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This Sunday September 20, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM– Monthly Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

SAT 4:00 PM- All Ages and Stages Worship

Give thanks to the Lord! Call upon the name of the Lord! God’s love and mercy are given daily for each of us. God’s forgiveness and tenderness are poured out for us. Praise be to God who deals so kindly with us. Help us offer the same compassion to others.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

FWCC Southwest Region online regional gathering will be September 19 at 3:00-5:00 PM. This is a chance for people in the Western Association to learn more about FWCC and make connections with Friends from other Yearly Meetings in the region. Information and the registration link are on the FWCC website. Emelyn Buskirk ([email protected]) is the Southwest regional coordinator and would be
happy to answer any questions.

All Ages and Stages Worship will be Saturday September 26 at 4:00 PM. Join us for an engaging, interactive worship in which we do some activities, pray, read the Bible, and have waiting worship. Designed for kids, families and those who just need to be moving.

World Quaker Day is Sunday October 4. Celebrate this year by worshiping with Whittier First Friends and West Richmond Friends Church at 11:00 AM. Getry Agizah, Peace Team staffer from the FUM Africa office, will be preaching.

Happy Hour – Come hang out with folks from Berkeley Friends Church from 8:00 to 9:00 PM, Friday October 9. We have no agenda. Just a time to chat, connect and enjoy each other’s company. Check for log in details on listserv announcements.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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This Sunday September 13, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

THU 8:00 PM– Prayers of the People

We come to church hungry! We are hungry for comfort, hungry for love, hungry for a new way of living, hungry for God’s word. We are eager to taste God’s goodness in community, with our brothers and sisters. Bless us as we feast on the Bread of Life.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Prayers of the People on Thursday September 17, 8:00 PM – A time of prayer for each other and our needs as a community. We will also learn a little about some techniques to help us focus our prayer time and those moments when we’re not sure how to talk to God.

FWCC Southwest Region online regional gathering will be September 19 at 3:00-5:00 PM. This is a chance for people in the Western Association to learn more about FWCC and make connections with Friends from other Yearly Meetings in the region. Information and the registration link are on the FWCC website. Emelyn Buskirk ([email protected]) is the Southwest regional coordinator and would be
happy to answer any questions.

All Ages and Stages Worship will be Saturday September 26 at 4:00 PM. Join us for an engaging, interactive worship in which we do some activities, pray, read the Bible, and have waiting worship. Designed for kids, families and those who just need to be moving.

World Quaker Day is Sunday October 4. Celebrate this year by worshiping with Whittier First Friends and West Richmond Friends Church at 11:00 AM. Getry Agizah, Peace Team staffer from the FUM Africa office, will be preaching.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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This Sunday September 6, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Come out of the darkness of despair into the brightness of God’s transforming love. Prepare your hearts and spirits to receive God’s mercy and healing. Come, let us praise and worship God who is always with us.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Sunday September 6, Whittier First Friends will join BFC for Sunday morning worship.

Prayers of the People on Thursday September 17, 8:00 PM – A time of prayer for each other and our needs as a community. We will also learn a little about some techniques to help us focus our prayer time and those moments when we’re not sure how to talk to God.

FWCC Southwest Region online regional gathering will be September 19 at 3:00-5:00 PM. This is a chance for people in the Western Association to learn more about FWCC and make connections with Friends from other Yearly Meetings in the region. Information and the registration link are on the FWCC website. Emelyn Buskirk ([email protected]) is the Southwest regional coordinator and would be
happy to answer any questions.

All Ages and Stages Worship will be Saturday September 26 at 4:00 PM. Join us for an engaging, interactive worship in which we do some activities, pray, read the Bible, and have waiting worship. Designed for kids, families and those who just need to be moving.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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This Sunday August 30, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM- Called Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Breathe new life into our lives; Breathe new life into our homes; Breathe new life into our neighborhoods; Breathe new life into our relationships; Breathe new life into our church. We, like Ezekiel, trust in your power to breathe new life into our dry bones and dead situations. We stand waiting for your life-giving spirit to fall upon us so that we might be revived, restored, and renewed; so that we might live resurrected lives with newness and vitality in new and transformative ways.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Living Into the Promise, an online program, will be led by Julie Peyton and Marge Abbott and hosted by the Ben Lomond Quaker Center, September 4–6. During this weekend together, we will each have opportunity to explore the fears that bind us and the possibility (or reality) of a power that raises up the good in each of us. Click here for more information.

