SUN 11:00 AM– Meeting for Worship; download bulletin
SUN 1:00 PM– Friends Committee on National Legislation Lobbying Workshop
TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study
FRI 8:00 PM– Happy Hour Hangout
Come to worship this day. Bring with you all your joys and sorrows. Jesus will offer hope. Come to worship this day believing in the power of God through Jesus Christ. Jesus will bring us healing. Come to worship this day feeling the presence of God. Jesus will teach us new ways to live.
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.
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 time. Register 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.
Quakerism in the Age of the Internet- February 5-7– an online program through the Ben Lomond Quaker Center led by Jon Watts, founder of QuakerSpeak. The internet is the most powerful, disruptive advance in mass communication technology since the printing press. How are Friends led to engage with it? Through reflection, worship sharing, and multimedia presentations, we will be exploring the past, present and future of Friends’ relationship with new communications technology and asking: what does the Quaker witness look like in the age of the internet? Click here by February 3 to register.
Sunday February 7 at 11:00 AM – Sharing Sunday– Bring a short 2-4 minute message that has encouraged, challenged or spoke to you recently. Can be a piece of scripture, a song, a prayer or a reflection you write yourself. Whatever you’d like. In place of a sermon, anyone who would like to will have time to share before open worship
Sunday February 14 at 11:00 AM– God Is Love Intergenerational Worship– Instead of our usual order of service we will be creating a space accessible to all ages, attention spans and places on our spiritual journeys. Join us in song, prayer, brief waiting worship and activities that explore God’s love for us.
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.