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This Sunday June 23, 2019

Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun     11:00 AM Worship

Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun     1:00 PM Peace, Environment & Christian Social Concerns

Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

We come to pray. We come to sing. We come to worship and praise.

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 Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug 3 and is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. 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 be the recipient of food donations from Safeway’s Feed the Need Summer Campaign from 5/30 to 6/25, 2019. We will receive donations from the Safeway at 1550 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. If you are interested in purchasing a “hunger bag” for the pantry at 1550 Shattuck, you can remove a tear sheet at the checkout stand and make a $10 donation. Each “hunger bag” will have the following items: Peanut butter, canned chicken, apple sauce, pasta, oatmeal, canned tuna, pinto beans, low sodium black beans and diced peaches in fruit cups. Please spread the word. Thank you!

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This Sunday June 16, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM Choir

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Come eat the bread of life. Come drink the cup of fellowship. Come partake of truth and grace. Come and be enlightened by the Holy Spirit.

Today 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 next Sun, June 23, at 1:00PM.

A memorial service for Audrey Lasson will be held at the meeting house at 2:00 pm on Saturday June 22. Light refreshments will follow. Everyone is invited to join her friends and family in remembering her and celebrating her life.

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 Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug 3 and is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. 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 be the recipient of food donations from Safeway’s Feed the Need Summer Campaign from 5/30 to 6/25, 2019. We will receive donations from the Safeway at 1550 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. If you are interested in purchasing a “hunger bag” for the pantry at 1550 Shattuck, you can remove a tear sheet at the checkout stand and make a $10 donation. Each “hunger bag” will have the following items: Peanut butter, canned chicken, apple sauce, pasta, oatmeal, canned tuna, pinto beans, low sodium black beans and diced peaches in fruit cups. Please spread the word. Thank you!

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This Sunday June 9, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 1:00PM Choir

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Come, Holy Spirit! Ignite our hearts with joy and confidence! Come, Holy Spirit! Fill us with the power of the rushing wind that we may faithfully serve you in all that we do. Come, Holy Spirit! Be with us today.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sun, June 16.  Please bring a dish or be prepared to contribute $3.00 for supplies.  We need a diversity of salads, casseroles, fruit, breads, etc.  Be creative!

Choir will meet next Sun, June 16 at 9:00 AM.

Christian Friends Conference –Western Region’s next gathering will on Saturday June 15 from 9am to 3pm at the Palo Alto Friends Meeting, located at 957 Colorado Ave in Palo Alto.  It is a time of waiting worship, Bible study and fellowship.  A light breakfast will be provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Childcare will be provided.

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 Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug 3 and is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. 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 be the recipient of food donations from Safeway’s Feed the Need Summer Campaign from 5/30 to 6/25, 2019. We will receive donations from the Safeway at 1550 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. If you are interested in purchasing a “hunger bag” for the pantry at 1550 Shattuck, you can remove a tear sheet at the checkout stand and make a $10 donation. Each “hunger bag” will have the following items: Peanut butter, canned chicken, apple sauce, pasta, oatmeal, canned tuna, pinto beans, low sodium black beans and diced peaches in fruit cups. Please spread the word. Thank you!

 

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This Sunday June 2, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM  Trustees

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 12:30 Quaker Christianity 101

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Come, quench your thirst in the love of God. Come, hungering for a place in which you can be gently nourished. Be like trees planted by the streams of living water, ready to receive God’s nourishment. Strengthen us to receive God’s blessed peace.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, June 8. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together on Sunday, June 2, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all the hungry folks in our community. So before you head out the door next Sunday, be sure to grab that green bag full of food and bring it with you – and bring it with you into worship! If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director Dharma Galang.

Quaker Christianity 101: What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus? This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus. We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall: 6/2 – “Letting Our Light Shine”

Choir will meet next Sun, June 9, at 1:00PM.

Christian Friends ConferenceWestern Region’s next gathering will on Saturday June 15 from 9am to 3pm at the Palo Alto Friends Meeting, located at 957 Colorado Ave in Palo Alto.  It is a time of waiting worship, Bible study and fellowship.  A light breakfast will be provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Childcare will be provided.

