Two members of the Nominating Committee met the morning of the quarterly gathering in Eugene, Saturday, September 28, to discuss openings on committees and nominations for a new co-clerk. Click here for minutes from the meeting
The Quarterly Gathering Committee met by Zoom video conference call on September 17 to discuss upcoming gatherings in Silverton (February 29) and Canby Grove (June 12–14). Click here for minutes from the meeting
American Friends Service Committee
A corporation meeting will be held April 16–18, 2020, at Friends Center in Philadelphia, PA, and we are invited to send two observers. Let the clerks know if you are interested in representing Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends there, and helping us discern whether we feel called to join American Friends Service Committee.
Learning & Action for Equity & Inclusion: As part of the ongoing journey toward right relationship with Native peoples, attend an event led by Indigenous peoples in your area this fall. Listed below are upcoming events in Portland, Eugene, Bellingham, Seattle, and the Seattle area in the coming weeks. Let us know if you find others! — Compiled by Anna Knierim, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Indigenous People's Day Celebration
October 14th 4pm to 9pm
Great Spirit Native American Fellowship
3917 NE Shaver St, Portland, Oregon 97212
Engaged Humanities: Partnerships between Academia and Tribal Communities (Conference)
November 8th 9am
Ford Alumni Center, University of Oregon
1720 East 13th, Eugene, Oregon
Seattle Indigenous Peoples' Day 2019: Love Knows No Borders
Monday, October 14th
- Celebratory March: 9:30am- 11:30am, Westlake Park, 400 Pine Street
- Bertha Knight Landes Room: 11:30am-1:30pm, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue
- Evening Celebration and Dinner: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, cost unknown
Honoring Our Superheroes: Indigenous Educator Warriors Powwow
October 19th 11am to 8pm
Intellectual House, University of Washington
4249 Whitman Court, Seattle, Washington 98195
Annual Holiday Native Gift Fair and Art Market
November 29th to December 1st 10am to 5pm
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 West Marginal Way Southwest, Seattle
Way of the Spirit is hosting a mini-retreat at Multnomah Monthly Meeting (4312 SE Stark St, Portland) on Saturday, October 19, 2019: Find Life in Your Prayer or Spiritual Practice. 9:00am-12:30, followed by lunch. All area Quakers and interested seekers welcome! Facilitated by Christine Hall, Way of the Spirit director. RSVP to Natalie Ramsland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Way of the Spirit is is an 18-month retreat and learning program for spiritual deepening from the wisdom of Quaker spirituality. Eugene Friends Church (3495 W 18th Ave, Eugene, OR) is hosting an inquiry session at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 20.
"A Shared Voice on Earth Care" webinar: Monday, October 21, 2019, 10:00am (Pacific Time). Speakers will include: Emma Condori Mamani, a lifelong Quaker from La Paz, Bolivia, who is speaking out about climate change and access to clean water, Emily Wirzba, who lobbies on energy and environmental concerns for the Friends Committee on National Legislation in the US (FCNL), Beverly Ward, who is the Field Secretary for Earthcare for Southeastern Yearly Meeting, and Kallan Benson, a Friend from Annapolis, Maryland, who is a leader of the youth climate strike. (Sign up link coming soon.)
Friends Committee on National Legislation is hosting an event (accessible online) on October 23, celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Click here for more information.
University Friends Meetinghouse, 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, is hosting Evan Welkin, who will be in Oregon in early November as part of the Barnraising Tour for Borgo Basino, a farm, school, and intentional community in Italy. Click here for more information.
The doors are open for Way of the Spirit 2020, with a new distance learning option for far flung participants. Way of the Spirit is an 18-month retreat and learning program for spiritual deepening from the wisdom of Quaker spirituality. Details: https://goodnewsassoc.org/spirit/ | Using Zoom video conferencing, hear details and ask your questions of the program director and a past participant in the program. Zoom is free. Click a link below to register for an inquiry session (content will repeat each session):
- Sunday, October 27, 7:00-8:00 pm
- Saturday, November 9, 10:00-11:00 am
- Saturday, November 23, 10:00-11:00 am
- Wednesday, December 4, 7:00-8:00 pm
Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends Quarterly Gathering this winter will be at Silverton Friends Church – 229 Eureka Ave, Silverton, OR 97381 – on Saturday, February 29. More information to come.
Annual Gathering for Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends will be this June 12–14, 2020, at Canby Grove.
Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries is happy to announce the return of the Deeper Roots program. Deborah Shaw, Deborah Fisch, and Lloyd Lee Wilson will lead a group of committed Friends in a “deep dive” into the history of our Quaker faith, a Quaker perspective on the Bible and how to benefit from it, sampling spiritual practices and disciplines valuable to Friends, and building authentic spiritual community. Four long weekend residencies over 18 months, beginning 9/10-13, 2020, at Ben Lomond Quaker Center in California. Suitable for seasoned Friends as well as those relatively new to Quakerism. For more details or to request an application, visit Broken Vessels Quaker Ministries at bvqministries.org
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