This Sunday January 17, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM– Monthly Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Come joyfully before the Lord! God knows us and loves us. Come prayerfully before the Lord! God sees our concerns, our fears, our sins. Come hopefully before the Lord! Christ proclaimed God’s love and forgiveness for all God’s people. Know throughout all of your being, that God absolutely loves you. How precious and powerful that knowledge is. Thanks be to God!

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Join the Poor People’s Campaign for two events this weekend. Sunday, Jan. 17 @ 8pm ET / 5pm PT “Prayer for Beloved Community in the Midst of COVID and Chaos”– Join the Poor People’s Campaign for for a 30-minute prayer service as a part of A National Call to Love, Light and Leadership. and Monday, Jan. 18 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT MLK Moral Monday– A National Interfaith Service of Love, Light and Leadership. Both events can be accessed on their website.

Sunday January 29 at 11:00 AM– Worship with Whittier First Friends, our sister congregation in the Western Association of Friends. Bobby Trice, Quaker Engagement Associate at Friends Committee on National Legislation, will be preaching. At 1:00 PM there will also be a workshop about lobby Congress, the work FCNL is doing and how we can be a part of it.

Happy Hour Hangout- 8:00 PM on Friday February 5. A time to chat and catch up with other BFC folks. No plans, no agendas. Just connecting and community.

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples by Friends Peace Teams via Zoom on Sunday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm EASTERN timeRegister here.  In this 2-hour participatory workshop, we hear the story of the colonization of this land in the words of Indigenous leaders, Euro-American leaders, and Western historians. We take part in the story through experiential exercises, and share our responses and reflections in small groups. Together, we explore steps that we can take to build relationships with Native peoples based on truth, respect, and justice.

Section of the Americas Section Meetings– The Section Meeting is the biggest conference organized by the Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas. It is held every two years. All Friends are welcome to attend! Normally we meet in person, but this year that is not possible, so we will recreate as much of the experience as we can online. The schedule includes opportunities for worship, workshops, business sessions, and small group activities. It is a great opportunity to get to know and connect with more Friends from North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean and to learn more about the Friends World Committee! Click here for more information.

People’s Climate Empowerment Series Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) is offering a helpful resource for anyone looking to become more engaged with climate action. The series connects people with international efforts that can strengthen climate action at all levels. Click here for more information.

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Message for January 10, 2021

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “By What Authority?” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passages from scripture are Matthew 3:4-12 and Matthew 21:23-27.

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This Sunday January 10, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

The voice of the Lord—Strong and Mighty, powerful and full of majesty. It calls to us, calling across the water. The voice of the Lord breaks forth. It gives us strength and blessing, causing us to shout “Glory to the name of the Lord!”

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

Sunday January 29 at 11:00 AM– Worship with Whittier First Friends, our sister congregation in the Western Association of Friends. Bobby Trice, Quaker Engagement Associate at Friends Committee on National Legislation, will be preaching. At 1:00 PM there will also be a workshop about lobby Congress, the work FCNL is doing and how we can be a part of it.

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples by Friends Peace Teams via Zoom on Sunday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm EASTERN timeRegister here.  In this 2-hour participatory workshop, we hear the story of the colonization of this land in the words of Indigenous leaders, Euro-American leaders, and Western historians. We take part in the story through experiential exercises, and share our responses and reflections in small groups. Together, we explore steps that we can take to build relationships with Native peoples based on truth, respect, and justice.

People’s Climate Empowerment Series Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) is offering a helpful resource for anyone looking to become more engaged with climate action. The series connects people with international efforts that can strengthen climate action at all levels. Click here for more information.

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Message for January 3, 2021

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Bearing Divine Light in Grace and Truth,” from Charity Sandstrom. The speakers are Steve Sims (scripture) and Charity Sandstrom (scripture & message). The passages from scripture are Ephesians 1:3-14 and John 1:1-18.

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This Sunday January 3, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

God of our hopes, Christ of our faith, Spirit in our hearts, we come to worship you with joy and gladness. Your goodness knows no limits of generation or gender, of condition or citizenship. You are kind to all, and we worship you in all sincerity; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.
Sunday January 29 at 11:00 AMWorship with Whittier First Friends, our sister congregation in the Western Association of Friends. Bobby Trice, Quaker Engagement Associate at Friends Committee on National Legislation, will be preaching. At 1:00 PM there will also be a workshop about lobby Congress, the work FCNL is doing and how we can be a part of it.

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Messsage for December 27, 2020

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Now We Are Children.” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passage from scripture is Galatians 3:23-4:7.

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This Sunday December 27, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Redeem us, O God. Send your life into our midst; deliver your spirit into our hearts. Then we, once feeble, shall cry, “God, my father!” We, once feeble, will become your children; we, once feeble, will take your name.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

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This Sunday December 20, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM– Monthly Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

THU 5:00 PM– Christmas Eve Service

We welcome God to our house, the sacred space we have built to gather together as God’s people. Here we come to offer God our thanksgiving and praise in response to the abundance of God’s creation. Here we come to share with God our prayers of confession and petition, for they lie heavy on our hearts. Even knowing that God is here and everywhere, we come longing to hear God say, “I am with you always.”

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

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This Sunday December 13, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

A Light has been given for us, to welcome us home. Praise God for the lantern of hope and welcome. We open our hearts, and take courage. God is with us! We come, continuing our journey toward our true home.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Next Sunday, December 20 at 11:00 AM- Do Not Be Afraid! We will watching together the BFC Christmas pageant. We will also sing tons of Christmas songs and have open worship together.

After service, Dec 20, will be having our Monthly Meeting for Business at 1:15 PM.

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Message for December 6, 2020

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Comfort My People.” The speaker is Faith Kelley. The passages from scripture are Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8.

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