News & Events
On First Day August 26th at 1 pm in the Meetingroom, Berkeley Friends Meeting Social and Environmental Action Committee is sponsoring the viewing of a Time to Choose, a 2016 film that "leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can be done to fix this global threat". This is a film by Academic Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson. SEA is showing the film as a build-up to the important Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice March in San Francisco on Saturday September 8th, the largest ever West Coast demonstration on climate action in history. Please join us in viewing this film and then with us at the March on September 8th, as we join with other Quakers in the area to march and host an information table.
The committees planning our Open House on September 16th are creating a before-and-after photo display of the meetinghouse, and we need your help! If you have any photos you'd be willing to share, please email them to Judy Tate.
Save the date! Our long-awaited post-renovation Berkeley Friends Meeting Open House will take place on Sunday, September 16, beginning at 12:30. We will have a large reception, music, and tours for people who want them. More information will be coming soon, but feel free to contact Judy Tate or any other member of Outreach and Nurture with any questions. Come help us celebrate the accessibility of our newly-renovated Meetinghouse!
Berkeley Meeting has a Young Adult Friends group which usually meets at least twice a month. The schedule is a bit different during the summer. A Young Adult camping trip is in the works for September. 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, Keenan Lorenzato, Meghan McAllister, Jonny Cookmeyer, and Laura Benitez.
The 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.
Young Adult Friends (YAF) gathering: Second Wednesdays of every month in the dining room and parlor at 6:30 dinner, discussion, worship, and/or worship sharing. They also meet the 3rd Sunday at a local restaurant for lunch after Meeting for Worship. Contact Judy Tate if you have any questions. Berkeley Meeting has a Young Adult Friends group which meets at least twice a month.
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.
Also upcoming is an adult education series on Quaker Schisms Part 2 - Liberals Diverge for the fall. Part I, which covered the 17th and 18th centuries, was given in the winter/spring of 2018. If you wish to participate in the fall, please take advantage of the readings for Part 1, on this website under Meeting Business (under Members and Attenders). Those readings provide background and precedents for Part II. If you have questions, contact our session leader, Sue Friday, via: email@example.com. Readings will be available in advance on our website; the discussions will be on ~Sundays at 7 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quaker Movie Series is on hiatus for the summer. It will return in September with more Quaker documentaries and commercial films.
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.
- 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