Eugene Friends Meeting

Eugene Friends Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends ("Quakers")

Eugene Friends Meeting News

Sunday Schedule:

  • 9 a.m. – Meeting for Worship via zoom, with Afterword 
  • 10:15 – Singing via zoom
  • 11 a.m – Outdoor Meeting for Worship, outdoors rain or shine
  • 11 a.m. – First Day Children’s Program, outdoors rain or shine if scheduled
  • 11 a.m. – Meeting for Worship via zoom, with Afterward

Tuesdays: Mid-week worship via zoom, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

You are invited to worship with Eugene Friends Meeting:

Outdoor Meeting for Worship:

You are invited to a Meeting for Worship at 11 a.m. every Sunday, rain or shine, in the Memorial Garden area of the Meeting grounds. Please enter from the west parking area; bring a chair or seat, and umbrella, and a water bottle; wear a mask or other face covering; and arrive early enough to have a brief health screening and sign a contact tracing registry. Learn about EFM protocol for safe, monitored Meeting for Worship here.

First Day Children’s Program:

Our winter program begins in November with one themed Sunday, per month. Open to ages 5 on up. Families interested in reserving their young folks’ attendance, e-mail Children’s Religious Education Committee.

Online Meeting for Worship at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.:

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 to eliminate background noise. Use the link below to attend.

Meeting ID: 865 0968 3721

Passcode: EFM

Phone login: 1 (253) 215-8782 + Meeting ID.

IF you are unable to login, try pasting the login link into your browser.

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EFM December Events:

  • December 6 – Western Friend Event, time 10:15 a.m., via zoom
  • December 10 – Grounds Work Party, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at the Meetinghouse
  • December 13 – Worship Sharing, 12:45 p.m., via zoom
  • December 17 – Black Poetry Reading, 7:00 p.m., via zoom
  • December 19 – Annual Christmas Party, 4:00 p.m.
  • December 20 – Welcoming Remodel Fun-raiser, 7:00 p.m., via zoom
  • December 27 – Meeting for Worship for Business, 12:45 p.m., via zoom

EFM January Events:

  • January 10 – NPYM Outreach and Visitation, 12:45 p.m., via zoom
  • January 21 – Quaker Anti-racism Book Group, 7:00 p.m., via zoom
  • January 29 – Annual Winter Retreat evening conversation, via zoom
  • January 30 – Annual Winter Retreat, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., via zoom
  • For a complete list of events and meetings, see the calendar.

Eugene Friends Meeting Event Details

Western Friend Project: It is time for the annual subscription drive for Western Friend magazine. If you are new to Eugene Friends Meeting and want to learn more, please reach out to the Florence Worship Group convener, who is a Western Friend Board member. She is passionate about this magazine that links all Quakers here in the West. This linkage is even more important in this time of social distancing. Please continue to support this Project whose mission is to connects us through the magazine, and online opportunities. In this down time, consider writing an article or letter to the Editor yourself to reach out and connect. One third of the magazine’s financial support comes from subscriptions, so subscribers are very important to the work we do here in the West.

A zoom event is planned for December 6, time 10:15 a.m. Use the Sunday zoom link. Learn more about Western Friend magazine here.

Worship Sharing: Sunday, December 13, 12:45-2:00 p.m. Nights are getting longer. Daylight recedes until the Winter Solstice. It is a time for expectant waiting and preparation. How do we prepare ourselves to listen to that still small voice inside us? Please join us for this monthly opportunity to go deeper in our connections to each other. Use the Sunday Worship zoom link. Contact Worship-Ministry-Nurture Committee.

Continuing our pursuit of anti-racism: the Adult Religious Education Committee invites you to a Black Poetry Evening via Zoom on Thursday, December 17, 7 p.m. This is part of our year-long theme of Inner Work / Outer Work. Bring a poem to read by a Black writer, and, if you want, a few words about the poet. In January we will start an Eugene Friends Meeting study group of an engaging anti-racism book. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, all of us can consider reading a valuable precursor, “White Fragility.” Contact Adult Religious Education.

EFM Christmas Party: Saturday, December 19, at 4:00 p.m. This is a time to share stories, poems, songs and fellowship. If you have an offering for our annual “potluck” of shared inspiration, contact the Clerks.

FUN-Raising Zoom Party: Sunday, December 20, at 7 p.m. Consider the many holiday “gifts” that will be available to purchase from Friends. The money will go towards gathering resources needed to make our Meeting House welcoming to persons of all gender identities and physical abilities. The Water Closet Remodel will start while our building is not being regularly used. Many Friends got an email from our new Data Base Manager, Fran Barton Krohn: We are using her expertise to help us with Fundraising. A pledge form is posted on the Welcoming Remodel webpage. Contact the Welcoming Remodel Committee

NPYM Outreach and Visitation: Sunday, January 10, 12:45-2:00. A Friend traveling in the ministry throughout our North Pacific Yearly Meeting will speak to us on the topic, “Widening the Welcome: Creating an Inclusive Culture.” This special event will be in place of our usual second Sunday worship sharing. Contact Worship-Ministry-Nurture Committee.

Quaker Anti-racism Book Group: Thursday, January 21, 7 p.m., via zoom. For the first session we will be reading Part I of Conversations about Race; Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Black psychologist and academic, Beverly Tatum. Contact Adult Religious Education Committee or Contact the Peace and Justice Committee.

Annual Winter Retreat: Friday evening, January 29, and Saturday, January 30, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The topic is “Reflecting on the Past, Being in the Present, and Finding Hope for the Future:  How is the Divine at Work in our Lives?” More details later. Contact Worship-Ministry-Nurture Committee.

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Updated 11/28/2020