Events

This weekend @BFC: Taking Root, Stanley Ngesa farewell, worship, PECSC, and more

Events, Movie Night
Dear Friends: Here are this weekend's upcoming happenings at Berkeley Friends Church: 1) Tomorrow, Friday, 4/26, our monthly Friday Night at the Movies presents Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai. This powerful 2008 documentary tells the inspiring story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai. Maathai's simple act of planting trees grew into Kenya's “Greenbelt Movement,” a globally-recognized mobilization of women to rally against deforestation, poverty, and government corruption, which eventually became a national political force that helped to bring down the 24-year presidency of Daniel Arap Moi. ADMISSION IS FREE!  Refreshments at 6:30 PM, film at 7:00 PM. Discussion to follow. Also: Some of you may not know that our Friend Stanley Ngesa will be returning to Kenya--possibly indefinitely--this coming Monday, 4/29. Because of a commitment made…
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This week @ BFC: Right Sharing, open worship, CROP Walk!

Events
There are some important events & schedule changes this week for BFC, so we're sending this reminder early: 1) This coming Wednesday, 4/17, there will be no Bible Study due to Brian's absence. 2) Instead, we encourage you to come out on Thursday, 4/18, to hear about the work of Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR). RSWR is a Quaker-run organization that supports women in the developing world through micro-credit lending, in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and India. Samson Ababu, Kenya Field Representative for RSWR, and Betty Tonsing, the organization's General Secretary, will speak about their work. See attached flyer for details. 7:30 PM on 4/18, in the fellowship hall. If you can help with setup and/or cleanup, please contact Stephanie Strait. 3) On Sunday, 4/21, the Singing Ensemble will gather…
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This weekend at BFC: Harvest Day, Knit & Crochet, worship, Singing

Events
1) This Saturday, 4/13, is the bimonthly Harvest Day for the Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project. All of the donations from the various neighborhoods will be coming in to the Food Pantry that morning. Volunteers have signed up to receive, weigh, sort and store the donations, but if you would like to help, another pair of hands could be put to good use. The collection officially starts at 10 AM and everything will wrap up around 12:30 PM. Also, if you're participating in BFC's "neighborhood" and didn't bring in your bag last Sunday, you're welcome to bring yours by any time between 10 and noon. 2) Also on Saturday, the Knit & Crochet Fellowship will gather in the fellowship hall at 11 AM. Come share your latest project, and get inspired…
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QHD book list

Quaker Heritage Day
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. (more…)
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One month to QHD 2013!

Quaker Heritage Day
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 the  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…
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Quaker Heritage Day 2013

Quaker Heritage Day
Saturday, February 9, 2013 Richard Bailey, PhD, guest speaker Quaker Christology, Past and Present Join us for a stimulating examination of Quaker origins and the Quaker understanding of Christ (i.e., Quaker Christology) from the perspective of early Friends and some of the most dedicated scholars in the field today. On-line registration is now open!
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QHD is two days away!

Quaker Heritage Day
Quaker Heritage Day 2012 is this Saturday! In case you have some time to do a little reading in preparation, here are a few resources Brent recommends: Bill, Brent J. 2010. “A Modest Proposal: For the revitalization of the Quaker message in the United States.” Self-published. http://brentbill.com/files/AModestProposalsmallerversion.pdf Gorman, George H. 1973. The amazing fact of Quaker worship. London: Friends Home Service Committee. Punshon, John. 2006. Encounter with silence: reflections from the Quaker tradition. Richmond, Ind: Friends United Press. And here's a link to the schedule for the day. Hope to see you on Saturday!
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QHD 2012 approacheth!

Quaker Heritage Day
Quaker Heritage Day 2012 is just about a month away! Please join us on Saturday, 3/10/2012 for A Modest Proposal: Participating in God’s Future for Friends, a day of spiritual reflection facilitated by J. Brent Bill. Brent writes: Join us for a day of spiritual reflection and exploring God’s future for Friends. It will be a day focused on positive language, idea generation, learning, sharing, videos, and more, using interactive techniques and tools. You’ll come away from this day with a fresh sense of God’s working with and among us. Most of the information you need can be found in the following places: The flier with full information about Brent, schedule for the day, etc. Our brand-spanking new online registration form! Use it today to let us know you're coming!…
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Materials for QHD 2011

Quaker Heritage Day
Here are two things that we'll be handing out at the sessions tomorrow--a handout with quotes & queries to get the discussion started: QHD2011SessionHandouts And a reading list of books Wess recommends: QHD2011FullBibliography Hope to see many of you tomorrow!
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QHD 2011 is just two weeks away!

Quaker Heritage Day
Earlier this week Wess Daniels posted some preparatory materials for QHD on his blog. We're putting this material in our bulletin this Sunday so folks can start thinking about it. I'd welcome feedback, so please take a look and post your comments here, or on Wess's blog, or somewhere else and let us know. One question that a number of us here at BFC have discussed as we've been  getting ready for this event is what Wess means by "the new creation." Are we talking about new creation in Christ, ala II Corinthians 5:17? Or the new heavens and earth of Revelation 21-22? Or something else? A couple of weeks ago, Wess posted a message on heralds of peace, where he said a little bit about the new creation, including…
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