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This Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs/adults Sanctuary)
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Choir
  • Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is Sunday, November 18. Please bring a dish or be prepared to contribute $3.00 for supplies. We need a diversity of salads, casseroles, fruit, breads, etc. Be creative!

Also on Sunday, November 18, there will be a Berkeley Half Marathon that may make it hard for some people to get to church. There are maps in the lobby showing what streets the race will use and what streets will be closed, or download PDFs of the BHM street closure list and BHM impact map.

On Thursday, November 15 at 7 PM come see the movie From Under the Rubble – A Story from Gaza. Movie will be here at Berkeley Friends Church. For more information pick up a flyer in the lobby.

The Berkeley Food Pantry has been chosen to be a recipient of Safeway’s Holiday Feed the Need Campaign, which will run until December 25. Safeway’s campaign will allow them to provide shelf-stable items, such as chicken breast, chicken noodle soup, corn, green beans, cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti, peaches, cheese ravioli, and pasta sauce, to the pantry free of charge. If you would like to help the Berkeley Food Pantry, please visit one of the Safeway Community Markets either at 1850 Solano Ave. or at 1550 Shattuck Ave. and purchase a hunger bag at the check-out stand for a suggested donation of $1, $5, or $10. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

George Lakey is a longtime Friend and activist.
His newest book is HOW WE WIN: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning with a release date of November 2018. The Bay area is one of the first stops on his book tour; Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting will be hosting a book talk on Friday, November 30, at 7:15 PM, at Berkeley Meetinghouse (corner of Walnut and Vine, enter on Vine Street).
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting regards George Lakey’s book tour as part of his ministry for nonviolence. He will share with us his understanding of how Quakers through the centuries revealed the power of direct action campaigning, and how that relates to today’s national crisis-time.
Contact Shelley Tanenbaum with questions.

Our incoming pastoral couple Micah Bales and Faith Kelley plan to submit a monthly “Reflection” until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019. Watch for it!

Visit Micah’s blog and communicate via email and/or phone calls. See any member of M&C for contact information.

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This Sunday, November 4, 2018

  • Sun     9:00 AM Trustees
  • Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs/adults Sanctuary)
  • Sun     11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun     1:00 PM Missionary, Outreach and Christian Education
  • Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

We return to Pacific Standard Time at 2 AM this Sunday, November 4. Please remember to set your clocks back an hour.

Choir will meet next Sunday, November 4 at 9:00 AM.

On Thursday, November 15 at 7 PM come see the movie From Under the Rubble – A Story from Gaza. Movie will be here at Berkeley Friends Church. For more information pick up a flyer in the lobby.

The Berkeley Food Pantry has been chosen to be a recipient of Safeway’s Holiday Feed the Need Campaign, which will run until December 25. Safeway’s campaign will allow them to provide shelf-stable items, such as chicken breast, chicken noodle soup, corn, green beans, cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti, peaches, cheese ravioli, and pasta sauce, to the pantry free of charge. If you would like to help the Berkeley Food Pantry, please visit one of the Safeway Community Markets either at 1850 Solano Ave. or at 1550 Shattuck Ave. and purchase a hunger bag at the check-out stand for a suggested donation of $1, $5, or $10. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

George Lakey is a longtime Friend and activist.
His newest book is HOW WE WIN: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning with a release date of November 2018. The Bay area is one of the first stops on his book tour; Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting will be hosting a book talk on Friday, November 30, at 7:15 PM, at Berkeley Meetinghouse (corner of Walnut and Vine, enter on Vine Street).
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting regards George Lakey’s book tour as part of his ministry for nonviolence. He will share with us his understanding of how Quakers through the centuries revealed the power of direct action campaigning, and how that relates to today’s national crisis-time.
Contact Shelley Tanenbaum with questions.

Our incoming pastoral couple Micah Bales and Faith Kelley plan to submit a monthly “Reflection” until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019. Watch for it!

Visit Micah’s blog and communicate via email and/or phone calls. See any member of M&C for contact information.

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This Sunday, October 28, 2018

  • Sun 9:00 AM Choir Practice
  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs/adults Sanctuary)
  • Sun11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun1:00 PM Peace, Environment, & Christian Social Concerns
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

The Berkeley Food Pantry has been chosen to be a recipient of Safeway’s Holiday Feed the Need Campaign, which will run until December 25. Safeway’s campaign will allow them to provide shelf-stable items, such as chicken breast, chicken noodle soup, corn, green beans, cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti, peaches, cheese ravioli, and pasta sauce, to the pantry free of charge. If you would like to help the Berkeley Food Pantry, please visit one of the Safeway Community Markets either at 1850 Solano Ave. or at 1550 Shattuck Ave. and purchase a hunger bag at the check-out stand for a suggested donation of $1, $5, or $10. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak to Dharma Galang, Director.

Trustees will meet next Sunday, November 4 at 9:00 AM.

