EFM Calendar for December 2019:
- 1- First Sunday PIE Potluck, 12:00 p.m.
- 8- All Together Meeting, 11:30 a.m.
- 8- Worship Sharing, 12:45 p.m.
- 10- Mid-week Worship, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- 21- Christmas Party, 5:30 p.m.
- 22- Meeting for Business, 12:30 p.m.
- 24- Christmas Eve Worship, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- Meeting for Worship at 9 a.m.
- Afterword at 10 a.m.;
- Singing 10:15-10:45 a.m.;
- Meeting for Worship & First Day School for children at 11 a.m.
Tuesdays– Women’s Reading Group, 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Eugene Friends Meeting Events and Opportunities
Are you ready to get your pie on? First Sunday potluck will be our annual December Pie Social. Feel free to bring any pie-themed main dish or dessert such as, potpie, shepherd’s pie, tamale pie, quiche, pizza pie, or any dessert pie to the December 1First Sunday potluck!
Winter Clothing Drive: Catholic Community Services invites us to donate warm clothing items between now and December 31, to the box in the upper hall. They accept any size, type, and brand: New Socks; new or gently used coats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, blankets, backpacks, rainwear, ponchos.
Wreaths: It’s time to buy beautiful wreaths from the Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas! Each wreath costs $35. Buying these helps these farmworkers support their families and also gives them training in starting a business. Order by Tuesday, December 3, by signing up in the hallway. Wreaths brought to the Meetinghouse Saturday, December 7, for pickup Sunday morning before 11:00.
Church Women United will have their December Meeting at the Meeting House on Friday, December 6, 9:15 to 11 a.m. All women of the Meeting are welcome to attend. If you wish, bring a snack for our buffet.
Volunteer Opportunity: Eugene Friends are helping with the Interfaith Breakfast at First Christian Church on each 2nd weekend of the month. Our next weekend is Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8. We need more helpers!
All Together Meeting: On Sunday, December 8, all the young people of the Meeting are invited to participate for the second 30-minutes of Meeting. Children and youth will go directly to First Day School at 11:00, and teachers will bring them into the Meeting Room at 11:30 to sit with their parents. We hope that adults will be understanding of the children and supportive of their parents as we all continue to nurture the spiritual growth of the next generation of Friends. -Worship-Ministry-Nurture Committee.
Worship Sharing: Second Sunday, December 8, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room.“Using queries to enrich our personal lives and the life of our Meeting.” Come and practice worshipful listening as the Spirit moves those among us to share messages in the form of queries or messages about queries. Stay tuned for queries about queries.
Midweek Evening Worship: Worship-Ministry-Nurture Committee brings to EFM a midweek Worship, on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room, with a brief “post script” and home… by 9:00. Our next Meetings for Worship are Tuesday, December 10, and Christmas Eve, December 24. Come join us.
EFM Christmas Party, Saturday, December 21, 5:30- potluck, 6:30- program. In days of old, many people (young and aged, related or not) formed clusters to secretly prepare a skit, or sing together, or create some other gift for the Meeting. Look around you today… Who could you invite to join you in preparing an offering for our annual Christmas Party?
Meeting for Worship for Business: Canceled for December.