Picture by Marylou Goertzen
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
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.
brief and each one is followed by a period of silence. In Worship,
refreshed in the life of the Spirit and, in that Spirit, we
another. In speech or in silence, each person contributes to the
More About Us
- Unprogrammed Meeting for Worship is held promptly at 9:00am
and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. The
nursery and First Day School for children are available at that
time. A second
Meeting for Worship is held at 9:00 a.m. We are an inclusive
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
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
Education Building and Quaker House are next door on Vine
- The Young Adult Friends group brings together Quakers from the
local area, age
eighteen and over. Many events are planned, including a monthly
Berkeley on the third Sunday of each month. For more information
Stanley at 510-237-8382.
- 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
- Our Adult Education Committee provides a variety of programs
of interest several
times a year, including topics such as Quaker history, practice,
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
You can get a copy in the library. Mailboxes for committee
clerks are in the
- The Meeting publishes a monthly newsletter. Attenders can
newsletter and be listed in the Meeting Directory by filling out
available in the Education Building following Meeting for
Worship on Sundays.
Our Library maintains a large and growing collection of books,
periodicals, tapes, and reference works. There is also a selection
publications for sale. The Library Committee is eager to assist
following Meeting for Worship and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9
our library collection.
Latest update June 7, 2014