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 in the courtyard
  • 11 a.m. – Children’s Park Days; meet in the labyrinth area
  • 11 a.m. – Meeting for Worship via zoom, (with children and youth breakout rooms)

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

Please join our Eugene Friends Meeting worship opportunities:

Outdoor Meeting for Worship: You are invited to a Meeting for Worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday, in the Memorial Garden area of the Meeting grounds. Please enter from the west parking area; bring a chair or seat 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. 

Children’s Meeting Park Days will happen also at 11 a.m. Children will congregate in the back courtyard to check in and proceed to the park. Please bring a water bottle and a mask.

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

Zoom links: These will work for all zoom worships and gatherings on Sundays and Tuesdays. Computer login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83758861519?pwd=bjM5TWdFOFhNUWJIek9aRURDZTcvZz09. Meeting ID: 837 5886 1519, Password: EFM, Phone login: 1 (253) 215-8782, then enter Meeting ID.

EFM Calendar for September 2020:

  • 13- Worship Sharing via zoom, 12:45 p.m.
  • 17 & 19- Fall Work Party
  • 23- Quaker Studies via zoom, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • 26- Memorial Meeting for Steven Deutsch via zoom, 2 p.m.
  • 27- Meeting for Business via zoom, 12:45 p.m.

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Eugene Friends Meeting Events and Opportunities

Quaker Bakers! We’re on for this week! Donated baked goods will be picked up from the Meeting House back porch on Sunday, September 6, at 5:00 pm. and distributed to our unhoused neighbors. The next date is Sunday, September 20. Thank you for caring!

Midweek Evening Worship has been expanded to EVERY Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., via zoom. Come join us. Use the same links as for Sunday Worship. Worship-Ministry-Nurture Committee

Worship Sharing: Sunday, September 13, 12:45-2 p.m. via zoom (use the same link as for worship). Something for Friends to consider: Hope is everywhere when you know where to look. How do you experience hope? What brings you joy? We can deepen both our Friendly connection to each other and our personal spiritual practice during this monthly 2nd Sunday gathering. All are invited. Worship-Ministry-Nurture Committee.

EFM Work Party: Come some, but not all, to help shine up the Eugene Friends Meeting House and Grounds, on Thursday, September 17, 8-noon, and Saturday, September 19, 10-noon. Seven people max each day, spread out around the area – We will have a health Monitor each day, and a registry. We have big tasks and small tasks, indoor and outdoor tasks; sign up for the task of your dreams — Call Cynthia Black before she calls you (the pandemic version of passing a clipboard). If you want to help on a different day, with no Health Monitor, I can set that up. Cynthia Black.

Quaker Studies returns – Wednesday, September 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m. via Zoom (Links will be posted soon). Our theme for 2020-21 is the “World Family of Friends.” We will sample the many different flavors of Quakerism on Planet Earth, including Friends in Africa and Latin America, as well as in our own backyard in the Pacific Northwest. Guest speakers will enhance our understanding, along with our traditional worship sharing. We meet once a month, on a Wednesday evening, September through November, 2020, and January through April, 2021. Dates vary. Drop in for one class or for all. No pre-requisites. Bring your own cookies. Quaker Studies sub-committee of ARE.

Memorial Meeting for Worship for Steve Deutsch: A Memorial Meeting in the Manner of Friends will be held on Saturday, September 26, at 2 p.m. via Zoom for Steve Deutsch, longtime Friend and dedicated peace activist in the EFM community. Steve’s progressive policy work at the University of Oregon led him to participate as an international leader in the worker participation movement and led to the formation of LERC (University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center). Steven died in February 2020. Links will be posted soon. Worship-Ministry-Nurture Committee.

Meeting for Worship for Business: If your committee has seasoned an agenda item to bring, please email it or call me by Wednesday, September 23, to get on the agenda. Please bring your lunch and come to Meeting for Worship for Business on Sunday, September 27, at 12:45 p.m. Thank you! Cynthia Black

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