Message for April 5, 2020

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Triumph and Turmoil.” The speakers are Steve Sims (scripture) and Faith Kelley (message). The passage from scripture is Matthew 21:1-11.

 

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This Sunday April 5, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; order of worship including song lyrics

SUN 1:15 PM- Be sure to click here for important, recently updated information on how to join our VIRTUAL Origami Crane Folding for Solidarity.  Click this link if you wish to download a PDF of this information.

TUE 7:15 PM– Bible Study

THU 8:00 PM– Maundy Thursday Service

Information to log into our Zoom meetings

Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest heaven! Blessed is the One who comes in the Name of the Lord! Blessed is the One who comes with healing and compassion. Blessed is the One who comes with forgiveness and mercy. Lord, rest your hand of healing on our hearts. Gracious Jesus, let us walk with you.

April 5, 10:00 – 10:45 PM- Adult Sunday School will resume meeting on Zoom before Meeting for Worship.

April 5, 1:15 – 3:00 PM – Origami Crane folding, for Tsuru (“cranes”) for Solidarity – a June march in Washington DC organized by the Japanese-American Community to close the immigration camps. “Fold In” will now be from your home. Ask Tomi for questions.

Maundy Thursday – April 9, 8:00 PM on Zoom.  Join us for a simple service to remember Jesus’ betrayal, arrest and crucifixion. We will be reading scripture and then a brief period of waiting worship.

If you’re interested in exploring Berkeley Friends Church Membership, please see Peter Brewer or Louise Neal. You will learn some history of early Friends as well as current faith and practice. We will begin a new class Wednesday April 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM. The class will run 4 weeks.

Happy Hour – Friday, April 24 and May 8 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Join us on the BFC Zoom for a time of hanging out, checking in and enjoying human interaction.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more info see www.acgov.org/Census2020

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Message for March 29, 2020

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Eco-Despair 1.4: A Glass of Water, A Window into the Soul.” The speaker is Keith Barton. The passages from scripture are Isaiah 30:15; Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 6:6; Psalm 77:6; and Matthew 10:42.

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This Sunday March 29, 2020

SUN 11:00 AM- Meeting for Worship; order of worship including song lyrics

TUE 7:15 PM- Bible Study

There are two ways to access all our online events via Zoom:

— On your computer or smart-phone, click the link https://zoom.us/j/7051884213. If you have never used Zoom before, you’ll be prompted to install the supporting software or app (if you want to download and install it directly, go here).

— Or, on a regular phone, call the number 669-900-9128 and enter the meeting ID 705- 188-4213.

You can find more detailed instructions online.

Coming from places that have seen better days, God bids us to celebrate this day, a day full of new possibilities. Coming with our breath taken away by grief, the Holy Spirit breathes new life within us, renewing our connection with God and with one another. Coming to worship seeking a hope that will endure, Christ unbinds the fetters that hold us in death, speaking in word and sacrament, and building community for holy service.

Church Announcements

Quaker Heritage Day is postponed at this time.

Due to the Coronavirus, the Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be a virtual walk this year. This means participants will walk individually or in small groups on Sunday, March 29th if they choose to do so and post it on-line. The big walk at St. Mary Magdalene Parish will not happen. Cassidy, Tom & Dharma will walk on Sunday March 29th at a location TBD. Please still donate! The Berkeley Food Pantry, Dorothy Day House of Berkeley, Youth Spirit Artworks, and Church World Services still need your donations and help! Please consider donating to Dharma & Cassidy on team Berkeley Quakers at: www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/CassidyGalang and www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/DharmaGalang. All money raised will go to the following organizations: The Berkeley Food Pantry: A ministry of Berkeley Friends Church, the BFP provides emergency groceries to around 1,700 Berkeley and Albany residents and homeless individuals, monthly. Dorothy Day House of Berkeley: DDH has provided meals, shelter and employment for low income residents and homeless individuals in Berkeley for over 30 years. Youth Spirit Artworks: YSA is and inter-faith “green” art jobs and job training program for homeless and low income youth. Church World Services (CWS) or a designated partner of your choice. https://resources.crophungerwalk.org/sponser-option/ CWS uses funds from the walk for their global development programs, refugee and immigrant assistance and resettlement, and disaster response. If you prefer to donate by check, please write out to Church World Services, and mail to: First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 Note: If you choose to donate by check the funds will go into the general Church World Services fund.

