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This Sunday December 20, 2020

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

THU 5:00 PM– Christmas Eve Service

We welcome God to our house, the sacred space we have built to gather together as God’s people. Here we come to offer God our thanksgiving and praise in response to the abundance of God’s creation. Here we come to share with God our prayers of confession and petition, for they lie heavy on our hearts. Even knowing that God is here and everywhere, we come longing to hear God say, “I am with you always.”

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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.

Good News Associates is continuing their Way of the Spirit program. The next three Saturday interactive online mini-course will be focused on “Forgive- Relationships in the Holy.” The sessions are 9:30-1:30 January 16, 30, and February 13, 2021. To register and for more information, go to their website.

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This Sunday December 13, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

A Light has been given for us, to welcome us home. Praise God for the lantern of hope and welcome. We open our hearts, and take courage. God is with us! We come, continuing our journey toward our true home.

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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.

Next Sunday, December 20 at 11:00 AM- Do Not Be Afraid! We will watching together the BFC Christmas pageant. We will also sing tons of Christmas songs and have open worship together.

After service, Dec 20, will be having our Monthly Meeting for Business at 1:15 PM.

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This Sunday December 6, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

Long ago, a voice cried out in the wilderness Prepare the way for the Lord; make straight the pathways. Something new was about to happen. God would visit God’s people in a new way! Lord, open our hearts to receive this good news! Prepare us to be people of great faith and compassion as we look forward to this wondrous event you have proclaimed to us.

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Casting Call: We need you! BFC is putting on an intergenerational Christmas pageant, “Do Not Be Afraid.” We are looking for actors of all ages to record a short scene with members of their household or bubble. The recording will be played during worship on Sunday December 20. Reach out to Faith Kelley with questions or fill out the interest form.

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.

Quaker Theological Discussion Group, Dec 11-12. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Quaker Theological Discussion Group (QTDG) sessions will occur entirely online, as with most events this year. We hope this will make it possible for many Friends to join us who would not otherwise be able to be there. Register here. We will send a Zoom link in the days ahead of the panels. Panel 1: What is a Quaker pastoral theology, and how is it enfleshed/embodied in community? Time: 8am PST / 11am EST Friday, December 11, 2020 Panelists: Ashley Wilcox, C. Wess Daniels, Oscar Lugusa Malande, Derek Brown, and Phil Baisley Panel 2: What is a Quaker theology of vocational ministry, and how is it enfleshed/embodied in community? Time: 8am PST / 11am EST Saturday, December 12 Panelists: Ben Brazil, Robin Mohr, Kristina Keefe-Perry, Emily Provance, and Lloyd Lee Wilson

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This Sunday November 29, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

If only the heavens would tear open and God would come down! The mountains would shake and tremble — all earth would stand in awe! People have turned their backs on God, believing that they, under their own power, can right all wrongs. We have failed miserably when we depend only on ourselves. Be with us, O Lord. Tear open our hearts and pour your love into our lives. Give us confidence in you, for you are always with us.

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Casting Call: We need you! BFC is putting on an intergenerational Christmas pageant, “Do Not Be Afraid.” We are looking for actors of all ages to record a short scene with members of their household or bubble. The recording will be played during worship on Sunday December 20. Reach out to Faith Kelley with questions or fill out the interest form.

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.

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This Sunday November 22, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

THU 10:00 AM– Gathered and Grateful Prayer Time

God of the lost and lonely, God of the secure and confident, gather us into your fold that we may be healed and transformed. Guide us in your world that we may be part of ministries of healing and hope.

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Casting Call: We need you! BFC is putting on an intergenerational Christmas pageant, “Do Not Be Afraid.” We are looking for actors of all ages to record a short scene with members of their household or bubble. The recording will be played during worship on Sunday December 20. Reach out to Faith Kelley with questions or fill out the interest form.

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.

Gathered and Grateful on Thanksgiving Thursday November 26 at 10:00 AM. Now on Zoom due to increased Covid restrictions. We will gather for 30 minutes of prayer and waiting worship together in gratitude to God on Thanksgiving morning. Come and start your holiday focused on thanking our creator and redeemer for all we have been given.

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This Sunday November 15, 2020

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

God is with us when our lives seem embedded in sorrow and sadness. God opens our hearts to receive God’s healing grace. God prepares us to be children of the light rather than dwellers in darkness. Throughout all our days, God has been with us. God will be with us again. Reminding us of God’s presence and healing mercy.

