For many Friends, myself included, stillness is a better term for what we are talking about than silence. Psalm 46, in a passage Quakers like, says “Be still and know that I am God.” We Friends don’t seek to be silent; rather, we seek to wait upon God, to hear what God is saying to us and sometimes through us. Hence, in the stillness, we are occasionally surprised to find ourselves compelled to speak. – Doug Bennett
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Today: Sunday, May 24, 2015
Worship QHLR 9:00 am
Sp. Journeys PAR 9:15 am
Worship MR & QHLR 10:30 am
Hosp. Ctte KIT Noon
Fibre Party NR Noon
HHTF AR Noon
Worship DPR 6:00 pm
Today, two Friends will tell their spiritual journeys in the morning. At noon, the Hospitality Committee and Hunger & Homelessness Taskforce will meet. So will the Fibre Party.
Staff and program assistants are gathering at FCNL the week of May 26-29 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to write personal notes to previous donors. If you can spare an afternoon or a few hours to join us in this effort, please contact: Elaine Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 734-276-2191.
YAF Camping Trip – Let’s go camping! This year, the Young Adults will be camping at Friends Wilderness Center on May 29-31. There will be hiking, fellowship, campfires (with songs), worship and plenty of s’mores. Cost is $20 for the weekend ($10/night and includes food); $35/night if you want to stay in the cabin. Sign up on DC Young Adult Friends Meetup site or email Michael: email@example.com
Next Sunday, May 31, the Committee of Clerks will meet in the early morning and the Friendly Bible Study and Sustainability Task Force will meet at noon. The Task Force is seeking members and attenders interested in exploring and proposing actions that FMW -- and all of us -- can take to reduce our contribution to climate change and other environmental problems. Come to the kickoff meeting on May 31 at noon to help set the direction of this task force.
Looking ahead: July 5 to 11: Friends General Conference (FGC) Annual Gathering
The FGC Gathering will be at the Western Carolina University near Asheville
NC. Look up the program for this year at www.fgcGathering.org
Head of Meeting Schedule (For the most up to date schedule, visit http://tinyurl.com/k2342fa )
May 24: Blair Forlaw; May 31: Hospitality Committee