Message for January 6, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship, “And Now a Word from Margaret Fell” at Berkeley Friends Church. The speakers are Steve Sims, Keith Barton and Louise Neal. The passages from Scripture are 1 Peter 2:4, 6-7 and Hebrews 10:16.

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This Sunday, January 6, 2019

  • Sun     9:00am Trustees
  • Sun     10:00am Sunday School (children downstairs)
  • Sun     11:00am  Worship
  • Sun     12:15pm Fellowship Time
  • Sun     1:00pm Missionary Outreach and Christian Education
  • Tues    7:15pm Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

Choir will meet next Sunday, January 13 at 1:00pm.

Benefit for Family Reunification: Bonds for the release of immigrants detained by ICE
Where: Berkeley Friends Church, January 20, 4-6pm.
Why: Bay Area immigrants detained by ICE are held in distant jails making family visits impossible. We can contribute to their release by helping them post bond.
Details: A conversation with families affected by ICE detention and with members of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI).
All are welcome. Simple snacks provided.|
Sponsored by Berkeley’s Quaker congregations: Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting, Berkeley Friends Meeting and Berkeley Friends Church. Endorsed by Berkeley
Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA).
For information contact [email protected].

Witness at the Border: A first person account of a Texas-Mexico border sojourn in October 2018, with Tomi Nagai-Rothe, Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:00-2:30pm

SAVE THE DATE Quaker Heritage Day will be Saturday, February 23 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Our speaker will be Jon Kershner, Ph.D., who will speak on The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman. Suggested donation $25 with lunch; $20 without. All donations are welcome to support our annual Quaker Heritage Day event. Make checks out to BFC and put “QHD” in the memo line. Please RSVP by February 13 if you desire lunch and/or child care during the event. Dr. Kershner’s message during Worship at 11:00am on Sunday, February 24 will be Woolman and Prophetic Non-Attachment. For more information and registration pick up a flyer in the lobby.

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Message for December 30, 2018

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship, “English Reformation 1.4: King James and His Bible” at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is Keith Barton. The passages from Scripture are 2 Samuel 20:8-10; 3:27-29, 38-39, Matthew 10:16.

 

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This Sunday, December 30, 2018

  • Sun     10:00am Sunday School (children downstairs)
  • Sun     10:30am Christmas caroling
  • Sun     11:00am Worship
  • Sun     12:15pm Fellowship Time

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

THIS SUNDAY (12/30) WE ARE BLESSED TO WELCOME our new co-pastors Micah Bales and Faith Kelley and their two sons George and Francis.

Come at 10:30am for Christmas caroling! Children’s Sunday School will meet as usual at 10:00am but adult classes are suspended and will resume in January.

Trustees will meet next Sun. Jan. 6 at 9:00am.

Missionary Outreach and Christian Education will meet next Sun. Jan 6 at 9:00am.

SAVE THE DATE Quaker Heritage Day will be Saturday, February 23 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Our speaker will be Jon Kershner, Ph.D., who will speak on The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman. Suggested donation $25 with lunch; $20 without. All donations are welcome to support our annual Quaker Heritage Day event. Make checks out to BFC and put “QHD” in the memo line. Please RSVP by February 13 if you desire lunch and/or child care during the event. Dr. Kershner’s message during Worship at 11:00am on Sunday, February 24 will be Woolman and Prophetic Non-Attachment. For more information and registration pick up a flyer in the lobby.

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Message for December 23, 2018

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is John Maurer. The passages from Scripture are Matthew 2:13-15; Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 25:34-40.

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This Sunday, December 23, 2018

  • Sun     10:00am Sunday School (children downstairs)
  • Sun     10:30am Christmas caroling
  • Sun     11:00am Worship
  • Sun     12:15pm Fellowship Time
  • Sun       1:00pm Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns committee meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

Next Sunday, December 30, adults should come at 10:30am for Christmas caroling! Children’s Sunday School will meet as usual at 10:00am but adult classes are suspended and will resume in January.

SAVE THE DATE Quaker Heritage Day will be Saturday, February 23 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Our speaker will be Jon Kershner, Ph.D., who will speak on The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman. Suggested donation $25 with lunch; $20 without. All donations are welcome to support our annual Quaker Heritage Day event. Make checks out to BFC and put “QHD” in the memo line. Please RSVP by February 13 if you desire lunch and/or child care during the event. Dr. Kershner’s message during Worship at 11:00am on Sunday, February 24 will be Woolman and Prophetic Non-Attachment. For more information and registration pick up a flyer in the lobby.

