Calendar for the Week

October 12 to October 22, 2017

Sunday, October 15

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

Monday, October 16

10am Stone Soup Quilting, Quilt Studio
10:30am Administry, Fireside Room

Thursday, October 19

9:30am Bible Study, Landaas Residence


Quilt Blessing during worship. 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 Worship for Business at the close of worship. Snacks will be provided.

Church directories are ready! Pick yours up in the foyer. If you prefer a digital copy, send Dove an email at office@northseattlefriends.org.

Raising funds for Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting. Our new yearly meeting is raising money to support its operation. North Seattle Friends Church has a goal of $2000 and will match donations up to $1000. Make checks out to North Seattle Friends Church with SCMF in the memo line. Let’s all chip in to make our goal!

Friends Social Concerns Network is Friends who collaborate on peace and social concerns. The next meeting is 1:30pm Monday, October 23 at North Seattle Friends Church, Room 103.

Donna Eggen tells us her number in the new directory is not quite right. It’s a land line that they may not connect. Check last year’s directory and please use her cell number.

Backup greeters needed. Are you available to help out as a greeter on occasion when Reggie and Tanya aren’t here? Let them know you are willing to be asked.

Operation Nightwatch Sock It to Homelessness sock drive. Operation Nightwatch has a goal of collecting 20,000 pairs of socks in the next six months. Will you help? Socks are critical to the comfort and well-being of homeless people. Imagine what it must be like to have the same pair of nasty, wet socks on your feet, 24-hours a day. Not good. Socks can keep homeless people hopeful, knowing there are neighbors like us, who care. We’ll collect new men’s socks in the bin at the back of the church until Sunday, November 12 to deliver that afternoon to the drive kick-off event in south Seattle.

Greater Seattle Quakers for Peace and Justice (also known as Rapid Response) will now be holding their meetings once a month via conference call and quarterly face-to-face.  Meetings will be posted on the calendar on the Greater Seattle Quakers for Peace and Justice Facebook group page and also in the bulletin.  For more information see the Facebook page or contact the church office.

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!

An Evening with Thomas Jefferson Friendly Water for the World presents a benefit performance Friday, October 20th in Seattle by Clay Jenkinson, host of NPR’s “The Thomas Jefferson Hour . For details see the bulletin board or The Friendly Water for the World website.

Please consider lobbying in Washington, DC with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) in its Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute, November 2-5, 2017. In these times, a Quaker presence in the nation’s Capitol is needed more than ever.

FCNL Advocacy Teams. 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.

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 (meller@goldfrog.org) with the subject line: Quaker Healthcare Advocacy Group.

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