Calendar for the Week

January 17 to January 27

Sunday, January 20

8:30am Silent Worship
9:30am Meeting for Learning
11am Meeting for Worship

Monday, January 21

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
Office closed
10am Stone Soup Quilting, Quilt Studio

Thursday, January 24

Bible Study at Landaas residence


Interested in marching with other Quakers on MLK Day, Jan 21st?  Meet outside Ezell’s Chicken on 23rd Ave between 12:15 and 12:30pm and look for the Quakers for Peace and Justice banner!!

Announcing: Sierra-Cascades Book Club!
Want to read and discuss stimulating topics pertinent to our faith, community, and calling with other folks in SCYMF? ? Join the Sierra-Cascades Book Club!
First book – Remixing Faith: Seeds of Renewal in the Quaker Tradition by Wess Daniels. 7 to 8:30 pm via Zoom Video Conference on January 23, February 5, February 20 and March 4. Please email Promise at pbpartner@gmail.com. Information in foyer.

Threshing Meeting on Sunday, February 3 following worship. Join us as we talk about the question: “What is God is calling Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting to do?” This is our Yearly Meeting and an important discussion, which Promise will facilitate. Snacks will be provided.

Preregister now for the February 16, 2019, Quarterly Gathering at West Hills Friends by sending your name, email address and church/meeting affiliation to registrar@scymf.org. Please send names and ages of children under 18. Please let us know if you need transportation or housing before or after the Gathering. West Hills Friends is located at  7425 SW 52ndAve, Portland, OR 97219.

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!

Peace through Pieces is a North Seattle Friends Church project that helps women in Burundi recover from intertribal violence by quilting. See and purchase their works at the back of the meeting room.

Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends
Equity and Inclusion Committee

8/16/17
Friends,
As a committee of the Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends, empowered to advocate for equity and inclusion, we unequivocally denounce the violence perpetrated by neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and other supporters of White Nationalism… Our conviction… is to be clear in speaking out and actively opposing racism and bigotry in all forms, lest we join the overwhelming chorus of silence that has plagued our nation.
In a broader sense, standing aside on matters of oppression is not neutral, but profoundly damaging. To seek God’s Shalom means we must stand in the way of white supremacy, racism, domestic acts of terror, hate crimes, and all manifestations of bigotry.
We encourage Friends across Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting to prayerfully reflect on the following queries: 

Are our meetings places of safety and welcome for people of color?

How are the structures within our monthly meetings, quarterly meetings, and yearly meeting addressing systemic racism?

Am I living a life that testifies to the evil of white supremacy?

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 editor@westernfriend.org.

Recording of Worship on Website. We regularly record the message during Meeting for Worship and make it available on the church website at www.northseattlefriends.org. 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.

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