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Bulletin 12.14.2018

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Bulletin 12.14.2018
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What is God calling us to do?
 
The follow up question, which we will discuss at the February quarterly meeting, is “What is God calling us to do?
 
The task force for this discussion invites each Sierra-Cascades church to hold a threshing meeting before February 16th to reflect, discern, and listen around this question. These meetings help you know how the Spirit is moving in you and others in your church about the issue. It will also enrich the discussion when we are gathered as a yearly meeting in February.
 
A threshing meeting is about listening to God, oneself, and others gathered; it’s not a meeting to decide and bring a minute. Time is short, especially given the holidays, so please set a date soon that fits your church.

Click here to read more about this discussion.
 
Coordinating Committee
 
The Coordinating Committee met on Monday, November 26, 2018, with the following agenda:
  • travel fund
  • child abuse prevention
  • ServantKeeper
  • committee reports
 
 

16

Finding peace
demands losing selfishness,
no more striving.
Instead of struggling
for control,
get quiet; seek
the Eternal Light –
our Source.
All else is dust.

Fail to find this Source,
and you’ll wander in
confusion.
You’ll miss heaven.

Gentle compassion leads
to humility, to dignity.
Surrounded by the
Spirit of Love,
you will face life
and death victoriously.

Jim Teeters in Because of This


Announcements

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 for May 24–26, 2019.

Reedwood Friends Church, Portland, Oregon, is seeking applications for the position of full-time pastor.  Reedwood is an urban, Christ-centered, multi-cultural church that welcomes all seekers of truth.  Until recently Reedwood was part of Northwest Yearly Meeting, but it is now an independent Friends Church of approximately 70 affiliated persons. Applications may be made by sending a cover letter, CV and written statement showing personal commitment to Quaker values and testimonies to Susanne Christopher, Clerk, pastoral search committee, jobs@reedwood.org. To see the complete job description, click here https://reedwoodfriends.wordpress.com/

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