address you as "friends" and as brothers and sisters in Christ. How
remarkable that the Son of God lived among people he called
"friends," and that we, by extension and grace, are also friends of
God. In our NCB programs in the past year, we’ve had the joy of seeing this
friendship with God and one another take root and flourish. The longer
programs—like the writing course offered this fall again with Sharon Gallagher,
the Hebrew language sequence with Chris Corwin, and the year-long spiritual
direction groups—allow time to open our minds and probe our hearts before God
and one another. Strong bonds of spiritual friendship were forged this past
year, and we look forward with delight to seeing this happen in the 2010-2011
year of study.
As we grow in our friendship with God and one another, we are more
able to extend love outward in the world. We’re transformed by grace, and by
grace participate in the repair of the world. It is a privilege. We who tend
the ministry of New College Berkeley are grateful to join you in friendship and
discipleship. Take a leap of hope, and join with friends of Christ in study and
devotion this fall.
View the Fall program with full descriptions or view the short descriptions, register and optionally pay online using PayPal.
Blessings, in Christ,
Susan S. Phillips, Ph.D. Sharon Gallagher, M.T.S.
Executive Director Associate Director