April 5, 10:00 – 10:45 PM- Adult Sunday School will resume meeting on Zoom before Meeting for Worship.

April 5, 1:15 – 3:00 PM – Origami Crane folding, for Tsuru (“cranes”) for Solidarity – a June march in Washington DC organized by the Japanese-American Community to close the immigration camps. “Fold In” will now be from your home. Ask Tomi for questions.

If you’re interested in exploring Berkeley Friends Church Membership, please see Peter Brewer or Louise Neal. You will learn some history of early Friends as well as current faith and practice. We will begin a new class April 19, 2020.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more info see www.acgov.org/Census2020

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Message for March 22, 2020

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “The God of the Depths.” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passage from scripture (no audio) is Jonah 2.

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This Sunday March 22, 2020

This Week:

SUN 11:00 AM Online Meeting for Worship, Order of Worship and Song Lyrics

SUN 1:00 PM Online Meeting for Business

TUES 7:15 PM Online Bible Study

There are two ways to access all our online events via Zoom:

— On your computer or smart-phone, click the link https://zoom.us/j/7051884213. If you have never used Zoom before, you’ll be prompted to install the supporting software or app (if you want to download and install it directly, go here).

— Or, on a regular phone, call the number 669-900-9128 and enter the meeting ID 705- 188-4213.

You can find more detailed instructions online.

“I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness: and in that also I saw the infinite love of God.” – George Fox

March 22: Conversation about our Quaker priorities for FCNL is cancelled.

Quaker Heritage Day is postponed at this time.

Due to the Coronavirus, the Berkeley Crop Hunger Walk will be a virtual walk this year. This means participants will walk individually or in small groups on Sunday, March 29th if they choose to do so and post it on-line. The big walk at St. Mary Magdalene Parish will not happen. Cassidy, Tom & Dharma will walk on Sunday March 29th at a location TBD. Please still donate! The Berkeley Food Pantry, Dorothy Day House of
Berkeley, Youth Spirit Artworks, and Church World Services still need your donations and help! Please consider donating to Dharma & Cassidy on team Berkeley Quakers at: www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/CassidyGalang and www.crophungerwalk.org/berkeleyca/DharmaGalang. All money raised will go to the following organizations: The Berkeley Food Pantry: A ministry of Berkeley Friends Church, the BFP provides emergency groceries to around 1,700 Berkeley and Albany residents and homeless individuals, monthly. Dorothy Day House of Berkeley: DDH has provided meals, shelter and employment for low income residents and homeless individuals in Berkeley for over 30 years. Youth Spirit Artworks: YSA is and inter-faith “green” art jobs and job training program for homeless and low income youth. Church World Services (CWS) or a designated partner of your choice. https://resources.crophungerwalk.org/sponser-option/ CWS uses funds from the walk for their global development programs, refugee and immigrant assistance and resettlement, and disaster response. If you prefer to donate by check, please write out to Church World Services, and mail to: First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 Note: If you choose to donate by check the funds will go into the general Church World Services fund.

April 5, 1:15 – 3:00 PM – Origami Crane folding, for Tsuru (“cranes”) for Solidarity – a June march in Washington DC organized by the Japanese-American Community to close the immigration camps. “Fold In” will now be from your home. Ask Tomi for questions.

If you’re interested in exploring Berkeley Friends Church Membership, please see Peter Brewer or Louise Neal. You will learn some history of early Friends as well as current faith and practice. We will begin a new class April 19, 2020.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more info see www.acgov.org/Census2020

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This Sunday, March 15, 2020

Please click here to view a PDF of this week’s bulletin for important announcements.

Please click here to view a PDF of this week’s praises and petitions.

If you haven’t viewed the homepage of the BFC website in the past few days, please click here for important information.

Thank you.

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Message for March 8, 2020

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Gospel of Hope.” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passage from scripture is Ephesians 6:10-13.

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Message for March 1, 2020

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Touch.” The speaker is Louise Neal. The passages from scripture are Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Mark 1:40-45.

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This Sunday March 1, 2020

Link to PDF of this week’s bulletin.

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