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This Sunday October 06, 2019

Sun 9:45 AM Trustees
Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)
Sun 11:00 AM Worship
Sun 12:30 – 3PM BFP 50th Anniversary Barbecue
Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

The promises of the world turn to ashes and dust, but the promises of God last forever. The Holy One calls to us: “Come!” We come to rekindle the gift of God ablaze within us.

This Sunday, October 6 from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry. Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided. Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is this coming Sat, Oct 12. On Sunday we will bring all of the church’s contributions together so we can give thanks and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community. If you would like to help at Harvest Day on the 12th, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang. If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

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.

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 The Pursuit of Wisdom: John Woolman, The Epistle of James, and Ancient Desert Monastics led by Michael Birkel on October 25-27. 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 have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

It’s time to renew or start a new subscription for Quaker Life.  Cost is $30 for the year.  Make checks out to BFC and mark it for Quaker Life.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign has begun and will run until December 25th. Please purchase a $10 bag for the Berkeley Food Pantry at the checkout stand at one of the following Safeway stores in Berkeley: 1550 Shattuck Ave., or 1850 Solano Ave. Thank you!

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This Sunday September 29, 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

May the Holy Spirit be with us as we worship. May our eyes be open to truly see one another, that we might discover God’s presence in the smile of a neighbor. May our ears be open to the needs of the world, that we might hear God’s wisdom in the words spoken around us. And our hearts be open to God’s grace and love, that we might find guidance and strength for the journey, for ourselves and for one another.

You are invited to a Fellowship Brunch and Conversation on Sat, Sept. 28 in El Cerrito (Tomi’s house) from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please RSVP to Tomi by Mon, Sept. 23.  The conversation topic: For you, where does our Peace Testimony sit in relation to the Second Amendment?

Berkeley Friends Meeting Picnic is Sept 29, at 12:30 to 4:00 at Live Oak Park, Spot 1.  All are invited to join BFM at their annual picnic. Please bring a dish you would like to share.  Labelling of ingredients is appreciated.

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 The Pursuit of Wisdom: John Woolman, The Epistle of James, and Ancient Desert Monastics led by Michael Birkel on October 25-27. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

On Sun, Oct 6, from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry.  Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided.  Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.  Please RSVP by September 22.

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.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Sat, Oct 12. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together this coming Sun, Oct 6, 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 into worship! If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

The Berkeley Food Pantry will have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

It’s time to renew or start a new subscription for Quaker Life.  Cost is $30 for the year.  Make checks out to BFC and mark it for Quaker Life.

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This Sunday September 22, 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

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would listen to his voice! Do not harden your hearts.

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 Holiness: the Soul of Quakerism by Carole Spencer September 27-29If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

You are invited to a Fellowship Brunch and Conversation on Sat, Sept. 28 in El Cerrito (Tomi’s house) from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please RSVP to Tomi by Mon, Sept. 23.  The conversation topic: For you, where does our Peace Testimony sit in relation to the Second Amendment?

On Sun, Oct 6, from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry.  Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided.  Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.  Please RSVP by September 22.

The Berkeley Food Pantry will have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

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 September 15, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship 

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 1:00 PM Monthly Business Meeting

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

How do we know when God is with us? There are times when we are led where we do not plan to go. Let us come to the time of worship, open ourselves to God, and begin our journey.

Today we will be having our Monthly Business Meeting preceded by a Potluck Lunch.  A $3 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 Holiness: the Soul of Quakerism by Carole Spencer September 27-29. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

You are invited to a Fellowship Brunch and Conversation on Sat, Sept. 28 in El Cerrito (Tomi’s house) from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please RSVP to Tomi by Mon, Sept. 23.  The conversation topic: For you, where does our Peace Testimony sit in relation to the Second Amendment?

On Sun, Oct 6, from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry.  Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided.  Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.  Please RSVP by September 22.

The Berkeley Food Pantry will have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

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 September 8, 2019

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

We gather to greet the new day by praising God. God created us for relationship with God, one another, and the earth. We seek to care for our brothers and sisters around the world and to God’s good Creation. May we commit to new ways of honoring God’s Creation as a means of sharing Jesus’ transforming love.

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sun, Sept. 15. Please bring a dish or be prepared to contribute $3 for supplies.

Choir will be next Sun, at 9:00 am.

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.

You are invited to a Fellowship Brunch and Conversation on Sat, Sept. 28 in El Cerrito (Tomi’s house) from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please RSVP to Tomi by Mon, Sept. 23.  The conversation topic: For you, where does our Peace Testimony sit in relation to the Second Amendment?

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.

On Sun, Oct 6, from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry.  Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided.  Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.  Please RSVP by September 22.

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 September 1, 2019

Sun 9:45 AM Trustees

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

God has led us through our wildernesses. God has led us into a plentiful land. God is the fountain of living water. Come to the Water. Come to God.

Choir will be next Sun, at 1:00PM.

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.

On Sun, Oct 6, from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry.  Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided.  Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.  Please RSVP by September 22.

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 25, 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

In a world of pain and trouble, we need a place to heal.  Come into the presence of God our healer. We seek deliverance from the evils of sickness, illness, and disease. Let the old and the aging, the young and the innocent, the confused and the lost, turn to the Lord in hope. God is our rock and our refuge.

Sun, Sept 1, Trustees at 9:45 A.M, & Missionary Outreach & Christian Ed will at 1:00 P.M.

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.

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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 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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