The Sunday after the Oakland Pride Festival, our own Queer/Trans Haven group will be taking over our Sunday service, planning a special Pride service led entirely by LGBTQ folks in our community. This gathering will serve as the kick-off to our new fall series, "The Home We're Building Together". Plan to join us at the regular Sunday morning Haven place and time, and feel free to invite your friends.
Whether you’re new to the Haven community, or have been around awhile, you are invited to spend the weekend with us in the Santa Cruz Mountains. During the last weekend in June, folks from the Haven community will camp, hike, play games, sing by the campfire, and connect with one another and God in a beautiful natural setting. Get to know others in the community by joining us.
In June, as part of our community recognition of LGBTQ Pride month, we will be welcoming a guest speaker on Sunday, June 16. Marsha Stevens was a teenager when she came to faith in Jesus during the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s. She quickly wrote a song, "For Those Tears I Died (Come To the Water)" that helped usher in a new era of music in the church, earning her the title "the mother of Christian Contemporary Music" by publications like Christian Century. However, years later when Marsha came out as a lesbian, many of her biggest fans ripped her songs out of their hymnbooks. Fifty years after writing that first important song, Marsha is still sharing her story and making music, and on June 16th she'll share some of both with Haven. Please note: Haven youth will not meet this Sunday, but youth will be invited to remain with the adults and listen as Marsha shares with us.
We'd love to invite you to hang out with us this Easter Sunday, April 1st at Washington Elementary. We'll start with a service including lively music, a practical teaching, and fun programming for the kids, and then head outside for a spring BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt.
Contact Leah with questions and check out our Facebook Event to RSVP.
Also, if you're interested in a way to observe Good Friday, consider joining us for a collaborative service with our friends at Oak Life Church.
Join us for a brief, family-friendly time of celebration and meditation as we consider the Christmas story, sing carols, and light candles together. This will be a joint service between the congregations of Haven Berkeley Faith Community, and the Berkeley Chinese Community Church (BCCC). The service will be held at the BCCC, followed by a reception at 7 pm with hot cocoa, hot tea, cookies, and other snacks. Open to all.
Join us for an evening of Gospel, Folk, and Rock infused music for the Spirit, featuring Leah G. Martens and the Haven Band in an eclectic venue. Folks of all faith perspectives (or none at all) are fully welcome. Tickets are totally free, but a donation of at least $10 is suggested at the door. Treats from local bakeries and coffee will also be available for purchase, with 100% of all proceeds collected at the event going to the beneficiary non-profit organization: The Berkeley Food and Housing Project.
Founded in 1970, Berkeley Food & Housing Project has worked to ease and end the crisis of homelessness for men, women, and children in the Berkeley community. With programs ranging from free meal service to permanent supportive housing, BFHP provides a continuum of care to accommodate a broad spectrum of specialized needs. Learn more about BFHP here.
RSVPs through our Facebook Event Page are encouraged.
Special Note: Rain or shine this show will go on. The venue at Ohmega salvage is sheltered, so we should be dry either way. Still, if it's wet and cold, consider dressing warmly and bringing a blanket if you want to be extra cozy. We'll also have hot cider, cocoa, and tea to warm you up!
Join us for a brief, family-friendly time of celebration and meditation as we consider the Christmas story, sing carols, and light candles together. Service will be held at the Berkeley Chinese Community Church, followed by reception at 7 pm with hot cocoa, cookies, and s'mores round the fire pit at the Martens home (next door to the church). Open to all.
Come out and have a bite of "real" food before you head out and trick-or-treat for all those sugary snacks! Haven Berkeley, a faith community in the neighborhood, will grill up some all-natural hot-dogs (and vegan dogs) and have lots of games and prizes for the kids! Then we can trick-or-treat together in the neighborhood around the park or you can head out to your favorite spot.
This event is open to EVERYONE!!! If you can, let us know if you can make it and how many friends you're bringing! RSVP here.