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The Berkeley Monthly Meeting
of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
2151 Vine Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
MEETING FOR WORSHIP
We gather in silence to wait upon God. The Meeting for Worship is
unprogrammed and without prearrangement. Those who minister by a
spoken message do not come prepared to speak. As we listen, and as
we break the silence, we seek to be guided by the Inner Light.
Vocal ministry, responsive to the spiritual needs of the Meeting,
deepens, rather than interrupts, the silent worship. Messages are
brief and each one is followed by a period of silence. In Worship,
we are refreshed in the life of the Spirit and, in that Spirit, we
strengthen one another. In speech or in silence, each person
contributes to the Meeting.
More About Us
- Unprogrammed Meeting for Worship is held promptly at 9:00 am
and 11:00 am on Sundays. The nursery and First Day School for
children are available during the 11 am Meeting for
Worship. We are an inclusive community, and welcome
everyone who wishes to join us.
- Monthly Meeting for Business is held at 1:00 p.m. on the
second Sunday of each month (except August). All attenders are
invited to come to Meeting for Business. A simple lunch is
served at 12:30 p.m.
- The Meeting Room, library, and nursery are located in the
Meeting House at 2151 Vine Street. It has assisted hearing
devices and is wheelchair accessible. T
- A two-hour Introduction to Quakerism for Newcomers is held
throughout the year. Look for announcements, or call 843-9725 if
you wish to be notified of an upcoming class.
- The Young Adult Friends group brings together Quakers from the
local area, age eighteen and over. Many events are planned,
including a monthly potluck in Berkeley on the third First Day
of each month.
- Our Outreach and Nurture Committee provides a variety of
programs of interest several times a year, including topics such
as Quaker history, practice, spirituality, parenting, economics,
and lecture forums with diverse themes.
- The names of Meeting officers, representatives, and committee
clerks can be found in the Meeting Directory, along with the
names of members and attenders. You can get a copy in the
library. Mailboxes for committee clerks are in the Education
- The Meeting publishes a monthly newsletter. Attenders can
receive the newsletter and be listed in the Meeting Directory by
filling out a card available in the Education Building following
Meeting for Worship on Sundays.
Our Library maintains a large and growing collection of books,
pamphlets, periodicals, tapes, and reference works. There is also
a selection of Quaker publications for sale. The Library Committee
is eager to assist patrons following Meeting for Worship and
Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. Search our
Latest update February 7,