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Bulletin 07.26.2019

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Bulletin 07.26.2019
 
Webinar Invitation

Throughout 2018 several public Friends came together via video conference calls and one face-to-face meeting to discuss what we as Quakers are called to do about the interlocking ecological issues affecting all of creation. Participants of this group include Friends across the Quaker spectrum including those affiliated with Evangelical Friends of North America, Friends United Meeting, Friends General Conference, and other unaffiliated Friends. The group worked with FWCC to produce a short video Quakers Coming Together to Care for the Earth, which showcases Friends from across Quaker theological traditions in North America sharing their personal testimonies on environmental justice, earthcare and stewardship.

We invite you to join us for a webinar on Monday July 29, 2019 to learn more about the work of this group of Friends and to find out how you can use this new video resource to support conversations about environmental justice, earthcare and stewardship in your own meeting or church. 

Click here for more information.

 


 

 

As many of you know, peace is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. It is also something that, honestly, I struggle with a great deal. My struggle is mainly with my sense of being caught in a lifestyle that feels generally peaceful, while I know that lurking underneath my “peaceful,” relatively easy existence is a great deal of pain, violence and evil. My personal life and relationships are fairly peaceable, but the system in which I live and must participate is not peaceful by any means. Violence occurs against individuals, other nations and the Earth in the way things are grown, harvested and transported to our stores. Injustices abound in the factories that produce our clothing, shoes and electronics. Wars are fought over resources from oil to rubber to diamonds.

Let’s strive for interpersonal peace, but let's not stop there. Let’s work together to refuse to cooperate with the principalities and powers of this world. Christ has already overcome them; let’s join him.

Cherice Bock, adapted from the 2012 Daily Reader


Announcements

On the 20th and 27th of September millions will take part in global climate strikes. 350PDX will host a Climate Strike General Meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, August 6, in Portland. Click here for more information.

Come walk with West Hills Friends into the future. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our welcoming and uniquely diverse Quaker community as a full-time released minister. If you are interested in learning more about this position, go to https://westhillsfriends.org/jobposting.

Newberg Emerging Friends Church is seeking to fill three part-time positions. 
  1. Youth Pastor
  2. Children's Ministries Coordinator
  3. College and Young Adult Ministries Coordinator
Please review links for job descriptions and application information. For additional questions, please contact Steve Fawver at sfawver@gmail.com.

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