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This Sunday August 18, 2019

Sun 9:00 Choir

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 1:00 PM Monthly Meeting for Business

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Salty, light-bearing, seekers after righteousness, all who love Christ and seek peace with one another, all who know the power of Christ’s forgiving love, come to Christ’s own table. Come as you are. Come to be changed. Come, offering peace to one another, and your gifts to God.

Sunday 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.

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 Clerking with Joy and Enthusiasm taught by Barbara Babin and Jamie Newton from August 30-September 1. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Berkeley Friends Church will be at the 45th annual Solano Avenue Stroll on Sunday, Sept 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our booth will be between Santa Fe Ave and Curtis, and will showcase the Berkeley Food Pantry. We are looking for volunteers to help at the booth. Please sign up! There will be a sign up sheet at the rise of meeting.

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)’s Conflict Resolution Workshop will take place at the church building on Saturday October 12, 19, and 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come to this three part series to learn how to deal with interpersonal conflict in healthy, straightforward, and productive ways. Suggested donation of $35 to $100. Breakfast and lunch provided. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

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This Sunday August 11, 2019

Sun 9:00 Stewardship & Finance

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 1:00 PM Choir

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

The mighty One summons us from sunrise to sunset. Out of perfect beauty, God shines forth. God calls to heaven and earth, “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me.” The heavens declare the righteousness of God, the judge of people and nations. Let us not forget God, but with thanksgiving as our sacrifice, let us be a people of justice. 

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 Clerking with Joy and Enthusiasm taught by Barbara Babin and Jamie Newton from August 30-September 1. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)’s Conflict Resolution Workshop will take place at the church building on Saturday October 12, 19, and 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come to this three part series to learn how to deal with interpersonal conflict in healthy, straightforward, and productive ways. Suggested donation of $35 to $100. Breakfast and lunch provided. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

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This Sunday August 4, 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 1:00 PM Missionary Outreach & Christian Education

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

In faith, we call out to a loving and forgiving God, seeking to put aside our old life and put on Christ. God surely answers our prayers. Thanks be to God.

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 Clerking with Joy and Enthusiasm taught by Barbara Babin and Jamie Newton from August 30-September 1. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, Aug.10.  We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together this coming Sunday, Aug 4, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all of 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 into worship! If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Food Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

All students, teachers and school staff are invited to our Blessings of the Backpacks during the Sunday service on August 11.Bring whatever bag you take to school with you as we pray for you and the new school year. To pass the blessing on to others, starting 7/21 through 8/4 the church will be collecting school supplies for students at Lincoln Elementary in Oakland.  Please bring new items for those who would struggle to purchase their own and place them in the box in the entryway. Consider buying a new backpack the same as you’d buy for your student, and contains these 4 categories as top priorities: 1. Pencils, erasers and sharpener. 2. Box of colored pencils and a box of crayons.3. A small ruler. 4. 3-two pocket folders. Lincoln’s new principle Ms. Mukta Sambrani very much appreciates our assistance!

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)’s Conflict Resolution Workshop will take place at the church building on Saturday October 12, 19, and 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come to this three part series to learn how to deal with interpersonal conflict in healthy, straightforward, and productive ways. Suggested donation of $35 to $100. Breakfast and lunch provided. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

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Message for July 28, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Ask, And It Will Be Given.” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passages from scripture are Genesis 18:20-32, Colossians 2:6-19 and Luke 11:1-13.

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This Sunday July 28, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM Trustees

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun11:00 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

 

On Sunday, July 28, the Missionary Outreach & Christian Education Committee will meet at 1PM.

We have collected $110.85 for Friends United Meeting’s summer project to make Ramallah Friends School more accessible.

