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This Sunday January 17, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM– Monthly Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Come joyfully before the Lord! God knows us and loves us. Come prayerfully before the Lord! God sees our concerns, our fears, our sins. Come hopefully before the Lord! Christ proclaimed God’s love and forgiveness for all God’s people. Know throughout all of your being, that God absolutely loves you. How precious and powerful that knowledge is. Thanks be to God!

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Join the Poor People’s Campaign for two events this weekend. Sunday, Jan. 17 @ 8pm ET / 5pm PT “Prayer for Beloved Community in the Midst of COVID and Chaos”– Join the Poor People’s Campaign for for a 30-minute prayer service as a part of A National Call to Love, Light and Leadership. and Monday, Jan. 18 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT MLK Moral Monday– A National Interfaith Service of Love, Light and Leadership. Both events can be accessed on their website.

Sunday January 29 at 11:00 AM– Worship with Whittier First Friends, our sister congregation in the Western Association of Friends. Bobby Trice, Quaker Engagement Associate at Friends Committee on National Legislation, will be preaching. At 1:00 PM there will also be a workshop about lobby Congress, the work FCNL is doing and how we can be a part of it.

Happy Hour Hangout- 8:00 PM on Friday February 5. A time to chat and catch up with other BFC folks. No plans, no agendas. Just connecting and community.

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples by Friends Peace Teams via Zoom on Sunday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm EASTERN timeRegister here.  In this 2-hour participatory workshop, we hear the story of the colonization of this land in the words of Indigenous leaders, Euro-American leaders, and Western historians. We take part in the story through experiential exercises, and share our responses and reflections in small groups. Together, we explore steps that we can take to build relationships with Native peoples based on truth, respect, and justice.

Section of the Americas Section Meetings– The Section Meeting is the biggest conference organized by the Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas. It is held every two years. All Friends are welcome to attend! Normally we meet in person, but this year that is not possible, so we will recreate as much of the experience as we can online. The schedule includes opportunities for worship, workshops, business sessions, and small group activities. It is a great opportunity to get to know and connect with more Friends from North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean and to learn more about the Friends World Committee! Click here for more information.

People’s Climate Empowerment Series Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) is offering a helpful resource for anyone looking to become more engaged with climate action. The series connects people with international efforts that can strengthen climate action at all levels. Click here for more information.

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This Sunday January 10, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

The voice of the Lord—Strong and Mighty, powerful and full of majesty. It calls to us, calling across the water. The voice of the Lord breaks forth. It gives us strength and blessing, causing us to shout “Glory to the name of the Lord!”

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

Sunday January 29 at 11:00 AM– Worship with Whittier First Friends, our sister congregation in the Western Association of Friends. Bobby Trice, Quaker Engagement Associate at Friends Committee on National Legislation, will be preaching. At 1:00 PM there will also be a workshop about lobby Congress, the work FCNL is doing and how we can be a part of it.

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples by Friends Peace Teams via Zoom on Sunday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm EASTERN timeRegister here.  In this 2-hour participatory workshop, we hear the story of the colonization of this land in the words of Indigenous leaders, Euro-American leaders, and Western historians. We take part in the story through experiential exercises, and share our responses and reflections in small groups. Together, we explore steps that we can take to build relationships with Native peoples based on truth, respect, and justice.

People’s Climate Empowerment Series Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) is offering a helpful resource for anyone looking to become more engaged with climate action. The series connects people with international efforts that can strengthen climate action at all levels. Click here for more information.

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This Sunday January 3, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

God of our hopes, Christ of our faith, Spirit in our hearts, we come to worship you with joy and gladness. Your goodness knows no limits of generation or gender, of condition or citizenship. You are kind to all, and we worship you in all sincerity; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.
Sunday January 29 at 11:00 AMWorship with Whittier First Friends, our sister congregation in the Western Association of Friends. Bobby Trice, Quaker Engagement Associate at Friends Committee on National Legislation, will be preaching. At 1:00 PM there will also be a workshop about lobby Congress, the work FCNL is doing and how we can be a part of it.

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This Sunday December 27, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Redeem us, O God. Send your life into our midst; deliver your spirit into our hearts. Then we, once feeble, shall cry, “God, my father!” We, once feeble, will become your children; we, once feeble, will take your name.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

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This Sunday December 20, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM– Monthly Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

THU 5:00 PM– Christmas Eve Service

We welcome God to our house, the sacred space we have built to gather together as God’s people. Here we come to offer God our thanksgiving and praise in response to the abundance of God’s creation. Here we come to share with God our prayers of confession and petition, for they lie heavy on our hearts. Even knowing that God is here and everywhere, we come longing to hear God say, “I am with you always.”

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

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This Sunday December 13, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

A Light has been given for us, to welcome us home. Praise God for the lantern of hope and welcome. We open our hearts, and take courage. God is with us! We come, continuing our journey toward our true home.

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Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Next Sunday, December 20 at 11:00 AM- Do Not Be Afraid! We will watching together the BFC Christmas pageant. We will also sing tons of Christmas songs and have open worship together.

After service, Dec 20, will be having our Monthly Meeting for Business at 1:15 PM.

