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This Sunday April 14, 2019

Sun      9:00 AM Stewardship & Finance

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

In celebration, we join the crowds of old, waving branches, giving honor to the Messiah. Jesus Christ, Son of God, Word made flesh. Open your eyes to see the kingdom God is creating in our midst.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Sat, April 13. If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

Oakland Symphony Chorus presents their Spring Concert on Sat, April 13 at 8PM.  Tickets $20 can be purchased online. The concert will be held at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland, CA.  

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: 4/14 – The Quaker Movement 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.

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This Sunday April 7, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM Trustees

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Lunch

Sun 12:30 PM Quaker Christianity 101

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Feel the wonder and power of God’s creative energy. Feel the awe and joy of God’s love for us. Let us worship God with a full sense of joy and expectation. Let us open our hearts, our spirits, our souls, to God’s lavish love.

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Choir will meet next Sun. April 14, 2019

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: 4/7 – What is the Church?  4/14 – The Bible and the Word of God  5/5 – The Gospel Applied   5/12 – Exploring our Spiritual Gifts 5/26 – Letting Our Light Shine

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Sat, April 13. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together by Sun, April 7, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all the hungry folks in our community.  Be sure to grab that green bag full of food before you leave home and bring it with you into worship!  If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

Oakland Symphony Chorus presents their Spring Concert on Sat, April 13 at 8PM.  Tickets $20 can be purchased online. The concert will be held at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland, CA.  

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 Quaker Revival with Paul Buckley from March 19-24.  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.

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Message for March 31, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship, “The Ministry of Reconciliation,” at Berkeley Friends Church. The speakers are Giuseppe Rensi, Samirah Bowie (scripture) and Faith Kelley (message). The passages from scripture are 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 and Luke 15:1-3, 11-32.

 

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This Sunday March 31, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Lunch

Sun 12:30 PM Quaker Christianity 101

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

In Jesus Christ, there is a new creation. Everything old has passed away. Everything has become new. Rejoice and be glad!

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

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:  3/31– Who is Jesus?, 4/7 – What is the Church?,   4/14 – The Bible and the Word of God, 5/5 – The Gospel Applied   5/12 – Exploring our Spiritual Gifts, 5/26 –Letting Our Light Shine

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Sat, April 13. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together by Sun, April 7, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all the hungry folks in our community.  Be sure to grab that green bag full of food before you leave home and bring it with you into worship!  If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

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 Quaker Revival with Paul Buckley from March 19-24.  If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

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This Sunday March 24, 2019

Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun     11:00 AM Worship

Sun     12:15 PM Lunch

Sun     12:30 PM Quaker Christianity 101

Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

A rich feast awaits those who call upon the Lord.  How we have thirsted for hope and peace! How we have longed for joy and love! God offers to us all the bounty of God’s love.

The next quarterly gathering of the Christian Friends Conference – Western Region will be held on Sat, March 23, here at BFC. You are invited to take part in waiting worship and Bible reading in the manner  of Conservative Friends, and to share fellowship and an open discussion with Christian Quakers from around the Bay Area and beyond. 9 AM – 3 PM. Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning; please bring your own lunch. See the information table in the lobby.

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: 3/24 – The Bible from A to Z,   3/31 – Who is Jesus?, 4/7 – What is the Church?,   4/14 – 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 Quaker Revival with Paul Buckley from March 19-24.  If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

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This Sunday March 17, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM Choir

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Lunch

Sun 1:00 PM Monthly Meeting for Business

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

When God is with us, whom shall we fear? The God of salvation will never forsake you. God’s patience knows no limits. Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart.

On this Sunday, March 17 Monthly Business Meeting will be held 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.

Choir will meet next Sun, March 17 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: 3/24 – The Bible from A to Z,   3/31 – Who is Jesus?, 4/7 – What is the Church?   4/14 – 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 Quaker Revival with Paul Buckley from March 19-24.  If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

The next quarterly gathering of the Christian Friends Conference – Western Region will be held on Sat, March 23, here at BFC. You are
invited to take part in waiting worship and Bible reading in the manner  of Conservative Friends, and to share fellowship and an open discussion
with Christian Quakers from around the Bay Area and beyond. 9 AM – 3 PM. Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning; please bring your own lunch. See the information table in the lobby.

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Message for March 10, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship, “The Word Is Near to You,” at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is Micah Bales. The passages from Scripture are Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8-13, and Luke 4:1-13.

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This Sunday March 3, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM Trustees

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (no children’s Sunday School this week)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Lunch

Sun 1:00 PM Missionary Outreach and Christian Education

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

In the face of a stranger, in the greeting of a friend, we see our Lord, Jesus Christ. In the love of Christ, we welcome you to worship with us.

Worship Sharing  this week- Bring a scripture passage, song, prayer or other Spirit-filled reflection to worship.  Instead of listening to one speaker give a message, there will be space for you to share some of how God has been working in your heart.

Directory Update: If you need to change, add or otherwise edit your church directory entry, please do so on the provided paper copy after worship during the next few weeks, or email Tina at [email protected]

Choir will meet next Sunday, March 10 at 1:00 PM

Earlham School of Religion Dinner on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 PM. Brent Walsh, the new director of alumni and student engagement, will be here to speak with alumni, current students, people interested in religious education and training and the generally curious.  Vegan soup, bread and salad provided.

The next quarterly gathering of the Christian Friends Conference – Western Region will be held on Sat, March 23, here at BFC. You are invited to take part in waiting worship and Bible reading in the manner of Conservative Friends, and to share fellowship and an open discussion with Christian Quakers from around the Bay Area and beyond. 9 AM – 3 PM. Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning; please bring your own lunch. See the information table in the lobby for a schedule with full details.

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, the live of community in Jesus. We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall: 3/24- The Bible from A to Z, 3/31- Who is Jesus? 4/7- What is the Church? 4/14- The Bible and the Word of God, 5/6– 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. The next workshop is Quaker Revival with Paul Buckley from March 19-24. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

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Quaker Heritage Day 2019: “The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman”

Quaker Heritage Day 2019 was held on February 23. Jon R. Kershner wrote and prepared all of the material. Unfortunately, a family health emergency at the last minute prevented Jon from attending. Cherice Bock, who spoke on Quakers and the Eco-Reformation at QHD 2018, reads a message from Jon about this emergency near the beginning of the audio for Session 1 (after Keith Barton’s introduction). Cherice presented all of Jon’s material for Sessions  1 and 2. Keith presented Jon’s material for Session 3.

Session 1: “John Woolman and the Apocalypse of the Heart: Babel and Babylon”

PDF of slideshow for Session 1 (all links will open in their own tab).

Session 2: “Woolman and Wilderness: A Quaker Sacramental Ecology”

PDF of Jon Kershner publications mentioned near the beginning of Session 2.

PDF of slideshow for Session 2.

Session 3: “Living the Dream: How Woolman (Re)Made History in His Sleep”

PDF of slideshow for Session 3.

Link to “Woolman and Prophetic Non-attachment,” a sermon written by Jon Kershner, and delivered on Sunday, February 24, by Cherice Bock.

 

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Message for February 24, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church: “Woolman and Prophetic Non-attachment,” by Jon Kershner. The speaker is Cherice Bock. The passages from scripture are Jeremiah 1:4-9, 17-19.

Audio of Quaker Heritage Day 2019: “The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman” (link will open in new tab).

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