Missionary, Outreach, & Christian Education will meet next Sunday, November 4, at 1:00 PM.

We return to Pacific Standard Time at 2 AM on Sunday, November 4. Please remember to set your clocks back an hour.

George Lakey is a longtime Friend and activist.
His newest book is  HOW WE WIN: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning with a release date of November 2018. The Bay area is one of the first stops on his book tour; Strawberry Creek Monthly Meeting will be hosting a book talk on Friday, November 30, at 7:15 PM, at Berkeley Meetinghouse (corner of Walnut and Vine, enter on Vine Street).
Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting regards George Lakey’s book tour as part of his ministry for nonviolence. He will share with us his understanding of how Quakers through the centuries revealed the power of direct action campaigning, and how that relates to today’s national crisis-time.
Contact Shelley Tanenbaum with questions.

Our incoming pastoral couple Micah Bales and Faith Kelley plan to submit a monthly “Reflection” until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019. Watch for it!

Visit Micah’s blog and communicate via email and/or phone calls. See any member of M&C for contact information.

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This Sunday, October 21, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs/adults Sanctuary)
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Lunch
  • Sun 1:00 PM Monthly Meeting for Business
  • Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is this Sunday, October 21.  Please bring a dish or be prepared to contribute $3.00 for supplies. First time guests do not need to pay.  We need a diversity of salads, casseroles, fruit, breads, etc.  Be creative!

Rise Up Singing and Rise Again! Join the Singalong concert led by Annie Patterson and Friends on this Sunday, October 21, 7 PM at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita).

Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns will meet next Sunday, October 28, at 1:00 PM.

We return to Pacific Standard Time at 2 AM on Sunday, November 4. Remember to set your clocks back an hour.

Bible study will not meet this Tuesday, October 23, and will resume at 7:15 PM on October 30.

Our incoming pastoral couple Micah Bales and Faith Kelley plan to submit a monthly “Reflection” until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019. See insert this Sunday!

Visit Micah’s blog and communicate via email and/or phone calls. See any member of M&C for contact information.

 

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This Sunday, October 14, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs/adults Sanctuary)
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Choir rehearsal (drop-ins welcome!)
  • Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sunday, October 21.  Please bring a dish or be prepared to contribute $3.00 for supplies.  We need a diversity of salads, casseroles, fruit, breads, etc.  Be creative!

Choir will meet next Sunday, October 21 at 9:00 AM.

Rise Up Singing and Rise Again! Join the Singalong concert led by Annie Patterson and Friends on Sunday, October 21, 7 PM at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita).

Our incoming pastoral couple Micah Bales and Faith Kelley plan to submit a monthly “Reflection” until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019. Watch for it!

Visit Micah’s blog and communicate via email and/or phone calls. See any member of M&C for contact information.

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This Sunday, October 7, 2018

  • Sun 9:00 AM Trustees
  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Missionary Outreach and Christian Education
  • Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, October 13. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together (tomorrow) Sunday, October 7, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community. The Food Pantry needs bags of beans or rice, spaghetti, peanut butter, cereal, canned goods (tuna, chicken, vegetables, fruit, soup, beans, tomatoes). If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director Dharma Galang.

Choir will rehearse next Sunday, October 14 at 1:00 PM. Drop-ins welcome!

Rise Up Singing and Rise Again! Join the Singalong concert led by Annie Patterson and Friends on Sunday, October 21, 7 PM at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita).

Our incoming pastoral couple Micah Bales and Faith Kelley plan to submit a monthly “Reflection” until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019. Watch for it!

Visit Micah’s blog and communicate via email and/or phone calls. See any member of M&C for contact information.

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This Sunday, September 30, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Barbecue
  • Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

On Sunday, October 7, Trustees will meet at 9:00 AM and Missionary Outreach and Christian Education (MOCE) at 1:00 PM.

Presider/Speaker Sunday, October 7: Dorothy Kakimoto/Nikki Nahmens Gage

Barbecue! Barbecue! Barbecue! Come one, come all! After meeting for worship this Sunday, September 30, we will have meat and vegan hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings plus side dishes you feel like bringing!

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, October 13. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together on Sunday, October 7, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community. The Food Pantry needs bags of beans or rice, spaghetti, peanut butter, cereal, canned goods (tuna, chicken, vegetables, fruit, soup, beans, tomatoes). If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director Dharma Galang.

To get to know Micah Bales and Faith Kelley, who have accepted our call to co-pastor Berkeley Friends Church, you can read Micah’s blog and communicate via email and/or phone calls. See any member of M&C for contact information.

Micah and Faith plan to submit an insert for our bulletin each month until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019.

Rise Up Singing and Rise Again! A Singalong concert with Annie Patterson and Friends, Sunday, October 21, 7 PM at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita).

