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COVID Safety Guidelines for In-person Worship

We are now starting to meet in-person and on Zoom (blended worship), please click here to read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines.

For more specific information or questions, please click here to contact Bridge City’s Clerk.


For information on an upcoming event:
1) Hover over the name of the event and a pop-up window will appear.
2) Click on the name of the event and you will be taken to a new page with all the event details.
3) To change the calendar to a “monthly” view, click the button that says “agenda” and select the “Month” display option.

Feb
24
Sat
2024
The Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum: Bayard Rustin Legacy
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Bayard Rustin Legacy – 10 am Sat Feb 24 on Zoom

Description: The Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum returns in 2024 for “The Bayard Rustin Legacy Forum,” hosted by BQP director Harold D. Weaver Jr. and moderated by eminent Palestinian-American Quaker scholar-activist, Sa’ed Atshan. This one-time event will explore the remarkable life and contributions of Bayard Rustin through a series of presentations from a distinguished panel of scholars and activists, a roundtable discussion led by Sa’ed Atshan, and an audience Q & A. Presenters will include terrence wiley (Africana Studies, Haverford College), Lauren Brownlee (governance leader at the Friends Committee on National Legislation), Sa’ed Atshan, and Harold D. Weaver Jr.

We strongly encourage registrants to watch “Rustin” on Netflix prior to attending as our forum will not include a screening

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Returning to the Land: Decolonization
Feb 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

January-February 2024: “Returning to the Land” by Dr. Nia To Go There (Cree) a series of four webinars co-sponsored by Decolonizing Quakers and Friends Peace Teams.

The overall theme, Returning to the Land, is a clarion call for us to change how we see ourselves within and in relationship with the Living Earth and other life-forms. Using a cultural lens, we examine the Western culture and contrast it with the original culture of the Indigenous peoples. The big question is: How do we bridge these contrasting worldviews and heal from our shared colonial history and heritage?

The topics are listed below with their registration links. You are invited to register for all four, although it is not required. Nia will recommend short readings for each program. A contribution of $20 to $50 is recommended, with a minimum of $5.


MODULE 4: DECOLONIZATION – February 24,
3:30 to 5:00 eastern time12:30 to 2:00 pacific time

This module focuses on healing from collective trauma created by a colonial history.  The key question is how do we heal?  We look at real-world examples of healing by examining the process of building community and strengthening relationships, creating environments where each person is valued and understood and where cultural options are openly shared for the enrichment of the community. The reading for this module is entitled, Collective Trauma and our Emerging Future by Otto Scharmer and Thomas Hubl.

Click here to register

Feb
25
Sun
2024
Worship
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Sunday Worship

  • 9:30-10:00 a.m.   Singing in Breakout Room and downstairs at AHC
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m.   Gather, Settle in. Quiet Breakout room available
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m.   Meeting for Worship       
  • 11:00 – Rise of meeting, afterthoughts, individual sharing, tea, coffee and snacks at AHC

PLEASE NOTE:

  • On the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month we will have blended Sunday Worship with both in-person and Zoom attendance available.
  • On the 2nd and 4th Sundays we are offering a no technology in-person option for Sunday Worship with a separate link for Zoom those who prefer to attend via video.

COVID Safety Guidelines for In-person Worship

We are now meeting in-person and on Zoom (blended worship), please click here to read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines.

For more specific information or questions, please click here to contact Bridge City’s Clerk.

To request access to our Zoom Meetings click here to fill out the request form.

Holy Listening & Spiritual Companionship
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Presented by Susan Marie
Invitation from Multnomah Monthly Meeting

Blended – In the Meeting room and on Zoom

Susan Marie is a retired psychiatric nurse practitioner who is recognized and supported by our Meeting in her ministry providing spiritual companionship.  She is an associate in Shalem Institute’s ecumenical Spiritual Guidance Program and provides spiritual companionship for Meeting members and attendees at no cost. No registration is required for this workshop. For those attending in person, sandwiches will be available during Social Hour. Sponsored by the Adult Religious Education Committee.