Sunday September 6, Whittier First Friends will join BFC for Sunday morning worship.

Prayers of the People on Thursday September 17, 8 PM – A time of prayer for each other and our needs as a community. We will also learn a little about some techniques to help us focus our prayer time and those moments when we’re not sure how to talk to God.

All Ages and Stages Worship will be Saturday September 26 at 4:00 PM. Join us for an engaging, interactive worship in which we do some activities, pray, read the Bible, and have waiting worship. Designed for kids, families and those who just need to be moving.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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This Sunday August 23, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

FRI 8:00 PM– Happy Hour Hangout

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Happy Hour – Friday August 28 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Join us on the BFC Zoom for a time of hanging out, checking in and enjoying human interaction.

Living Into the Promise, an online program, will be led by Julie Peyton and Marge Abbott and hosted by the Ben Lomond Quaker Center, September 4–6. During this weekend together, we will each have opportunity to explore the fears that bind us and the possibility (or reality) of a power that raises up the good in each of us. Click here for more information.

Sunday September 6, Whittier First Friends will join BFC for Sunday morning worship.

Prayers of the People on Thursday September 17, 8 PM – A time of prayer for each other and our needs as a community. We will also learn a little about some techniques to help us focus our prayer time and those moments when we’re not sure how to talk to God.

All Ages and Stages Worship will be Saturday September 26 at 4:00 PM. Join us for an engaging, interactive worship in which we do some activities, pray, read the Bible, and have waiting worship. Designed for kids, families and those who just need to be moving.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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This Sunday August 16, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM– Monthly Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

We gather to hear God’s word for us. We praise God for the opportunity to gather together. We are sent forth to share God’s transforming love. Lord, encourage us and empower us to do your will.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Happy Hour – Friday August 28 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Join us on the BFC Zoom for a time of hanging out, checking in and enjoying human interaction.

Friends World Committee on Consultation is hosting a global worship on Saturday, August 15 at 4:00 – 05:30 PDT to mark 100 years since the first world-wide, inter-branch gathering of Quakers in opposition to war in 1920. Time together will focus on what compelled Friends in a post-war environment and what inspires us now to continue in our work for a peaceful world. How has God called us for these 100 years? To what can we testify today? Register for the global worship via Eventbrite to get the Zoom link.

Living Into the Promise, an online program, will be led by Julie Peyton and Marge Abbott and hosted by the Ben Lomond Quaker Center, September 4–6. During this weekend together, we will each have opportunity to explore the fears that bind us and the possibility (or reality) of a power that raises up the good in each of us. Click here for more information.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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This Sunday August 9, 2020

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download prayers and announcements

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

THU 8:00 PM– Spiritual Potluck

Over the turbulent waves in our lives, Jesus calls us. We get so busy watching the waves, we block out Jesus’ call. Look again. Jesus is calling to us. Lord, help us hear your voice. Come, we place our trust in Jesus.

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Sunday August 9 at 11:00 AM- Joint worship with Whittier First Friends with Nikki Holland, FUM missionary to Belize, preaching.

Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Happy Hour – Friday August 28 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Join us on the BFC Zoom for a time of hanging out, checking in and enjoying human interaction.

Spiritual Potluck– Thursday August 13 at 8:00 PM. Bring something to share! A piece of scripture, a poem, a prayer, a passage from a book. Whatever is feeding your soul right now and you’d like us to partake in as well.

Friends World Committee on Consultation is hosting a global worship on Saturday, August 15 at 4:00 – 05:30 PDT to mark 100 years since the first world-wide, inter-branch gathering of Quakers in opposition to war in 1920. Time together will focus on what compelled Friends in a post-war environment and what inspires us now to continue in our work for a peaceful world. How has God called us for these 100 years? To what can we testify today? Register for the global worship via Eventbrite to get the Zoom link.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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This Sunday August 2, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Some of us come seeking; some come struggling. Lord, be with each one of us. Feed our hearts and souls with your transforming love. God is truly with us all, guiding, lifting, feeding, restoring our souls. Praise be to God who continually abides with us.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Happy Hour – Friday August 28 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Join us on the BFC Zoom for a time of hanging out, checking in and enjoying human interaction.