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This Sunday, September 23, 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
  • Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

Barbecue! Barbecue! Barbecue! Come one, come all! After meeting for worship on September 30, we will have meat or vegan hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings plus side dishes you feel like bringing!

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, October 13. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together on Sunday, October 7, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all of the hungry folks in our community. The Food Pantry needs bags of beans or rice, spaghetti, peanut butter, cereal, canned goods (tuna, chicken, vegetables, fruit, soup, beans, tomatoes). If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director Dharma Galang.

Now that Micah Bales and Faith Kelley have accepted our call to be co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church, everyone is encouraged to read Micah’s blog. Micah welcomes phone calls: see Tomi!

Micah and Faith plan to submit an insert for our bulletin each month until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019.

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This weekend, September 15-16, 2018

  • Sun     9:00 AM Choir
  • Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun     11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

Thanks to all who made our booth happen on Solano Stroll last Sunday. Our focus this year was to promote the Food Pantry and to let people know about BFC.

The next quarterly gathering of the Christian Friends ConferenceWestern Region will be held 9 AM – 3:30 PM, TOMORROW, September 15, here at BFC. You are invited to take part in waiting worship and Bible reading in the manner of Conservative Friends, and to share fellowship and an open discussion with Christian Quakers from around the Bay Area and beyond. Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning; please bring your own lunch.

The Golden Rule, a historic peace boat, dedicated to “sailing for a nuclear free world,” is in town. Come to Berkeley Friends Church, TOMORROW, September 15 at 6:00 PM to share a potluck, see a documentary film, and learn how you can support the project. Rides on the sailboat are available from the Berkeley Marina on Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 or 4:00 PM. Email Helen Jaccard at [email protected] to reserve a place.

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is this Sunday, September 16. Please bring a dish (with food in it ; ) or contribute money for kitchen supplies ($3.00 suggested).

Sanctuary Bistro’s benefit dinner for the Berkeley Food Pantry will be THIS SUNDAY, September 16 with dinner service from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Sanctuary Bistro will donate 30% of its profits from the dinner to the Berkeley Food Pantry, so let’s pack the restaurant! Those interested must call Sanctuary Bistro at (510) 558-3381 to make reservations. Sanctuary Bistro is a family-run vegan restaurant located at 1019 Camelia Street, Berkeley, CA  94710.

Barbecue! Barbecue! Barbecue! Come one, come all! After meeting for worship on Sept. 30, we will have meat or vegan hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings plus side dishes you feel like bringing!

Now that Micah Bales and Faith Kelley have accepted our call to be co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church, everyone is encouraged to read Micah’s blog. Micah welcomes phone calls: see Tomi!

Micah and Faith plan to submit an insert for our bulletin each month until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019.

 

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This weekend, September 8-9, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Choir (Cancelled due to Solano Stroll)
  • Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

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

Meet Louise Neal in the BFC parking lot by 9 AM tomorrow (Saturday, September 8) to ride BART from North Berkeley to the Embarcadero to participate in Faiths Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice.

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sunday, September 16.  Please bring a dish with food in it or be prepared to contribute $3.00 for supplies. We need a diversity of salads, casseroles, fruit, breads, etc. Be creative!

The Solano Stroll is this Sunday, September 9.  We are staffing a booth to promote the Food Pantry and to let people know about BFC. Please drop by for a visit.  BFC’s booth is on the south side of Solano Avenue, roughly midway  between Santa Fe Avenue and Curtis Street.

The next quarterly gathering of the Christian Friends ConferenceWestern Region will be held 9 AM – 3:30 PM on Saturday, September 15, here at BFC. You are invited to take part in waiting worship and Bible reading in the manner of Conservative Friends, and to share fellowship and an open discussion with Christian Quakers from around the Bay Area and beyond. Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning; please bring your own lunch.

The Golden Rule, a historic peace boat, dedicated to “sailing for a nuclear free world,” is coming to town. Come to Berkeley Friends Church, Saturday, September 15 at 6:00 PM to share a potluck, see a documentary film, and learn how you can support the project. Rides on the sailboat are available from the Berkeley Marina on Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 or 4:00 PM. Email Helen Jaccard at [email protected] to reserve a place.

Sanctuary Bistro’s benefit dinner for the Berkeley Food Pantry will be on Sunday, September 16 with dinner service from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Sanctuary Bistro will donate 30% of its profits from the dinner to the Berkeley Food Pantry, so let’s pack the restaurant! Those interested must call Sanctuary Bistro at (510) 558-3381 to make reservations. Sanctuary Bistro is a family-run vegan restaurant located at 1019 Camelia Street, Berkeley, Ca. 94710.

Now that Micah Bales and Faith Kelley have accepted our call to be co-pastors of Berkeley Friends Church, everyone is encouraged to read Micah’s blog. Micah welcomes phone calls: see Tomi!

Micah and Faith plan to submit an insert for our bulletin each month until their arrival in Berkeley in 2019.

 

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