Calendar for the Week

November 15 to November 25

Sunday, November 18

8:30am Silent Worship
9:30am Meeting for Learning
11am Meeting for Worship
12:15 Meeting for Business

Monday, November 19

10am Stone Soup Quilting, Quilt Studio

Thursday, November 22


On 12/2/18 Salmon Bay Friends Meeting joins us in our Meeting for Worship. Their youth and children will be in our Fireside Room. Welcome Salmon Bay!

Meeting for Learning is now reading Race and Place, by David Leong. This book describes race and place in the 21st century as well as in the Bible. Join us at 9:30 Sunday mornings!

You or a friend can now apply for the 2019 Way of the Spirit retreat cycle beginning February 15-19th in Mt. Angel OR. You can try Way of the Spirit’s Show ‘N’ Tell possibilities by going online at If you’re curious but unsure about making a commitment, this is for you! Contact Chris Hall, founding director,

West Hills Friends is having a Quaker Artisan Faire on November 17th from 11 am to 4:00 pm and November 18th from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The address is: 7425 SW 52nd Ave, Portland, OR 97219. It’s a wonderful time to support our medical mission to Kenya in April 2019!

NEST now has free memberships available for income-qualifying individuals and couples. NEST also has a counselor available for homeowners’ tax exemption. Contact 206-525-6378 for more information.

Sock it to Homelessness! What a difference a new pair of socks can make to someone with wet feet, struggling to survive day to day! Socks won’t solve the homeless crisis in Seattle, but socks can keep homeless people hopeful, knowing there are neighbors like us, who care. Operation Nightwatch’s annual Sock it to Homelessness sock drive kicks off on Sunday, November 18, 12:30pm. North Seattle Friends Church will gather new socks in the plastic container at the back of the Meeting Room until then. Sock it to homelessness!

Quaker Queries
Friends have developed the Queries to assist us to consider prayerfully the true source of spiritual strength and the extent to which the conduct of our lives gives witness to our Christian faith. To these ends, the Queries should be read frequently in private devotions and regularly in monthly and quarterly meetings. 

In using these Queries, meetings and individuals should be aware that our standards of conduct do not derive from an outward set of rules but rather from the life and teachings of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament, from the examples offered by the spiritual experiences and lives of those who have preceded us, and from our own encounters with that inward revelation through which “the way, the truth, and the life” seek expression today.

Here are more of the queries to ponder:

Do you make a practice of turning to the Inner Light for guidance, remembering that living in the Spirit is a process of discernment?
Which parts of your life is God’s Truth seeking to illuminate?

These particular queries are from the Friends General Committee.
More Quaker Queries will be shared here in upcoming weeks.

Writers and Visual Artists
Western Friend magazine is seeking to publish articles, art and photography from Friends in the western United States. Please see yellow handbills in the foyer and contact

Recording of Worship on Website. We regularly record the message during Meeting for Worship and make it available on the church website at Scroll down and click on Messages under Ministries.

Check out the display of quilts in the east hallway outside the Meeting Room. The designs are made by Quaker Quilters and Stone Soup Quilters.

Do parrots eat carrots? In the foyer there is a binder on whose cover is this poem, that when published earned $1 for a 10-year-old who today belongs to North Seattle Friends Church. The binder holds creative expression by our people.

Smooth, gentle Inner Light Soap helps fund Way of the Spirit while pampering sensitive skin. Find Way of the Spirit brochures and Inner Light Soap at the back of the Meeting Room. It is also available online through Good News Associates.