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This Sunday, July 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
  • Sun     1:00PM Monthly Meeting for Business
  • Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

God has freed us from darkness. Our lives are illuminated by God’s light. Our lives bear the fruit of our hope in Christ. We belong to the kingdom of God.

Tomorrow, July 21, 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.

Sunday, July 28, Peace, Environment & Christian Social concerns will meet at 1:00 PM.

We have collected $110.85 for the summer project Ramallah School.

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. Family Work Camp from July 29 to August 3 is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. Deepen community by worshipping, playing, hiking, singing, chatting. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

All students, teachers and school staff are invited to our Blessings of the Backpacks during the Sunday service on August 11. Bring whatever bag you take to school with you as we pray for you and the new school year. To pass the blessing on to others, starting 7/21 through 8/4 the church will be collecting school supplies for students at Lincoln Elementary in Oakland.  Please bring and place in the box in the entryway new items for those who would struggle to purchase their own.
Consider buying a new backpack the same as you’d buy for your Student and including it in these four categories of items as top priorities: 1. Pencils, erasers and sharpener. 2. A box of colored pencils and a box of crayons. 3. A small ruler. 4. Three 2-pocket folders.
Lincoln’s new principal Ms. Mukta Sambrani very much appreciates our assistance!

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This Sunday July 14, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship 

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 1:00PM Choir

Tues      7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

 

God has freed us from darkness. Our lives are illuminated by God’s light. Our lives bear the fruit of our hope in Christ. We belong to the kingdom of God.

 

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sun, July 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 Sun, July 21 at 9:00 am.

 

We have collected $110.85 for the Friends United Meeting summer project to create a more accessible space at Ramallah Friends School in Palestine. 

 

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 Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug 3 and is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

 

All students, teachers and school staff are invited to our Blessings of the Backpacks during the Sunday service on August 11.  Bring whatever bag you take to school with you as we pray for you and the new school year.  To pass the blessing on to others, starting 7/21 through 8/4 the church will be collecting school supplies for students at Lincoln Elementary in Oakland.  Please bring new items for those who would struggle to purchase their own and place them in the box in the entryway.

 

 

 

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This Sunday, July 7, 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     1:00 PM Missionary, Outreach and Christian Education
  • Tues    7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

We come to pray. We come to sing. We come to worship and praise.

Choir will meet next Sunday, July 14, at 1:00 pm

We have collected $110.85 for the summer project Ramallah School.

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. Family Work Camp from July 29-August 3 is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. Deepen community by worshipping, playing, hiking, singing, chatting. If interested in this or any other workshop on the list, please let John Maurer or Faith Kelley know ASAP.

Faith Talk for Families with Kids

1 Samuel 8:1-10:25:  “Saul become king”
Here are some ways to nurture faith at home based on this week’s story. (1) Read 1 Samuel 10:1-2.  How do you think Saul felt when he heard Samuels message? (2) Saul started his journey looking for donkeys and became king instead.  When have your plans changed in a big way/ (3) Draw three of Saul’s donkeys and add speech bubbles.  Write what the donkeys might say if they could talk. Did you know? Donkeys were important to Saul’s family.  What is A female donkey called? <jenny>

Prayer for the week: God, help us be ready for the surprises that come our way this week. Amen.

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This Sunday, June 30, 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

We come to pray. We come to sing. We come to worship and praise.

Trustees will meet next Sunday, July 7, at 9:00 AM

Missionary, Outreach and Christian Education will meet next Sunday, July 7 at 1:00 PM.

We collected $103.75 for the summer project Ramallah School.

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. Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug.3 is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. Deepen community by worshipping, playing, hiking, singing, chatting. 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 be the recipient of food donations from Safeway’s Feed the Need Summer Campaign from 5/30 to 6/25, 2019. We will receive donations from the Safeway at 1550 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley.

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This Sunday June 23, 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

We come to pray. We come to sing. We come to worship and praise.

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 Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug 3 and is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. 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 be the recipient of food donations from Safeway’s Feed the Need Summer Campaign from 5/30 to 6/25, 2019. We will receive donations from the Safeway at 1550 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. If you are interested in purchasing a “hunger bag” for the pantry at 1550 Shattuck, you can remove a tear sheet at the checkout stand and make a $10 donation. Each “hunger bag” will have the following items: Peanut butter, canned chicken, apple sauce, pasta, oatmeal, canned tuna, pinto beans, low sodium black beans and diced peaches in fruit cups. Please spread the word. Thank you!