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This Sunday December 6, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Long ago, a voice cried out in the wilderness Prepare the way for the Lord; make straight the pathways. Something new was about to happen. God would visit God’s people in a new way! Lord, open our hearts to receive this good news! Prepare us to be people of great faith and compassion as we look forward to this wondrous event you have proclaimed to us.

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Casting Call: We need you! BFC is putting on an intergenerational Christmas pageant, “Do Not Be Afraid.” We are looking for actors of all ages to record a short scene with members of their household or bubble. The recording will be played during worship on Sunday December 20. Reach out to Faith Kelley with questions or fill out the interest form.

Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Quaker Theological Discussion Group, Dec 11-12. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Quaker Theological Discussion Group (QTDG) sessions will occur entirely online, as with most events this year. We hope this will make it possible for many Friends to join us who would not otherwise be able to be there. Register here. We will send a Zoom link in the days ahead of the panels. Panel 1: What is a Quaker pastoral theology, and how is it enfleshed/embodied in community? Time: 8am PST / 11am EST Friday, December 11, 2020 Panelists: Ashley Wilcox, C. Wess Daniels, Oscar Lugusa Malande, Derek Brown, and Phil Baisley Panel 2: What is a Quaker theology of vocational ministry, and how is it enfleshed/embodied in community? Time: 8am PST / 11am EST Saturday, December 12 Panelists: Ben Brazil, Robin Mohr, Kristina Keefe-Perry, Emily Provance, and Lloyd Lee Wilson

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This Sunday November 29, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

If only the heavens would tear open and God would come down! The mountains would shake and tremble — all earth would stand in awe! People have turned their backs on God, believing that they, under their own power, can right all wrongs. We have failed miserably when we depend only on ourselves. Be with us, O Lord. Tear open our hearts and pour your love into our lives. Give us confidence in you, for you are always with us.

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Casting Call: We need you! BFC is putting on an intergenerational Christmas pageant, “Do Not Be Afraid.” We are looking for actors of all ages to record a short scene with members of their household or bubble. The recording will be played during worship on Sunday December 20. Reach out to Faith Kelley with questions or fill out the interest form.

Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

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This Sunday November 22, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

THU 10:00 AM– Gathered and Grateful Prayer Time

God of the lost and lonely, God of the secure and confident, gather us into your fold that we may be healed and transformed. Guide us in your world that we may be part of ministries of healing and hope.

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Casting Call: We need you! BFC is putting on an intergenerational Christmas pageant, “Do Not Be Afraid.” We are looking for actors of all ages to record a short scene with members of their household or bubble. The recording will be played during worship on Sunday December 20. Reach out to Faith Kelley with questions or fill out the interest form.

Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Gathered and Grateful on Thanksgiving Thursday November 26 at 10:00 AM. Now on Zoom due to increased Covid restrictions. We will gather for 30 minutes of prayer and waiting worship together in gratitude to God on Thanksgiving morning. Come and start your holiday focused on thanking our creator and redeemer for all we have been given.

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This Sunday November 15, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM– Monthly Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

God is with us when our lives seem embedded in sorrow and sadness. God opens our hearts to receive God’s healing grace. God prepares us to be children of the light rather than dwellers in darkness. Throughout all our days, God has been with us. God will be with us again. Reminding us of God’s presence and healing mercy.

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Casting Call: We need you! BFC is putting on an intergenerational Christmas pageant, “Do Not Be Afraid.” We are looking for actors of all ages to record a short scene with members of their household or bubble. The recording will be played during worship on Sunday December 20. Reach out to Faith Kelley with questions or fill out the interest form.

Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Way of the Spirit Mini-Course – Listen – Tune Your Inner Ears to the Spirit, an online mini-course from the Quaker Way of the Spirit program: How are your spiritual ears handling the noise, suffering, and uncertainty of this fall? How are you sorting inner Holy guidance from other loud and urgent influences? All of us can learn to better recognize and follow the inward promptings of the Spirit through the tumult. It might matter now more than ever. An online mini-course from the Quaker-based, Way of the Spirit program invites all to grow in inward attentiveness that integrates outward actions in the Spirit of Love. LISTEN—Personal Spiritual Awareness and Discernment – Nov 21, Dec 5 & 12, 2020, 9:30am -1:30 pm. Three Saturday mornings of interactive learning, reflection, and prayer online through Zoom videoconferencing. Click here for more information. 

Sunday November 22 at 11:00 AM- Worship with Whittier First Friends Church with speaker Vanessa Julye, Nurturing Ministries Coordinator, Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs at Friends General Conference

Gathered and Grateful on Thanksgiving Thursday November 26 at 10:00 AM. In person at the meeting house! We will gather for 30 minutes of prayer and waiting worship together in gratitude to God on Thanksgiving morning. Come and start your holiday focused on thanking our creator and redeemer for all we have been given. Please remember these safety precautions as you join us: Masks are required. Please stay home if you or someone in your household has a fever, cough or any other possible Covid symptoms. We will be sitting six feet apart in the fellowship hall. We will not be singing together. If guidance from county health officials around worshipping in person changes, this even will be moved online.

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