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Upcoming Events

  • We are invited, along with other East Bay Friends, to a potluck and talk to hear from Jonathan Vogel-Borne, recently returned from his traveling ministry in Ramalah, Kenya, Rwanda, India and Nepal on Friday April 7 at 6pm, in the Meetinghouse.  Jonathan started traveling in the ministry as a young person in Pacific Yearly Meeting, and he has continued through his spiritual journeys on the East Coast.

  • Hearts and Handwork is beginning, Friday, April 21, 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

  • On Saturday April 22 at 3 pm, the Oral History Project will continue with an interview of Roy Allen. Please join us. Michael Cadnum will interview Roy, drawing out the personal, professional spiritual aspects of his experiences. Donna Eyestone will be filming this for our meeting and for the Bancroft Library.

  • On Saturday, April 29, we will have a workshop on “Clerking: A Quaker Way of Working Together”with Barbara Babin and Stephen Matchett. Clerking is an important concept and way of interacting among Quakers. This workshop will investigate key aspects of clerking and being clerked as they affect the life of the Meeting. We hope you will join us.

  • A number of the members of the three Berkeley Quaker meetings will be participating in the Berkeley CROP Hunger walk on April 30 to raise money for a number of organizations that attend to the homeless and those with limited resources.  If you would like to join this year’s team or donate to the team, please speak with Miriam berg.

  • Also on April 30, we will have a visit from Reverend Deborah Lee, coordinator for the East Bay Immigrant Coalition.  The SEA Committee is sponsoring her to talk to us about how we as individual Quakers or the Meeting as a whole can support immigrants at risk of deportation. What would it mean to be a sanctuary congregation, and how are our neighboring congregations in Berkeley supporting immigrants?  Questions?  Contact the SEA Committee, or Elianne de la Vega

Activities

  • 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
  • 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