Day of the Dead, Autumn Remembrance

On Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 7 to 8:30 pm on Zoom, Bridge City Friends Meeting will have a celebration to remember loved ones who have died.    This is in the spirit of Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican holiday.

All are welcome to come.  It is a time to share memories and celebrate the lives of the people we love and miss.  You are welcome to bring a photo or other memento to share, if you want.  You are welcome to bring a poem or a song to share.

We hope you can come for this time of community, love and healing.  Please call if you have any questions.

Click here to contact us for more information and Zoom Room access

Laura Arcidiacono
971-275-6019

Second Sunday: Adult Education

Agenda for our Second Sunday Meeting on September 13, 2020

Friends,

On September 13 we will begin to read about the Testimony of Stewardship in the Faith and Practice (pp  109 – 121.) Given our experience I expect us to be working here for at least the next four months.

In the “new” Faith and Practice Stewardship is approached in three separate sections:

  1. Stewardship as harmony with the creation
  2. Stewardship of resources
  3. Stewardship of self

Each of these sections has an introduction and its own set of quotations, advices and queries.

We will start with the introduction to Stewardship on page 109 and then move on into first section, harmony with the creation. We will proceed as we have — reading aloud, discussing and then picking up where we leave off the following month.

Please take a look at pp 109 – 11 and bring along any impressions, questions or openings that come to you as well as being prepared to read. If you have not looked at this part of the new version of the Faith and Practice you may be surprised by what you see.

Faith and Practice

Please prepare for this discussion by taking a look at the table of contents of our Faith and Practice and identifying content that might be of interest to you or that are unclear to you or that you think the meeting might want to consider.  If you do not have a copy of the book you click here to view and download.  

Thank you

Timothy


Second Sunday Summaries

Click here to read summaries of previous months Adult Education.


PLEASE NOTE:

In consultation with our Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee, Bridge City Friends Meeting will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Please consult this site for updates and new announcements. This is obviously a very fluid situation, requiring constant vigilance and precaution. For more specific information or questions, please contact Bridge City’s Clerk,  clerk@bridgecitymeeting.org.

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

Second Sunday: Adult Education

Agenda for our Second Sunday Meeting on November 8, 2020

If you were unable to attend our last gathering please take a look at the Report from our October 11, 2020 gathering by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Next month, on November 8, we will work with the Advices and Queries about Harmony with Creation, finishing our look at the first part of the testimony of Stewardship, with the Advices and Queries that are to Harmony with the Creation (pp 112-113.)

We know that “Advices and Queries” are two of many practices that are as old as the emergence of Gospel Order in Society of Friends; provided to local and monthly meetings from the quarterly meetings and annual sessions, they were often written in a yearly cycle because when finished and we would begin, again, Friends will more experience and knowledge than they did the last time through. Advices and Queries are seen as ongoing introspection and re-introspection seeking maturation and perfection of our individual and corporate conditions.

Early Friends brought written responses to the gatherings of their Quarterly Meetings and Annual Sessions, working them over in advance as we, today, write our State of the Society Reports.

For next month please take some time to read through the statements of the Advices and the questions of the Queries. (pp 111 – 112)

Can you jot down some ways we – as individuals and as a meeting – are we fulfilling the practices described in the Advices?

What is the Light of the Queries showing us needs to be done?

Faith and Practice

Please prepare for this discussion by taking a look at the table of contents of our Faith and Practice and identifying content that might be of interest to you or that are unclear to you or that you think the meeting might want to consider.  If you do not have a copy of the book you click here to view and download.  

Thank you

Timothy


Second Sunday Summaries

Click here to read summaries of previous months Adult Education.


PLEASE NOTE:

In consultation with our Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee, Bridge City Friends Meeting will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Please consult this site for updates and new announcements. This is obviously a very fluid situation, requiring constant vigilance and precaution. For more specific information or questions, please contact Bridge City’s Clerk,  clerk@bridgecitymeeting.org.

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

Second Sunday: Adult Education

Agenda for our Second Sunday Meeting on December 13, 2020

Continue with the Testimony of Stewardship, Harmony with Creation,  by reading the Queries for  that section.  (p 113.)

Friends are encouraged to read these queries in advance and, if so moved, prepare  responses or testimony about  one or more of them.

Faith and Practice

Please prepare for this discussion by taking a look at the table of contents of our Faith and Practice and identifying content that might be of interest to you or that are unclear to you or that you think the meeting might want to consider.  If you do not have a copy of the book you click here to view and download.  

Thank you

Timothy


Second Sunday Summaries

Click here to read summaries of previous months Adult Education.


PLEASE NOTE:

In consultation with our Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee, Bridge City Friends Meeting will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Please consult this site for updates and new announcements. This is obviously a very fluid situation, requiring constant vigilance and precaution. For more specific information or questions, please contact Bridge City’s Clerk,  clerk@bridgecitymeeting.org.

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

Second Sunday: Adult Education

Agenda for our Second Sunday Meeting on October 11, 2020

Friends,

Please take a look at the Report of the September Second Sunday through the link below on this page.

On October 11 we will pick up where we left off on September 13., on page 111, either with some further discussion of the quotation on that page from George Fox or starting with that directly below it from William Penn.

I imagine that we will finish the quotation section and get into the Advices and Queries before we finish next time.

Please take a look at pp  111 — 113 and bring along any impressions, questions or openings that come to you. Also, is something you read there strikes you think about preparing to read it to the group and tell us what caught your attention

Faith and Practice

Please prepare for this discussion by taking a look at the table of contents of our Faith and Practice and identifying content that might be of interest to you or that are unclear to you or that you think the meeting might want to consider.  If you do not have a copy of the book you click here to view and download.  

Thank you

Timothy


Second Sunday Summaries

Click here to read summaries of previous months Adult Education.


PLEASE NOTE:

In consultation with our Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee, Bridge City Friends Meeting will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Please consult this site for updates and new announcements. This is obviously a very fluid situation, requiring constant vigilance and precaution. For more specific information or questions, please contact Bridge City’s Clerk,  clerk@bridgecitymeeting.org.

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

Adult Education

Agenda will be posted soon.


PLEASE NOTE:

In consultation with our Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee, Bridge City Friends Meeting will immediately discontinue all in-person gatherings of our faith community at our usual Sunday location, Architectural Heritage Center, 701 NE Grand Blvd., Portland, OR. This includes Meetings for Worship, Meeting for Worship for Business, Committee meetings, and all scheduled presentations for this month. When this threat lessens, we will announce our return normal schedule.

Please consult this site for updates and new announcements. This is obviously a very fluid situation, requiring constant vigilance and precaution. For more specific information or questions, please contact Nancy McLauchlan, Bridge City’s Clerk, clerk@bridgecitymeeting.org.

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

Adult Education held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Worship

Weekly Sunday Worship

9:45-10:00 a,m.    Gather, settle in.
10:00-11:00 a.m.  Meeting for Worship
11:00-11:45 a.m.  Sharing, Announcements, Joys and Concerns


Coronavirus Precaution Announcement

In consultation with our Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee, Bridge City Friends Meeting will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Please consult this site for updates and new announcements. This is obviously a very fluid situation, requiring constant vigilance and precaution. For more specific information or questions, please contact Bridge City’s Clerk,  clerk@bridgecitymeeting.org.

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