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Casting Call: We need you! BFC is putting on an intergenerational Christmas pageant, “Do Not Be Afraid.” We are looking for actors of all ages to record a short scene with members of their household or bubble. The recording will be played during worship on Sunday December 20. Reach out to Faith Kelley with questions or fill out the interest form.

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.

Way of the Spirit Mini-Course – Listen – Tune Your Inner Ears to the Spirit, an online mini-course from the Quaker Way of the Spirit program: How are your spiritual ears handling the noise, suffering, and uncertainty of this fall? How are you sorting inner Holy guidance from other loud and urgent influences? All of us can learn to better recognize and follow the inward promptings of the Spirit through the tumult. It might matter now more than ever. An online mini-course from the Quaker-based, Way of the Spirit program invites all to grow in inward attentiveness that integrates outward actions in the Spirit of Love. LISTEN—Personal Spiritual Awareness and Discernment – Nov 21, Dec 5 & 12, 2020, 9:30am -1:30 pm. Three Saturday mornings of interactive learning, reflection, and prayer online through Zoom videoconferencing. Click here for more information. 

Sunday November 22 at 11:00 AM- Worship with Whittier First Friends Church with speaker Vanessa Julye, Nurturing Ministries Coordinator, Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs at Friends General Conference

Gathered and Grateful on Thanksgiving Thursday November 26 at 10:00 AM. In person at the meeting house! We will gather for 30 minutes of prayer and waiting worship together in gratitude to God on Thanksgiving morning. Come and start your holiday focused on thanking our creator and redeemer for all we have been given. Please remember these safety precautions as you join us: Masks are required. Please stay home if you or someone in your household has a fever, cough or any other possible Covid symptoms. We will be sitting six feet apart in the fellowship hall. We will not be singing together. If guidance from county health officials around worshipping in person changes, this even will be moved online.

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This Sunday November 8, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

SAT 4:00 PM– All Ages and Stages Worship

God’s word will be spoken to your hearts. Open our ears and our hearts to receive God’s word. God’s love will be poured into your life. Prepare us, Lord, to receive your love.

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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.

Saturday November 14 at 4:00 PM- All Ages and Stages Worship. Worship designed with everyone in mind. Participate in prayer, scripture reading and waiting worship focused around thankfulness and gratitude.

Way of the Spirit Mini-Course – Listen – Tune Your Inner Ears to the Spirit, an online mini-course from the Quaker Way of the Spirit program: How are your spiritual ears handling the noise, suffering, and uncertainty of this fall? How are you sorting inner Holy guidance from other loud and urgent influences? All of us can learn to better recognize and follow the inward promptings of the Spirit through the tumult. It might matter now more than ever. An online mini-course from the Quaker-based, Way of the Spirit program invites all to grow in inward attentiveness that integrates outward actions in the Spirit of Love. LISTEN—Personal Spiritual Awareness and Discernment – Nov 21, Dec 5 & 12, 2020, 9:30am -1:30 pm. Three Saturday mornings of interactive learning, reflection, and prayer online through Zoom videoconferencing. Click here for more information. 

Sunday November 22 at 11:00 AM- Worship with Whittier First Friends Church with speaker Vanessa Julye, Nurturing Ministries Coordinator, Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs at Friends General Conference

Thursday November 26 at 10:00 AM– Brief gathering for Thanksgiving prayer. More details to come.

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This Sunday November 1, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

We gather from all the deserts in our lives. We praise God for safe passage. We work and walk as we learn to be God’s people in this present world. We cling to God in all our trials and tribulations. God holds us gently and brings us to a place of new beginnings where we will find healing and strength to serve the Lord in the times ahead.

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Please join the Poor People’s Campaign each day at 9:00am as we praying for the election on Tuesday. Videos and sermons in support of this effort to hold our nation in prayer can be found here.

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.

Join Friends around the world on Saturday, November 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., for the fourth session of Friends World Committee for Consultation’s Quaker Conversations Webinar Series. This time we will be exploring “Speaking Truth to Power during a Pandemic: A Quaker Scientist’s Reflections.” Click here for more information.

Saturday November 14 at 4:00 PM- All Ages and Stages Worship. Worship designed with everyone in mind. Participate in prayer, scripture reading and waiting worship focused around thankfulness and gratitude.

