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Multnomah Friends Meeting

Welcome to Multnomah Friends Meeting

Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 8:15am and 10 am using Zoom. Click this link at 8:10am or 9:55 am. Meeting ID: 705 774 465. Password: 923550. Please mute your audio unless you have a message to give. Meeting for Worship for Business will be held at the same linkDialing in by phone?

Midweek Worship Group Meeting for Worship is held Wednesdays at noon using Zoom. Click this link at 11:55 am.  Meeting ID: 325 077 955. Password: 337283

Check out our Weekly Bulletin for this week's events and notices.

Telling a Global Quaker Story: An Evening of Discussion with Marge and Carl Abbott. Marge and Carl Abbott recently published Quakerism: The Basics, a comprehensive introduction to the Society of Friends. As they prepared the book, many members of Portland area meetings and churches offered helpful feedback. Join Marge and Carl for a Zoom discussion of why they felt called to write the book, what they hoped to accomplish, and the special challenges of telling the Quaker story in a way that recognizes that the majority of Quakers are in the Global South. You do not need to have read the book.

Sponsored by the Adult Religious Education (ARE) Committee. For more information contact Anna Brannen at [email protected]

Program is on Sunday, June 6 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Click this link at 6:25 pm. Meeting ID: 873 8913 9729. Passcode: 162171.

For more information about online Quaker Worship, check out A Quaker's Guide to Online Worship and Meetings and this article in the New York Times about Quaker Meetings online.

Who we are....

Multnomah Friends Meeting, a Quaker spiritual community, welcomes all. We are a member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations.

Like all Quakers, we call ourselves Friends; we are formally known as the Religious Society of Friends.

We value our radical diversity.  Our core belief is that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all. Most Friends are Christians, but many are not. We come to Friends from many faith traditions. Most of us began our spiritual journeys in some other tradition or no tradition at all.

We call our gathering place a Meetinghouse.  Striving for simplicity, our place of worship is plain. We sit together in a circle or rectangle.  Recognizing that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all, we gather without reliance on formal creeds, sacraments, or clergy. Our worship is grounded in silence.  All present are free to speak out of the silence if they are genuinely moved to do so. Spoken ministry should be for the others gathered as well as for the speaker.

The community gathers in a monthly Meeting for Worship for Business to consider together what actions we might take.  We do this recognizing that the Divine Spirit is present to guide us to decisions which are appropriate for this community at this time.

Individually we each strive to live in the Light of the Spirit which leads us to lives based in simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. These are our testimonies and we find that in trying to live up to them, our lives are changed.

 

Multnomah Friends News

COVID Update! MFM Library Resumes Lending!

Multnomah Friends Meeting Library is once again lending books and some pamphlets, using COVID-safe procedures. Read more.

Multnomah Meeting Friends For Racial Justice Statement

Dear Friends:

Multnomah Monthly Meeting reminds Friends of our Minute on Racial Justice. In this time of universal mourning for the lives of black citizens who have been killed by and in the criminal "justice" system, we ask that friends take action to live our Minute. In addition to any specific action you are taking in response to the latest police killings of unarmed Black people, we especially encourage our white friends to please review this excellent article entitled "75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice." The Meeting's Friends for Racial Justice Planning Committee asks each of us to commit to doing one or two things from the list by a certain date. 

Please share the things you commit to doing (and updates on your progress) either on the Meeting’s Racial Justice Facebook page or by emailing the information to Lori Patterson ([email protected]), who will post it on the Facebook page. These are concrete things we can do to work against racism in our own community and beyond. You can access the page by joining Facebook and searching for Multnomah Quaker Meeting Racial Justice Study and Action Group. You will see a link that says "Join Group."

Here are additional resources that you can access to find ways to support people of color and anti-racist work: Friends Committee on National LegislationBlack Lives MatterDon't Shoot PortlandCampaign Zero; and My Brother's Keeper.

Justice & Peace,

Friends for Racial Justice of Multnomah Monthly Meeting

Read full statement here.

Meeting Times

Notice: All in-person gatherings at the Meetinghouse have been replaced by online Meetings until further notice. Full details.

Online Early Worship: Sunday 8:15-9:30. Click Link to enter at 8:10 am.

Online Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

Online Meeting for Business: 3rd Sundays (except July) at 12:15 pm. Click Link to enter at 12:10 pm.

Online 2nd Day Bible Study: Monday 7 - 8 am. Click Link to enter at 6:55 am.

Online Midweek Worship Group
Meeting for Worship:
 Wednesdays 12 - 12:30 pm. Click Link to enter at 11:55 am.

Online Mountain View Worship Group
Meeting for Worship:
 1st and 3rd Sundays 10 am. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

Parking and Transportation Information

Other Local meetings & worship groups

What's New

Event Date: 
06/06/2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Marge and Carl Abbott recently published Quakerism: The Basics, a comprehensive introduction to the Society of Friends. As they prepared the book, many members of Portland area meetings and churches offered helpful feedback.

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Current Publications 

Personal email addresses and phone numbers have been protected in the public versions of these publications. 

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Multnomah Meeting Library Catalog

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Update: We have found our new Hearthkeeper! Alison Krieger has moved into that position. Check out the February Newsletter for more information about the transition and both Hearthkeepers!

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Dear Friends,

The attached Minute on Earthcare was presented at NPYM Annual Session last month. 

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The Ad hoc Committee to Reopen Multnomah Meeting, appointed by Meeting for Business, has met regularly to work towards clearness as to how to reopen the Meetinghouse. Two of our guiding principles throughout this process have been Inclusivity and Connection.

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Worship with us!

(503) 232-2822
Multnomah Friends Meeting
4312 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215
United States
Meeting Times: 

Notice: All in-person gatherings at the Meetinghouse have been replaced by online Meetings until further notice. Full details.

Online Early Worship: Sunday 8:15-9:30. Click Link to enter at 8:10 am.

Online Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10 - 11 am. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

Online Meeting for Business: 3rd Sundays (except July) at 12:15 pm. Click Link to enter at 12:10 pm.

Online 2nd Day Bible Study: Monday 7 - 8 am. Click Link to enter at 6:55 am.

Online Midweek Worship Group
Meeting for Worship:
 Wednesdays 12 - 12:30 pm. Click Link to enter at 11:55 am.

Online Mountain View Worship Group
Meeting for Worship:
 1st and 3rd Sundays 10 am. Click Link to enter at 9:55 am.

Parking and Transportation Information

Other Local meetings & worship groups

Email Contacts

Hearthkeeper
[email protected]

Clerk
[email protected]

Directory
[email protected]

Newsletter Editor
[email protected]

Webkeeper
[email protected]

Zoom Scheduler
[email protected]