Proposed Schedule for Quarterly Meeting
Camas Friends Church, February 17, 2018
Childcare will be provided for young children.
10:00 – 11:00 am || Gathering and opening worship
11:00 am – 12:30 pm || Business session
12:30 – 1:30 pm || Lunch – Crock-pot potluck with ingredients listed to accommodate for allergies
1:30 – 2:30 pm || Committees meet || FCNL priority training for non-committee members
2:30 – 4:30 or 5:00 pm || Business session
5:00 pm || Adjourn officially, but sandwich-makings will be on hand for people to make to go or to eat and hang around longer
A note about food
Dear Friends who plan to attend the SCYMF meeting at Camas Friends, Saturday, February 17th:
I know we like good food. We had an awesome potluck at Hillsboro Friends last February. However, Hillsboro’s kitchen is better appointed than Camas’s is. In an attempt to keep things simple yet have adequate food for all, including those who have food restrictions/allergies, we are planning to host a crock-pot potluck. Here’s what you need to know:
- If you are coming from far and it is inconvenient to bring food, don’t bring any. There will be enough.
- If you bring a crock-pot dish, please bring a list of the ingredients. This will help people with food allergies/sensitivities to choose foods they can handle. We’ll have cards and pens in case you forget.
- Please keep your food simple. We only have an hour to eat, so people need to be able to simply get in line and serve themselves without a lot of last minute putting things together.
- Bring enough food to serve 6-8 people to compensate for those who can’t bring food.
- There will be friends greeting you to tell you where to take the food or who can take it to the designated place for you. We’ll have power strips to plug crock-pots into to hold the food at safe temperatures.
- If you would prefer to bring a salad, that would be nice too. Again, please list ingredients. Finger food veggies &/or fruit is always welcome.
- We will try to group gluten-containing foods into one area to help those who can’t tolerate it avoid it and be safe, but we do not have a gluten-free kitchen.
We will provide:
- Silverware and plates and bowls. We have some serving utensils.
- Sandwich makings for the end of the day. We will have bread (gluten-free for those who need it), lunch meat, cheese, condiments, lettuce, etc. We will not have peanut butter since that is a common allergen for children.
If you have questions, you can contact Norma Silliman firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-607-7546 or Kendra Purcell, email@example.com. We look forward to spending the day with you and getting better acquainted over our meal.
A note about the FCNL workshop:
For 75 years Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has brought the concerns of Friends in U.S. Quaker meetings and churches directly to our senators and representatives in Washington, D.C. FCNL lobbyists are guided by the results of a priorities discernment process where Friends nationwide express their concerns about federal policy. FCNL is inviting Friends throughout the U.S. to participate in this priorities process, determining the issues FCNL will work to impact in the 116th Congress (2019-2020).
In this workshop – held at Camas Friends at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 17 – participants will learn how to facilitate a spirit-led discernment process in their home communities, while learning how their community’s concerns will be interwoven with those of hundreds of other Quaker communities to focus FCNL’s efforts.