This weekend @BFC: Movie Night, CFC, Singing Ensemble, Green Bags, Worship, PECSC, organ recital and more!

The end of the month is often full at BFC, but this week, look out! We’ll be busy all weekend, with…1) Friday Night at the Movies this Friday, 3/28: this month we offer the compelling 2012 documentary A Place at the Table. This film uses personal stories, colorful graphics and an array of sobering statistics to illuminate the plight of the 49 million Americans struggling with food insecurity. Those of you who volunteer at the Food Pantry know plenty about this crisis, but this film gives an additional perspective that is not to be missed. See attached flyer for more details.

ADMISSION IS FREE! Refreshments at 6:30 PM, film at 7:00, discussion to follow.

2) The quarterly gathering of the Christian Friends Conference, all day on Saturday, 3/29: you are invited to take part in waiting worship and Bible reading in the manner of Conservative Friends, and to share fellowship and  discussion with Christian Quakers from around the Bay Area and beyond. 9 AM – 4:30 PM. Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning; please bring your own lunch. See the second  file attached for the full schedule.

3) Our weekly gathering for worship, learning and fellowship on Sunday, 3/30: first off, we will be collecting the church’s contributions to the Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project a week early, so please bring your greeen bags with you and bring them into worship!

We’ll begin at 9 AM, with a Singing Ensemble rehearsal. Then at 10 AM, our Sunday School classes for children and adults, including the membership/Quakerism class, will meet. In meeting for worship at 11 AM, we will seek the Living God together in prayer, song from the congregation and the Singing Ensemble,  a message from the Scriptures, and silence. Fellowship time follows worship; the Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns Committee will meet during this time, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.

4) A special event on Sunday afternoon, 3/30: in celebration of his 85th birthday, Charles Blue would like to invite everyone to an organ mini-recital at St Paul Lutheran Church, 1658 Excelsior Avenue in Oakland, at 2 PM. Carpooling may be possible; check with Charles or Brian to see who will be going.

Blessings to all!

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