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 Clerking with Joy and Enthusiasm taught by Barbara Babin and Jamie Newton from August 30-September 1. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, Aug.10.  We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together this coming Sunday, Aug 4, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all of 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 into worship! If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Food Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

All students, teachers and school staff are invited to our Blessings of the Backpacks during the Sunday service on August 11.Bring whatever bag you take to school with you as we pray for you and the new school year. To pass the blessing on to others, starting 7/21 through 8/4 the church will be collecting school supplies for students at Lincoln Elementary in Oakland.  Please bring new items for those who would struggle to purchase their own and place them in the box in the entryway. Consider buying a new backpack the same as you’d buy for your student, and contains these 4 categories as top priorities: 1. Pencils, erasers and sharpener. 2. Box of colored pencils and a box of crayons.3. A small ruler. 4. 3-two pocket folders. Lincoln’s new principle Ms. Mukta Sambrani very much appreciates our assistance!

 

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This Sunday, July 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
  • Sun     1:00PM Monthly Meeting for Business
  • Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

God has freed us from darkness. Our lives are illuminated by God’s light. Our lives bear the fruit of our hope in Christ. We belong to the kingdom of God.

Tomorrow, July 21, 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.

Sunday, July 28, Peace, Environment & Christian Social concerns will meet at 1:00 PM.

We have collected $110.85 for the summer project Ramallah School.

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. Family Work Camp from July 29 to August 3 is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. Deepen community by worshipping, playing, hiking, singing, chatting. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

All students, teachers and school staff are invited to our Blessings of the Backpacks during the Sunday service on August 11. Bring whatever bag you take to school with you as we pray for you and the new school year. To pass the blessing on to others, starting 7/21 through 8/4 the church will be collecting school supplies for students at Lincoln Elementary in Oakland.  Please bring and place in the box in the entryway new items for those who would struggle to purchase their own.
Consider buying a new backpack the same as you’d buy for your Student and including it in these four categories of items as top priorities: 1. Pencils, erasers and sharpener. 2. A box of colored pencils and a box of crayons. 3. A small ruler. 4. Three 2-pocket folders.
Lincoln’s new principal Ms. Mukta Sambrani very much appreciates our assistance!

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This Sunday July 14, 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

 

God has freed us from darkness. Our lives are illuminated by God’s light. Our lives bear the fruit of our hope in Christ. We belong to the kingdom of God.

 

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sun, July 21.  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, July 21 at 9:00 am.

 

We have collected $110.85 for the Friends United Meeting summer project to create a more accessible space at Ramallah Friends School in Palestine. 

 

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.

 

All students, teachers and school staff are invited to our Blessings of the Backpacks during the Sunday service on August 11.  Bring whatever bag you take to school with you as we pray for you and the new school year.  To pass the blessing on to others, starting 7/21 through 8/4 the church will be collecting school supplies for students at Lincoln Elementary in Oakland.  Please bring new items for those who would struggle to purchase their own and place them in the box in the entryway.

 

 

 

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This Sunday, July 7, 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     1:00 PM Missionary, Outreach and Christian Education
  • Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

Choir will meet next Sunday, July 14, at 1:00 pm

We have collected $110.85 for the summer project Ramallah School.

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. Family Work Camp from July 29-August 3 is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. Deepen community by worshipping, playing, hiking, singing, chatting. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Faith Talk for Families with Kids

1 Samuel 8:1-10:25:  “Saul become king”
Here are some ways to nurture faith at home based on this week’s story. (1) Read 1 Samuel 10:1-2.  How do you think Saul felt when he heard Samuels message? (2) Saul started his journey looking for donkeys and became king instead.  When have your plans changed in a big way/ (3) Draw three of Saul’s donkeys and add speech bubbles.  Write what the donkeys might say if they could talk. Did you know? Donkeys were important to Saul’s family.  What is A female donkey called? <jenny>

Prayer for the week: God, help us be ready for the surprises that come our way this week. Amen.

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This Sunday, June 30, 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

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

Trustees will meet next Sunday, July 7, at 9:00 AM

Missionary, Outreach and Christian Education will meet next Sunday, July 7 at 1:00 PM.

We collected $103.75 for the summer project Ramallah School.

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. Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug.3 is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. Deepen community by worshipping, playing, hiking, singing, chatting. 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.

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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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