This weekend @BFC: AVP training, FALL BACK, Trustees, Sunday School, Worship, QVS presentation!

Lots of good stuff happening this weekend at Berkeley Friends Church!

1) On Saturday, 11/5, we host the first of a two-part Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshop. AVP offers experiential, hands-on training that empowers people to lead nonviolent lives through community building, cooperation, creative conflict resolution and trust. The workshop is a full day; registration & snacks are at 8:30 AM, and the program begins at 9. The second workshop will be Saturday, 11/12. A sliding-scale donation is requested. For more information, see this flyer, and if you want to register, contact Dorothy Kakimoto ASAP.

2) Before you go to bed Saturday night, be sure to set your clocks BACK one hour for the return of Standard Time! And enjoy that extra hour of rest.

3) On Sunday, 11/6, we start off with the Trustees Committee, opening things up at 9 AM. Then our Sunday School classes for children and adults gather at 10 AM. We meet for Worship at 11 AM, observing our annual Stewardship Sunday, celebrating God’s manifold blessings on our community and considering how we can give back; Keith Barton will share a message based on Hebrews 11:1 and several other Scripture selections.

Fellowship time and refreshments follow worship, and then we have a very special event at 2 PM:

Ross Hennesy of Philadelphia will join us to share about Quaker Voluntary Service. QVS, a year-long program for young adults, is an experiment at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism. Now in its fifth year, QVS combines intentional community, prophetic service, spiritual formation, and voluntary simplicity. It offers young adult Quakers and seekers an opportunity to tap into the long tradition of Friends service as a testimony of Spirit-led lives.

With houses of service in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Portland, OR, and Boston, and with plans to expand in 2018, QVS works across the branches of Quakerism to make this opportunity available to a diverse group of young adults. Come hear how you can get involved and potentially support this work in the Bay Area! See the flyer for more.

Hope to see you this weekend!