Message for January 10, 2021

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “By What Authority?” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passages from scripture are Matthew 3:4-12 and Matthew 21:23-27.

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This Sunday January 10, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

The voice of the Lord—Strong and Mighty, powerful and full of majesty. It calls to us, calling across the water. The voice of the Lord breaks forth. It gives us strength and blessing, causing us to shout “Glory to the name of the Lord!”

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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.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

Sunday January 29 at 11:00 AM– Worship with Whittier First Friends, our sister congregation in the Western Association of Friends. Bobby Trice, Quaker Engagement Associate at Friends Committee on National Legislation, will be preaching. At 1:00 PM there will also be a workshop about lobby Congress, the work FCNL is doing and how we can be a part of it.

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples by Friends Peace Teams via Zoom on Sunday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm EASTERN timeRegister here.  In this 2-hour participatory workshop, we hear the story of the colonization of this land in the words of Indigenous leaders, Euro-American leaders, and Western historians. We take part in the story through experiential exercises, and share our responses and reflections in small groups. Together, we explore steps that we can take to build relationships with Native peoples based on truth, respect, and justice.

People’s Climate Empowerment Series Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) is offering a helpful resource for anyone looking to become more engaged with climate action. The series connects people with international efforts that can strengthen climate action at all levels. Click here for more information.

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Message for January 3, 2021

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Bearing Divine Light in Grace and Truth,” from Charity Sandstrom. The speakers are Steve Sims (scripture) and Charity Sandstrom (scripture & message). The passages from scripture are Ephesians 1:3-14 and John 1:1-18.

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This Sunday January 3, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

God of our hopes, Christ of our faith, Spirit in our hearts, we come to worship you with joy and gladness. Your goodness knows no limits of generation or gender, of condition or citizenship. You are kind to all, and we worship you in all sincerity; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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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.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.
Sunday January 29 at 11:00 AMWorship with Whittier First Friends, our sister congregation in the Western Association of Friends. Bobby Trice, Quaker Engagement Associate at Friends Committee on National Legislation, will be preaching. At 1:00 PM there will also be a workshop about lobby Congress, the work FCNL is doing and how we can be a part of it.

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Messsage for December 27, 2020

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Now We Are Children.” The speaker is Micah Bales. The passage from scripture is Galatians 3:23-4:7.

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This Sunday December 27, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Redeem us, O God. Send your life into our midst; deliver your spirit into our hearts. Then we, once feeble, shall cry, “God, my father!” We, once feeble, will become your children; we, once feeble, will take your name.

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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.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

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This Sunday December 20, 2020

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

THU 5:00 PM– Christmas Eve Service

We welcome God to our house, the sacred space we have built to gather together as God’s people. Here we come to offer God our thanksgiving and praise in response to the abundance of God’s creation. Here we come to share with God our prayers of confession and petition, for they lie heavy on our hearts. Even knowing that God is here and everywhere, we come longing to hear God say, “I am with you always.”

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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.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

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This Sunday December 13, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

A Light has been given for us, to welcome us home. Praise God for the lantern of hope and welcome. We open our hearts, and take courage. God is with us! We come, continuing our journey toward our true home.

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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, December 20 at 11:00 AM- Do Not Be Afraid! We will watching together the BFC Christmas pageant. We will also sing tons of Christmas songs and have open worship together.

After service, Dec 20, will be having our Monthly Meeting for Business at 1:15 PM.

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Message for December 6, 2020

Listen to the most recent message from Sunday worship at Berkeley Friends Church, “Comfort My People.” The speaker is Faith Kelley. The passages from scripture are Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8.

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This Sunday December 6, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Long ago, a voice cried out in the wilderness Prepare the way for the Lord; make straight the pathways. Something new was about to happen. God would visit God’s people in a new way! Lord, open our hearts to receive this good news! Prepare us to be people of great faith and compassion as we look forward to this wondrous event you have proclaimed to us.

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Casting Call: We need you! BFC is putting on an intergenerational Christmas pageant, “Do Not Be Afraid.” We are looking for actors of all ages to record a short scene with members of their household or bubble. The recording will be played during worship on Sunday December 20. Reach out to Faith Kelley with questions or fill out the interest form.

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.

Quaker Theological Discussion Group, Dec 11-12. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Quaker Theological Discussion Group (QTDG) sessions will occur entirely online, as with most events this year. We hope this will make it possible for many Friends to join us who would not otherwise be able to be there. Register here. We will send a Zoom link in the days ahead of the panels. Panel 1: What is a Quaker pastoral theology, and how is it enfleshed/embodied in community? Time: 8am PST / 11am EST Friday, December 11, 2020 Panelists: Ashley Wilcox, C. Wess Daniels, Oscar Lugusa Malande, Derek Brown, and Phil Baisley Panel 2: What is a Quaker theology of vocational ministry, and how is it enfleshed/embodied in community? Time: 8am PST / 11am EST Saturday, December 12 Panelists: Ben Brazil, Robin Mohr, Kristina Keefe-Perry, Emily Provance, and Lloyd Lee Wilson

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