This Sunday November 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 Meeting for Business
Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Come people of God; come and celebrate God’s gift of salvation. Come without fear. Come trusting in God. Come people of God; hear God’s promises and witness God’s mighty deeds. In hearing the promises, in witnessing the mighty deeds of God, we are strengthened for all that lies ahead. Come, let us worship and praise God by shouting aloud and singing for joy, for God truly is in our midst.

Sunday 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.

The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon will be held on Sun, Nov. 17. For street closures and detours, please see the handouts in the lobby or visit the race website.

A Voice of Conscience at the Capitol: 2019 Legislative Review and the Future of FCLCA.  Please join us for a presentation by Kevan Insko, co-director of Friends Committee on Legislation of CA and the FCL Education Fund.  Hosted by Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine St, Berkeley – Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Next Sun, November 24 – Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns will meet 1:00 PM

Next Sun, November 24 Julie Harlow of Davis Meeting will be visiting BFC to sell Russian Crafts from 12:15-12;45 and give a presentation on Friends House Moscow and the current climate in Russia at 12:45-1:45.

Begin Thanksgiving Day with gratitude to our Creator. A brief time of waiting worship and prayer will begin at the meeting house at 9:30 AM on Thursday, November 28.

We are in need of about 4 people to help moving pews to the new configuration in the worship room.  Gather on Sunday, December 1 after fellowship time if you’re willing and able.  The process should take about one hour.

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!

Berkeley United Methodist Church, a historically Japanese-American Congregation, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for the “National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps” from June 5-7, 2020. This event will be a historic pilgrimage for people of Japanese ancestry to heal intergenerational wounds by standing in solidarity with immigrants and all people of color being targeted by the current administration’s policies. BUMC will be bringing over 1,000 paper cranes to be included in the 125,000 paper cranes to be placed on the White House fence.  The BUMC is seeking our spiritual and moral support and asked for signatures of support. To learn more, please speak to Dharma Galang.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year and next is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshops with availability are a Music and Dance Retreat led by the participants on December 6-8 and Is God Violent?  Making a New Beginning with the Bible from December 27 to January 1. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is happy to announce the return of The Deeper Roots program. Deborah Shaw, Deborah Fisch, and Lloyd Lee Wilson will lead a group of committed Friends in a “deep dive” into the history of our Quaker faith, a Quaker perspective on the Bible and how to benefit from it, sampling spiritual practices and disciplines valuable to Friends, and building authentic spiritual community. Four long weekend residencies over 18 months, beginning 9/10-13, 2020, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center in CA. Suitable for seasoned Friends as well as those relatively new to Quakerism. For more details or to request an application, visit Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries.

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Message for November 10, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “So That All Might Be Saved.” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passages from scripture are 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 and Acts 16:11-40.

[scripture: 0:00-5:36; message: 5:37-19:48]

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This Sunday November 10, 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

We come to church hungry! We are hungry for comfort, hungry for love, hungry for a new way of living, hungry for God’s word. God has given us this place and this time to worship, and we are eager to taste God’s goodness in community, with our brothers and sisters. May we feast on the Bread of Life together.

On Nov. 13, at 7 PM, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 2024 Ashby ave, Berkeley, there will be an interfaith gathering of Christian, Jewish, & Muslim congregations to hold a gathering to wash feet.  The event is being sponsored by St. Paul A.M.E. Church, All Souls Episcopal Church, and Temple Beth El.  Please speak to Dharma Galang for more info.

Next Sun, Nov. 17, will be our Monthly Business Meeting preceded by a potluck lunch. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish and join in.

The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon will be held on Sun, Nov. 17. For street closures and detours, please see the handouts in the lobby or visit the race website.

A Voice of Conscience at the Capitol: 2019 Legislative Review and the Future of FCLCA.  Please join us for a presentation by Kevan Insko, co-director of Friends Committee on Legislation of CA and the FCL Education Fund.  Hosted by Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine St, Berkeley – Sun., Nov. 17, 2019.

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!

Berkeley United Methodist Church, a historically Japanese-American Congregation, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for the “National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps” from June 5-7, 2020. This event will be a historic pilgrimage for people of Japanese ancestry to heal intergenerational wounds by standing in solidarity with immigrants and all people of color being targeted by the current administration’s policies. BUMC will be bringing over 1,000 paper cranes to be included in the 125,000 paper cranes to be placed on the White House fence.  The BUMC is seeking our spiritual and moral support and asked for signatures of support. To learn more, please speak to Dharma Galang.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year and next is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshops with availability are a Music and Dance Retreat led by the participants on December 6-8 and Is God Violent?  Making a New Beginning with the Bible from December 27 to January 1. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is happy to announce the return of The Deeper Roots program. Deborah Shaw, Deborah Fisch, and Lloyd Lee Wilson will lead a group of committed Friends in a “deep dive” into the history of our Quaker faith, a Quaker perspective on the Bible and how to benefit from it, sampling spiritual practices and disciplines valuable to Friends, and building authentic spiritual community. Four long weekend residencies over 18 months, beginning 9/10-13, 2020, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center in CA. Suitable for seasoned Friends as well as those relatively new to Quakerism. For more details or to request an application, visit Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries.

Fruit of the Vine devotional is available in the lobby.  Cost is $5.00.

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Message for November 3, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Perfection Is a Flaw.” The speakers are Micah Bales (scripture) and Max Christian Hansen (message). The passages from scripture are 2 Chronicles 35:20-24 and 1 Corinthians 13.

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This Sunday November 3, 2019

Sun 9:45 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

We come to worship to hear God’s good news, to hear stories of faith, hope and love. We know that doubt, fear and hatred are everywhere
and can shake even the strongest. We long to be shaped into faithful, hopeful people: fill us with God’s love that passes all understanding.

