This Sunday August 15, 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

As we gather in a sacred moment for a sacred purpose, let us make the most of our time together. As we sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, let us make the most of our time together. As we respond to the melody in our hearts, let us make the most of our time together. We come to worship the Lord our God.

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Bible Study is 7:30 PM on Tuesdays via Zoom. Bible Study is currently reading  “Jesus and Nonviolence” by Walter Wink. In this book Wink argues that Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death-dealing powers of our consumerist culture and fractured world. You do not have to own or have read the book ahead of time to participate.

Friends United Meeting’s International Prayer Gathering will meet on Zoom at 9:00 AM Pacific on Friday August 20. Join Quakers from around the world in prayer and sharing each other’s concerns. Join us on Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81401601535 Or call 929-205-6099. Meeting ID: 814 0160 1535

Open Worship Sunday will be August 22 (instead of the normal third Sunday of the month). Come enjoy an extended period of waiting worship as we collectively listen for God’s message to us.

Barclay Press and Pendle Hill are collaborating on the Illuminate Summer Speaker Series, 2nd and 4th Mondays, June 14 to August 23, 7:30–9 p.m. ET via Zoom. Join us for a series of evening discussions with authors of the Barclay Press Illuminate Friends Bible study summer curriculum on Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Click here for more information.

Registration is open for a Fall 2021 online course starting Tuesday Sept. 7th, Exploring Spiritual Practicesled by Marcelle Martin, author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey.  During the ten week course, participants will experiment with numerous approaches to meditation, prayer, and presence.  We’ll seek to know more fully the nature of consciousness, our true self, and our connection to the Spirit.   We’ll explore how mindfulness, awareness, and communion with the Divine affects not only our inner and outer lives, but radiates beyond us into the world. We will learn which spiritual practices are most suited to each of us at this time and explore how to make them a more integrated part of our daily lives.  Online class time will include brief presentations, experiencing different spiritual practices, sharing in pairs and groups, and class discussion.  No particular beliefs in God or prayer are required, only a willingness to earnestly try different practices, notice what we experience, and listen respectfully to the experiences and beliefs shared by others.  Using Zoom and a private website for communicating with one another, we will be forming a vibrant community to go deeper together in our spiritual experience and explore the awesome mystery of our relationship to the divine.
TWO SECTIONS OF THE COURSE ARE OFFERED:
        Early Morning: 7:30 to 9:30 am Pacific Time  (10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT)
        Late Afternoon: 4 to 6 pm Pacific Time  (7 to 9 pm EDT)
Intrigued? Go HERE to read details and register for Exploring Spiritual Practices.
Curious but not ready to commit just yet? Watch this 3-minute introductory video.  Or Sign up here for a free introductory webinar where you can sample the course on Sept 7th.  Co-sponsored by New England Quakers in partnership with the Beacon Hill Friends House, this course is open to people of diverse faiths.

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