This Sunday August 29, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

SUN 2:00 PM– Memorial Service for John Maurer

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Every generous act of giving is a tribute to God’s love for us. Let us be people of generous and abundant gifts for others. Be ready to listen and slow to react in anger. Prepare us to be peaceful people. Keep our hearts and spirits ready to serve the Lord. 

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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.

The memorial meeting for John Maurer will be held on Sunday August 29 at 2:00 PM at the meeting house. We are asking all who are attending in person to RSVP ahead of time. Please let us know if you’re coming here.  Everyone coming in person much wearing masks at all times indoors and participate from home if you have any Covid symptoms. The memorial meeting will also be available over Zoom if you’re unable for any reason to come in person. To join on zoom click here. Or call 669-900-9128. Enter meeting ID 850 7164 6167. Enter password 94702.
The Renovare Book Club has selected the Journal of John Woolman as one of their books for this next session. Former Quaker Heritage Day speaker Jon Kershner will be facilitating the discussion of that book. Discussion are online live and through chat. Membership costs $40 without the books. Find more information here.
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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