Prayers for the Planet: Please consider joining us this coming Wed, Nov. 6, in the worship room of BFC to take an hour to discuss our concerns about the planet, & then wait in worship to hear what God might be saying to us.  Bring a bag lunch for afterwards, and we’ll talk more.

On Nov. 13, at 7 PM, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 2024 Ashby ave, Berkeley, there will be an interfaith gathering of Christian, Jewish, & Muslim congregations to hold a gathering to wash feet.  The event is being sponsored by St. Paul A.M.E. Church, All Souls Episcopal Church, and Temple Beth El.  Please speak to Dharma Galang for more info.

The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon will be held on Sun, Nov. 17. For street closures and detours, please see the handouts in the lobby or visit the race website.

A Voice of Conscience at the Capitol: 2019 Legislative Review and the Future of FCLCA.  Please join us for a presentation by Kevan Insko, co-director of Friends Committee on Legislation of CA and the FCL Education Fund.  Hosted by Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine St, Berkeley – Sun., Nov. 17, 2019.

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!

Berkeley United Methodist Church, a historically Japanese-American Congregation, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for the “National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps” from June 5-7, 2020. This event will be a historic pilgrimage for people of Japanese ancestry to heal intergenerational wounds by standing in solidarity with immigrants and all people of color being targeted by the current administration’s policies. BUMC will be bringing over 1,000 paper cranes to be included in the 125,000 paper cranes to be placed on the White House fence.  The BUMC is seeking our spiritual and moral support and asked for signatures of support. To learn more, please speak to Dharma Galang.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year and next is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshops with availability are a Music and Dance Retreat led by the participants on December 6-8 and Is God Violent?  Making a New Beginning with the Bible from December 27 to January 1. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is happy to announce the return of The Deeper Roots program. Deborah Shaw, Deborah Fisch, and Lloyd Lee Wilson will lead a group of committed Friends in a “deep dive” into the history of our Quaker faith, a Quaker perspective on the Bible and how to benefit from it, sampling spiritual practices and disciplines valuable to Friends, and building authentic spiritual community. Four long weekend residencies over 18 months, beginning 9/10-13, 2020, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center in CA. Suitable for seasoned Friends as well as those relatively new to Quakerism. For more details or to request an application, visit Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries.

Fruit of the Vine devotional is available in the lobby.  Cost is $5.00.

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Message for October 27, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Saved By Grace.” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passages from scripture are Acts 15:1-11, 22-31.

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This Sunday October 27, 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

We come for a glimpse of God’s kingdom of kindness, a world where love rules over all, a world where enemies embrace, a world where the distinctions between friend and foe evaporate in the light of your love. Knowing that God has the power to transform us, we give our lives over to God- body, soul, mind, spirit.

Trustees will meet next Sun, Nov 3, at 9:45 AM.

Fall Back!  Set your clocks for the time change next Sun, Nov 3 beginning at 2:00 AM.

A Voice of conscience at the Capitol: 2019 Legislative Review and the Future of FCLCA.  Please join us for a presentation by Kevan Insko, co-director of Friends Committee on Legislation of CA and the FCL Education Fund.  Hosted by Berkeley Friends Meeting, 2151 Vine St, Berkeley – Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year and next is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshops with availability are a Music and Dance Retreat led by the participants on December 6-8 and Is God Violent?  Making a New Beginning with the Bible from December 27 to January 1. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

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!

Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is happy to announce the return of The Deeper Roots program. Deborah Shaw, Deborah Fisch, and Lloyd Lee Wilson will lead a group of committed Friends in a “deep dive” into the history of our Quaker faith, a Quaker perspective on the Bible and how to benefit from it, sampling spiritual practices and disciplines valuable to Friends, and building authentic spiritual community. Four long weekend residencies over 18 months, beginning 9/10-13, 2020, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center in CA. Suitable for seasoned Friends as well as those relatively new to Quakerism. For more details or to request an application, visit Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries at www.bvqministries.org.

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This Sunday October 20, 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 Meeting for Business
Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Guided by the wisdom of the ages, we follow God’s path. Turning neither left or right, we keep God’s ways. Understanding the needs of our hearts and minds, we dwell in God’s word.

On Sunday 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.

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!

Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is happy to announce the return of The Deeper Roots program. Deborah Shaw, Deborah Fisch, and Lloyd Lee Wilson will lead a group of committed Friends in a “deep dive” into the history of our Quaker faith, a Quaker perspective on the Bible and how to benefit from it, sampling spiritual practices and disciplines valuable to Friends, and building authentic spiritual community. Four long weekend residencies over 18 months, beginning 9/10-13, 2020, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center in CA. Suitable for seasoned Friends as well as those relatively new to Quakerism. For more details or to request an application, visit Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries at www.bvqministries.org.

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Message for October 13, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Scattered and Gathered by Jesus.” The speakers are Louise Neal (scripture) and Micah Bales (message). The passages from scripture are Hebrews 13:14-16 and Acts 11:19-30.

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This Sunday October 13, 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
Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth! Come and see what God has done! God has turned our sea into dry land. We have passed through the river on foot. Bless our God, O peoples. Let the sound of God’s praise be heard!

Next Sunday, October 20th will be our Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish and join in.

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!

Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is happy to announce the return of The Deeper Roots program. Deborah Shaw, Deborah Fisch, and Lloyd Lee Wilson will lead a group of committed Friends in a “deep dive” into the history of our Quaker faith, a Quaker perspective on the Bible and how to benefit from it, sampling spiritual practices and disciplines valuable to Friends, and building authentic spiritual community. Four long weekend residencies over 18 months, beginning 9/10-13, 2020, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center in CA. Suitable for seasoned Friends as well as those relatively new to Quakerism. For more details or to request an application, visit Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries at www.bvqministries.org.

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