Calendar for the Week

September 12 to September 22

Sunday, Sept 15

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

Monday, Sept 16

10am Stone Soup Quilting, Quilt Studio


Exploring Quakers is a 2 part workshop taught by Lorraine and Jan. We will meet Sunday afternoons, September 8 and 15 from 1-3:30pm. Lunch is provided. Come learn about Quakers, both historically and today.

Understanding and Healing White Supremacy Friends General Conference 
This eRetreat offers participants the opportunity to develop their understanding of racism, white supremacy, and white privilege. Offered September 22 – October 18, 2019.  Four weeks, $35 pay-as-led fee, enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Register at fgcquaker.org/resources/spiritual-deepening-eretreats -understanding-healing-white-supremacy

FCNL Advocacy Workshop
 Sunday, September 22nd, 2:00 p.m. at Port Townsend Friends Meeting
1841 Sheridan St 98368
How to influence legislators
How to join a national network of national lobbyists
Repeal Authorization for Use of Military Force
Learn more and RSVP at act.fcnl.org/event/advocacy-teams

Meeting for Learning is now reading the book The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. The group has begun by watching a video by the author and interviewers about the book. The book is $15 on Amazon. Come join Meeting for Learning in exploring this momentous book!

Sierra-Cascades Quarterly Meeting will be in Eugene, Oregon at Eugene Friends Church 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. In addition to Meeting for business, Dove John and Ellany Cayce will give a one-hour workshop on how to reach out to Native Americans on whose land we worship. Get the Quarterly Meeting schedule and descriptions of all workshops on the table in the foyer.

Kellin Bergquist and Katie Wilson request the pleasure of your company at their marriage! Saturday November 16, 2019 at 11am, North Seattle Friends Church, reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Respond to Katie so she knows how many will attend.

Many of you are familiar with the work of Becca Mohally Renk and Jubilee House Community- Center for Development in Central America.

Becca is a Quaker who was raised in our Quarter and has been living in intentional community in partnership with impoverished communities in Nicaragua for many years.

Many of you have seen that Nicaragua has had a very hard year with political unrest. The resulting US State Department travel alert for the country has caused most of the typical volunteer delegations to cancel. The community counts on delegations for donations of medicines and financing for their work with the poor, especially taking care of patients at the Health Clinic in Nueva Vida. Although the violence has ended, the economy is in tatters, and the poor we work with need assistance now more than ever.

Becca and her family will be traveling the States this Fall to speak about their important work and raise funds to continue it. There will be a fun, inter-generational party at University Friends Meeting to support this effort.

Friday October 11th
7-9pm
University Friends Meeting
Suggested donation $10 per person or $25 per family

Join us for food, music and family friendly activities.
More details to follow.

Questions? Contact Polly Jirkovsky 206-779-1412 dear.polly@gmail.com or talk with Promise Welkin Partner.

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.

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 queries to ponder:
 
General Queries
  Do you maintain an appropriate balance among work, service,worship, family, and recreation?

Are you ready to rest if God asks it of you?

Is every aspect of your life open to the transforming power of God? What stands in the way?

These queries are from the Friends General Conference.

Peace Through Pieces (PTP) is a ministry of North Seattle Friends Church. Working with Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Services of Burundi, PTP teaches sewing and quiltmaking as trauma healing and economic development for women who have survived sexual violence and genocidal conflict. Products for sale in the back of the worship room were made by the PTP trained women. Purchases benefit these women and Peace Through Pieces.

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.

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.

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.

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