Calendar for the Week

August 17 to 24, 2017

Sunday, August 20

8:30am Silent Worship
9:30am Meeting for Learning
11am Meeting for Worship – Quilt Blessing

Monday, August 21

10am Stone Soup Quilting, Quilt Studio

Wednesday, August 23

7pm Quaker Quilters, Quilt Studio

This announcement is in memory of our Dick Hendricks, who passed into the next life at 8:55am on his 108th birthday, Monday, August 14, 2017. Memorial service will be in the next few weeks, details to be announced.

Quilt Blessing in Worship today. The Stone Soup Quilting Ministry of North Seattle Friends Church has quilts ready to be delivered to cancer patients at the University of Washington Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Prior to sending the quilts, we will hold a prayer blessing in worship today. Following worship, quilts need to be washed and your assistance in washing quilts would be appreciated. Please return washed quilts to the church by next Sunday.

Meeting for Learning is now studying Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning, a book dedicated “to Jesus of Nazareth, who so longed for our trust that he died for love of it.” In this book Manning invites us to develop “ruthless trust”, the main obstacle to living fully within this divine love. The book is recommended by Richard J. Foster and Philip Gulley. Join us!

The vegetable garden at the north side of the church is maintained by Sustainable Northeast Seattle for the Food Bank. The vegetables are reserved for the Food Bank until further notice.

FCNL Advocacy Teams training 9/9/17 5:30-9pm University Friends Meetinghouse. The Friends Committee on National Legislation is training us to act on our concerns about the direction of national legislation. Join a community of Friends from our region to become part of a powerful national advocacy network campaigning to prevent increases in Pentagon spending. More information is on the bulletin board in the foyer.

FCNL Quaker Summer. The Friends Committee on National Legislation is giving us a way to act on our concerns about the direction of national legislation. Join a community of Friends from across the nation from churches, worship groups, and meetings, urban and rural, programmed, semi-programmed and unprogrammed Friends all invested in growing and expanding genuine Spirit-led action. This is what we are called to do right now: live our faith through action. For more information talk to Dove and visit the website.

Friends Rapid Response Network acts promptly, in a seasoned manner as a presence for peace and justice, in the event of emergencies like the recent anti-Muslim decrees, police murders and alt-right demonstrations. This organization is comprised of programmed and non-programmed Friends. The next meeting is 2:30 pm Monday, 9/11/17 at North Seattle Friends Church, Room 103. For information ask Dove John or contact the church office.

Concerned about healthcare legislation? Friends from University Friends Meeting are starting a Seattle Quaker Healthcare Advocacy Group in the style of the FCNL Advocacy Teams. The idea behind the group would be to advocate for healthcare issues with our senators and members of congress. While so much is going on right now about healthcare, this group would be focused on both the short and longer term time frame. For more information please send an email to Gretchen Meller ( with the subject line: Quaker Healthcare Advocacy Group.

Quaker Social Concerns Network has formed, where Friends meet to consider how we can collaborate to uphold Friends testimonies on peace and social concerns. Meetings and churches represented so far include
* North Seattle Friends Church
* University Friends Meeting
* Eastside Friends Meeting
* South Seattle Friends Meeting
The next meeting is Tuesday, September 5, 1:30pm at North Seattle Friends Church in Room 103. All Friends are invited.