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Bulletin 07.06.2018

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Bulletin 07.06.2018
Grateful
 
 
Quarterly Gathering Committee Sets Dates
The Quarterly Gathering Committee has set the dates for annual sessions in 2019: May 17, 18 & 19. The next two quarterly gatherings will be either October 13th or 20th in Eugene and February 16th at West Hills.

The draft schedule for the gathering in October is as follows:

10 Worship
11 Workshop for Equity and Inclusion
12 Meal provided by Eugene Friends, supported by donation
1 Fun activity
1:30 Committees meet
2:45 Discussion groups with queries from the Coordinating Committee
5 Simple meal provided by Eugene Friends, supported by donation
 

Coordinating Committee Approves Co-clerk
From the minutes: On the afternoon of Sunday, May 20, “Jon Kershner asked for approval for the Coordinating Committee’s authorization to nominate a co-clerk to serve until the next Quarterly Gathering, at which time they will be approved by the full group.” In an email decision with unanimous written consent on June 29, the Coordinating Committee named Sarah Katreen Hoggatt to serve as co-clerk alongside Cherice Bock.

Click here to contact any of our clerks.
 
 
Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference
Greetings to Friends everywhere:

A total of 84 women gathered on the banks of the Molalla River near Canby, Oregon (U.S.A.) for spiritual enrichment and fellowship at the Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference. Thirty of these were programmed Friends and fifty were unprogrammed Friends. Four registrants from other faith traditions also attended.

Click here to read the full epistle.
 

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minute
From Phil Caroom, Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) Peace and Social Concerns Committee clerk

On 6/9/18, Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) at our Interim meeting for business adopted the attached minute supporting civil and human rights of Transgender People. We hope that other Yearly Meetings will join us to support and answer that of God among these discriminated-against Friends and others in our communities.

Click here to view the minute from Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
 

Workshop on White Supremacy
HOW DO FRIENDS SUPPORT WHITE SUPREMACY IN OUR MEETINGS AND THE WORLD? – A workshop with Vanessa Julye at Multnomah Friends Meeting

Vanessa Julye – co-author of the book, Fit for Freedom not for Friendship – will lead a three-day workshop at Multnomah Meeting before she goes to North Pacific Yearly Meeting Annual Session to be this year’s Friend in Residence. 

July 20, 21, 22 Workshop with Vanessa Julye, who currently serves as Coordinator for the FGC Committee for Ministry on Racism. This is a three-day workshop, and participants should plan to attend all three days: Friday evening 6pm to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday afternoon 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided on Saturday as well as snacks on Friday and Sunday, all at no cost to participants.

No more than 30 participants will be accepted. Priority is on a “first come” basis. To register, send an email to MultnomahFriendsEvents@gmail.com and you will receive an automatic email response with a link to the registration page. If that method doesn’t work for you, please call or email Lew Scholl at 971- 888-3153 or lewscholl@gmail.com

Anyone needing childcare can make the request in the online form. This event is sponsored by the Friends for Racial Justice, and the Peace and Social Concerns Committees of Multnomah Meeting. Expenses will be covered by the Spiritual Life Fund administered by Multnomah and Bridge City Meetings. All sessions will be held at the Multnomah Friends Meetinghouse. 

Vanessa Julye’s book, Fit for Freedom not for Friendship, is available from Barclay Press.
 

44

When you seek
external approval
or garner riches,
you fail to
find fulfillment.

Just be who you are.
Seeking prestige
or wealth
will leave you wanting.

Be grateful;
be satisfied.
All creation
will bless you.

From Because of This by Jim Teeters


Announcements

Religious Education in Action: Activism, Outreach and Parenting – How do we take the lessons of Quaker religious education beyond the meetinghouse? Where do life-long spiritual formation and activism, outreach, and Quaker parenting intersect? 5th Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) Conference and Retreat 17–19 August 2018 at Powell House in Old Chatham, New York http://www.powellhouse.org/index.php/site-map/articles/adult-family-programs/5th-qrec-conference-retreat

FWCC invites you to join Quakers around the world on 7 October for World Quaker Day, in its 5th year. The theme, Crossing Cultures, Sharing Stories draws us into our shared experience of worship, celebrating our wonderful diversity of expression. Church to church, meeting to meeting, country to country, and section to section, we feel the power of God collecting us into a faithful family. We welcome all expressions of Quaker worship! http://www.worldquakerday.org/

Quaker Earthcare Witness is meeting in Federal Way (near Tacoma), 11–14 October 2018. A link to registration will be available in August. Meetings will take place at the Dumas Bay Centre. Click here for more information.

Our next Quarterly Gathering will be at Eugene Friends Church on October 13 or October 20. Stay tuned for more information. The following Quarterly Gathering will be at West Hills Friends Church on February 16, 2019. Our next annual session will be May 17–19, 2019.

Reedwood Friends Church, an independent, multi-cultural Quaker Church, located in southeast Portland, Oregon, and until recently a part of Northwest Yearly Meeting, is seeking applications for a full-time pastor.  We are seeking an experienced Christ-centered pastor who has a proven track record in effective community building and organizing, a strong ability to recruit, supervise and energize volunteers, experience working with cross cultural and inter-generational communities, delivers challenging and inspiring sermons and shows a demonstrated ability to pursue active, continuous personal, professional and spiritual development. For complete job description go to www.reedwood.org. Applications may be made by sending a cover letter, CV/resume, and written statement showing personal commitment to Quaker values and testimonies to jobs@reedwood.org.

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