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*NOTE: Car access to Meeting House parking lot this week only by way of Spooner Street to Roberts Court.

Sun, Aug 12, 9:45 am: Citizens' Climate Lobby, film viewing of “Safe Passage” and discussion plus sharing facilitated by Linda Farmer. In 2016, Bradley Whitford traveled to Washington D.C. to talk to real life Republican Members of Congress about climate change and the urgent need to take action. National Geographic’s Years of Living Dangerously documents his transformative experiences and the work of Citizens’ Climate Lobby in the short film Safe Passage. Sponsored by Peace Social and Earth Concerns Committee.

Sun, Aug 19, 9:45 am: Quaker Topics: How do we respond and engage with distractions which may occur during our time of silent waiting worship? - Ministry and Counsel

Wed, Aug 22, 5:30 pm: Benefit dinner with Emma Condori-Mamani of the Friends International Bilingual Center of Bolivia (FIBC). Dinner will be provided by Meeting at 5:30 and there will be a presentation of ongoing work with Quaker youth in La Paz at 6:30. A major project of FIBC is helping communities and families conserve water and build simple filters to provide safe drinking water. Our middle school class has already raised about $250 in Meeting to support this work and a similar project was coordinated in Nashville Friends Meeting. A new video about the project will be shown at the dinner. The dinner is free but donations to support FIBC may be made at the event. Learn more about FIBC

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Sun, Sept 2, 9:45 am: Monthly Meeting for Business on the Basis of Worship begins - Direct concerns to the presiding clerk (Robin Greenler - [email protected]) by Wednesday prior to Meeting. Childcare will be provided for children aged 6 weeks -10 years downstairs (please drop child/children off downstairs and sign in with the care providers; return to pick up between 11:05 and 11:15 am).

Sun, Sept 16, 9:30 am: Pancake Breakfast and first day of First Day School classes. Summer is flying by and before long we'll be into another First Day School year! Our children have always loved cooking (and eating) pancakes for the whole community. After the breakfast they'll meet with their teachers and classmates for the first FDS class of the new school year. Eating together is a great activity: it's fun and it helps build our community as we catch up with young and old friends and get acquainted with new arrivals.

Sun, Sept 23, 9:45 am:  Renovation or Relocation: Options and Opportunities. This gathering will focus on the options open to our meeting either through renovation of the meetinghouse, purchase of an alternate building or new construction.

Sun, Oct 7, 9:45 am: Monthly Meeting for Business on the Basis of Worship begins - Direct concerns to the presiding clerk (Robin Greenler - [email protected]) by Wednesday prior to Meeting. Childcare will be provided for children aged 6 weeks -10 years downstairs (please drop child/children off downstairs and sign in with the care providers; return to pick up between 11:05 and 11:15 am).

October 11-13:  Ministry and Counsel is pleased to invite Friends to a workshop and retreat with Christopher Sammond from New York Yearly Meeting.  Workshop: Opening to "the Other”, in Ourselves, Our Meeting, and in the Wider World (Thurs Oct 11, 7-9 pm).  Retreat: Opening to the Heart of Worship (Fri evening Oct 12 and all day Saturday Oct 13).  The retreat will be followed by a community-wide potluck at the Meeting house on Saturday evening.  A detailed description will be in newsletter.  Please contact Susan Greenler or Keyena McKenzie for more information.

Sun, Oct 14, 9:45 am: Clayton Daughenbaugh is the midwest staffer for the non-profit Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA, https://suwa.org/). John and Robin Greenler worked with SUWA with their work related to the Bears Ears area of Utah. This work relates to both conservation of public lands in our country, and the honoring of sacred spaces for the 5 different Native American tribes of the area.

Sun, Oct 14: Farley Center cider pressing

Sun, Oct 28, 9:45am: Quaker Topics: The virtues of science and Quakerism

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*PARKING: If you are able please park in the neighborhood on West Lawn, Keyes or Rowley or in the Monroe St Library lot. First priority for Meetinghouse parking lot for folks with mobility concerns! The Associated Bank lot no longer exists.

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ONGOING SCHEDULE

SUNDAYS:

  • 8:30 am - Meeting for Worship
  • 9:45 am - weekly except First Sundays: Brunch and Quaker Topic forums*
  • 9:45 am - First Sundays: Monthly Meeting for Business on the Basis of Worship begins - Direct concerns to the presiding clerk ([email protected]) by Wednesday prior to Meeting. Childcare will be provided for children aged 6 weeks -10 years downstairs (please drop child/children off downstairs and sign in with the care providers; return to pick up between 11:05 and 11:15 am).
  • 1st & 3rd Sundays: Sand Ridge Meeting for Worship Group, 3981 County Road JJ, 767-2885 
  • 11:15 am - Meeting for Worship. First Day School classes will resume Sept 16, but until then, there will be activities and supervision for children downstairs during Meeting for Worship.
  • 12:30 pm (1st Sunday) - Food Pantry Baskets picked up from beneath the coat rack

MONDAYS:

  • 5:30 pm - Meeting for Worship
  • 6:00 pm - Finance Commitee (3rd Mondays)

WEDNESDAYS:

  • 4:45 pm - Luke House Community Meal, 310 S. Ingersoll St. (1st Wednesday)
  • 5:30 pm - Meeting for Worship

THURSDAYS

  • 7:00 pm - Care Commitee (3rd Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - Ministry & Counsel(3rd Thursday)
  • 7:00 pm - AFSC Committee (4th Thursdays)

*Friends are invited to lead or contribute ideas for the Gathering program. For Quaker Topics or other program scheduling, contact Eric Howland (233-7072, [email protected]).

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