Eugene Friends Meeting

Eugene Friends Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends ("Quakers")

Eugene Friends Meeting News

EFM Calendar for April 2020:

Please join a Eugene Friends Meeting online Meeting for Worship: God is in all of us wherever we are, and dispersed meeting allows us to worship together without risk of spreading illness. Simply use a computer with internet access or a phone. You are encouraged to arrive at least 5 min early to make sure you can log on successfully, and mute your microphone until you wish to speak so as not to supply background noise. Sunday Schedule:

  • 9 a.m. – Meeting for Worship, with Afterword 
  • 10:15 – Singing
  • 11 a.m. Meeting for Worship, broken at noon.

These links will work for all Sunday worships as well as mid-week worship. Computer login: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/839192871. Meeting ID: 839 192 871# Phone login: 1 (669) 900-9128 then enter: 839192871#

ALL face-to-face events are cancelled through April, because of the Covid-19 Virus

  • 12- Worship sharing, 12:45, via zoom
  • 14- Mid-week worship, 7:30-8:30, via zoom
  • 16- Quaker Studies, 7-8 p.m. via zoom
  • 19- Resiliency Series – journaling at home. (Materials and queries will be sent out.)
  • 21- Mid-week worship, 7:30-8:30, via zoom
  • 26- Meeting for Business, TBA

Tuesdays– Women’s Reading Group, cancelled

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Eugene Friends Meeting Events and Opportunities

EFM Work Party is postponed but we still need the work done! If you want to work on the grounds or inside at a scheduled time (to avoid face-to-face contact) please see this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pNYT4qGzGoU-TUCkBSSqCfL9-QD_bViQIUlnGMP8_JQ/edit?usp=sharing

Online Worship Sharing – Sunday, April 12 at 12:45 via Zoom. Please join us in our first online worship sharing on the timely topic of “Be Not Afraid.” How can we minister to fear within ourselves and others, trusting and growing in the Spirit, and holding current concerns in the Light? Stay tuned for more queries and please consider an optional reading of the section on fear in Faith and Practice, pp. 98-101. Use the same zoom codes listed for Sunday worship.

Midweek Evening Worship via zoom: Tuesday, April 14 and 21, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Use the same zoom codes listed for Sundays. 

Quaker Studies returns with the theme, “How Do We Find Light in Times of Darkness?”, Thursday, April 16, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. via Zoom (see details below). Everyone is welcome to attend.Web URL: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/471677059; Phone: 1 (669) 900-9128 Meeting ID: 471677059#

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Upcoming Events

Willamette Quarterly Meeting at the end of May has been cancelled. We hope to gather at Camp Arrah Wanna in May of 2021. 

NPYM Annual Session is canceled. The Coordinating Committee of North Pacific Yearly Meeting met via video conference on March 21. Twenty-four Friends from all four states of our yearly meeting were present. After long and worshipful discernment, we decided that we must cancel our usual Annual Session, which was to be in Monmouth, Oregon, in July. We considered the probability of continuing risk to health from large gatherings, the risk to those who are doing the necessary preparatory work now (that preparatory work includes travel and face-to-face meetings), and the monetary risks of proceeding in the face of uncertainty. We are saddened by the loss of a cherished opportunity to gather and see each other’s faces. We are especially saddened by the loss of this occasion for our children, junior Friends, and isolated Friends. In place of our usual Annual Session, we hope to be able to devise other ways to gather and support each other, mostly via electronic media. Some are calling this possibility a “year-round annual session.” As alternative plans become clear, they will be posted on the NPYM website and distributed to meeting contact persons by email. David Zeiss, Clerk of North Pacific Yearly Meeting