This Sunday October 3, 2021

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Book Study

Mighty and powerful God, through Jesus Christ our Savior you come to save people in all times and places, offering them new life in your presence. Give us open hearts to receive your Chosen One, that through him we may dwell with you as faithful and committed disciples. Amen.

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Bible Study: On October 5, we will begin discussing the book “A Quaker Prayer Life” by David Johnson. Meeting on Zoom, the group will collectively read a small section and then talk about it. No need to read ahead of time or buy the book. If you’d like your own copy it can be bought at Inner Light Books, among other retailers.

Way of the Spirit is offering several online opportunites for spiritual growth this fall. What helps you sort Holy guidance, your unique giftedness, and the clamor of urgent needs around us? How do you discern small ordinary actions and larger commitments? The Quaker-based Way of the Spirit program invites prayer and learning for living Spirit-led every day. Apply now for online offerings:

Oct 2, 10-11am Pacific Time, Information Session, free. Please RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdO6uqTMpH9SgZcO4SlAyMK6DVz3p_mgl

Oct 13, Nov 10, etc, Monthly Reflection Group, second Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30. Supportive, gently-guided small group processes to nurture awareness of the presence and guidance of the Spirit in your everyday life, 6-12 month commitment.

Nov 6 & 20, Dec 4 – Tending Your Spiritual Giftedness:
What is “yours” to do in our fractured and hurting world? It’s more important than ever to discern how your unique spiritual giftedness meets the aching needs around us. Additional mini-courses in 2022 will explore obstacles to giftedness, creating a cultures of giftedness, and passing it on to children and youth.

Sunday October 3 is World Quaker Day! For this Friends World Committee on Consultation event, the theme this year Resilience and Hope: drawing strength from our Quaker faith. That Sunday John Burdick will be preaching and we will have a special focus on Quakerism.Friends United Meeting’s next International Prayer Gathering is scheduled for Friday, October 15 at 9:00 AM Pacific. Join us on Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81401601535. Or call 929 205 6099 and enter meeting ID 814 0160 1535.

We are looking for Kids’ Sunday School teachers for our return to in person worship. We will need a teacher for the elementary age group and the middle school and up group. You can commit to teaching one Sunday a month, for a quarter or indefinitely! We will be using the Shine materials that provide lessons, activities and crafts for the teachers to present. If interested or if you have questions, let Faith Kelley know.

Saturday October 16, 10:00-11:30am- BFC Park Get Together at Strawberry Creek Park in picnic area, 1260 Allston Way
between Bancroft Way and Addison St at West St. Enjoy each other in person, the creek and playground. Bring some brunch to munch on.

The Renovare Book Club has selected the Journal of John Woolman as one of their books for this next session starting October 4. 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.
Life Transformation Groups – We will be starting new groups in October! The 2-4 person groups are an opportunity to support each other in spiritual development and prayer. The once a week, hour long meeting has prayer, answering confession queries and discussing the week’s Bible reading. If you are interested in joining, talk to Faith or Micah.
The Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary will co-sponsor the 2021 Ministry of Writing Colloquium on October 22-23.This year’s event features a performance by Quaker singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, a lecture from poet-peacemaker Pádraig Ó Tuama and several writing workshops and “mini retreats.” All events are virtual. The colloquium will ask participants to pay what they are able. Recommended fees are $20 for a single session, or $50 for the entire event. Registration for all events is required on ESR’s website.
Quaker Parent Support Groups, sponsored by New York Yearly Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Friends United Meeting, are starting again. They will run mid-November through mid-April with parents across the country meeting over Zoom to talk about what it is like to parent kids in our faith. To participate, you must register by October 31 here.
Friends Committee on National Legislation’s upcoming Quaker Public Policy Institute and Annual Meeting, to be held virtually November 17-21, 2021. Learn how to lobby your congress people, listen to great speakers like Vanessa Julye and celebrate Diane Randall’s 10 years of leadership at FCNL. Find out more and register here. Registration is pay-as-led, with no set fee, and you can join from anywhere with an Internet connection. If you register by October 15, you’ll receive a printed program and an FCNL hat in the mail.
Pendle Hill’s FRIENDS’ DECISION-MAKING AND CLERKING Nov 19-21, 2021 A weekend on Zoom with Steve Mohlke
Friday 4:00pm through Sunday 11:00am Eastern Time. NB: Registration deadline November 2nd! This is an opportunity for both new and experienced clerks of Friends’ meetings and committees to meet and think together about the role of the presiding clerk. It is expected that each person will leave the weekend with new energy and enthusiasm for being a clerk, feeling well-grounded in both the theoretical and the practical. Read more and register.

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