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Quaker Heritage Day is an annual event sponsored by Berkeley Friends Church that focuses on some aspect of Quaker faith, spirituality, and/or history.

Media from Quaker Heritage Day Weekend, 2017

Quaker Heritage Day 2017 was quite a success! Thanks to everyone who participated, and especially to those who coordinated the program, food, and book table.

We are posting several items for those who couldn’t be there, or for those who were but would like to reflect more on Marcelle Martin’s ministry. First, a video of Marcelle telling the story of the Woodhouse, from the afternoon session:

Full-length video of all three sessions will be coming soon!

Second, the handouts from the day (all three together in one file).

Third, the audio of Marcelle’s Sunday message for worship, “A Community of Faithfulness,” based on the story of David & Goliath from I Sam 17:

Watch this space for more!

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by | February 23, 2017 · 5:01 PM

Reminder: Quaker Heritage Day 2017 is coming up!

Just a Friendly reminder that Quaker Heritage Day 2017 is coming up at Berkeley Friends Church! If you’re coming and haven’t let us know, please take a moment to register online. We hope to see you on the 18th!

Here are the details:

Our Life is Love with Marcelle Martin

The Spirit-filled movement of early Quakerism demonstrates how a community collectively surrendering to the inward Light of Christ can actively participate in the divine transformation of human society, making divine Love and Truth more tangible and visible… ten elements of the spiritual journey experienced by the first Quakers and by Friends in our time… [can be] grouped into three sections: Awakening, Convincement, and Faithfulness.

Please join us at Berkeley Friends Church on Saturday, February 18, 2017, to explore these dimensions of the journey with author and workshop leader Marcelle Martin!

The attached flier has more information about Marcelle, her topic, and the schedule and costs for the day. Please note the registration deadline to reserve lunch and/or childcare is Friday, February 10. You can register online to let us know you are coming–it’s quick and easy and secure. Please use it today!

Please spread the word in your meetings and churches–we hope to see you at QHD 2017!

QHD Flier 2017 Final Mailer.pdf

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Quaker Heritage Day 2016 Slides

Here are the PowerPoint slides from Marlene’s morning and afternoon presentations today:

Elder-A Noun and a Verb

Women in Ministry (Life of Prayer)

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QHD 2016 is coming up!

We’re excited about Quaker Heritage Day 2016, this coming Saturday, 4/16! I’ve known our speaker, Marlene Pedigo, for thirty years, and she was profoundly influential on me as a young adult, as I came to grips with Christian Quaker faith for the first time. Among other things, Marlene introduced me to George Fox’s Journal, and showed me how the faith of the first Friends could challenge and guide my own.

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This weekend, she is going to share with us on “Forgotten Friends’ Testimonies (?)” The question mark is there because I think some of us may think that we haven’t forgotten about important things like eldering and supporting women in the ministry, but we may very well find ourselves learning some things…

Here’s the schedule for the day:

Time   Event
9:00 am   Sign in, breakfast, book table
9:30   Opening Worship
10:00   Elder: A Noun and a Verb
10:45   Break
11:00   More on Elders and Eldering
Noon   Lunch
1:30 pm   Women in Ministry
3:15   Closing Worship

See the attached PDF for more details. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

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Please join us at Quaker Heritage Day 2016!

We are very pleased to say that registration is now open for Quaker Heritage Day 2016!

Please join us on Saturday, 4/16/2015, for “Forgotten Friends’ Testimonies (?)” with Marlene Pedigo, recorded minister and author, from Westfield Friends Church in Westfield, Indiana.

Please see the PDF below for more information about the topic, the speaker, requested donation, and other particulars. We will post a schedule on our website soon, but for now note that the day will start with registration at 9 AM, and the program will begin with worship at 9:30 AM.

Note also that the registration deadline to reserve lunch and/or childcare is Friday, 4/8/2015. You can register online to let us know you are coming–it’s quick and easy and secure. Please use it today!

