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Message for October 13, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Scattered and Gathered by Jesus.” The speakers are Louise Neal (scripture) and Micah Bales (message). The passages from scripture are Hebrews 13:14-16 and Acts 11:19-30.

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This Sunday October 13, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM Stewardship & Finance
Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)
Sun 11:00 AM Worship
Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth! Come and see what God has done! God has turned our sea into dry land. We have passed through the river on foot. Bless our God, O peoples. Let the sound of God’s praise be heard!

Next Sunday, October 20th will be our Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish and join in.

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)’s Conflict Resolution Workshop will take place at the church building on Saturday October 12, 19, and 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come to this three part series to learn how to deal with interpersonal conflict in healthy, straightforward, and productive ways. Suggested donation of $35 to $100. Breakfast and lunch provided. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshop is The Pursuit of Wisdom: John Woolman, The Epistle of James, and Ancient Desert Monastics led by Michael Birkel on October 25-27. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

The Berkeley Food Pantry will have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

It’s time to renew or start a new subscription for Quaker Life.  Cost is $30 for the year.  Make checks out to BFC and mark it for Quaker Life.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign has begun and will run until December 25th. Please purchase a $10 bag for the Berkeley Food Pantry at the checkout stand at one of the following Safeway stores in Berkeley: 1550 Shattuck Ave., or 1850 Solano Ave. Thank you!

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 at www.bvqministries.org.

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Message for October 6, 2019

Listen to “Facing Eco-Despair in an Era of Eco-Disruption, Part 2,” the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speaker is Keith Barton. The passages from scripture are Numbers 13-14 and Psalm 77:2-12.

“Facing Eco-Despair in an Era of Eco-Disruption, [Part 1]”

 

 

 

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This Sunday October 06, 2019

Sun 9:45 AM Trustees
Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)
Sun 11:00 AM Worship
Sun 12:30 – 3PM BFP 50th Anniversary Barbecue
Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

The promises of the world turn to ashes and dust, but the promises of God last forever. The Holy One calls to us: “Come!” We come to rekindle the gift of God ablaze within us.

This Sunday, October 6 from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry. Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided. Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is this coming Sat, Oct 12. On Sunday we will bring all of the church’s contributions together so we can give thanks and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community. If you would like to help at Harvest Day on the 12th, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang. If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)’s Conflict Resolution Workshop will take place at the church building on Saturday October 12, 19, and 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come to this three part series to learn how to deal with interpersonal conflict in healthy, straightforward, and productive ways. Suggested donation of $35 to $100. Breakfast and lunch provided. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshop is The Pursuit of Wisdom: John Woolman, The Epistle of James, and Ancient Desert Monastics led by Michael Birkel on October 25-27. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

The Berkeley Food Pantry will have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

It’s time to renew or start a new subscription for Quaker Life.  Cost is $30 for the year.  Make checks out to BFC and mark it for Quaker Life.

Safeway’s Feed the Need campaign has begun and will run until December 25th. Please purchase a $10 bag for the Berkeley Food Pantry at the checkout stand at one of the following Safeway stores in Berkeley: 1550 Shattuck Ave., or 1850 Solano Ave. Thank you!

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Message for September 29, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Mercy and Overflowing Grace.” The speakers are Chuck Maurer (scripture) and Faith Kelley (scripture and message). The passages from scripture are Exodus 32:7-14, 1 Timothy 1:12-17 and Luke 15:1-10.

 

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This Sunday September 29, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)
Sun 11:00 AM Worship
Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

May the Holy Spirit be with us as we worship. May our eyes be open to truly see one another, that we might discover God’s presence in the smile of a neighbor. May our ears be open to the needs of the world, that we might hear God’s wisdom in the words spoken around us. And our hearts be open to God’s grace and love, that we might find guidance and strength for the journey, for ourselves and for one another.

You are invited to a Fellowship Brunch and Conversation on Sat, Sept. 28 in El Cerrito (Tomi’s house) from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please RSVP to Tomi by Mon, Sept. 23.  The conversation topic: For you, where does our Peace Testimony sit in relation to the Second Amendment?

