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This Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Sun 9:00 AM Singing Ensemble
  • 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!

John H Maurer, for the Ministry and Counsel Committee

The PECSC Committee would like to thank the Sunday School children and their teachers for making signs to help people put the right material in the right receptacles: towels, trash and compost.  Please look around the fellowship hall and bathrooms to see their art work.  And, please observe their instructions.  Thank you!

Next Sun. April 29 will be the Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk. The walk will begin with a rally and registration at 1:00 PM at St. Mary Magdalen (located at 2005 Berryman St.) All money raised will go to the Berkeley Food Pantry, Church World Service (CWS), Youth Spirit Artworks, Dorothy Day House and YEAH! Youth Engagement Advocacy, and Housing.  If you would like to walk with the team Berkeley Quakers or would like to sponsor one of the walkers or team, visit https://www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/BerkeleyQuakers. Any further questions please see Dharma, team captain.

Visit our special Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk information table this Sunday during Fellowship Hour, hosted by Dharma and Cassidy Galang.

Save the date!  On Saturday, May 12, we will have a Potluck lunch and Going Away Party from 12 noon to 12:45 PM for Rebecca Baier and Chad Ropp as they head east.
Following this, Ashley Wilcox will give a two-hour workshop on Quaker Prayer starting at 1:00 PM. Visit her website to learn more https://www.ashleymwilcox.com/current-offerings. More details about her visit to BFC soon.

The Berkeley Food Pantry always needs reusable bags for new pantry visitors who forget to bring their own shopping bags.  If you have bags to donate, please contact Amy St. George at [email protected] or Dharma Galang at [email protected].  You are also welcome to drop off bags when we are open on Mon, Weds, and Fri. from 2-4 PM.

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This Sunday, April 15, 2018

  • Sun     9:00 AM Stewardship and Finance
  • Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun     11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun     12:15 PM Potluck 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!

John H Maurer, for the Ministry and Council Committee.

Singing Ensemble will meet next Sun. April 22 at 9:00 AM.

Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns will meet next Sun, April 22, at 1:00 PM.

Save the date: Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be on Sun, April 29.  The walk will begin with a rally and registration at 1:00 PM at St. Mary Magdalen (located at 2005 Berryman St.) All money raised will go to the Berkeley Food Pantry, Church World Service (CWS), Youth Spirit Artworks, Dorothy Day House and YEAH! Youth Engagement Advocacy, and Housing.  If you would like to walk with the team Berkeley Quakers or would like to sponsor one of the walkers or team, visit https://www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/BerkeleyQuakers. Any further questions please see Dharma, team captain.

Visit our special Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk information table this Sunday during Fellowship Hour, hosted by Dharma and Cassidy Galang.

There will be a talk this coming Monday, April 16 at 7:00 PM at Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine Street.  The talk will be “Friends and the Indian Boarding Schools: Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing.”  For more information pick up a flyer in the lobby.

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This Sunday, April 8, 2018

This Sunday, April 8, 2018

  • 9:00 A.M. The Singing Ensemble will rehearse.
  • There will be Sunday School for children and adults 10 AM.
  • We gather for Worship at 11 AM, with songs, prayer, and a sermon by Keith Barton.
  • 12:15 PM, Fellowship Time.
  • Tuesday at 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!

Christ’s blessings!

John H Maurer, for the Ministry and Council Committee.

Next Sun, April 15 will be our Monthly Business Meeting. Luncheon will be potluck. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish and join in.

Stewardship and Finance will meet next Sun, April 15, at 9:00 AM

Singing Ensemble will meet next Sun, April 15 at 9:00 AM.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is this coming Sat. April 14. Today we have brought all of the church’s contributions together so we can give thanks and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community; but if you would like to help at the Harvest Day on the 14th please see Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

Save the date: Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be on Sun, April 29. The walk will begin with a rally and registration at 1:00 PM at St. Mary Magdalen (located at 2005 Berryman St.) All money raised will go to the Berkeley Food Pantry, Church World Service (CWS), Youth Spirit Artworks, Dorothy Day House and YEAH! Youth Engagement Advocacy, and Housing. If you would like to walk with the team Berkeley Quakers or would like to sponsor one of the walkers or team, visit https://www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/BerkeleyQuakers. Any further questions please see Dharma Galang, team captain.

There will be a talk Mon. April 16 at 7:00 PM at Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine Street. The talk will be “Friends and the Indian Boarding Schools: Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing.” For more information pick up a flyer in the lobby.

The Berkeley Food Pantry is in current need of reusable bags for new pantry visitors who forget to bring their own shopping bags. If you have bags to donate, please contact Amy St. George at [email protected] or Dharma Galang at [email protected]. You are also welcome to drop off bags when we are open on Mon, Weds, and Fri. from 2-4 PM.

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This Sunday, April 1, 2018 (CORRECTION)

Hello all,

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next harvest day will be Saturday, April 14. Please bring your green bags to worship on Sunday, April 8, 2018 (I believe the April 17th date is a typo). Thank you for supporting the Berkeley Food Pantry!

– Dharma

Dharma Galang

· The day will start at 9:00 AM when the Trustees Committee will meet and the Singing Ensemble will rehearse.

· Then Sunday School for children and adults convenes at 10 AM.

· We gather for Worship at 11 AM, with songs, prayer, and a message by Nikki Gage.

· 12:15 PM, Fellowship time.

· 1:00The Missionary, Outreach and Christian Education Committee will Not meet today.

There will be a Bible Study and Prayer Meeting on Tuesday, 7:15 PM.

Please gather with us! Christ’s blessings!

John H Maurer, for the Ministry and Counsel Committee.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next harvest day will be Saturday, April 14. Please bring your green bag with you next Sunday, April 17, and bring it with you into worship.
Save the date; Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be on SundayбApril 29. There will be a rally and registration at 1:00 PM at St. Mary Magdalen at 2005 Berryman. The Berkeley Food Pantry will be one of the recipients of the money raised. For more information, or to walk with the Berkeley Quaker team, or to support one of the walkers, go to httsp://www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/BerkeleyQuakers or see Dharma.

There will be a talk: Friends and the Indian Boarding Schools:
Outreach Truth, Reconciliation and healing
.” at the Berkeley Friends meeting house, 2151 Vine Street at 7:00 PM If you are interested there is a flyer in the Narthex.

The Berkeley Food Pantry needs bags. If you have bags to donate, please see Dharma.

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This Sunday, April 1, 2018

  • The day will start at 9:00 AM when the Trustees Committee will meet and the Singing Ensemble will rehearse.
  • Then Sunday School for children and adults convenes at 10 AM.
  • We gather for Worship at 11 AM, with songs, prayer, and a message by Nikki Gage.
  • 12:15 PM, Fellowship time.
  • 1:00 The Missionary, Outreach and Christian Education Committee will NOT meet today.

There will be a Bible Study and Prayer Meeting on Tuesday, 7:15 PM.

Please gather with us! Christ’s blessings!

John H Maurer, for the Ministry and Counsel Committee.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next harvest day will be Saturday, April 14. Please bring your green bag with you next Sunday, April 17, and bring it with you into worship.
Save the date; Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be on SundayбApril 29. There will be a rally and registration at 1:00 PM at St. Mary Magdalen at 2005 Berryman. The Berkeley Food Pantry will be one of the recipients of the money raised. For more information, or to walk with the Berkeley Quaker team, or to support one of the walkers, go to httsp://www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/BerkeleyQuakers or see Dharma.

There will be a talk: Friends and the Indian Boarding Schools:
Outreach Truth, Reconciliation and healing
.” at the Berkeley Friends meeting house, 2151 Vine Street at 7:00 PM If you are interested there is a flyer in the Narthex.

The Berkeley Food Pantry needs bags. If you have bags to donate, please see Dharma.

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This Sunday, March 25, 2018

  • The day will start at 9:00 AM when the Singing Ensemble will rehearse.
  •  Sunday School for children and adults convenes at 10 AM.
  •  We gather for Worship at 11 AM, with songs , prayer, and a message by Keith Barton
  • 12:15 PM, Fellowship time.
  • 1:00 The Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns Committee will meet.

Please gather with us!

There will be a Bible Study and Prayer Meeting on Tuesday, 7:15 PM.

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

On Friday March 30 there will be a gathering at Livermore Lab at 6:45 AM followed by a procession to the gate. For more information pick up a flyer in the lobby.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday April 14.

Please bring your contributions on Sunday April 8, so we can give thanks together and pray for all the hungry folks in our community. If you are interested in helping on Harvest day, please see Dharma Galang.

Save the date! Berkeley Crop Hunger walk will be on Saturday April 29. It will begin with a rally and registration at 1:00 PM at ST. Mary Magdalen church (located at 2015 Berryman Street). All money raised from the Crop Walk will go to the Berkeley Food Pantry, Church World Service, Youth Spirit Artworks, Dorothy Day House, and YEAH (Youth Engagement Advocacy and Housing). If you would like to walk with the Berkeley Quakers team or would like to sponsor one of the walkers, or a team, visit https://www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/BerkeleyQuakers. If you have further questions, please speak with Dharma.

Christ’s blessings!

John H Maurer, for the Ministry and Counsel Committee.

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Audio from QHD 2018 with Cherice Bock: Quakers and the Eco-Reformation

Click here to listen to Quaker Heritage Day 2018 with Cherice Bock: Quakers and the Eco-Reformation.

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Addendum

I missed putting this on the Sunday announcement:

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Monthly Meeting for business at 1:00pm.

All members are encouraged to attend and attenders are also welcome.

John

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This Sunday, March 18, 2018

  • The day will start at 9:00 AM when the singing ensemble will meet to rehearse.
  • Then Sunday School for children and adults convenes at 10 AM.
  • We gather for Worship at 11 AM, with Open Worship. Christ is ministering to us in the silence. Nothing needs to be said, unless there is a clear leading to speak. After a period of centering down, if you feel a leading from God to speak, please be obedient to it: rise, speak clearly, loudly, and succinctly. Allow time for a message to settle before another message is offered. If you are a guest, please read the yellow folder in the back of the pew in front of you.
  • 12:15 PM, we will have a potluck lunch. If you are a guest please join us. There is always plenty of food. First time visitors are not asked to bring food.

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
John H Maurer, for the Ministry and Counsel Committee.


Tuesday 3/20 Bible Study and Prayer meeting

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

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday April 14. Please bring your contributions to meeting on Sunday, April 8 so we can give thanks together and pray for all the hungry people in out community. If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, Please see Pantry Director Dharma Galang.

Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be on Sunday April 29. If you are interested in walking or contributing to one of the walkers, visit https://www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/BerkeleyQuakers. Cassidy Galang will be one of the walkers.

 


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Message for March 11, 2018

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is Cherice Bock, our Quaker Heritage Day 2018 speaker. This message, Stewards of the Vineyard, can be listened to independently or as the fourth (“bonus”) session of her QHD 2018 presentation, Quakers and the Eco-Reformation. The passage from scripture is Matthew 21:33-40.

View a PDF of the slides Cherice used during this message (the PDF will open in a new tab in your browser).

View a PDF of the complete text of Stewards of the Vineyards (the PDF will open in a new tab in your browser).

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