Calendar for the Week

November 13 to November 24

Sunday, November 17

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

Monday, November 18

10am Stone Soup Quilting, Quilt Studio
1pm Bible Study

Saturday, November 16

10:30am Katie and Kellin Wedding


Meeting for Business 11/24/2019
Join us at our Meeting for Business on November 24, 2019 where the agenda will be our Spending Plan for 2020. We will discern the plan together. What you hear and contribute is important! Snacks will be provided.

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz, Beacon Press, 2014) Discuss via Zoom  (free)
– Thur., Dec. 12 Chaps. 7-11 and concl.– 7-9 pm
Initial queries: How does this truth-telling about U.S. history challenge you? What does this mean for our relationships with Native peoples on whose land we live and worship? What does repair mean in this context?
Facilitated by Promise Partner. pbpartner@gmail.com to receive access to the Zoom. E & I Comm. has funds to support your purchase of the book. 

Peace Through Pieces Sale of African-made products to support the work of Trauma Healing in Burundi will be Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9 am to 3 pm at North Seattle Friends Church in the Fireside Room. The items for sale are made in Africa by the women served by this ministry.  Sale items include quilts, tote bags, quilted handbags, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, table linens, aprons, pot holders and more. Questions?
Email:  pattyf@northseattlefriends.org

Our Penny Berglund, potter, will be featured artist in a show, Land & Sea, at Gallery North, November 1-30, 2019 at 401 Main Street Edmonds, WA, 425-774-0946. The Art Walk will be Thursday, November 21 5-8pm. The Gallery is open 7 days a week, Sunday-Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 10am-6pm.

Free Holiday Concert by the Seattle Shores Chorus on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 for holiday music sung Barbershop style at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14724 First Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA at 7:00pm. Our Cecilie Hudson is a member of the group performing!

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!

Way of the Spirit
Option 1 is 5 residential retreats at Mt. Angel, Oregon.
Option 2 is 8 online sessions on Saturday mornings with Zoom and 2 residential retreats at Mt. Angel. Get more information at goodnewsassoc.org/spirit/
Web Inquiry
Using Zoom video conferencing, hear details and ask your questions of the program director and a past participant in the program. Zoom is free. Contact  christine@goodnewsassoc.org.

Sock it to Homelessness! Seattle Nightwatch asks us to donate new men’s athletic socks for our homeless friends by Sunday, November 24th, 2019. Let’s fill the bin at the back of the meetingroom!

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
 
What is the relationship of your personal understanding of truth to the corporate truth of your faith community?

  How do prevailing cultural values affect your life?

These queries are from the Friends General Conference.

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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