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This Sunday May 30, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Though many places in the world are bound in war, the peace of God is poured out for all people. Though discord and struggle have become factors in the lives of the people, the love of God is lavished on all people. Let us praise the God of love and peace. Let us listen for God’s words of peace and justice for all people.

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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.

On Tuesday June 1 at 7:30 pm Bible Study will be starting a discussion of the book “Jesus and Nonviolence” by Walter Wink. In this book Wink argues that Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death-dealing powers of our consumerist culture and fractured world. While you can join Bible Study any time, the start of a new book is a great time to start attending.

Barclay Press and Pendle Hill are collaborating on the Illuminate Summer Speaker Series, 2nd and 4th Mondays, June 14 to August 23, 7:30–9 p.m. ET via Zoom. Join us for a series of evening discussions with authors of the Barclay Press Illuminate Friends Bible study summer curriculum on Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Click here for more information.

A memorial service for Joyce Kumao will be held on Saturday June 26 at 2:30 PM at the meeting house. All are invited to attend. More details to come.

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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This Sunday May 23, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

With tongues of flame, the Holy Spirit descends to burn in our hearts anew. Like the rush of wind, we sense God’s presence blowing afresh throughout the world. Across the barriers of language and culture, Christ’s message of love and grace is heard. Divine Advocate, we seek your guidance as we search for the Spirit of Truth. Unite us, Holy Spirit!

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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.

On Tuesday June 1 at 7:30 pm Bible Study will be starting a discussion of the book “Jesus and Nonviolence” by Walter Wink. In this book Wink argues that Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death-dealing powers of our consumerist culture and fractured world. While you can join Bible Study any time, the start of a new book is a great time to start attending.

FCNL’s next online Quaker Changemaker event: “Quakers Working in the Legislature.” will be May 26, 6:30-7:30 PM EDT and will focus on how Friends working in legislatures navigate their professional responsibilities while holding a Quaker faith identity. Speakers will share what it’s like to be a Quaker holding this kind of role and the opportunities available for people who want to work in the legislative policy arena. Speakers: Alicia McBride (Sandy Spring MM), Kate Gould (FMW), and Erinn Camp Mansour (Sandy Spring MM). Click here for more information.

Barclay Press and Pendle Hill are collaborating on the Illuminate Summer Speaker Series, 2nd and 4th Mondays, June 14 to August 23, 7:30–9 p.m. ET via Zoom. Join us for a series of evening discussions with authors of the Barclay Press Illuminate Friends Bible study summer curriculum on Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Click here for more information.

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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This Sunday May 16, 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

Shout to God with songs of great joy! Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised! God has made us whole. God has called us to a ministry of hope and love. Come, let us celebrate the love of God! Let us praise God’s name and serve God joyfully.

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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.

On Tuesday June 1 at 7:30 pm Bible Study will be starting a discussion of the book “Jesus and Nonviolence” by Walter Wink. In this book Wink argues that Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death-dealing powers of our consumerist culture and fractured world. While you can join Bible Study any time, the start of a new book is a great time to start attending.

Virtual Singalong Concert– You are invited to take part in a virtual singalong concert as a benefit for Project Voice, an immigration justice program of the American Friends Service Committee. Repairing the Breach: Songs for the Journey Saturday, May 15 – 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Info & tickets at: riseupandsing.org/events/repairing-breach-northwest

Barclay Press and Pendle Hill are collaborating on the Illuminate Summer Speaker Series, 2nd and 4th Mondays, June 14 to August 23, 7:30–9 p.m. ET via Zoom. Join us for a series of evening discussions with authors of the Barclay Press Illuminate Friends Bible study summer curriculum on Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Click here for more information.

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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This Sunday May 9, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Welcome to the community of faith, the family of God! God’s love is here for us. We abide in Christ Jesus, in love and compassion. May our spirits be renewed and our connection to God be strengthened through our worship.

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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.

On Tuesday June 1 at 7:30 pm Bible Study will be starting a discussion of the book “Jesus and Nonviolence” by Walter Wink. In this book Wink argues that Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death-dealing powers of our consumerist culture and fractured world. While you can join Bible Study any time, the start of a new book is a great time to start attending.

