 9:00 AM Trustees
  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Missionary Outreach and Christian Education
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

Berkeley Food Pantry will have its summer work day (tomorrow) Saturday, August 4 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon. We will have bagels and coffee in the morning to help us start our day. First Congregational Church’s Young Adult Group will be at the work day to help, so please come to enjoy volunteering and getting to know our First Congregational Church friends. If you are interested in helping, please speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

Choir will meet next Sunday, August 12, at 1:00 PM.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, August 11. Please bring all your non-perishable contributions together this Sunday, August 5, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community. Also, help will be needed on Harvest Day from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We need more volunteers in August because our regular crew is on vacation. If you are interested in helping, please contact Amy St. George, Pantry Manager, or Dharma Galang, Pantry Director.

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday evening September 16: A Very Special Fundraising Dinner for The Food Pantry at local vegan restaurant Sanctuary Bistro! 30% of the evening’s meals’ profits will go to The Food Pantry.

Now that Micah Bales and Faith Kelly have accepted our call to become co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church, everyone is encouraged to read Micah’s blog. Micah welcomes phone calls: see Tomi!

Micah and Faith plan to submit an insert for our bulletin each month until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019. See the first one in Sunday’s printed version, written by Faith Kelley!

The church’s website has much interesting and informative information – notices, schedules of events, streaming of past sermons, and more. Check it out!

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This Sunday, July 29, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Barbecue and Fellowship Time
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

Barbecue! Barbecue! Barbecue! Come one, come all! There will be a barbecue after meeting for worship this Sunday, July 29. We will have hamburgers and hot dogs including vegan hamburgers and hot dogs, with all the trimmings.

Two meetings will convene on Sunday, August 5: Trustees at 9:00 AM and Missionary Outreach and Christian Education at 1:00 PM.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign is now under way through July 31. This summer the Berkeley Food Pantry is a recipient of donated food from Safeway Community Market at 1850 Solano Ave. and Safeway Community Market at 1550 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. As a reminder, customers can remove a tear sheet and donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout. All donations will be rolled up to a $10 bag. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Berkeley Food Pantry.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, August 11. Please bring all your non-perishable contributions together on Sunday, August 5, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community. Also, help will be needed on Harvest Day from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We need more volunteers in Aug. because our regular crew is on vacation. If you are interested in helping, please contact Amy St. George, Pantry Manager, or Dharma Galang, Pantry Director.

Berkeley Food Pantry will have its summer work day on August 4 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon. We will have bagels and coffee in the morning to help us start our day. First Congregational Church’s Young Adult Group will be at the work day to help, so please come to enjoy volunteering and getting to know our First Congregational Church friends. If you are interested in helping, please speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

Now that Micah Bales and Faith Kelly have accepted our call to become co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church, everyone is encouraged to read Micah’s blog. Micah welcomes phone calls: see Tomi!

The church’s website has much interesting and informative information – notices, schedules of events, streaming of past sermons, and more. Check it out!

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday evening September 16: A Very Special Fundraising Dinner for The Food Pantry at local vegan restaurant Sanctuary Bistro! 30% of the evening’s meals’ profits will go to The Food Pantry.

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This Sunday, July 22, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

Barbecue! Barbecue! Barbecue! Come one, come all! There will be a barbecue after meeting for worship on July 29. We will have hamburgers and hot dogs including vegan hamburgers and hot dogs, with all the trimmings. Potato salad, anyone?

The Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns meeting that had been scheduled for July 22 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign is now under way through July 31. This summer the Berkeley Food Pantry is a recipient of donated food from Safeway Community Market at 1850 Solano Ave. and Safeway Community Market at 1550 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. As a reminder, customers can remove a tear sheet and donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout. All donations will be rolled up to a $10 bag. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Berkeley Food Pantry.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, August 11.  Please bring all your non-perishable contributions together on Sunday, August 5, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community.  Also, help will be needed on Harvest Day from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  We need more volunteers in Aug. because our regular crew is on vacation.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Amy St. George, Pantry Manager or Dharma Galang, Pantry Director.

Berkeley Food Pantry will have its summer work day on August 4 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon. We will have bagels and coffee in the morning to help us start our day. First Congregational Church’s Young Adult Group will be at the work day to help, so please come to enjoy volunteering and getting to know our First Congregational Church friends. If you are interested in helping, please speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

Now that Micah Bales and Faith Kelly have accepted our call to become co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church, everyone is encouraged to read Micah’s blog. Micah welcomes phone calls: see Tomi!

The church’s website has much interesting and informative information – notices, schedules of events, streaming of past sermons, and more. Check it out!

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This Sunday, July 15, 2018

  • Sun 9:00 AM Choir
  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Lunch
  • Sun 1:00 PM Monthly Meeting for Business
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

This Sunday, July 15, we will be having our Monthly Business Meeting preceded by a potluck lunch. A $3.00 contribution is requested if you have not brought a dish. First time guests do not need to pay.

Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns will meet Sunday, July 22, at 1:00 PM.

Barbecue! Barbecue! Barbecue! Come one, come all! There will be a barbecue after meeting for worship on July 29. We will have hamburgers and hot dogs including vegan hamburgers and hot dogs, with all the trimmings. Potato salad, anyone?

