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Enjoy the first ever Adventist inSpire weekend in Berkeley, CA, April 26-28, 2013. Participate in presentations, hear new music, poetry, and more. Enjoy a weekend of creative celebration, networking and inspiration (with Dick Duerksen for Sabbath Worship). Other special guests include Dorothy Steigler (speaker and Blacksmith artist), Nico Hill, musicians Dennis Hunt, Greg Evans, and more.

EVERYONE is FREE to attend the Friday evening and Sabbath sessions, but registration is required for the Sabbath noon meal and the Sunday brunch (registration is now closed). Sunday's TechApplied presentation with Chip Dizard is $25 per person (which may be paid at the door, but you will not be able to get in on the brunch at this late date if you didn't pre-register).

inSpire location: Berkeley SDA Church, 2236 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA.

Dress: Relaxed / Business casual

Parking: There is a lot next to the church. Once that is full you can park on the street. The signs say you need a permit, but not on the weekend.

Here's an outline of how the weekend should flow:

Friday, April 26, 2013

7:30 pm -Music and Introductions (Worship Band)

Music and poetry features
Poetry feature - David A. Dean
Video - “Quiet Flame”
Speaker/Interview/Story - Dorothy Stiegler/Rich DuBose

Sabbath, April 27, 2013

9:30 am - Music and Introductions - Ron Pickell

Video - “Creativity Within the Church”
Music from the heart - Curtis Keith Castro
Visual Arts at PUC - Milbert Mariano
Spoken Word - Nico Hill
Songwriting with Greg Evans / Dennis Hunt

10:50 am - Break

11:00 am - Community Praise
Welcome and Introductions - Ron Pickell/Rich DuBose
Prayer - Ricardo Graham
Spoken Word - Nico Hill
Music from the heart - Jael Amador
Message - Dick Duerksen

A Time for Sharing - Offering / Local church budget

12:30 pm - Lunch*

Afternoon Schedule

2:00 pm - Telling stories with Video - Rajeeve and Brittnie Sigamoney
3:00 pm - Songwriting Circle

4:00 pm - Open Mic and Sharing - Dennis Hunt


Evening Schedule

7:30 pm - Saturday Night Cafe (Downstairs in the fellowship hall) Music, snacks, networking

Sunday, April 28, 213

9:00 am - Brunch (for registered attendees only)
9:45 am - Winning song and art submissions announced
10:00 am - Technology presentation - Chip Dizard (for registered attendees only) We will take registrations at the door ($25 each for those who didn't pre-register. Onsite registration does not include the brunch. 

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