News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • A Memorial for our Friend Nancy Wogan, who passed away on September 6th, will be held at the Berkeley Friends Meetinghouse on Saturday October 19th at 1 pm with a reception afterwards. Please contact Roy Allen, Raph Levien, or miriam berg if you would like to help with the arrangements.

  • Every third Friday, a group of Friends cooks dinner at the YEAH youth shelter on University Avenue. Ordinarily, that has been led by Carol and Nelson Mosher, but they are moving to Pennsylvania soon, so this coming October 18 is probably the last time they’ll do that. Please consider volunteering, and talk to Sharon Shen or Carol if you can help cook on a regular basis.

  • College Park Quarterly Meeting is October 18th to 20th at the Sierra Friends Center. Registration is available online.

  • What is the Green New Deal? Come and find out Sunday, October 27 at 1 pm in the Meetingroom, where the Social and Environmental Action Committee will be hosting a talk from Kate Cragg and Noah Foley-Beining of the Sunrise Movement. Flyer here.

  • Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is an independent Quaker not-for-profit organization sharing the abundance of God’s love by working for equity through partnerships around the world. Two members of the Right Sharing team in Sierra Leone, Sallian Sankoh  and Ahmed Muckson Sesay, will give a presentation at Strawberry Creek meeting around 11:45 on Sunday, October 27.

  • The Berkeley Meeting has a Young Adult Friends group which meets regularly. For more information, see Jessie or Anthony or Amanda.

Activities

  • In order to help people become better acquainted with the interesting articles in Friends Journal, a national Quaker magazine, the Library Committee will have the latest issue available in the community room for people to look at during refreshment hour.

  • A list of oral histories from the Berkeley Meeting’s Oral History Project is now available for purchase on the Berkeley Meeting website, under Members and Attenders. The oral histories are available on flash drive, although some are still available on DVD, and they cost $10 each. Barb Atwell is the contact, and her email, as well as some background information about the Oral History Project, is also on the website at Oral Histories.

  • The library will be taking donations for the 2019 Quaker History Calendars that we have published to benefit the Friends Committee on Legislation of California.  Please check them out in the library.  At least three of the six Quakers who initiated the founding of this organization in 1952 were members of Berkeley Meeting. In honor of FCLCA, the two themes covered this year are Quakers and civil liberties, which was the reason for the founding, and Quakers and criminal justice reform, which is central to their work today.  The calendars are informative and make inexpensive Christmas gifts.

  • The Berkeley Meeting has a Young Adult Friends group which usually meets at least twice a month. Young Adult Friends is a good way for people between the ages of about 18 to 40 to get to know one another better, and to meet Young Adults from other local Meetings.  If you have any questions, please contact any of the members of the Young Adult Friends planning group:  Jessie Mitchell, Amanda Schaerer, Anthony Graffagnino, and Meghan McAllister.

  • Ben Lomond Quaker Center has a calendar of events throughout the year.  The Berkeley Society of Friends has a pass for each one, for one person. The Quaker Center programs for this year are posted on the bulletin board in the Community Room of our Meetinghouse and are listed here.  If you are interested in using the Berkeley Meeting pass for a program, please see or email anyone on the Outreach and Nurture Committee. 

  • The meeting invites you to consider attending the Circle of Concern, which is a twice weekly vigil near the west lawn of the UC campus, at Oxford and Center Streets, that meets to express opposition to nuclear weapons.  The vigil takes place on Sunday from 2-3 and Thursday from 12-1, and for more information, you may contact Sandra Gey.

  • The Ministry and Care committee is putting together a new program called Spiritual Life Sharing groups.  These are four-person groups, for which people would meet once per month for six months, in a worship sharing format, to share about their spiritual lives since their last meeting.  If you are interested, please contact Judy Tate.


Continuing Events

  • Meeting for Business, Every 2nd Sunday at 1 pm, Meetingroom

  • Work party: 4th Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm

  • Singing each First Day between the 9 am and 11 am Meetings for Worship in the Community Room

  • Reading Group: Every Tuesday evening at 7:30, Meeting Library

  • Poetry & Worship Sharing Group: First Wednesday evening of every month at 7:30, Meeting Parlor

  • Social and Environmental Action Committee: First First Day of the month at 1 pm, Library

  • Circle of Concern, Every Sunday 1-2 pm and Thursday 12- 1 pm, west entrance to UC Berkeley