Berkeley Food Pantry will have its summer work day on August 4th from 9:30 AM to 12:00 noon. We will have bagels and coffee in the morning to help us start our day. First Congregational Church’s Young Adult Group will be at the work day to help, so please come to enjoy volunteering and getting to know our First Congregational Church friends. If you are interested in helping, please speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

Also, the Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project “Harvest” Day will be on August 11th from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We need more volunteers in August because our regular crew is on vacation. If you are interested in helping, please speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign is now under way through July 31. This summer the Berkeley Food Pantry is a recipient of donated food from Safeway Community Market at 1850 Solano Ave. and Safeway Community Market at 1550 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. As a reminder, customers can remove a tear sheet and donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout. All donations will be rolled up to a $10 bag. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Berkeley Food Pantry.

Now that Micah Bales and Faith Kelly have accepted our call to become co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church, everyone is encouraged to read Micah’s blog. Micah welcomes phone calls: see Tomi!

The church’s website has much interesting and informative information – notices, schedules of events, streaming of past sermons, and more. Check it out!

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This Sunday, July 8, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Choir
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

Don’t forget Sunday July 15, unprogrammed worship and Monthly Business Meeting. Bring a meal for your family and one or two guests. We need a diversity of salads, casseroles, fruit, breads etc.

Choir will meet Sunday, July 15, at 9:00 AM.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign is now under way through July 31. This summer the Berkeley Food Pantry is a recipient of donated food from Safeway Community Market at 1850 Solano Ave. and Safeway Community Market at 1550 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. As a reminder, customers can remove a tear sheet and donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout. All donations will be rolled up to a $10 bag. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Berkeley Food Pantry.

Good news! Micah Bales and Faith Kelly have accepted our call to become co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church. Ministry and Counsel is working with them to set their start date, likely in early 2019. As a way of getting to know Micah better, Ministry and Counsel encourages everyone interested to read Micah’s blog at http://www.micahbales.com/ and to sign up for his free e-book, A Guide to Quaker Worship. After signing up you will receive a weekly email with a message from Micah.

The church’s website https://www.berkeleyfriendschurch.org has much interesting and informative information – notices, schedules of events, streaming of past sermons, and much more. Check it out!

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This Sunday, July 1, 2018

  • Sun 9:00 AM Trustees
  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Missionary Outreach and Christian Education
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

Choir will meet next Sunday, July 8, at 1:00 PM.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign is now under way through July 31. This summer the Berkeley Food Pantry is a recipient of donated food from Safeway Community Market at 1850 Solano Ave. and Safeway Community Market at 1550 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. As a reminder, customers can remove a tear sheet and donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout. All donations will be rolled up to a $10 bag. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Berkeley Food Pantry.

Good news! Micah Bales and Faith Kelly have accepted our call to become co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church. Ministry and Counsel is working with them to set their start date, likely in early 2019. As a way of getting to know Micah better, Ministry and Counsel encourages everyone interested to read Micah’s blog at http://www.micahbales.com/ and to sign up for his free e-book, A Guide to Quaker Worship. After signing up you will receive a weekly email with a message from Micah.

The American Red Cross will have an Interfaith Community Blood Drive. It will be held in the Congregation Netivot Shalom Social Hall, 1316 University Ave, Berkeley, on Thursday, July 5 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. For more information pick up a flyer in the lobby.

The church’s website https://www.berkeleyfriendschurch.org has much interesting and informative information – notices, schedules of events, streaming of past sermons, and much more. Check it out!

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Message for June 24, 2018

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is Brian Byamukama. The passages from Scripture are Matthew 9:10-13 and Matthew 11:28.

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This Sunday, June 24, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

This Sunday our guest speaker is Brian Byamukama, a Ugandan Baptist minister who ran an orphanage and ministered to the LGBT community. Brian is seeking asylum and in need of work and at some point longer-term housing options. As an LGBT activist, he endured physical attacks, threats to his family, and ultimately had to flee the country for safety, leaving behind a wife and two young children.

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn’s St. Paul Oratorio in Hertz Hall on the Cal campus, Friday (today!) through Sunday, June 22-24. Grab a flyer in the lobby, or visit https://bcco.org/ or both. To avoid being turned away, get there early! FREE.

Trustees will meet next Sunday, July 1, at 9:00 AM.

Missionary Outreach and Christian Education will meet next Sunday, July 1, at 1:00 PM.

Good news! Micah Bales and Faith Kelly have accepted our call to become co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church. Ministry and Counsel is working with them to set their start date, likely in early 2019. As a way of getting to know Micah better, Ministry and Counsel encourages everyone interested to read Micah’s blog at http://www.micahbales.com/ and to sign up for his free e-book, A guide to Quaker Worship. After signing up you will receive a weekly email with a message from Micah.

The American Red Cross will have an Interfaith Community Blood Drive. It will be held in the Congregation Netivot Shalom Social Hall, 1316 University Ave, Berkeley, on Thursday, July 5 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. For more information pick up a flyer in the lobby.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign is now under way through July 31. This summer the Berkeley Food Pantry is a recipient of donated food from Safeway Community Market at 1850 Solano Ave. and Safeway Community Market at 1550 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. As a reminder, customers can remove a tear sheet and donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout. All donations will be rolled up to a $10 bag. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Berkeley Food Pantry.

The church’s website https://www.berkeleyfriendschurch.org has much interesting and informative information – notices, schedules of events, streaming of past sermons, and much more. Check it out!

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