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10.06.2017

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Bulletin 10.06.2017
Gather

 
World Quaker Day
Friends World Committee for Consultation invited every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate WORLD QUAKER DAY (WQD) on October 1, 2017. The theme, Gathering in Worship Around the Globe, focused on uniting Friends in different parts of the world and from different traditions in one big virtual worshiping community. 

See how Friends around the world celebrated in 2017

From FWCC: As the sun rises in each area of the world, we remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions. We are united in love and accompany each other on this special day that draws us together. As we worship, we hold each other in prayer and thanksgiving, and let our hymns of praise resound across the world.


Twin Rocks Association
At the September 24 meeting, the Twin Rocks Association was not able to come to unity to approve the recommendation brought forward by the Twin Rocks Board. A lot of good and heart-felt discussion occurred.

A second meeting of the Twin Rocks Association will occur at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, at Reedwood Friends.

In the meantime, the Twin Rocks Board is soliciting input from members of the Association, which can be shared with Matt Burg, clerk of the board, by email - mwburg@gmail.com.

Gathering in Eugene
Friends: Tomorrow is the Oct. 7th Quarterly Gathering. Here is the schedule we have in place and additional program information.

   10:00 a.m. - Meeting for worship
   11:00 a.m. - Committee meetings/affinity groups for youth and adults not on committees
   12:00 p.m. - Meal provided by Eugene Friends by donation
   1:00 p.m. - Fun
   1:30 p.m. - Meeting for worship for business
   5:00 p.m. - Meal provided by Eugene Friends by donation

We have childcare for nursery, preschool and grade-school ages.

Two meals will be provided by Eugene Friends – a soup lunch and a sandwich dinner. Friends will be able to make their sandwiches to take on the road with them if desired. We can accommodate all of the dietary needs of those who have pre-registered.

Derek Lamson and Ruba Byrd will lead the singing.


Eugene Friends Church is located at 3495 W 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

Meeting for Worship for Business
We continue to work on a draft agenda for our time together in Eugene tomorrow. During that business meeting in the afternoon, there will be a couple minutes for each group/committee to share updates about what they’ve been working on and what they’ll be doing in the coming months.
George Fox recorded in his Journal this phrase that had come to him as a revelation: “There is one, even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy condition.” It marked a turning point for Fox, and his response was to proclaim to everyone he met that “Christ has come to teach his people Himself.”

As we enter into worship and business in worship tomorrow, let us remember with expectancy that Jesus is with us. Because our identity as Quakers is based on the particular experience of the continuing presence of Christ, we know that Jesus has come. Jesus can speak to our condition. Jesus has come to teach us.

I grew up at Hillsboro Friends, a worshipping community in which I was consistently reminded that the coming of Christ brings about the potential for a new relationship between God and me. What I didn’t understand but now know is that there is also a new relationship between God and us.

We are gathered by God. We are guided by God. And God joins us in our waiting for God’s guidance. Or as George Fox puts it, “I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death; but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness.” Or as the angel of the Lord puts it, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
Announcements

Eugene Friends Church (EFC) is seeking applications for the position of Pastor, to fill a retirement-created vacancy. EFC is a growing congregation of about 160 affiliated persons, currently part of Northwest Yearly Meeting, but in the process of becoming a founding member of Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends. We are a Christ-centered, affirming, high-involvement, outward-looking Quaker church seeking to be faithful to the call of Jesus in our community. To find out more about this opportunity, check out https://www.eugenefriendschurch.org/job-opportunities/ for a position description, with links to the full application package and the rest of our website.


The Portland Area Gathering of Friends churches and meetings will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017, from 6-9 pm at Clackamas Park Friends Church (8120 SE Thiessen Rd, Milwaukie, OR) in Harmon Hall. The evening will primarily be an opportunity for fellowship with one another. Participants are asked to bring finger foods to share as well as favorite table games, musical instruments, etc. We’ll see where the Spirit leads. Friends of all ages are welcome as are Friends from other areas. Any questions can be directed to Tonya Comfort (tonyacomfort@msn.com or 503-476-4289).

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