This Sunday, June 24, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

This Sunday our guest speaker is Brian Byamukama, a Ugandan Baptist minister who ran an orphanage and ministered to the LGBT community. Brian is seeking asylum and in need of work and at some point longer-term housing options. As an LGBT activist, he endured physical attacks, threats to his family, and ultimately had to flee the country for safety, leaving behind a wife and two young children.

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn’s St. Paul Oratorio in Hertz Hall on the Cal campus, Friday (today!) through Sunday, June 22-24. Grab a flyer in the lobby, or visit or both. To avoid being turned away, get there early! FREE.

Trustees will meet next Sunday, July 1, at 9:00 AM.

Missionary Outreach and Christian Education will meet next Sunday, July 1, at 1:00 PM.

Good news! Micah Bales and Faith Kelly have accepted our call to become co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church. Ministry and Counsel is working with them to set their start date, likely in early 2019. As a way of getting to know Micah better, Ministry and Counsel encourages everyone interested to read Micah’s blog at and to sign up for his free e-book, A guide to Quaker Worship. After signing up you will receive a weekly email with a message from Micah.

The American Red Cross will have an Interfaith Community Blood Drive. It will be held in the Congregation Netivot Shalom Social Hall, 1316 University Ave, Berkeley, on Thursday, July 5 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. For more information pick up a flyer in the lobby.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign is now under way through July 31. This summer the Berkeley Food Pantry is a recipient of donated food from Safeway Community Market at 1850 Solano Ave. and Safeway Community Market at 1550 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. As a reminder, customers can remove a tear sheet and donate $1, $5 or $10 at checkout. All donations will be rolled up to a $10 bag. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Berkeley Food Pantry.

The church’s website has much interesting and informative information – notices, schedules of events, streaming of past sermons, and much more. Check it out!