This Sunday January 17, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin

SUN 1:15 PM– Monthly Meeting for Business

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Come joyfully before the Lord! God knows us and loves us. Come prayerfully before the Lord! God sees our concerns, our fears, our sins. Come hopefully before the Lord! Christ proclaimed God’s love and forgiveness for all God’s people. Know throughout all of your being, that God absolutely loves you. How precious and powerful that knowledge is. Thanks be to God!

Log into our Zoom meetings

Bible Study starts 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  Jesus, Christ and Servant of God: Meditations on the Gospel According to John by David Johnson. You do not need to have read or have a copy of the book available as we read a section and then discuss.

Join the Poor People’s Campaign for two events this weekend. Sunday, Jan. 17 @ 8pm ET / 5pm PT “Prayer for Beloved Community in the Midst of COVID and Chaos”– Join the Poor People’s Campaign for for a 30-minute prayer service as a part of A National Call to Love, Light and Leadership. and Monday, Jan. 18 @ 1pm ET / 10am PT MLK Moral Monday– A National Interfaith Service of Love, Light and Leadership. Both events can be accessed on their website.

Sunday January 29 at 11:00 AM– Worship with Whittier First Friends, our sister congregation in the Western Association of Friends. Bobby Trice, Quaker Engagement Associate at Friends Committee on National Legislation, will be preaching. At 1:00 PM there will also be a workshop about lobby Congress, the work FCNL is doing and how we can be a part of it.

Happy Hour Hangout- 8:00 PM on Friday February 5. A time to chat and catch up with other BFC folks. No plans, no agendas. Just connecting and community.

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples by Friends Peace Teams via Zoom on Sunday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm EASTERN timeRegister here.  In this 2-hour participatory workshop, we hear the story of the colonization of this land in the words of Indigenous leaders, Euro-American leaders, and Western historians. We take part in the story through experiential exercises, and share our responses and reflections in small groups. Together, we explore steps that we can take to build relationships with Native peoples based on truth, respect, and justice.

Section of the Americas Section Meetings– The Section Meeting is the biggest conference organized by the Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas. It is held every two years. All Friends are welcome to attend! Normally we meet in person, but this year that is not possible, so we will recreate as much of the experience as we can online. The schedule includes opportunities for worship, workshops, business sessions, and small group activities. It is a great opportunity to get to know and connect with more Friends from North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean and to learn more about the Friends World Committee! Click here for more information.

People’s Climate Empowerment Series Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) is offering a helpful resource for anyone looking to become more engaged with climate action. The series connects people with international efforts that can strengthen climate action at all levels. Click here for more information.