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MMM Lunch With Friends

Remember the Multnomah Friends Meeting monthly potlucks, the 3 M’s?  The Social Committee is bringing them back on a virtual basis.  Bring your lunch and we will share food (visually), fellowship, and an interesting talk by our guest speakers.  This month Joe and Jane Snyder will tell us about the work of Progresa, the scholarship program in Guatemala.  All are welcome. Co-hosted by Mary Priem and Michael Kinney, mkpriem@yahoo.com

Re-Envisioning Community Safety: Exploring Policing and Alternatives

Join a conversation about safety and policing in our communities.  This interactive course offers a chance to reflect on what it means to live in a culture which normalizes state violence and is focused on punishment and prison. We will spend 8 weeks learning about some of the issues of policing, hearing about alternative solutions that are being tried, and exploring how to best decrease violence in our communities. Abolishing our current criminal (in)justice system is not just an ending; it’s about building a different kind of world. There will be plenty of time to share our questions, insights, and experiences.  To register or for more information contact Kepper Petzing (they) at kporegon3@yahoo.comContent warning: material in the course covers violence and racial trauma. 

Peace and Justice

Quaker Earthcare Witness workshop.  The program will be presented by Jim Kessler: “Join the Homegrown National Park Revolution: Your Native Planting Can Save Bees, Butterflies, Songbirds, and Restore Ecosystem Services”   https://quakerearthcare.org/workshops/  Jim Kessler will be coming to us by Zoom from Iowa.  He is a member of the Grinnell Friend Church and a former high school biology teacher

BCFM Meeting for Listening

The Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee want to learn about Friends’ readiness to return to in-person Meeting for Worship. The committee will listen to input from the Meeting Community.

There are two modalities to speak to this topic:  Send an email to Ministry and Pastoral Care and/or speak with us in a Meeting for Listening in the second hour on January 30th.

The questions we are asking are
-Are you ready to return to an in-person Meeting for Worship?
-How does the current state of the pandemic impact your readiness?

Carol Sing-Along

All are welcome to join us via Zoom for seasonal holiday singing, including children!  We’ll lead both sacred as well as pop carols.  We 6 “Friendly Singers” will lead songs while all others on Zoom are muted.  We’ll provide lyrics. Click here to request Zoom access.

Christmas Eve Celebration on Zoom

Bridge City Friends Meeting invites all to join us for a Christmas Eve celebration on Zoom at 3:00 pm, 12/24. We will share Scripture readings and singing of the birth of Jesus, with candle lighting and a short period of worship before Joy to the World. All songs are from the FGC Hymnal, available to borrow from Friends Meetings.  Contact us for Zoom access.

Adult Education for February 2022

A Hidden Wholeness: The Power of Metaphor

  •  Opening Worship
  • Companion DVD Navigation > Ch 6: “The Power for Metaphor)
  • Small Group Worship Sharing. In small groups we will do worship sharing based on our
    experience with chapter 5. Consider sharing personal experiences relating to the
    content of the chapter or memories that came up as you were reading the chapter.
  • Large Group Worshipful Discussion
  • Next Session
    • TBA

 

Adult Education for January 2022

A Hidden Wholeness: Creating Circles of Trust

  •  Opening Worship
  • Companion DVD Navigation > Ch 4: “Circles of Trust”
  • Small Group Worship Sharing. In small groups we will do worship sharing based on our
    experience with chapter 5. Consider sharing personal experiences relating to the
    content of the chapter or memories that came up as you were reading the chapter.
  • Large Group Worshipful Discussion
  • Next Session
    • Review Session agenda (The Power of Metaphor)
    • Read Palmer, 2004, Ch. 6, “The Power of Metaphor”

 

First Sunday Reading for December 2021

TESTIMONY OF UNITY Unity is found in God’s will.  If we are divided, when we listen, in the Spirit together, the way forward will become clear. Listen patiently and seek the truth which other people’s opinions may contain for you.  Cultivate affectionate regard and mutual care for each other. Do not allow the strength of your convictions to betray you into making statements or allegations that are unfair or untrue.  Think it possible that you may be mistaken. QUERIES When problems and conflicts arise, how do we work to resolve them in a spirit of love and humility? How do we let go of our individual desires and let the Holy Spirit lead us to unity? Faith and Practice, NPYM, Religious Society of Friends.  Friends Testimonies.  P. 74.

First Sunday Reading for January 2022

Mutual Care

We nurture personal relationships within our Quaker Communities by engaging in social and recreational gatherings in addition to our involvement in meetings for worship, business and committee work. When we learn about each other as individuals, we more readily share joys and sorrows, express our needs, and extend our care for each other in deeper ways.

QUERIES

  • Are we sensitive to each other‘s personal needs and difficulties?
  • How do we assist in useful ways?

Faith and Practice, NPYM, Religious Society of Friends.  Friends Testimonies.  P. 78.