Stressed with school? Need to focus? Want friends to keep you from falling asleep? Come study with us in Alameda! We'll have lunch and snacks provided for you so that you don't have to worry about getting food to keep you going. Plus, it's always nice to study together with friends! We’ll start at 9 am, let one of the staff know if you need a ride!
This week we’ll be having a very special but sad TFG as we say goodbye to the exchange students that we’ve come to know and love from this past year and past semester. We’ll be having a time of recounting all the good memories we’ve experienced in the past year, gifts, sharing, and mingling over desserts together. Come join us!
Come support at the East Asian Union Night market! We’ll be joining with the other East Asian student groups in Berkeley to put on an asian night market! We’ll be selling all kinds of asian late night snacks, so come support us either by helping out or just buying our food!
We’ll be viewing “Passion of the Christ” together at Barrows 126 at 7 pm on Friday. The movie depicts the last moments of Jesus’ life. It depicts the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion including his beating by the roman guards, the scourging, and the crucifixion itself. It’s rated R for blood and gore so please prepare your hearts before coming.
The Passion Experience is an interactive walkthrough of some of the scenes from the last week of Jesus’ life. You’ll get a chance to walk through a series of exhibits where you’ll try to understand the characters who played a role in crucifying Jesus and have a chance to make the cross more relatable to you. Audio tracks will be available both in English and in Mandarin.
Sign up for a time slot here: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/pnnug
Did Jesus really die and rise from the dead and appear to 500 people to prove it? And if he did, what does this mean for how we should think about his claims? Come join us for a very special TFG and think about these questions as we study the evidence for the resurrection and try to come to a conclusion about what probably happened. We’ll be looking at facts established by peer-reviewed historical papers (written by experts and then reviewed by several other experts in the field before being published) and try to come to a conclusion based on those facts!
On this special day meant to be about love, we want to make it about something more than romantic love. So on valentine’s day, we’re going to be going to nursing homes to try and share the love of God with people who the world has neglected and who otherwise have very few people to visit. Come with us as we try to love the elderly! And we’ll get a nice dinner together afterwards :)
Pickups: 5:10 pm @ Sather Gate
Come join us for the Friday Gathering! This week we’ll be learning about the parable of the prodigal son. Come learn about this most famous of parables and see how Jesus used it to describe our relationship with God and God’s love for us.
Throughout the semester we’ll be learning about Jesus’ parables! Jesus’ parables have been studied for years, and remain a popular subject of study for Christians and non-Christians alike even today! Come learn about them with us, and see what Jesus was trying to teach through these creative stories!
Pickups will be at 6 pm. Let one of the staff know if you need a ride!
Get away from the noise and crowds of Berkeley to get some focused studying done! We’ll be reserving a room at our church building in Alameda and studying together there. Dinner will be provided at 7 pm :)
When: 10 am - 11 pm
Where: 1275 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda (contact one of the staff or your friends if you need a ride)
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”
Why is Christmas so wonderful? What is the story behind Christmas - the birth of Jesus Christ? We are going to learn about the story of Christmas by interacting with some of the key characters in the Christmas account. In addition, we will sing some famous Christmas carols, and play a very fun gift exchange game. Come join us and end the semester with a Christmas spirit filled party.
The semester is coming to an end, and sadly some of our exchange student friends will be leaving soon. We’ll miss them! Come join us for this special bible study as we reminisce about this past year, consider what’s important for the next stage of our lives, and make gifts for the people leaving to remember their time here!
What’s the purpose of the Thanksgiving holiday? Gratitude and thanksgiving are essential virtues to Christian life, and really life in general, and we would like to suggest that making the effort to be a more grateful person can really enrich the way you live your life and help you to be more in tune with reality, so come join us this Friday and learn why this is true!