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At Berkeley Presbyterian Mission Homes we hold many events that celebrate and engage our tenants as well as our extended community of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors. We hope you can participate in one of these dynamic events soon!

The BPMH had its first multi-faith program last Friday (Oct. 19th). We had special Egyptian meal and a presentation. Koshary is Egypt’s national dish. It can be found in hipster restaurants in urban cities, simple village homes and street carts. The dish is vegetarian and is composed rice, lentils, pasta and chick peas topped with a spicy tomato sauce and fried onions.  Pictured here is Medhat Mahmoud who was not only the presenter for the first Multifaith program of the semester, but he was also the chef who prepared this delicious meal.  The secret is in the sauce!  Fantastic!  This culinary experience was...
Families at the Berkeley Presbyterian Mission Homes gathered on Saturday of Labor Day weekend for their annual kick-off event, “the Ice Cream Social” where residents eat ice cream sundaes and meet the new families who have joined the community over the summer. The Ice Cream Social on Labor Day weekend is the last summer event before the GTU fall semester classes begin. The more relaxed atmosphere of the summer will be replaced by the rigor and focus of challenging academic pursuits. In the evening, the fall Town Meeting was held where decisions and issues that affect the whole community...
Yet another farewell has been said at the Mission Homes. Over lovely desserts, the residents shared an evening of celebrating the Cook’s commissioning to France. In addition, on May 1st, Sally and residents took part in our traditional prayer circle to see them off. It’s always a difficult time to see changes in the community, but with every goodbye is a hello and a warm welcome to new residents and new members of the community.
On April 9th, Resident Appolo co-hosted the Berkeley & San-Francisco Rwandan Community’s Memorial Church Service for the remembering the one million Tutsi who were killed in the genocide against the Tutsi people of Rwanda in 1994. The memorial was a beautiful reflection of grace and reconciliation that the Rwandan people have pursued over these past 24 years. The theme of “Kwibuka 24” means “Remember 24” and the vision of the event was “remember, unite, and renew.” After a moving service of testimonies, a sermon, a speech by Rwandan Mr. Yehoyada,  special music by Resident Jinhee Bin, and prayer, the...
This year’s Intercultural Feast and Variety Show was a wonderful success in raising funds for the residents of the Mission Homes. We are grateful to all of our guests who attended as well as to all those who participated in the hard work of making a delicious array of food, planning for and taking part in the variety show, and helping with this year’s cookbook!