Watch for updates on our website and on Facebook as we get closer to the date, and please spread the word in your meetings and churches. We hope to see you at QHD 2016!


QHD Flier 2016 Final Mailer.pdf

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Schedule & book list for Quaker Heritage Day 2015

We’re looking forward to having Steve Angell with us this Saturday and Sunday for QHD 2015!

Here is the Saturday schedule (subject to change), book list, and other information. The book list is also available on WorldCat, which will allow you to see which libraries hold these titles.

Hope you can join us for the program on Saturday, worship on Sunday, or both!

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Please join us for Quaker Heritage Day 2015!

Dear Friends:

We are very pleased to announce Quaker Heritage Day 2015! Please join us on Saturday, 2/21/2015 for My faith, in spite of everything, keeps straining up to God”: Reading Helen Morgan Brooks and Howard Thurman after Ferguson” with speaker Stephen W. Angell, Professor of Quaker Studies at the Earlham School of Religion.

Please see the attached flier for more information about the topic,  the speaker, requested donation, and other particulars. Please note that the day will start with registration at 9 AM, and the program will begin at 9:30 AM.

Note also that the registration deadline to reserve lunch and/or childcare is Sunday, 2/15/2015. You can register online to let us know you are coming–it’s super-quick and easy. Please use it today!

We will post updates on Facebook as we get closer to the date, so be sure to check those out.

Please spread the word in your meetings and churches. We hope to see you at QHD 2015!


In Christ’s Light,

Brian Young
Pastor, Berkeley Friends Church
O: 510-524-4112 C: 510-355-6715

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Schedule & other info for Quaker Heritage Day 2014

Below is the schedule with related information, including a book list, for QHD 2014 this coming Saturday.

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You can also view the book list on WorldCat and find out which libraries hold these titles.

We have about 40 people signed up; hope to see you there!

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QHD book list

Here and below is a list of books that our speaker Richard Bailey recommends for preparation for QHD 2013, or for further thought afterwards. Regrettably, most of them are now out-of-print or otherwise difficult to obtain. We hope to have copies of most of these available for examination at the book table on QHD, although we may not have any for sale.

You can also view this list on WorldCat and find out which libraries hold these titles.

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One month to QHD 2013!

Quaker Heritage Day 2013 is exactly one month away! Please join us on Saturday, 2/9 for Quaker Christology, Past and Present: Social and Theological Perspectives with Richard Bailey, PhD, of Queens University, Ontario. This promises to be a stimulating examination of Quaker origins and the Quaker understanding of Christ, from the perspective both of early Friends and contemporary scholarship.

Registration: please note that theĀ  deadline to reserve lunch and/or childcare is Friday, 2/1/2013. You can register online right now to let us know you are coming–it’s super-quick and easy.

Schedule for the Day:

9:00 Sign in, enjoy the breakfast buffet, and browse the book table

9:30 Session One: Explore and challenge the view of Rufus Jones that English Quakers were directly connected to spiritualist/mystical movements on the Continent (such as Meister Eckhart and John of the Cross).

11:45 Session Two: Consider Rufus Jones’ thoughts on Quietism and how it affected Quakers. This will include a presentation of Elaine Pryce’s writing on these matters.

12:45 Lunch (enjoy the book table)

1:45 Session Three: Focus on the challenges facing modern Quakers. How to deal with the language and ideas of the 17th century? How to reinterpret Fox’s understanding of Christ in the modern situation? Maurice Creasey provides some help in these matters.

3:30 Closing Worship

Suggested donation: $20 with lunch, $15 without. Your donation supports our annual Quaker Heritage Day event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please see the flier for more information about Richard Bailey (see also his short bio here), and other particulars.

We will post updates here and on Facebook as we get closer to the date, so be sure to check those out.

Please spread the word in your meetings and churches. We hope to see you at QHD 2013!

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