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This Sunday June 16, 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 eat the bread of life. Come drink the cup of fellowship. Come partake of truth and grace. Come and be enlightened by the Holy Spirit.

Today 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.

Peace, Environment and Christian Social Concerns will meet next Sun, June 23, at 1:00PM.

A memorial service for Audrey Lasson will be held at the meeting house at 2:00 pm on Saturday June 22. Light refreshments will follow. Everyone is invited to join her friends and family in remembering her and celebrating her life.

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 Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug 3 and is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. 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 be the recipient of food donations from Safeway’s Feed the Need Summer Campaign from 5/30 to 6/25, 2019. We will receive donations from the Safeway at 1550 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. If you are interested in purchasing a “hunger bag” for the pantry at 1550 Shattuck, you can remove a tear sheet at the checkout stand and make a $10 donation. Each “hunger bag” will have the following items: Peanut butter, canned chicken, apple sauce, pasta, oatmeal, canned tuna, pinto beans, low sodium black beans and diced peaches in fruit cups. Please spread the word. Thank you!

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This Sunday June 9, 2019

Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School (children downstairs)

Sun 11:00 AM Worship

Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time

Sun 1:00PM Choir

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Come, Holy Spirit! Ignite our hearts with joy and confidence! Come, Holy Spirit! Fill us with the power of the rushing wind that we may faithfully serve you in all that we do. Come, Holy Spirit! Be with us today.

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.

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sun, June 16.  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, June 16 at 9:00 AM.

Christian Friends Conference –Western Region’s next gathering will on Saturday June 15 from 9am to 3pm at the Palo Alto Friends Meeting, located at 957 Colorado Ave in Palo Alto.  It is a time of waiting worship, Bible study and fellowship.  A light breakfast will be provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Childcare will be provided.

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 Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug 3 and is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. 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 be the recipient of food donations from Safeway’s Feed the Need Summer Campaign from 5/30 to 6/25, 2019. We will receive donations from the Safeway at 1550 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. If you are interested in purchasing a “hunger bag” for the pantry at 1550 Shattuck, you can remove a tear sheet at the checkout stand and make a $10 donation. Each “hunger bag” will have the following items: Peanut butter, canned chicken, apple sauce, pasta, oatmeal, canned tuna, pinto beans, low sodium black beans and diced peaches in fruit cups. Please spread the word. Thank you!

 

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This Sunday June 2, 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 Quaker Christianity 101

Tues 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Come, quench your thirst in the love of God. Come, hungering for a place in which you can be gently nourished. Be like trees planted by the streams of living water, ready to receive God’s nourishment. Strengthen us to receive God’s blessed peace.

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, June 8. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together on Sunday, June 2, 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 – and bring it with you into worship! If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director Dharma Galang.

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: 6/2 – “Letting Our Light Shine”

Choir will meet next Sun, June 9, at 1:00PM.

Christian Friends ConferenceWestern Region’s next gathering will on Saturday June 15 from 9am to 3pm at the Palo Alto Friends Meeting, located at 957 Colorado Ave in Palo Alto.  It is a time of waiting worship, Bible study and fellowship.  A light breakfast will be provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Childcare will be provided.

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 Family Work Camp from July 29-Aug 3 and is a camp for all ages! Build community while constructing, repairing, prepping, painting, cooking, cleaning. 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 be the recipient of food donations from Safeway’s Feed the Need Summer Campaign from 5/30 to 6/25, 2019. We will receive donations from the Safeway at 1550 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. If you are interested in purchasing a “hunger bag” for the pantry at 1550 Shattuck, you can remove a tear sheet at the checkout stand and make a $10 donation. Each “hunger bag” will have the following items: Peanut butter, canned chicken, apple sauce, pasta, oatmeal, canned tuna, pinto beans, low sodium black beans and diced peaches in fruit cups. Please spread the word. Thank you!

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 26, 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

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. 

The Berkeley Neighborhood Food Project’s next Harvest Day is Saturday, June 8. We want to bring all of the church’s contributions together on Sunday, June 2, 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 – and bring it with you into worship! If you are interested in helping on Harvest Day, please contact Pantry Director Dharma Galang.

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: 6/2 – “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.

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 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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