This Sunday October 11, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Lord of diversity and union, we call upon you to open our hearts to your love, our ears to your words, our eyes to see the needs of those both near and far, and our spirits to do your will. Be with us and give us courage and inspiration for the future of your world.

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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.

FCNL will be cohosting a webinar on October 14 at 1:00 Eastern on the unique needs for addressing domestic violence in indigenous communities. Tribal advocates are working hard to resolve this crisis, but they need help—both from Congress and from the wider public. Co-sponsered by Interfaith Coalition Against Domestic, it will feature speakers from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, the National Congress of American Indians, and the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center. Register here.

Where does Quakers’ call to lobby for peace and justice come from? What do those origins have to say to Friends carrying their concerns into the world today? Quaker writer and speaker Marge Abbott considers these questions. In conversation with Katie Breslin, Marge will discuss Friends’ historically complex relationship with law and government and what that history offers to Friends wrestling with these same questions today. Friends Committee on National Legislation, Online, October 21, at 3:30 p.m. (Pacific). Click here for more information.

Thursday October 22 at 8:00 PM join us for Cloud of Witnesses and share about someone who has impacted your faith journey. It can be someone you know personally or not. Living or dead. If you have a picture of the person, bring it to share with everyone.

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute 2020 is online November 14–17. Register by October 16. Click here for more information.

The School of the Spirit is seeking a new administrator. The position is part time, with $27,000 annual recompense. They have no geographical requirement for this person. Their last administrator lived in Durham, NC, and their current one lives in Lancaster, PA. Click here for more information.

Census 2020: Don’t forget to respond to your notice either online, by phone or by paper form after April 8th. The census will only ask 9 questions and by law cannot be shared with anyone including ICE, the police, or other government agencies. An undercount will have a huge effect on our area. For example, if we have an undercount of 6% in Alameda County, the county will lose $1 billion over 10 years. For more information see the Census website.

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