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Second Hour on 9/26/21

On 9/26 during the Second hour, Jane Snyder will give a presentation on the Quaker Scholarship Program in Guatemala.

Joe and Jane have been active with the program for 15 years. The program has been going since 1973, and gives indigenous Mayans scholarships to study in Guatemalan universities.  This year, there are 93 students, representing 15 of the 22 indigenous Mayan language and cultural groups.  There are 15 in medical school, 10 in law school, 10 in nursing, many in agronomy and engineering and education.

Planning for a Quaker Youth Immigrant Support Project

Friends,

Several of us from the AFSC affinity group in the Northwest are starting to discuss sponsoring Quaker young people to partner with young people from immigrant families to provide help in local immigrant-led support organizations. If you would like to join us in thinking through how such a program might work best, please join us for a discussion on Thursday, September 9, at 6:30 pm Pacific/ 7:30 pm Mountain at the Zoom link below.

Meetings that might be interested in hosting such teams are particularly invited to send someone to join the conversation.

Thanks,

John Allcott, Peter Husby, Susan Cozzens

Click here to request Zoom access.

Worship in my garden and on August 29th at Sidne’s.  We will have shade and chairs and plenty of room to spread out and maintain a safe distance.

It would be nice to know you are coming, by phone or email, and come anyway if you don’t get around to doing that.  You can also call if you have questions.

Laura Arcidiacono
Bridge City Friends Meeting Clerk
971-275-6019

The Green Heart of God

The Green Heart of God
A Bible study on the Judeo-Christian basis for care of the Creation with Sister Confianza of Amigas del Señor Methodist-Quaker Monastery in Honduras

Wednesdays on Zoom at 8am Pacific Time/ 11am Eastern/ 2pm England/ 6pm Kenya
Starts September 8

Did you know that the Bible speaks to environmental issues? Turns out it’s full of illustrations and instructions on how to think about and care for the land and water so that plants, humans, and animals can all thrive–now and in the future. Whether you consider Scripture authoritative or want to know how Christians could/should have a concern for the natural world, consider joining this study. We will explore Bible passages about the world around us, created by a loving God who gives humans responsibility to take good care of this our home. Attend any or all sessions. You may wish to obtain a copy of The Green Bible, which includes the NRSV translation of the Bible (with many earthcare-related passages in green print) and some helpful essays. Contact Sister Confianza at amigashonduras@gmail.com for more information or to be added to the list to receive reminders about each week’s meeting and specific content.

Amigas del Señor Monastery
Limón, Colón, Honduras

https://amigasdelsenor.weebly.com
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Prayer for the Living World Music with Anna Fritz

In the garden at Multnomah Friends Meeting

This series of mid-day offerings will involve prayerful performance, singing together, and worship in the style of Friends. It is with unending gratitude that I hold this space for us to return to the use of song to reach for the holy. Through the resonance of the cello and the power of our raised voices we will celebrate and give thanks, grieve and lament, and plead for help in these difficult times.

Those who attend will need to be vaccinated and masked. In order to limit the number of people in the garden, a reservation will be required for attendance. Request a reservation by emailing anna@annafritz.com with the number of people and the date you wish to attend (Friday August 27th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm; Saturday August 28th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm; or Sunday August 29th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm). You will receive a reply either confirming your reservation or letting you know the event is full. There is no cost for this offering, but there will be an opportunity for Friends to make donations as they are led.

Prayer for the Living World Music with Anna Fritz

In the garden at Multnomah Friends Meeting

This series of mid-day offerings will involve prayerful performance, singing together, and worship in the style of Friends. It is with unending gratitude that I hold this space for us to return to the use of song to reach for the holy. Through the resonance of the cello and the power of our raised voices we will celebrate and give thanks, grieve and lament, and plead for help in these difficult times.

Those who attend will need to be vaccinated and masked. In order to limit the number of people in the garden, a reservation will be required for attendance. Request a reservation by emailing anna@annafritz.com with the number of people and the date you wish to attend (Friday August 27th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm; Saturday August 28th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm; or Sunday August 29th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm). You will receive a reply either confirming your reservation or letting you know the event is full. There is no cost for this offering, but there will be an opportunity for Friends to make donations as they are led.

Prayer for the Living World Music with Anna Fritz

In the garden at Multnomah Friends Meeting

This series of mid-day offerings will involve prayerful performance, singing together, and worship in the style of Friends. It is with unending gratitude that I hold this space for us to return to the use of song to reach for the holy. Through the resonance of the cello and the power of our raised voices we will celebrate and give thanks, grieve and lament, and plead for help in these difficult times.

Those who attend will need to be vaccinated and masked. In order to limit the number of people in the garden, a reservation will be required for attendance. Request a reservation by emailing anna@annafritz.com with the number of people and the date you wish to attend (Friday August 27th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm; Saturday August 28th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm; or Sunday August 29th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm). You will receive a reply either confirming your reservation or letting you know the event is full. There is no cost for this offering, but there will be an opportunity for Friends to make donations as they are led.

ACTING BOLDL Y FOR JUSTICE: THE BOOK OF RUTH STUDY GROUP

Join Sr. Confianza from Amigas del Señor Monastery in Honduras for this online study of the Old Testament book of Ruth. Discussions will be held on Wednesday mornings through August 25, reading one chapter per week. There will not be a meeting on August 18. Come for any or all sessions. Contact Sr. Confianza with questions, to receive the reading list and request Zoom access at amigashonduras@gmail.com.

Quakers Uprooting Racism Coalition

American Friends Service Committee, Friends General Conference, Friends Council on Education and Pendle Hill are joining together to offer a 10-month project to accelerate racial justice work among Friends.  There will be monthly sessions and two retreats between September 2021 and June 2022.  The organizations plan to host a community of practice (a group of folks learning and experimenting together) of 80 or so people from throughout the Religious Society of Friends, seeking racial parity and with substantial representation from LGBTQ and young Friends. “We envision a Quaker community that is continually dismantling white supremacy within the Religious Society of Friends, Quaker institutions, and beyond.”  For more details and a link to the application, go to

The Quakers uprooting racism coalition.  Apply by August 15 if possible (by Sept 1 at the latest).