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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!

Hungarian goulash was the featured entre at the dinner that preceded the presentation by Lehel Molnar, archivist for the Unitarian church in Transylvania. While living and working in Romania, Reverend Molnar is Hungarian and so the meal was designed to honor his country and please his palate.   The Rev. Lehel Molnar who has served for more than 20 years as Archivist for the Hungarian Unitarian Church in Kolozsvar, Romania, was the guest presenter at a BPMH Multi-faith Program on Wednesday night, January 23.  Rev. Molnar is spending a year at Starr King School for the Ministry as this year’s Balazs Scholar. In...
The Berkeley Presbyterian Missions Homes community gathered on January 5 to culminate the holiday season with an Epiphany party that included a sumptuous pot luck dinner, a beautiful service of lessons and carols featuring the Epiphany story, the “gift game” and the cutting and serving of a tres leche cake, complete with the baby (3) Jesus baked into the batter. It was a marvelous party for adults and children alike.  
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.