Next Sunday, May 16, we will have our Monthly Meeting for Business following service at 1:15PM.

May 16 at 11:00 AM worship we will have a moment of meditation on the life of Sally Laidlaw-Willams on the occasion of her birthday.

Registration for Friends United Meeting’s annual Stoking the Fire Retreat: Hope and Light is open. The retreat will be May 21–23, 2021 and held on zoom. A schedule and registration can be found on the FUM website.

Virtual Singalong Concert– You are invited to take part in a virtual singalong concert as a benefit for Project Voice, an immigration justice program of the American Friends Service Committee. Repairing the Breach: Songs for the Journey Saturday, May 15 – 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Info & tickets at: riseupandsing.org/events/repairing-breach-northwest

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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This Sunday May 2, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

We come together to worship longing for tenderness because this world can be hard. We come longing for light because our lives are crowded with shadows. We come desperately needing direction. Fill us this morning with your peace; your spirit is our peace and our path.

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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.

The 2021 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be a seven day virtual walk. The kick-off will be on Sunday May 2nd and the walk will last until Saturday, May 8th. All funds raised will go to Church World Service (or partner organization if you wish), Berkeley Food Pantry, Youth Spirit Artworks, and Dorothy Day House of Berkeley. Please join the virtual walk or donate to a walker by visiting CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley Quakers . Please also follow us on Facebook: CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley CA  and Instagram: : Berkeley CROP Walk

The Future of Worship: Hybrid, Online, & In Person– A conversation among Western Quaker Meetings on May 7th to 9th, 2021. Quaker Center & Western Friend are inviting representatives from western Quaker meetings and other Friends for an online gathering to explore ‘ways that are opening’ for Quakers to worship together as and after pandemic restrictions are lifted. Registration here.

Registration for Friends United Meeting’s annual Stoking the Fire Retreat: Hope and Light is open. The retreat will be May 21–23, 2021 and held on zoom. A schedule and registration can be found on the FUM website.

Virtual Singalong Concert– You are invited to take part in a virtual singalong concert as a benefit for Project Voice, an immigration justice program of the American Friends Service Committee. Repairing the Breach: Songs for the Journey Saturday, May 15 – 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Info & tickets at: riseupandsing.org/events/repairing-breach-northwest

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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This Sunday April 25, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

FRI 8:00 PM- Happy Hour Hangout

Come, walk with the Lord this day. We seek places of peace and rest from the stresses of our lives. The Shepherd will lead us to places where our souls may be restored. We come, sometimes fearful of the hostilities of the world. In the midst of all the turmoil, The Shepherd will provide for our needs abundantly. Surely these wonders will heal and restore our spirits.

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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.

The 2021 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be a seven day virtual walk. The kick-off will be on Sunday May 2nd and the walk will last until Saturday, May 8th. All funds raised will go to Church World Service (or partner organization if you wish), Berkeley Food Pantry, Youth Spirit Artworks, and Dorothy Day House of Berkeley. Please join the virtual walk or donate to a walker by visiting CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley Quakers . Please also follow us on Facebook: CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley CA  and Instagram: : Berkeley CROP Walk

Come Celebrate 15 Years of Quaker Songwriting with Jon Watts & Max Carter! Saturday, April 24, 2021, 4:00 PM PacificClick here for more information and tickets.

Register to join FCNL’s April Quaker Changemaker event: “How Quakers are Working for Climate Justice” on Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Our speakers include Beverly G. Ward, the Southeastern Yearly Meeting field secretary for earthcare, and Lina Blount, an organizer, trainer, and nonviolent action strategist who has been working on environmental justice campaigns in the Philadelphia area for over a decade. In discussion with FCNL’s lead environmental lobbyist, Clarence Edwards, these Friends will talk about their experiences, goals, and concerns in pursuing “an earth restored.”

The Future of Worship: Hybrid, Online, & In Person– A conversation among Western Quaker Meetings on May 7th to 9th, 2021. Quaker Center & Western Friend are inviting representatives from western Quaker meetings and other Friends for an online gathering to explore ‘ways that are opening’ for Quakers to worship together as and after pandemic restrictions are lifted. Registration here.

