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This Sunday May 19, 2019

Sun     9:00 AM Choir

Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun     11:00 AM Worship

Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun     1:00PM Monthly Meeting for Business

Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Worship the Lord who is about to do a new thing. Praise God who establishes God’s reign in the heart of God’s people. God will dwell with God’s people forevermore. A new heaven and a new earth! The old, bruised and angered, fearful and alienated, will pass away. In its place God offers new hope and peace. 

This Sunday we will be having our Monthly Business Meeting preceded by a Potluck Lunch.  A $3.00 contribution is requested if you have not brought a dish.  First time guests do not need to pay.

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the last session, on Sunday 5/26 from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall on“Letting Our Light Shine”

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 Abundance and Justice in our Common Home with Shelley Tanenbaum and Sara Wolcott on May 31-June 2.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday May 12, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 12:30 PM Quaker Christianity 101

Sun 1:00 PM Choir

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

From every nation, in every language, we cry out: “Salvation belongs to our God, and to the Lamb! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving! Honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during this Sunday’s morning service.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sun, May 19. 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 Sun, May 19 at 9:00 am.

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall:  5/12 – “Exploring our Spiritual Gifts” 5/26 – “Letting Our Light Shine”

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 Abundance and Justice in our Common Home with Shelley Tanenbaum and Sara Wolcott on May 31-June 2.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday May 5, 2019

Sun     9:00 AM Trustees

Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun     11:00 AM Worship

Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun     12:30 PM  Quaker Christianity 101

Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Lord, we come before you in joy, clothed in the majesty of your glory. We come to sing your praises. Like the myriad faithful of old, we proclaim the Lamb to be worthy of blessing, honor, and glory.

Choir will meet next Sun, May 12 at 1:00 PM

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during the Sunday morning service on May 12.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall:  5/5 – “The Gospel Applied”  5/12 – “Exploring our Spiritual Gifts” 5/26 – “Letting Our Light Shine”

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 Abundance and Justice in our Common Home with Shelley Tanenbaum and Sara Wolcott on May 31-June 2.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday April 28, 2019

Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun     11:00 AM Worship

Sun     12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun     12:30 PM  Quaker Christianity 101

Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Trustees will meet next Sun, May 5 at 9:00 AM.

 The joy of Easter still sings in our hearts. We open our hearts to all God has for us. Breathe the breath of new life in our spirits!

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall:  4/28 -“The Bible and the Word of God”  5/5 – “The Gospel Applied”  5/12 – “Exploring our Spiritual Gifts” 5/26 – “Letting Our Light Shine”

Join us in Ending Endless Wars, Sunday April 28, 1-3 pm with Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Deputy District Director Jose Hernandez and Dr. Stephen McNeil, West Coast Wage Peace Director, AFSC retired, at Berkeley Friends Meeting House, 2151 Vine Street, Berkeley. Please spread the word.

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 Renewing Our Meetings to Welcome New Quakers by Henri Ducharme and Hilary Burgin on May 10-12, 2019.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during the Sunday morning service on May 12.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday April 21, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM Choir

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

Come into the light of God’s love! Christ is risen! Death has been swallowed up in victory! Know beyond all doubt that God’s love is always with you, surrounding you, leading you, comforting you. Be at peace. 

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall: 4/28– The Bible and the Word of God  5/5 – The Gospel Applied   5/12 – Exploring our Spiritual Gifts 5/26 – Letting Our Light Shine

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 Renewing Our Meetings to Welcome New Quakers by Henri Ducharme and Hilary Burgin on May 10-12, 2019.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during the Sunday morning service on May 12.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

Veneita Porter is walking in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention on June 8. If you would like to join her, she is looking for other walkers. If you would like to support her walk, donations can be made at theovernight.org. Search for her name in the “fundraiser search” box to give directly to her fundraising goal of $1000.

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This Sunday April 14, 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

Sun      12:30 PM Quaker Christianity 101

Sun      1:00 PM Choir

Tues     7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

In celebration, we join the crowds of old, waving branches, giving honor to the Messiah. Jesus Christ, Son of God, Word made flesh. Open your eyes to see the kingdom God is creating in our midst.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Sat, April 13. If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

Oakland Symphony Chorus presents their Spring Concert on Sat, April 13 at 8PM.  Tickets $20 can be purchased online. The concert will be held at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland, CA.  

