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Bulletin 11.30.2018

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Bulletin 11.30.2018
Visit from Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting

From Lorraine Watson: On Sunday, we were delighted to welcome Wesley Weima from Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting and Thousand Islands Friends Meeting in Kingston, Ontario. Wesley is a representative to Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting and they met recently in Victoria, B.C. Wesley joined us in Meeting for Worship on Sunday morning. In addition, he visited our quilting ministry on Monday before we had lunch together. Wesley is here on inter-visitation and specifically wanted to visit a Meeting in Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends. While he had hoped to meet with clerks or Young Friends, he was delighted to visit with those of us gathered in Meeting. I told him that should he find it possible to return for annual sessions, we would be honored to have him visit.

I learned a couple of interesting facts. Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting is separate from Canadian Yearly Meeting. Also, Canadian Young Friends Yearly Meeting is the oldest Convergent Meeting, having joined together in 1931 following an earlier split. Wesley has been following our split from Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church and formation as SCYMF. It was a joy to share additional parts of our story with him. Since he couldn’t meet with the larger group of Friends in SCYMF, I wanted to pass on his greetings and tell of his visit.
Way of the Spirit Retreats

Several SCYMF are alumni of Way of the Spirit, a retreat and learning program from the wisdom of the Quaker way. Read participant comments on our website, with details on the the start of the 2019 retreat cycle, February 15-18 in Mt. Angel, Oregon:  Apply now. 

Free, online Show N Tell meetings with pictures and stories can help to discern if Way of the Spirit might be a fit for you. The same content will be offered twice in December through (no account needed). Preregister through one of the links below.  
Get Away Give Away 2019

From Clyde Parker: It has been my hope that SCYMF churches can find ways to be together, minister together and build relationships. Our spring trip of 35 years seems to me to be the very kind of ministry that could do just that. Eugene Friends is committed to making this trip open to a group of up to 65 folks. We can facilitate transportation and the coordination of the project if local meetings will promote it within their fellowships.

Click here to view the GAGA Info Sheet.

From C. Wess Daniels:

My new eBook “Remixing Faith: Seeds of Renewal” is now available for (free) download as an eBook or a .PDF.

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to refine and summarize some of my thinking as it pertains to the concept of convergent Friends, remix, and renewing faith traditions and share it with Friends in a public talk. In that talk, I worked to distill down some of the ideas I think are most important.

I have put this talk together in ebook form complete with lots of pictures and illustrations and formatting that adds to the reading experience. I wanted to share this with all of you and make it as accessible as possible, so it is free to download. It should work with most modern-day eBook readers and apps. If that doesn’t work for you, I have also turned the talk into a downloadable .PDF.

This eBook is a great entry point into some of the key ideas around convergent Friends, remix, and other concepts found in my book “A Convergent Model of Renewal (or Amazon link).”


The annual Peace Through Pieces sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 8, at North Seattle Friends Church in the Fireside Room. The sale benefits the survivors of trauma and sexual violence. Items for sale are handmade in Burundi and Congo by the women served by this ministry. Click here for more information about the sale.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is asking for feedback from Quakers across the U.S. to help shape their new strategic plan. Click here to see a guide for Quaker monthly meetings/churches to host sessions by Dec. 15th to discuss the queries posed

Frank Granshaw is giving a presentation about an upcoming trip to COP24 (this year's United Nations climate conference in Poland). The presentation is scheduled from 7-9 p.m., Friday, January 18, at Multnomah Monthly Meeting and will lead in to a more general discussion about how Quakers can tackle the climate issues we are now facing. To broaden the conversation, they are inviting other Quakers to join them. Click here for the Background and Questions document Frank has prepared.

Quarterly Gathering will be at West Hills Friends Church on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Our next annual session has been scheduled tentatively for May 24–26, 2019.

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