Nov 19

MAJOR DETOURS THIS SUNDAY MORNING!!

berkeley-half-marathonThis Sunday, November 19th, is the Berkeley Half Marathon. The good news is that many All Solesians will be out racing! In addition, many of our regular routes to church will be more complicated because of the road closures, though it should be much easier to get here in time for the 11:15 service, as the road closures will be opened up on a rolling basis as the race progresses.

Here are directions for how to make your way to church with ease from any direction. Most of them should be smooth, but it would be wise to give yourself an extra 10-15 minutes in case you hit other race day traffic. A full map of closures is available here. Folks coming to the 7:30 service shouldn’t be affected.

From the North:

Your best bet is to stay north of Marin, avoid the circle, and climb all the way up to Spruce. Figure in an extra 10 minutes.

Details:
Off of 80, take the Buchanan St. exit.
Continue up Marin
Left on Peralta
Right on Thousand Oaks
Left on Arlington
Right on Santa Barbara
Left on Northampton
Right on Spruce, and cruise on down to All Souls!

From South Berkeley:

Stay south of Channing, take Ashby up to Piedmont, looping above campus. Figure in an extra 10 minutes.

Details:
Staying south of Channing, go to Ashby.
Take Ashby east
Turn left on College
Turn right on Dwight
Turn left on Piedmont, continue onto Gayley
Continue straight onto La Loma
Turn left onto Le Conte
Turn right on Euclid
Turn left on Cedar, and cruise on down to All Souls! 

From the East and South

Take Tunnel Road to Claremont, stay above campus. Figure in an extra 10 minutes.

Details:
Take 24 to Tunnel Road
Continue onto Ashby
Turn right on Claremont
Turn left on Derby
Turn right on Warring
Continue onto Piedmont, then continue onto Gayley
Continue straight onto La Loma
Turn left onto Le Conte
Turn right on Euclid
Turn left on Cedar, and cruise on down to All Souls!

From the West:

Get off at Ashby, and loop above campus. Figure in an extra 10 minutes.

Details:
From 80, take the Ashby exit
Continue east on Ashby
Turn left on College
Turn right on Dwight
Turn left on Piedmont, continue onto Gayley
Continue straight onto La Loma
Turn left onto Le Conte
Turn right on Euclid
Turn left on Cedar, and cruise on down to All Souls!

From Central Berkeley

[South of Marin, Santa Fe and Page, East of 4th Street, North of Bancroft/Channing, and West of Shattuck/Telegraph]To get to the 9am service, your best bet is to take side streets (avoid University!) and park on the west side of the race course, near the corner of Cedar & Shattuck and then walk the couple of blocks up to All Souls. Bonus points if you see an All Solesian running while you cross Shattuck! You may get lucky crossing Shattuck at University and then continuing to Oxford, though it will likely be quite slow as they let cars across intermittently. University should be fully open at Shattuck after 9:45 am.

Dec 03

Welcome Advent with us at our kid-friendly Lessons & Carols service, followed by wreath and ornament making, cookies and hot drinks, and caroling.