News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • The Berkeley Society of Friends is HIRING new Resident Friend(s); see the job ad for more details.

  • As is our tradition, miriam berg is collecting holiday cards to send to members and attenders who don’t regularly attend meeting. She is asking for donations of cards now, and in coming weeks will spread them out in the community room for all to sign.

  • Mark your calendar for a Final Affairs workshop taking place on Saturday December 16, from 9:30 to noon, where we will cover practical matters of how to ease the work of the survivors, among other topics. For more information, see John McDougall or Raph Levien.

  • Young Adult Friends lunch for December will be held on December 17. Please contact Judy Tate for more information.

Activities

  • Young Adult Friends (YAF) gathering: Second Wednesdays of every month in the dining room and parlor at 6:30. (Come at 6 if you want to help cook!)  We will have dinner, discussion, worship, and/or worship sharing.  Contact Judy Tate if you have any questions.

  • Also upcoming is an adult education series on Quaker women in the 19th century, and the dates and readings for this are already available from our session leader, Sue Friday, via: berkeleymeeting@gmail.com and are available on this website under Meeting Business (under Members and Attenders).  The meetings will be Sundays at 7 pm in the Meeting library.

  • Hearts and Handwork is continuing 3rd Friday @ 7:30 PM in the Community Room dining room. Bring your knitting, sewing, or other handwork and something for show and tell for an evening of conversation and handwork. Coloring books will be provided for those who do not already have handwork. Questions? Contact Catherine Anderson at 510-526-1403 or Kylin Navarro at bfm.residentfriends@gmail.com

  • Quaker Movie Series for the fall will include three of the best films dealing with Quakers.  The September film is a documentary narrated by Ed Asner, The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It.   It is the story of the American conscientious objectors during World War II (including many Quakers) who refused to fight.  The October film is George Clooney's Good Night and Good Luck, about Edward R. Murrow and his triumph over Joseph McCarthy's "Un-American Activities Committee."  And in November, we will watch that wonderful documentary about a most wonderful Quaker, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.   All are shown on third first days (Sundays) at 1 pm in Meetingroom. (flyer)

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