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Multnomah Monthly Meeting to Lower Your Carbon Footprint: 1st Annual Bike Clinic

Want to help lower our carbon footprint and have some fun? Join us on Sun 10/23 for a bike clinic! To support all levels of bikers, we’ll have two concurrent workshops: A clinic for new bikers with Tori Bortman and a Discussion group for experienced riders led by Friends Joe, Seth, Ralph, and Alison. Find out more here at bit.ly/3Uh7Qpt and contact Sharon-Drew with questions.

Multnomah Monthly Meeting to Lower Your Carbon Footprint: Transportation Challenge

How many types of vehicles can you (and your family!) take to get to the Meetinghouse? A skateboard? A 3- wheel scooter? A donkey pulling a cart? A bus/truck/ebike? For 1 month starting 9/15, find as many ways as possible to travel to MH. Maybe you can repair that old bike or call a Friend to pick you up. How much fun can you have? Get creative! A wonderful prize awaits the winner(s) who will be announced on 10/23 during the Bike Clinic. Send your stories to Sharon-Drew Morgen at transportation@multnomahfriends.org

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil

Multnomah Monthly Meeting has agreed to host the Interfaith Vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) this year, honoring and remembering transgender people around the world whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence. This observance is open to the entire community and will include music, speakers, and a candle lighting ceremony by interfaith leaders. The vigil will be held at the Multnomah Meetinghouse.

First Sunday Reading for October 2022

Advices & Queries – Stewardship of Money and Other Resources

John Woolman’s simple statement in A Word of Remembrance and Caution to the Rich (1793) may summarize all considerations of stewardship:

As Christians, all we possess is the gift of God, and in the distribution of it we act as his stewards; it becomes us therefore to act agreeably to that divine wisdom which he graciously gives to his servants.

  • How does the Spirit guide us in our relationship to money?
  • As individuals and as a meeting community, how do we show that we are stewards and not just owners of the property and resources in our care?
  • What is our “fair share”? How do our social and economic choices help or harm our vulnerable neighbors – human and non-human?
  • Can we identify “the seeds of war” in our choices?

Faith and Practice, NPYM, Religious Society of Friends. P. 114.

Worship with QVS in a Park

The three new QVS Fellows will join Bridge City Friends Meeting for worship on September 11th. We will worship in a park – location to be announced. Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy time with the QVS Fellows and other BCFM Friends. Hospitality Committee will provide lunches for the QVS Fellows.

Friends World Committee for Consultation’s World Quaker Day

Friends World Committee for Consultation’s World Quaker Day is an annual event where we celebrate the diversity of Quakerism around the world and build connections to make our community stronger. The theme for 2022 is “Becoming the Quakers the World Needs.” Every Friends Meeting is encouraged to send or receive visitors to or from another Quaker group, to bring greetings, build relationships and share ideas. Intervisitation today is the easiest it has ever been, with many Quakers meeting online. Learn more and sign up to take part by visiting another Quaker group or welcoming Friends to yours at worldquakerday.org.

Quaker Earthcare Witness

Our former member, Gayle Matson will be co-facilitating this event on Zoom.  See the invitation below.

On Thursday, August 25, from 7 – 8:30 pm Eastern, (4 to 6:30 Pacific time) please join Quaker Earthcare Witness for an experiential workshop, Ecological Grief: Engaging with the Emotional Impacts of Climate Change

Ecological grief is all around us, whether we recognize it or not, we all carry it with us. This workshop will be an introduction to the phenomenon of ecological-grief—what it is, how to engage with it, and why it’s important. We’ll explore those tender places in our own hearts where ecological grief dwells and offer them sacred attention.

Hayley Hathaway, director of Quaker Earthcare Witness will be facilitating alongside Gayle Matson from Chico Friends Meeting in California. Gayle wrote a beautiful reflection for Befriending Creation on her grief process, which you can read here.

Engaging in these feelings with a spiritual community supports resiliency and helps us be more deeply attuned to the actions we are called to take as Friends.

Learn more and register here.

Quaker Call To Action

t’s not too late!  Another session is scheduled for Thursday, August 18.  You must register in advance and you will receive a Zoom invitation the day before the event.

This call to action was prepared by a group of 19 Friends. They encourage Friends’ prayerful discernment of this “Urgent Call” and ask us to consider how we might be called to act with integrity in response to these concerns. All are invited to the next in a series of national conversations.  This one is hosted by the Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat and Study Center on the date above. Find more details and register at quakercall.net. Reach out with questions, suggestions, and resources to info@quakercall.net.  See more details of the concern and the people sending out the Urgent Call here.

Worship in Willamette Park

On August 14, 2022, Bridge City Friends Meeting will meet for worship in Willamette Park at 10:00 a.m.  Singing worship and fellowship begin at 9:30.  Waiting worship begins at 10.

After worship, we will share our own brown bag lunches.

Willamette Park, Macadam Blvd, and Nebraska St.

Drive south past the tennis courts and playground to the parking area.  We will be nearby under the trees.  (Restrooms close by.)

Bring your own chair, brown bag lunch, and beverage. 

Parking is $1 per hour.  Carpooling encouraged.  Call Pat if you need a ride or can offer a ride.

To contact your Clerk and/or your Ministry and Pastoral Care Clerks:
Laura Arcidiacono, Clerk  larcidiacono2000@yahoo.com
Mark Merkens, Ministry and Pastoral Care Co-Clerk merkensm@gmail.com
Nancy McLauchlan, Ministry, and Pastoral Care Co-Clerk,  nancymaemc@gmail.com