Sunday August 9 at 11:00 AM- Joint worship with Whittier First Friends with Nikki Holland, FUM missionary to Belize, preaching.

Spiritual Potluck– Thursday August 13 at 8:00 PM. Bring something to share! A piece of scripture, a poem, a prayer, a passage from a book. Whatever is feeding your soul right now and you’d like us to partake in as well.

Friends World Committee on Consultation is hosting a global worship on Saturday, August 15 at 4:00 – 05:30 PDT to mark 100 years since the first world-wide, inter-branch gathering of Quakers in opposition to war in 1920. Time together will focus on what compelled Friends in a post-war environment and what inspires us now to continue in our work for a peaceful world. How has God called us for these 100 years? To what can we testify today? Register for the global worship via Eventbrite to get the Zoom link.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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This Sunday July 26, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

SAT 4:00 PM- All Ages and Stages Worship

Waiting is never easy for us. We are a culture of “instant” response. But God is asking us to wait; to be patient. It is not going to be easy for us to do that. We quiet our spirits and open your hearts to God’s word for us. God will be with us. Helping us to be ready to hear and respond to God’s word.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Happy Hour – Friday August 28 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Join us on the BFC Zoom for a time of hanging out, checking in and enjoying human interaction.

All Ages and Stages Worship on Saturday August 1 at 4:00 PM- Join us for an embodied and energetic worship great for kids and adults. We’ll sing, do activities, engage with scripture and have waiting worship.

Sunday August 9 at 11:00 AM- Joint worship with Whittier First Friends with Nikki Holland, FUM missionary to Belize, preaching.

Spiritual Potluck– Thursday August 13 at 8:00 PM. Bring something to share! A piece of scripture, a poem, a prayer, a passage from a book. Whatever is feeding your soul right now and you’d like us to partake in as well.

Friends World Committee on Consultation is hosting a global worship on Saturday, August 15 at 4:00 – 05:30 PDT to mark 100 years since the first world-wide, inter-branch gathering of Quakers in opposition to war in 1920. Time together will focus on what compelled Friends in a post-war environment and what inspires us now to continue in our work for a peaceful world. How has God called us for these 100 years? To what can we testify today? Register for the global worship via Eventbrite to get the Zoom link.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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This Sunday July 19, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM– Monthly Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

FRI 8:00 PM- Happy Hour Hangout

In the midst of strife, God is with us! Come, O Lord, and pour your word into our hearts. In the anguish and grief of everyday living, God is with us! Hear our cries, O Lord, and quiet our spirits! Come, let us open our hearts and spirits to the Lord. We come, with confidence and hope in the presence of God.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Happy Hour – Friday July 24 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Join us on the BFC Zoom for a time of hanging out, checking in and enjoying human interaction.

All Ages and Stages Worship on Saturday August 1 at 4:00 PM- Join us for an embodied and energetic worship great for kids and adults. We’ll sing, do activities, engage with scripture and have waiting worship.

Sunday August 9 at 11:00 AM- Joint worship with Whittier First Friends with Nikki Holland, FUM missionary to Belize, preaching.

Spiritual Potluck– Thursday August 13 at 8:00 PM. Bring something to share! A piece of scripture, a poem, a prayer, a passage from a book. Whatever is feeding your soul right now and you’d like us to partake in as well.

Friends World Committee on Consultation is hosting a global worship on Saturday, August 15 at 4:00 – 05:30 PDT to mark 100 years since the first world-wide, inter-branch gathering of Quakers in opposition to war in 1920. Time together will focus on what compelled Friends in a post-war environment and what inspires us now to continue in our work for a peaceful world. How has God called us for these 100 years? To what can we testify today? Register for the global worship via Eventbrite to get the Zoom link.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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