Way of the Spirit Mini-Course – Listen – Tune Your Inner Ears to the Spirit, an online mini-course from the Quaker Way of the Spirit program: How are your spiritual ears handling the noise, suffering, and uncertainty of this fall? How are you sorting inner Holy guidance from other loud and urgent influences? All of us can learn to better recognize and follow the inward promptings of the Spirit through the tumult. It might matter now more than ever. An online mini-course from the Quaker-based, Way of the Spirit program invites all to grow in inward attentiveness that integrates outward actions in the Spirit of Love. LISTEN—Personal Spiritual Awareness and Discernment – Nov 21, Dec 5 & 12, 2020, 9:30am -1:30 pm. Three Saturday mornings of interactive learning, reflection, and prayer online through Zoom videoconferencing. Click here for more information. 

Sunday November 22 at 11:00 AM- Worship with Whittier First Friends Church with speaker Vanessa Julye, Nurturing Ministries Coordinator, Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs at Friends General Conference

Thursday November 26 at 10:00 AM– Brief gathering for Thanksgiving prayer. More details to come.

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This Sunday October 25, 2020

SUN 10:00 AM– Adult Sunday School

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

TUE 7:30 PM– Bible Study

We do not gather in vain, for God is working in our hearts. The love of Jesus Christ calls us together. Our worship strengthens and empowers us
to share the gospel. The love of Jesus Christ shines in our lives. We proclaim the good news with boldness. The love of Jesus Christ is at work in the 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.

Friends United Meeting will host another International Prayer Gathering on October 30 at 9:00 AM. Join Friends around the world to gather as a global community, to hear the voices of Friends, and pray together. Access Information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81195904675 Meeting ID: 811 9590 4675 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k1m4RP7So

Join Friends around the world on Saturday, November 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., for the fourth session of Friends World Committee for Consultation’s Quaker Conversations Webinar Series. This time we will be exploring “Speaking Truth to Power during a Pandemic: A Quaker Scientist’s Reflections.” Click here for more information.

Saturday November 14 at 4:00 PM- All Ages and Stages Worship. Worship designed with everyone in mind. Participate in prayer, scripture reading and waiting worship focused around thankfulness and gratitude.

Way of the Spirit Mini-CourseListen – Tune Your Inner Ears to the Spirit, an online mini-course from the Quaker Way of the Spirit program: How are your spiritual ears handling the noise, suffering, and uncertainty of this fall? How are you sorting inner Holy guidance from other loud and urgent influences? All of us can learn to better recognize and follow the inward promptings of the Spirit through the tumult. It might matter now more than ever. An online mini-course from the Quaker-based, Way of the Spirit program invites all to grow in inward attentiveness that integrates outward actions in the Spirit of Love. LISTEN—Personal Spiritual Awareness and Discernment – Nov 21, Dec 5 & 12, 2020, 9:30am -1:30 pm. Three Saturday mornings of interactive learning, reflection, and prayer online through Zoom videoconferencing. Click here for more information. 

Sunday November 22 at 11:00 AM- Worship with Whittier First Friends Church with speaker Vanessa Julye, Nurturing Ministries Coordinator, Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs at Friends General Conference

Thursday November 26 at 10:00 AM– Brief gathering for Thanksgiving prayer. More details to come.

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This Sunday October 18, 2020

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

THU 8:00 PM– Cloud of Witnesses

Celebrate God’s love, which has been poured into our lives! Forgiveness, encouragement, support, and healing are gifts of God to us. We will be people of peace and justice. Shout for joy! Sing God’s praises always!

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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.

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 United Meeting will host another International Prayer Gathering on October 30 at 9:00 AM. Join Friends around the world to gather as a global community, to hear the voices of Friends, and pray together. Access Information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81195904675 Meeting ID: 811 9590 4675 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k1m4RP7So

Saturday November 14 at 4:00 PM- All Ages and Stages Worship. Worship designed with everyone in mind. Participate in prayer, scripture reading and waiting worship focused around thankfulness and gratitude.

Sunday November 22 at 11:00 AM- Worship with Whittier First Friends Church with speaker Vanessa Julye, Nurturing Ministries Coordinator, Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs at Friends General Conference

Are you seeking to simplify your life and take personal steps to create right relationship with our world? If so, you may want to participate in this workshop offered by Right Sharing of World Resources via Zoom: The Power of Enough – Thursdays from October 22nd to November 19th, 2020 4:30-6:00 PM Pacific Time. Participants will experience new perspectives through queries, storytelling, sharing, and singing. Attendees will leave with a deeper sense of self and connection to how our personal choices ripple forward to others. Click here for more information.

Thursday November 26 at 10:00 AM– Brief gathering for Thanksgiving prayer. More details to come.

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