This Sunday, May 13, 2018

  • Sun 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • Sun 11:00 AM Worship
  • Sun 12:15 PM Fellowship Time
  • Sun 1:00 PM Singing Ensemble
  • Tue 7:15 PM Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

Please gather with us!
Christ’s blessings!
John H Maurer, for the Ministry and Counsel Committee

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 12, Ashley Wilcox will give a two-hour workshop on prayer at BFC starting at 1:00 PM. (There will be no potluck.)

Next weekend (May 19-20), the Ministry and Counsel Committee invites you to meet Micah Bales and Faith Kelley and one of their children, 8-month old son Francis. Their visit is part of our discernment process for a half-time pastor position at BFC. Birthright Quakers, Micah and Faith currently work as a pastor team for the Washington City Church of the Brethren in Washington D.C.  This Sat. May 19 there will be a lunch at 1:00 PM and dinner starting at 6 PM both in Fellowship Hall. This is an opportunity for all of us to meet and talk with them.

Singing Ensemble will meet next Sun. at 9:00 AM.

Monthly Business Meeting and Potluck Luncheon is next Sun, May 20. Please bring a dish or be prepared to contribute $3.00 for supplies. We need a diversity of salads, casseroles, fruit, breads, etc. Be creative!

AFSC, Church World Service, and the Unitarian Universalist Assoc. are launching an online course (three 1.5-hour sessions in June, July, Aug.) entitled Creating Sanctuary/Changing Ourselves.  The purpose is to jump start local groups to do anti-racism self reflection work and to participate in the Sanctuary movement. Please see Tomi if you would like more information and/or are interested in joining a BFC group.

Peace, Environment, and Christian Social Concerns will be showing “Healing Justice,” a World Trust film by Shakti Butler, on Fri, June 1.  Doors open at 6:30; film starts at 7PM. The film addresses the question: “How can restorative practices be used to shift the way we address crime and violence in our communities to produce safer, healthier, thriving communities for all?”

Please pray for, donate, and or march with the Poor People’s Campaign. The campaign is committing to 40 days of nonviolent action. It is a national call to moral revival, a mass mobilization led by poor and working people to challenge systemic poverty, racism, militarism and ecological devastation www.poorpeoplescampaign.org

 

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