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New College Berkeley Fall 2005

Contemplative Prayer Disciplines: Three Morning Retreats

Susan S. Phillips

Saturdays, October 22, 2005, and February 25, and April 22, 2006

9 a.m.-1 p.m. (no lunch)          

Cosponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley (Geneva Hall)

2407 Dana Street, Berkeley                 Cost: $25 per retreat (enrollment limited)


Last year our contemplative prayer retreats were so popular not everyone who was interested was able to join us. This year we offer three retreats which will be of benefit to those who attended last year’s retreat, and those unable to do so. We will be engaging in and learning prayer practices that have enriched the lives of the faithful from the earliest centuries of the Christian religion. It is possible to enroll in any of the parts, or (and this would be most rewarding) the entire sequence of half-day retreats. We will learn and practice lectio divina (praying with Scripture,) the Prayer of the Examen (noticing God’s presence in everyday life), and other prayer forms that might deepen our lives of loving God and following Jesus.


Do the Right Thing: The Ethics of the Ten Commandments

David Gill

Saturday, October 29, 2005

(9:00-4;00) Hillside Covenant Church 

Walnut Creek


For good reason the Ten Commandments are the best known ethical guidelines in Judaism and Christianity.  They have been the subject of continuous study for centuries and have had an impact far beyond church and synagogue.  But few people today, inside or outside the church, really understand those commandments and how to interpret and apply them in our world.  This seminar will provide an intensive, exciting perspective on a classic text.


Reel Faith: Film Conference 

Filmmakers, animators, scholars, critics, and fans

December 2, 3—(cosponsored with and held at First Covenant Church of Oakland

Friday Night: Premiere of Howard Finster documentary, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

Saturday 9-4:00: Presentations by critics, scholars, and filmmakers.



Tools for Intensive Bible Study [tentative]

Bonnie Howe

A Saturday seminar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location?  Date: TBA


Are you ready to take your Bible study to another level?  In this workshop Dr. Bonnie Howe, who holds a Ph.D. in Ethics and New Testament studies, will guide us through a survey of all the best new resources.  She’ll offer advice on commentaries, concordances, and lexicons, as well as explaining the differences between the most popular versions of the Bible.


NCB Seminars

Bernard  & Farsijana Adeney Presentation (Dec. 6)  Date confirmed, title: TBA

Margaret Horwitz, “The Beatles and Elvis: Objects of Veneration

in Their Films”— (Nov. 8))


Pastor’s Meeting  with  Becky Manley Pippert 

About Spring Evangelism Conference October 18 (2:00-3:30) FPCB

Preparing the whole people of God for active ministry in all the settings in which God has placed them

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