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall: 4/14 – The Quaker Movement 4/28– The Bible and the Word of God  5/5 – The Gospel Applied   5/12 – Exploring our Spiritual Gifts 5/26 – Letting Our Light Shine

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 Renewing Our Meetings to Welcome New Quakers by Henri Ducharme and Hilary Burgin on May 10-12, 2019.    If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during the Sunday morning service on May 12.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

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This Sunday April 7, 2019

Sun 9:00 AM Trustees

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Lunch

Sun 12:30 PM Quaker Christianity 101

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Feel the wonder and power of God’s creative energy. Feel the awe and joy of God’s love for us. Let us worship God with a full sense of joy and expectation. Let us open our hearts, our spirits, our souls, to God’s lavish love.

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Choir will meet next Sun. April 14, 2019

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall: 4/7 – What is the Church?  4/14 – The Bible and the Word of God  5/5 – The Gospel Applied   5/12 – Exploring our Spiritual Gifts 5/26 – Letting Our Light Shine

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Sat, April 13. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together by Sun, April 7, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all the hungry folks in our community.  Be sure to grab that green bag full of food before you leave home and bring it with you into worship!  If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

Oakland Symphony Chorus presents their Spring Concert on Sat, April 13 at 8PM.  Tickets $20 can be purchased online. The concert will be held at First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Oakland, CA.  

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 Quaker Revival with Paul Buckley from March 19-24.  If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Nikki Holland, the new director of Friends United Meeting’s Belize Friends Ministries, will be speaking during the Sunday morning service on May 12.  Come and hear about her new role, the church in Belize and Friends work there.

Crop Hunger walk is turning 50!  Please help us celebrate by donating or walking with Team Berkeley Quakers at the 2019 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk.  BCHW will be held on May 19 at 1:00PM at Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 2005 Berryman St.  All money raised will   Please visit the website for more information.

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Message for March 31, 2019

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship, “The Ministry of Reconciliation,” at Berkeley Friends Church. The speakers are Giuseppe Rensi, Samirah Bowie (scripture) and Faith Kelley (message). The passages from scripture are 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 and Luke 15:1-3, 11-32.

 

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This Sunday March 31, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Lunch

Sun 12:30 PM Quaker Christianity 101

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

In Jesus Christ, there is a new creation. Everything old has passed away. Everything has become new. Rejoice and be glad!

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall:  3/31– Who is Jesus?, 4/7 – What is the Church?,   4/14 – The Bible and the Word of God, 5/5 – The Gospel Applied   5/12 – Exploring our Spiritual Gifts, 5/26 –Letting Our Light Shine

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Sat, April 13. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together by Sun, April 7, so we can give thanks together, and pray for all the hungry folks in our community.  Be sure to grab that green bag full of food before you leave home and bring it with you into worship!  If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director, Dharma Galang.

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 Quaker Revival with Paul Buckley from March 19-24.  If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

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This Sunday March 24, 2019

Sun     10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun     11:00 AM Worship

Sun     12:15 PM Lunch

Sun     12:30 PM Quaker Christianity 101

Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

A rich feast awaits those who call upon the Lord.  How we have thirsted for hope and peace! How we have longed for joy and love! God offers to us all the bounty of God’s love.

The next quarterly gathering of the Christian Friends Conference – Western Region will be held on Sat, March 23, 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. 9 AM – 3 PM. Beverages and bagels will be provided in the morning; please bring your own lunch. See the information table in the lobby.

Quaker Christianity 101:  What does it mean for us to be Friends of Jesus?  This spring, Berkeley Friends Church will be exploring the basics of Christianity – the stories of the Bible, the power of the gospel, and the life of community in Jesus.  We hope you’ll join us for the following sessions, on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall: 3/24 – The Bible from A to Z,   3/31 – Who is Jesus?, 4/7 – What is the Church?,   4/14 – The Bible and the Word of God, 5/5 – The Gospel Applied   5/12 – Exploring our Spiritual Gifts, 5/26 – Letting Our Light Shine

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 Quaker Revival with Paul Buckley from March 19-24.  If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Mauer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

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