Spring 2018 Programs

Join us for our Spring 2018 Programs! Registration deadline for all events is one week prior to the event, unless otherwise stated. 


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Poetry & Prayer

Spring credit course

This course is a two-day intensive, taught by Marilyn McEntryre, PhD,  intended to invite reflection on the relationship between poetry and prayer and help cultivate reading and writing practices that may deepen appreciation of biblical poetry and fruitfully integrate poetry with worship and liturgy. Coursework will involve both critical and creative writing. UCB students are encouraged to cross-register into this course.

  • Saturdays, February 3 and 10, 2018
  • 9am–6pm
  • Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley / Holbrook 133
  • $150 / UCB students are encouraged to cross-register for this course

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Psychology & Spirituality of Flourishing

Spring credit course

Taught by sociologist and spiritual director Susan S. Phillips (PhD) and clinical psychologist John White (PhD). Informed by the fields of positive psychology and Christian spiritual formation, this course will examine the possibility of cultivating our lives of faith and community, even in a culture that pushes us to live shallowly and relate superficially. UCB students are encouraged to cross-register into this course.

  • Saturdays, March 10 and 17, 2018
  • 9am–6pm
  • Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley / Holbrook 134
  • $150 / UCB students are encouraged to cross-register for this course 

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A Contemplative Lenten Retreat

Cosponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Led by New College Berkeley Executive Director and spiritual director, Susan Phillips (PhD). Participants stop and pay attention to God’s great love and truth, as expressed through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • 9am–1pm
  • First Presbyterian Church Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA / Room TBA
  • $25 (materials, lunch not included.) UCB students are welcome free of charge

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Rev. Earl Palmer Seminar – The Book of John

Cosponsored with and held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Join the Rev. Earl Palmer for a day spent reflecting together on the key role that the Gospel of John plays in our discipleship as followers of Jesus Christ. 

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • 9am–3pm
  • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA
  • $50 

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Reel Faith Summer Film Series

Cosponsored with First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Includes a screening and discussion about how the film intersects with faith, led by a rotation of facilitators

  • Friday evenings, August 2018
  • Time TBA
  • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA / Room TBA
  • Free admission, no registration needed