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Multnomah Monthly Meeting Program Committee


In the Portland area we are blessed to have among us Friends who have authored one or more Pendle Hill Pamphlets. The topics they address in these works are approachable by everyone and each pamphlet can be read in about 30 minutes. These local Quaker authors look forward to meeting with interested Friends, at various times, to discuss their work. It is a unique opportunity to hear each author talk about their work.

The Pendle Hill Pamphlets will be available at the Meetinghouse in the weeks before these events. Each should also be in the Meeting Library, available for check out!

August 14, Sunday, noon - 2PM at the Meetinghouse: Come to hear Marge Abbott talk about her recent Pendle Hill Pamphlet (#402): Christianity and the Inner Life . Marge is a member of Multnomah Meeting, released by the Meeting for a ministry of writing and teaching about Quakerism. Learn more about what she has found from her exploration of the writings of early Friends and how this informs her own approach to Christian perspectives. Child care provided. Bring a brown bag lunch.

September 13, Tuesday evening 7-9PM, at the Meetinghouse. Tom Head will talk about his 2010 Pendle Hill Pamphlet #405 titled: Envisioning a Moral Economy. Tom is Professor of Economics at George Fox University in Newberg and member of Bridge City Friends Meeting. The pamphlet addresses ". . .how we might think about our economy - and its purposes - in new ways by including religious sources of wisdom and morality in our vision of a just and humane economic future." Child Care available by request - contact Annis Bleeke (503-224-9121; GABleeke@cs.com) Coffee & tea provided.

October 4, Tuesday evening, 7-9PM at the Meetinghouse; Carol Urner will discuss both of her Pendle Hill Pamphlets. These are # 275: The Needle's Eye: A Phillipine Experience and #317: The Kingdom and the Way: Meditations on the Kingdom of God. Carol and her late husband, Jack, with their children Kirby and Julie, lived abroad, mostly in second and third world countries, for a number of years as Jack worked with various government development projects. In each place Carol found work as a volunteer. These pamphlets grew out of that work. Carol sees the two as a sequence that fit nicely into the theme of recent the 2011 NPYM Annual Session: "Being Practically Spiritual". She hopes that in this discussion we can continue to explore that theme together. Child Care available by request - contact Annis Bleeke (503-224-9121; GABleeke@cs.com) Coffee & tea provided

November 13, Sunday, noon - 2PM at the Meetinghouse. Kirsten Backstrom will discuss her 2001 Pendle Hill Pamphlet #355 titled: In Beauty: A Quaker Approach to End-of-Life Care. Kirsten is a member of Multnomah Meeting and wrote this pamphlet at a time ten years ago when she was working as a hospice volunteer at Hopewell House in Portland. Now a graduate of Marylhurst University with a MA degree in Applied Theology, she works as a Pastoral Associate at Mary’s Woods, a continuing care retirement community in Lake Oswergo. For her “. . writing this pamphlet was a way of walking, seeking for the beauty and wholeness - on many paths, on one path.” Child care provided. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Child Care available by request - contact Annis Bleeke 503-224-9121
or email Annis ==>> GABleeke@cs.com <<== link

Coffee & tea provided.

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