Registration for Friends United Meeting’s annual Stoking the Fire Retreat: Hope and Light is open. The retreat will be May 21–23, 2021 and held on zoom. A schedule and registration can be found on the FUM website.

Virtual Singalong Concert– You are invited to take part in a virtual singalong concert as a benefit for Project Voice, an immigration justice program of the American Friends Service Committee. Repairing the Breach: Songs for the Journey Saturday, May 15 – 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Info & tickets at: riseupandsing.org/events/repairing-breach-northwest

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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This Sunday April 18, 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

SAT 10:00 AM– Memorial Service for Joe Bell

We are called to be God’s children. God’s love has been poured on us through Jesus Christ! Joy and Celebration ring in our hearts! Come, let us raise our voices in song! Let us offer our hearts and souls to God in prayer and praise.

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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.

The 2021 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be a seven day virtual walk. The kick-off will be on Sunday May 2nd and the walk will last until Saturday, May 8th. All funds raised will go to Church World Service (or partner organization if you wish), Berkeley Food Pantry, Youth Spirit Artworks, and Dorothy Day House of Berkeley. Please join the virtual walk or donate to a walker by visiting CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley Quakers . Please also follow us on Facebook: CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley CA  and Instagram: : Berkeley CROP Walk

Come Celebrate 15 Years of Quaker Songwriting with Jon Watts & Max Carter! Saturday, April 24, 2021, 4:00 PM PacificClick here for more information and tickets.

Register to join FCNL’s April Quaker Changemaker event: “How Quakers are Working for Climate Justice” on Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Our speakers include Beverly G. Ward, the Southeastern Yearly Meeting field secretary for earthcare, and Lina Blount, an organizer, trainer, and nonviolent action strategist who has been working on environmental justice campaigns in the Philadelphia area for over a decade. In discussion with FCNL’s lead environmental lobbyist, Clarence Edwards, these Friends will talk about their experiences, goals, and concerns in pursuing “an earth restored.”

The Future of Worship: Hybrid, Online, & In Person– A conversation among Western Quaker Meetings on May 7th to 9th, 2021. Quaker Center & Western Friend are inviting representatives from western Quaker meetings and other Friends for an online gathering to explore ‘ways that are opening’ for Quakers to worship together as and after pandemic restrictions are lifted. Registration here.

Registration for Friends United Meeting’s annual Stoking the Fire Retreat: Hope and Light is open. The retreat will be May 21–23, 2021 and held on zoom. A schedule and registration can be found on the FUM website.

Virtual Singalong Concert– You are invited to take part in a virtual singalong concert as a benefit for Project Voice, an immigration justice program of the American Friends Service Committee. Repairing the Breach: Songs for the Journey Saturday, May 15 – 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Info & tickets at: riseupandsing.org/events/repairing-breach-northwest

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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This Sunday April 11, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

We gather in the name of the risen Lord. We gather as sisters and brothers of the resurrected one. We gather to share our faith and to worship God. We gather to proclaim the good news of Easter! Christ is risen! Alleluia!

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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, April 18, we will have our Monthly Meeting for Business following service at 1:15PM.

The 2021 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be a seven day virtual walk. The kick-off will be on Sunday May 2nd and the walk will last until Saturday, May 8th. All funds raised will go to Church World Service (or partner organization if you wish), Berkeley Food Pantry, Youth Spirit Artworks, and Dorothy Day House of Berkeley. Please join the virtual walk or donate to a walker by visiting CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley Quakers . Please also follow us on Facebook: CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley CA  and Instagram: : Berkeley CROP Walk

Joe Bell’s memorial service will be held at the meeting house on Saturday, April 24. More information to follow.

The Future of Worship: Hybrid, Online, & In Person– A conversation among Western Quaker Meetings on May 7th to 9th, 2021. Quaker Center & Western Friend are inviting representatives from western Quaker meetings and other Friends for an online gathering to explore ‘ways that are opening’ for Quakers to worship together as and after pandemic restrictions are lifted. Registration here.

Registration for Friends United Meeting’s annual Stoking the Fire Retreat: Hope and Light is open. The retreat will be May 21–23, 2021 and held on zoom. A schedule and registration can be found on the FUM website.