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 Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug 3 and is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. 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 be the recipient of food donations from Safeway’s Feed the Need Summer Campaign from 5/30 to 6/25, 2019. We will receive donations from the Safeway at 1550 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. If you are interested in purchasing a “hunger bag” for the pantry at 1550 Shattuck, you can remove a tear sheet at the checkout stand and make a $10 donation. Each “hunger bag” will have the following items: Peanut butter, canned chicken, apple sauce, pasta, oatmeal, canned tuna, pinto beans, low sodium black beans and diced peaches in fruit cups. Please spread the word. Thank you!

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday, May 26, 2019

  • Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)
  • Sun     11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Worship the Lord who is about to do a new thing. Praise God who establishes God’s reign in the heart of God’s people. God will dwell with God’s people forevermore. A new heaven and a new earth! The old, bruised and angered, fearful and alienated, will pass away. In its place God offers new hope and peace. 

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, June 8. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together on Sunday, June 2, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all the hungry folks in our community. So before you head out the door next Sunday, be sure to grab that green bag full of food and bring it with you – and bring it with you into worship! If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director Dharma Galang.

Quaker Christianity 101: What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus? This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus. We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall: 6/2 – “Letting Our Light Shine”

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 Abundance and Justice in our Common Home with Shelley Tanenbaum and Sara Wolcott on May 31-June 2. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday May 19, 2019

Sun     9:00 AM Choir

Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun     11:00 AM Worship

Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun     1:00PM Monthly Meeting for Business

Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Worship the Lord who is about to do a new thing. Praise God who establishes God’s reign in the heart of God’s people. God will dwell with God’s people forevermore. A new heaven and a new earth! The old, bruised and angered, fearful and alienated, will pass away. In its place God offers new hope and peace. 

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.

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the last session, on Sunday 5/26 from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall on“Letting Our Light Shine”

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 Abundance and Justice in our Common Home with Shelley Tanenbaum and Sara Wolcott on May 31-June 2.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday May 12, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 12:30 PM Quaker Christianity 101

Sun 1:00 PM Choir

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

From every nation, in every language, we cry out: “Salvation belongs to our God, and to the Lamb! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving! Honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during this Sunday’s morning service.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

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

Choir will meet next Sun, May 19 at 9:00 am.

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall:  5/12 – “Exploring our Spiritual Gifts” 5/26 – “Letting Our Light Shine”

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 Abundance and Justice in our Common Home with Shelley Tanenbaum and Sara Wolcott on May 31-June 2.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday May 5, 2019

Sun     9:00 AM Trustees

Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun     11:00 AM Worship

Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun     12:30 PM  Quaker Christianity 101

Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Lord, we come before you in joy, clothed in the majesty of your glory. We come to sing your praises. Like the myriad faithful of old, we proclaim the Lamb to be worthy of blessing, honor, and glory.

Choir will meet next Sun, May 12 at 1:00 PM

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during the Sunday morning service on May 12.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall:  5/5 – “The Gospel Applied”  5/12 – “Exploring our Spiritual Gifts” 5/26 – “Letting Our Light Shine”

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 Abundance and Justice in our Common Home with Shelley Tanenbaum and Sara Wolcott on May 31-June 2.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday April 28, 2019

Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun     11:00 AM Worship

Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun     12:30 PM  Quaker Christianity 101

Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Trustees will meet next Sun, May 5 at 9:00 AM.

 The joy of Easter still sings in our hearts. We open our hearts to all God has for us. Breathe the breath of new life in our spirits!

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall:  4/28 -“The Bible and the Word of God”  5/5 – “The Gospel Applied”  5/12 – “Exploring our Spiritual Gifts” 5/26 – “Letting Our Light Shine”

Join us in Ending Endless Wars, Sunday April 28, 1-3 pm with Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Deputy District Director Jose Hernandez and Dr. Stephen McNeil, West Coast Wage Peace Director, AFSC retired, at Berkeley Friends Meeting House, 2151 Vine Street, Berkeley. Please spread the word.

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 Renewing Our Meetings to Welcome New Quakers by Henri Ducharme and Hilary Burgin on May 10-12, 2019.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during the Sunday morning service on May 12.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday April 21, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM Choir

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Come into the light of God’s love! Christ is risen! Death has been swallowed up in victory! Know beyond all doubt that God’s love is always with you, surrounding you, leading you, comforting you. Be at peace. 

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall: 4/28– The Bible and the Word of God  5/5 – The Gospel Applied   5/12 – Exploring our Spiritual Gifts 5/26 – Letting Our Light Shine

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 Renewing Our Meetings to Welcome New Quakers by Henri Ducharme and Hilary Burgin on May 10-12, 2019.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during the Sunday morning service on May 12.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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