Click here to request Zoom Access

Feb
26
Mon
2024
Multnomah Monthly Meeting – Weekly Bible Study
Feb 26 @ 7:00 am

All are welcome, no prerequisite except a hope to encounter the Holy Spirit and each other more deeply in this exercise. Every Monday at 7:00 am with both online and in-person options available.

Zoom Access:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81928759493?pwd=cG1ZalMzUktQT28wbkxvQVlJQkUvdz09

Meeting ID: 819 2875 9493
Passcode: 977772

Contact:

Joe Snyder josephhoytsnyder@gmail.com

Feb
28
Wed
2024
Midweek Worship Group Via Zoom Video Forum
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at Noon  Midweek Worship meets by Zoom and in person at Terwilliger Plaza.

Midweek Worship will become a blended in-person and Zoom meeting.  Click here to request Zoom access.

Questions? Please contact Marion Ward, 503-224-0097 or wardpdx333@gmail.com.

Mar
1
Fri
2024
Social Concerns Team Development
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

ZOOM Meeting – contact Rockygarrison@gmail.com to request access.

Peace and Justice Committee
Approved January 2021
FUNCTION: The committee addresses issues and concerns from the meeting pertaining to peace and justice. The committee links Bridge City Friends Meeting (BCFM) with Quaker and other peace and justice organizations.  The purpose of these connections is to help individuals and BCFM find ways to actively follow the Quaker testimonies.
TERM: The committee addresses issues and concerns from the meeting pertaining to peace and justice. The committee links Bridge City Friends Meeting (BCFM) with Quaker and other peace and justice organizations.  The purpose of these connections is to help individuals and BCFM find ways to actively follow the Quaker testimonies.
JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Brings issues, concerns, drafts of Minutes of Concern and recommendations to BCFM for approval and/or action.
  • Organizes discussions, presentations, workshops, etc. of interest to BCFM.
  • Coordinates with Quaker and other groups and keeps the meeting updated about actions and activities that individuals and BCFM may want to support.
  • Seasons and supports new leadings by individuals within BCFM.   This support may be from the committee or through care/support/anchor committees.  The committee keeps the meeting updated on the work of these Friends.
  • Brings recommendations to BCFM about spending money for peace and justice work.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding our budgeted giving in consultation with Finance and Property committee.

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Liaison
Approved November 2020
FUNCTION: Provides a link between BCFM and AFSC, both locally and nationally.
TERM: Two years.
JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Informs AFSC that he/she is the liaison for BCFM.
  • Stays informed concerning AFSC activities and reports to the meeting what AFSC information which may be of interest to BCFM.
  • Communicates information from BCFM to AFSC as appropriate.
  • Serves in ex-officio capacity on Peace & Justice Committee

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Liaison
Approved November 2020
FUNCTION: Provides a link between BCFM and FCNL both locally and nationally.
TERM: Two Years
JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Informs FCNL that he/she is the liaison for BCFM.
  • The liaison communicates information from two FCNL publications, the Legislative Action Message and the emailed Washington Newsletter.
  • Communicates information from BCFM to FCNL as appropriate.
  • The liaison encourages citizen lobbing by helping attenders of the meeting establish relationships with our Members of Congress.
  • Attends FCNL Annual Meeting if possible.
  • Serves in ex-officio capacity on Peace & Justice Committee.
Mar
2
Sat
2024
Communications/Outreach Team Development
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Meeting – Contact Rockygarrison@gmail.com for access

We will have more meetings for this team.

Website Manager
Approved January 2021
Purpose of the Bridge City Website:

  • Supports outreach and informational services for Bridge City Friends Meeting (BCFM) and the public at large. (i.e., worship meeting times & locations).
  • Provides an additional means of communication and source of information for meeting attenders, committees, and Clerks.