Berkeley Friends Meeting Picnic is Sept 29, at 12:30 to 4:00 at Live Oak Park, Spot 1.  All are invited to join BFM at their annual picnic. Please bring a dish you would like to share.  Labelling of ingredients is appreciated.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshop is The Pursuit of Wisdom: John Woolman, The Epistle of James, and Ancient Desert Monastics led by Michael Birkel on October 25-27. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

On Sun, Oct 6, from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry.  Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided.  Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.  Please RSVP by September 22.

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)’s Conflict Resolution Workshop will take place at the church building on Saturday October 12, 19, and 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come to this three part series to learn how to deal with interpersonal conflict in healthy, straightforward, and productive ways. Suggested donation of $35 to $100. Breakfast and lunch provided. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Sat, Oct 12. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together this coming Sun, Oct 6, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all the hungry folks in our community. So before you head out the door next Sunday, be sure to grab that green bag full of food and bring it with you into worship! If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

The Berkeley Food Pantry will have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

It’s time to renew or start a new subscription for Quaker Life.  Cost is $30 for the year.  Make checks out to BFC and mark it for Quaker Life.

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Message for September 22, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “With All Boldness.” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passage from scripture is Acts 4:23-35.

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This Sunday September 22, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 1:00 PM Peace, Environment & Christian Social Concerns

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would listen to his voice! Do not harden your hearts.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshop is Holiness: the Soul of Quakerism by Carole Spencer September 27-29If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

You are invited to a Fellowship Brunch and Conversation on Sat, Sept. 28 in El Cerrito (Tomi’s house) from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please RSVP to Tomi by Mon, Sept. 23.  The conversation topic: For you, where does our Peace Testimony sit in relation to the Second Amendment?

On Sun, Oct 6, from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry.  Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided.  Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.  Please RSVP by September 22.

The Berkeley Food Pantry will have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)’s Conflict Resolution Workshop will take place at the church building on Saturday October 12, 19, and 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come to this three part series to learn how to deal with interpersonal conflict in healthy, straightforward, and productive ways. Suggested donation of $35 to $100. Breakfast and lunch provided. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

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This Sunday September 15, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship 

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 1:00 PM Monthly Business Meeting

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

How do we know when God is with us? There are times when we are led where we do not plan to go. Let us come to the time of worship, open ourselves to God, and begin our journey.

Today 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.

Free Ben Lomond Quaker Center workshops are available through the church’s membership subscription. A complete list for the year is on the table in the back and can be found online. The next workshop is Holiness: the Soul of Quakerism by Carole Spencer September 27-29. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

You are invited to a Fellowship Brunch and Conversation on Sat, Sept. 28 in El Cerrito (Tomi’s house) from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please RSVP to Tomi by Mon, Sept. 23.  The conversation topic: For you, where does our Peace Testimony sit in relation to the Second Amendment?

On Sun, Oct 6, from 12:30 to 3PM, a community outdoor BBQ will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley Food Pantry.  Grilled meats, vegetarian options and sides will be provided.  Come enjoy the food and each other’s company on the playground at the church.  Please RSVP by September 22.

The Berkeley Food Pantry will have a Yard Sale on Sat, Oct 19, from 10 to 2. Deadline for donations is Oct 7.  We kindly request that you don’t donate large or bulky items, shoes or clothing.  Please contact Dharma at [email protected] if you can help or donate.

Alternatives to Violence (AVP)’s Conflict Resolution Workshop will take place at the church building on Saturday October 12, 19, and 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come to this three part series to learn how to deal with interpersonal conflict in healthy, straightforward, and productive ways. Suggested donation of $35 to $100. Breakfast and lunch provided. Advance registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling Amy at (510) 394-2622.

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Message for September 8, 2019

Listen to “Facing Eco-Despair in an Era of Eco-Disruption [Part 1],” the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church. The speakers are Tomi Nagai-Rothe (introduction) and Keith Barton (message). The passages from scripture read by Keith as part of the message are Genesis 1:27-28; Isaiah 40:6; and Psalm 19:14.

PDF with complete (enhanced) text of this sermon

“Facing Eco-Despair in an Era of Eco-Disruption, Part 2”

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