This Sunday January 19, 2020

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 1:00 PM Monthly Meeting for Business

Tues 7:15 Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” -Martin Luther King Jr

Sunday we will be having our Monthly Business Meeting preceded by a potluck lunch. A $3 contribution is requested if you have not brought a dish. First time guests do not need to pay.

January at BFC will include these special events: 1/19- Beloved Community Sunday- Remember the work of MLK Jr and consider our role in racial justice and reconciliation. 1/26- Friendly Questions– during fellowship time sit and talk with pastors and other leaders about BFC and your own faith journey

Directory 2020 Update!  Please take a moment to look at and edit the special copy of the 2019 directory that will be available for that purpose.

Songs of Resilience concert: Sat, Jan 25, 7:30PM, featuring Quaker musician Annie Patterson, will be held at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists at 1924 Cedar Street.  Advance tickets are $20 online and a $25 suggested donation at the door.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year and next is on the table in the entryway and can be found online. The next workshops is Young and Old for Climate Justice: A Dialog led by George Lakey from January 24-26. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Jan. 31, 8: PM, The First Church Festival Chorus performs Maurice Durufle’s Requiem. “One of the most transcendent works of the 20th century choral repertoire, Durufle’s Requiem draws upon the ancient traditions of plainchant to create a timeless masterpiece, at once ancient and modern.” Jan 31st, 8pm, 2345 Channing Way.  Please enter code FESTCHOIR2020 here for a 50% discount off general tickets. ($12.50 rather than $25.)

Berkeley United Methodist Church, a historically Japanese-American Congregation, will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for the “National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps” from June 5-7, 2020. This event will be a historic pilgrimage for people of Japanese ancestry to heal intergenerational wounds by standing in solidarity with immigrants and all people of color being targeted by the current administration’s policies. BUMC will be bringing over 1,000 paper cranes to be included in the 125,000 paper cranes to be placed on the White House fence.  The BUMC is seeking our spiritual and moral support and asked for signatures of support. To learn more, please speak to Dharma Galang.

Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is happy to announce the return of The Deeper Roots program. Deborah Shaw, Deborah Fisch, and Lloyd Lee Wilson will lead a group of committed Friends in a “deep dive” into the history of our Quaker faith, a Quaker perspective on the Bible and how to benefit from it, sampling spiritual practices and disciplines valuable to Friends, and building authentic spiritual community. Four long weekend residencies over 18 months, beginning 9/10-13, 2020, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center in CA. Suitable for seasoned Friends as well as those relatively new to Quakerism. For more details or to request an application, visit Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries.