This Sunday, 5/28, @BFC: Singing Ensemble, SS, Worship, PECSC

This Sunday, 5/28, is a more-or-less usual fourth Sunday at Berkeley Friends Church:

  • We’ll start with the Singing Ensemble, rehearsing at 9 AM;
  • Sunday School for adults and children is at 10 AM;
  • Worship meets at 11 AM, with group song, prayer, waiting stillness, music from the Singing Ensemble, and a message from the first part of Hebrews 12;
  • Fellowship time follows worship;
  • And the Peace, Environment, and Christian Social Concerns Committee meets at 1 PM.

Please join us!

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Message for May 14, 2017

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is pastor Brian C. Young. The scripture is 1 Peter 2:4-10.

 

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Sunday, 5/14, @BFC: Stewardship & Finance, Sunday School, Worship, Singing Ensemble

It’s another full Sunday at Berkeley Friends Church. Here’s what’s happening:

  • The Stewardship & Finance Committee kicks things off, meeting at 9 AM.
  • Then our regular Sunday School classes for adults & kids follow at 10 AM, along with an ad hoc meeting of the Food Pantry Oversight Committee.
  • Then we gather for Meeting for Worship at 11 AM, with song, prayer, corporate waiting on the Lord, and a message on I Peter 2:2-10.
  • Fellowship time follows worship…
  • …and then the Singing Ensemble rehearses at 1 PM.

Also: Note that the potluck fellowship meeting scheduled for Saturday, 5/20 at the Sims residence has been postponed until we can find a time that will work for more folks. Please stay tuned for a new date and time!

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Message for April 30, 2017

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is pastor Brian C. Young. The scripture is read by presider Steve Sims before the message begins, it is Colossians 2:1-7.

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Sunday, 4/30, @BFC: Sunday School, Worship, Fellowship, CROP Walk & Sanctuary Church seminar

It’s a minimalist fifth-Sunday schedule at Berkeley Friends Church, but note the special events afterwards:

  • The Nominating Committee will meet at 9 AM;
  • Sunday School for children and adults will be at 10 AM;
  • Worship is at 11 AM, with song, prayer, stillness, and a message on Colossians 2:1-7;
  • Fellowship Time follows worship, for as long as Friends would like to stay, but some folks will be leaving promptly for:

The 2017 Berkeley CROP Hunger Walk, at St. Mary Magdalen, 2005 Berryman, Berkeley; registration at 1 PM, walk starts at 1:30 PM. The Berkeley Quakers team is very close to their fundraising goal: $3,630 of $4,000 as of this afternoon! And you can still donate!

Or, if you’re not walking, there will be a presentation on “What It Means to be a Sanctuary Church,” at Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine St., Berkeley, also at 1 PM. Come hear Rev. Debra Lee of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity speak on this important and timely topic.

Hope to have you with us!

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Message for April 23, 2017

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is pastor Brian C. Young. The scripture is Romans 11:33-35.

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This weekend, 4/22-23, @BFC: PECSC, Sunday School, Worship, Potluck, Monthly Meeting

This weekend some events have shifted around on the calendar a bit due to the time called Easter:

First, this Saturday, 4/22, the Peace, Environment & Christian Social Concerns Committee will meet from 10:00-11:15 AM. All committee members, please attend if you are able–there are some important items on the agenda.

Then on Sunday, 4/23, we begin with Sunday School classes for children and adults, meeting at 10 AM. Meeting for Worship follows at 11 AM, with corporate song, prayer, waiting worship, and a prepared message (or maybe just a mess!).

A potluck lunch follows, and then our Monthly Meeting with a Concern for Business will convene at 1 PM. All members are expected to attend, and attenders and visitors are welcome as well.

Please gather with us in the Presence!

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Resurrection Sunday, 4/16, @BFC and elsewhere

it’s one of the most important weekends of the year for many Christians!

Resurrection Sunday begins bright and early at the cross at Albany Hill Park, with the Sunrise Service at 7 AM! This ecumenical community gathering is once again sponsored by the Lions Club and led by Solano Community Church. Meet at the cross at the top of the hill; Albany Hill Park is accessible from the Buchanan Street exit on I-80 or from San Pablo Ave at Marin Ave. See attached image for a map. Note: sturdy walking shoes are a good idea, as the walk to the cross is a bit steep and may be muddy!

Then, folks will be at BFC beginning around 8:30 AM for coffee, bagels and fellowship. The Singing Ensemble will rehearse at 9 AM. Our regular Sunday School classes for children and adults will gather at 10 AM (note: the adult class will meet in the fellowship hall and the Quakerism class in the pastor’s office). Then in our worship time at 11 AM, we will celebrate with lots of music, including a new hymn taught by the children and a Singing Ensemble selection, along with reflecting on the mystery of Jesus’ rising again in waiting worship and prayer. There will be fellowship time afterward, for as long as Friends would like.

Please join us, in the hope and the power of the Resurrection!

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Message for April 9, 2017

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is Jonathan Vogel-Borne, a traveling Friend from New England Yearly Meeting.  The scripture is Colossians 3:13-14.

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Message for April 2, 2017

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is Pastor Brian C. Young.  The scripture is Ezekiel 37:1-14.

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