General Content Guidelines:

  • Content of the pages will be limited to information related to the activities of BCFM, including an archive of past Minutes of Concern approved by the Meeting.
  • Thorough content related to the activities of BCFM, with links with additional internal information (i.e., Peace & Social Concerns) and national organizations (i.e., American Friends Service Committee) will be provided.
  • Judgement about content that is appropriate will be exercised by the Web Manager in consultation with the Ministry & Pastoral Committee (M&PC) Clerk and in consultation with the Meeting Clerk when necessary.
  • All items posted will contain source information whenever possible.
  • Privacy Policy
    • No contact information will be posted on the site without expressed permission of the person listed.
    • No contact information for persons under the age of 18 will be posted on the BCFM website at any time.

Duties of the Web Keeper :

  • Renews in a timely fashion the registration of our web domain name.
  • Arranges for an internet hosting service provider.
  • Coordinates and advises a professional website service in designing and managing BCFM’s website.
  • Ensures that BCFM’s website content is current and free from unauthorized use or hacking.
  • Is a contact person for committees and Clerks of BCFM for posting website information and content.
  • Consults with the M&PC Committee Clerk on important issues that impact BCFM or require discernment.
  • Reports to the M&PC committee about concerns, status and progress related to the web site.

North Pacific Yearly Meeting (NPYM) Coordinating Committee Member
Approved November 2020
FUNCTION: The Coordinating Committee serves as the point of information sharing by meetings and worship groups within NPYM.  The committee provides oversight and support of NPYM standing committees.
TERM: Two Years. The term begins October 1.
JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Members of the Coordinating Committee shall be members of the Religious Society of Friends or long-time attenders, well grounded in Quaker practice and experienced in Quaker discernment and decision-making and able to attend the Annual Session meeting(s), as well as the Fall and the Spring meetings.
  • Shares with other committee members about BCFM’s work and inspiration
  • Shares with other committee members about issues that arise from BCFM, as well as the work, inspirations and opportunities we share.  The committee brings to BCFM what may be of interest and benefit to BCFM.
  • Reports to BCFM about the work of the Coordinating Committee.
  • If a member cannot attend a meeting, they send regrets to the CC committee clerk and discuss with the BCFM clerk about who should attend in their place.
Mar
3
Sun
2024
Worship
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Sunday Worship

  • 9:30-10:00 a.m.   Singing in Breakout Room and downstairs at AHC
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m.   Gather, Settle in. Quiet Breakout room available
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m.   Meeting for Worship       
  • 11:00 – Rise of meeting, afterthoughts, individual sharing, tea, coffee and snacks at AHC

PLEASE NOTE:

  • On the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month we will have blended Sunday Worship with both in-person and Zoom attendance available.
  • On the 2nd and 4th Sundays we are offering a no technology in-person option for Sunday Worship with a separate link for Zoom those who prefer to attend via video.

COVID Safety Guidelines for In-person Worship

We are now meeting in-person and on Zoom (blended worship), please click here to read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines.

For more specific information or questions, please click here to contact Bridge City’s Clerk.

To request access to our Zoom Meetings click here to fill out the request form.

First Sunday Reading for March 2024
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Advices & Queries – Sexuality

We do well to look past the outward appearances of orientation and identity to see the quality of all individuals and relationships in our meetings. Just as there is that of God in every person, there is that of God in every relationship that calls upon God. We remain tender toward all relationships founded on integrity, mutual respect, commitment, and love.

When dealing with issues of sexuality and sexual behavior, we strive for an appropriate balance between open, honest discussion and protection of privacy and confidentiality for individual members and attenders.

  • Do we accept and appreciate our sexuality as part of our humanity and as a gift from God? How do we integrate our sexuality and our spirituality?
  • How can we help each other be faithful in expressing our sexuality? Do we support members and attenders with love and care relating to their sexuality and gender identity?
  • How safe is our meeting? How do we create an environment appropriate for discussion of deeply personal issues?

Faith and Practice, NPYM, Religious Society of Friends. P. 89