Virtual Singalong Concert– You are invited to take part in a virtual singalong concert as a benefit for Project Voice, an immigration justice program of the American Friends Service Committee. Repairing the Breach: Songs for the Journey Saturday, May 15 – 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Info & tickets at: riseupandsing.org/events/repairing-breach-northwest

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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This Sunday April 4, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

This day dawns brightly! Hope is restored! Christ is Risen! He has conquered death. Come, open your hearts and spirits to the joyous Good News. Let us celebrate the greatest victory of all time. Christ is Risen!

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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.

The 2021 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be a seven day virtual walk. The kick-off will be on Sunday May 2nd and the walk will last until Saturday, May 8th. All funds raised will go to Church World Service (or partner organization if you wish), Berkeley Food Pantry, Youth Spirit Artworks, and Dorothy Day House of Berkeley. Please join the virtual walk or donate to a walker by visiting CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley Quakers . Please also follow us on Facebook: CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley CA  and Instagram: : Berkeley CROP Walk

Joe Bell’s memorial service will be held at the meeting house on Saturday, April 24. More information to follow.

The Future of Worship: Hybrid, Online, & In Person– A conversation among Western Quaker Meetings on May 7th to 9th, 2021. Quaker Center & Western Friend are inviting representatives from western Quaker meetings and other Friends for an online gathering to explore ‘ways that are opening’ for Quakers to worship together as and after pandemic restrictions are lifted. Registration here.

Registration for Friends United Meeting’s annual Stoking the Fire Retreat: Hope and Light is open. The retreat will be May 21–23, 2021 and held on zoom. A schedule and registration can be found on the FUM website.

Virtual Singalong Concert– You are invited to take part in a virtual singalong concert as a benefit for Project Voice, an immigration justice program of the American Friends Service Committee. Repairing the Breach: Songs for the Journey Saturday, May 15 – 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Info & tickets at: riseupandsing.org/events/repairing-breach-northwest

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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This Sunday March 28, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

THU 8:00 PM– Maundy Thursday Service

Let all creation shout! Let us wave the palm branches high. Jesus is coming! He comes in humility to claim God’s own. May he claim us this day and heal our hearts! Hosanna to the Son of David. Hosanna to the blessed Son of 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.

The 2021 Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be a seven day virtual walk. The kick-off will be on Sunday May 2nd and the walk will last until Saturday, May 8th. All funds raised will go to Church World Service (or partner organization if you wish), Berkeley Food Pantry, Youth Spirit Artworks, and Dorothy Day House of Berkeley. Please join the virtual walk or donate to a walker by visiting CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley Quakers . Please also follow us on Facebook: CROP Hunger Walk – Berkeley CA  and Instagram: : Berkeley CROP Walk

Maundy Thursday Service on April 1 at 8:00 PM. Between the highs of Palm Sunday and Easter, we will focus together on the dark, despairing parts of the story of Jesus. Together we will sing, hear the accounts of the night Jesus was betrayed and crucified and spend time in open worship.

Joe Bell’s memorial service will be held at the meeting house on Saturday, April 24. More information to follow.

Follow the Life in Prayer and Spiritual Practice, April 3, 17, May 8th: The heart of Quaker life is inward prayer and awareness of the Life within and between us. An online mini-course explores spiritual awareness through varied prayer styles and tools with the Way of the Spirit, a Quaker program for prayer and learning. Quaker guest speakers share experiences. Small group, highly participatory program: https://goodnewsassoc.org/spirit/

Registration for Friends United Meeting’s annual Stoking the Fire Retreat: Hope and Light is open. The retreat will be May 21–23, 2021 and held on zoom. A schedule and registration can be found on the FUM website.

Virtual Singalong Concert– You are invited to take part in a virtual singalong concert as a benefit for Project Voice, an immigration justice program of the American Friends Service Committee. Repairing the Breach: Songs for the Journey Saturday, May 15 – 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Info & tickets at: riseupandsing.org/events/repairing-breach-northwest

If you would like an updated pdf version of the BFC 2021 Directory, please request by email at: office@berkeleyfriendschurch.org . Hard copies are available at the BFC office.

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