The Berkeley Food Pantry has been chosen to be a recipient of Safeway’s Holiday Feed the Need Campaign, which will run until December 25. Safeway’s campaign will allow them to provide shelf-stable items, such as chicken breast, chicken noodle soup, corn, green beans, cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti, peaches, cheese ravioli, and pasta sauce, to the pantry free of charge. If you would like to help the Berkeley Food Pantry, please visit one of the Safeway Community Markets either at 1850 Solano Ave. or at 1550 Shattuck Ave. and purchase a hunger bag at the check-out stand for a suggested donation of $1, $5, or $10. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

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This Sunday, December 16, 2018

  • Sun     9:00 AM Choir
  • Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs/adults Sanctuary)
  • Sun     11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun     12:15 PM Lunch
  • Sun     1:00 PM Monthly Business Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

This Sunday we will be having our Monthly Business Meeting 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.

Our Christmas party is this coming Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  We will have a dessert potluck, crafts, carol singing and a Christmas Bible reading.

Adults, come on December 23 and 30 for Christmas caroling! We start at 10:30am! Children’s Sunday School can meet as usual at 10:00am but adult class are suspended for the rest of the year and will resume in January.

SAVE THE DATE Quaker Heritage Day will be Saturday, February 23 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Our speaker will be Jon Kershner, Ph.D., who will speak on The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman. For more information and registration pick up a flyer in the lobby.

The Berkeley Food Pantry has been chosen to be a recipient of Safeway’s Holiday Feed the Need Campaign, which will run until December 25. Safeway’s campaign will allow them to provide shelf-stable items, such as chicken breast, chicken noodle soup, corn, green beans, cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti, peaches, cheese ravioli, and pasta sauce, to the pantry free of charge. If you would like to help the Berkeley Food Pantry, please visit one of the Safeway Community Markets either at 1850 Solano Ave. or at 1550 Shattuck Ave. and purchase a hunger bag at the check-out stand for a suggested donation of $1, $5, or $10. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

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Message for December 9, 2018

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship, “Strangers and Migrants,” at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is Tomi Nagai-Rothe. The passages from Scripture are Matthew 25:34-40 and Matthew 22:15-22.

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This Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • Sun     10:00am Sunday School (children downstairs/adults Sanctuary)
  • Sun     11:00am Worship
  • Sun     12:15pm Fellowship Time
  • Sun     1:00pm Choir
  • Bible study will not be meeting until 7:15pm, January 8, 2018

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
— The Ministry and Counsel Committee

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is tomorrow, Saturday, December 8. If you would like to help at the Harvest Day tomorrow please contact Dharma Galang, Director.

Also tomorrow, Saturday, December 8 from 9:00am to 3:30pm, Christian Friends Conference will be meeting at Palo Alto Meeting, 957 Colorado Ave. in Palo Alto. The gathering will focus on Christ centered worship. There will be Bible reading in worship, silent waiting worship, fellowship over lunch and brief planning session. Lunch is brown bag (bring your own). Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning. If you have questions please contact Bruce Folsom.

Choir will meet next Sunday, December 16, at 9:00am.

Our Christmas party this year will be on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  We will have a dessert potluck, crafts, carol singing and a Christmas Bible reading.

Adults, come on December 23 and 30 for Christmas caroling! We start at 10:30am! Children’s Sunday School can meet as usual at 10:00am but adult class are suspended for the rest of the year and will resume in January.

SAVE THE DATE Quaker Heritage Day will be Saturday, February 23 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Our speaker will be John Kershner, Ph.D. who will speak on The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman. For more information and registration pick up a flyer in the lobby.

The Berkeley Food Pantry has been chosen to be a recipient of Safeway’s Holiday Feed the Need Campaign, which will run until December 25. Safeway’s campaign will allow them to provide shelf-stable items, such as chicken breast, chicken noodle soup, corn, green beans, cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti, peaches, cheese ravioli, and pasta sauce, to the pantry free of charge. If you would like to help the Berkeley Food Pantry, please visit one of the Safeway Community Markets either at 1850 Solano Ave. or at 1550 Shattuck Ave. and purchase a hunger bag at the check-out stand for a suggested donation of $1, $5, or $10. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

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Message for December 2, 2018

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship, “Your Redemption Is Drawing Near,” at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is Micah Bales. The passages from Scripture, read by Presider Steve Sims, are Jeremiah 33:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, and Luke 21:25-36.

 

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