Sunday, May 24-bring your visiting family and friends!

9am Unprogrammed Meeting in the Gathering Room

10 am Small Groups:
Children 3-10 are invited to Way of the Child in Room 203.

Youth 11 and up are invited to NOOMA in Room 208.

Children 3 and under, a fully staffed nursery is available.

Exploring Quakerism: This week will be consider various Quaker writings on worship. Even if you have not had a chance to join us previously all are still welcome. Gather in Fellowship Hall. May 31 will be our final day and the topic will be peace.

At 11am Meeting for Worship, Alexis Smith, Chaplain at Wesley Long Hospital will offer the morning message.  Dawn Davis will also be bringing us a Stewardship Skit that she wrote! You do no want to miss it.

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To view this Sunday’s bulletin and announcements, click here: May 24 bulletin May 24 announcements

Cycle of Grace: focusing on fruitfulness

Join us this Sunday!
9 am Unprogrammed Meeting-Gathering Room

10 am Small Groups:
Children 3-10 are invited to Way of the Child in Room 203.

Youth 11 and up are invited to NOOMA in Room 208.

Children 3 and under, a fully staffed nursery is available during small group sessions.

Exploring Quakerism:
Update on this Sunday’s 10am Small Group Gathering! The topic will be Socially Responsible Investing, with guest panelist, David Raper, a board member of Friends Fiduciary Corporation, Tim Jackson and Katie Rowlett.

At 11am Honoring of our graduates.Deborah Suess will complete her sermon series on the Cycle of Grace: focusing on fruitfulness. We will also have special harp and guitar music from Andrew Pisano and his mother, Pam Pisano.

Noon Carry-in lunch at the Rise of Meeting. Please bring a dish or two to share. Hospitality crew will be available at 9am in the kitchen for you to drop off your dishes. Drinks will be provided.

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To view this Sunday’s bulletin and announcements, click here: May 17 bulletinMay 17 announcements

Cycle of Grace Part 3: Significance

9 am Unprogrammed Meeting-in the Gathering Room downstairs

10 am Small Groups:

Children 3-10 are invited to Way of the Child in Room 203.

Youth 11 and up are invited to NOOMA in Room 208.

Children 3 and under, a fully staffed nursery is available during small group sessions.

Exploring Quakerism: Exploring Quakerism: Understanding the Faith and Practice Class continues at 10am on Sunday morning in Fellowship Hall. This week we our topic is Vocal Ministry in Worship. If you are interested in reading ahead, links to Yearly Meeting Faith and Practices can be found here: http://www.quakerinfo.org/quakerism/faithandpractice

An excerpt from Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice:

“Waiting upon the Holy Spirit in silent expectation and prayer is the basis of our meeting for worship. Vocal ministry should arise out of a sense of being inwardly moved to share a message aloud. Sometimes a message is not ripe yet, or comes clearly but is meant only for the person receiving it, not for the group. Some Friends are led to speak frequently, and others only rarely; yet the timid or brief message of one who seldom speaks may be as moving and helpful as that of a more practiced speaker. The experienced speaker should be watchful not to speak too often or at undue length. No Friend should come to meeting for worship with an intention to speak or not to speak.”

At 11am Deborah Suess will offer the morning message continuing on her series of the cycle of grace with “Significance”. Jean Christy will join her on Facing Bench.

12:10 pm Monthly Meeting all welcome.

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To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click here: May 10 bulletin May 10 announcements

Cycle of Grace, Part Two: Sustenance

9 am Unprogrammed Worship-Gathering Room downstairs

10 am Small Groups:

Children 3-10 are invited to Way of the Child in Room 203.

Youth 11 and up are invited to NOOMA in Room 208.

Children 3 and under, a fully staffed nursery is available during small group sessions.

Exploring Quakerism: Understanding the Faith and Practice Class continues at 10am on Sunday morning in Fellowship Hall. This week we our topic is Relationships and our Personal Lives.

11am Semi-programmed Worship Deborah Suess will continue her series on the, “Cycle of Grace, Part Two: Sustenance”. Greg Woods and Jenn Bonsall joining her on Facing Bench.

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To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click here:May 3 bulletin May 3 announcements

 

Cycle of Grace—Sustenance

9am Unprogrammed Meeting-Gathering Room

10 am Small Groups:

Children 3-10 are invited to Way of the Child in Room 203.

Youth 11 and up are invited to NOOMA in Room 208.

Children 3 and under, a fully staffed nursery is available during small group sessions.

Exploring Quakerism: Understanding the Faith and Practice Class continues at 10am on Sunday morning in Fellowship Hall. This week we will share faith statements on Prayer. There will be discussion as well as time to journal. If we have enough     submissions we may put together our own booklet. If you are unable to attend or miss a class, your submissions are still welcome.

11am Semi-programmed Meeting Deborah Suess will offer the morning   message, along with Bob Winsor on piano and a special solo from Jennifer Brigman.

At Noon, help with clean up from the yard sale or take a walk with the Quaker Bakers!

To view this Sunday’s bulletin and announcementsApril 26 bulletin April 26 announcements, click here:

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Sing a new song

This Sunday we will dedicate our new hymnals which are given in loving memory of Ada Sue Jackson and Betty Lou Gentry. We will also have special music with the organ and cello. Deborah Suess will offer the morning message, “Sing A New Song”. To view this Sunday’s bulletin click here: January 25 bulletin

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Join us this Sunday, January 18 as Deborah Suess offers the morning message, “Prophets, Imperfection & Grace” during our 11am semi-programmed Meeting for Worship.

All are also welcome to our 9am Unprogrammed Meeting located in the lower level Gathering Room.

To view this Sunday’s bulletin and announcement, click here:January 18 bulletin
Jan 18 announcements

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Wait calmly. I will get you a surprise. (Sheila Hoyer)

Sunday, December 7 event:

9am Unprogrammed in the Gathering Room.

10am All children and youth! Please join us in practicing for the Christmas Play. We will gather at 10am on both December 7 and14. There will be warm drinks and snacks and space for adults to spend time together in the Fellowship Hall. Our Christmas Nativity is December14 at 5:30 pm. We welcome any and all possible creatures or people that MIGHT have been at the birth of Jesus. We have plenty of costumes to go around or wear your own!

11am Sheila Hoyer offers the morning message, “Wait calmly. I will get you a surprise.”

7pm The Longest Night Service also called Blue Christmas is a special service of solace and remembrance for those who find this time of year particularly difficult. There are many who anguish over lost or broken relationships, or the prospect of spending the holidays without a special loved one. Others are facing lingering illness or isolation, or are struggling with unemployment and lack of financial resources. We will gather together to share our hurts with God and to open our hearts to the light God has promised us in Christ. Join us, along with our neighbors from Congregational UCC and The Christian Church – for reflective music, prayer, scripture, readings and song here at First Friends Meetingroom.

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click here:December 7 Bulletin

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