Eugene Friends Meeting

Eugene Friends Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends ("Quakers")

Eugene Friends Meeting News

EFM Calendar for August 2019:

  • 4- First Sunday Potluck, 12:00 p.m.
  • 11- Worship Sharing, 12:30 p.m.
  • 18- Ice Cream Social, noon
  • 18- Good-bye party for Alyssa
  • 18- Homestead Presentation, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • 25- Meeting for Business, 12:45 p.m.

Meeting for Eating and Monthly Birthday Party- Join us Sunday August 4,, at noon for a potluck lunch with birthday cake. This is our monthly chance to share food and get to know each other better. Everyone with an August birthday is invited to sit at the south table.

Worship Sharing: Sunday, August 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. We can deepen both our Friendly connection to each other and our personal spiritual practice during this monthly 2nd Sunday gathering. All are invited, especially those new to Quakerism. Worship & Ministry Committee.

Ice Cream Social: Join us for our annual Meeting for Ice Cream- Sunday, August 18, at noon. Please sign up to bring an ice cream base, ready to freeze, and we will make it into a frozen delight! The sign up and some recipes are on the board near to the kitchen.

Going Away Party for Alyssa Smith: Alyssa is leaving for Alaska on August 27th (her boys are leaving on the 17th). Join us Sunday, August 18, during the Ice Cream Social, to celebrate their importance to our Meeting and wish Alyssa the best!

Homestead presentation: Once the largest for-profit Child Detention Center in the United States, now emptying, but where are the children and why are they being moved? Anne Bridgman, a Eugene writer, editor, and activist, visited Homestead, Florida, to witness for a week at the detention facility. She will speak to us on Sunday, August 18, at 1 p.m. (after the ice cream social), about her experience there, as well as subsequent changes at the facility, questions that remain about the children there and in other U.S. detention facilities, and other issues related to migrant children.

Meeting for Worship for Business: If your committee has seasoned an agenda item to bring, please email it or call me by Wednesday, August 21, to get on the agenda. Please bring your lunch and come to Meeting for Worship for Business on Sunday, August 25, at 12:30 p.m. Thank you!