Events Happening this Firstday (June 27th) 

 


Friendly Fourth Returns

Picknick
(free picture from wallsdesk.com)

This coming Firstday is the fourth Firstday of the month.  Our custom before the COVID period was to enjoy a time of eating and socializing together after Meeting for Worship on fourth Firstday. Those who wish to stay after Meeting for Worship this Firstday to share in our first Friendly Fourth of the year please bring a bagged lunch and drink. We are easing our way back to our regular gatherings but on this initial lunch our Risk Committee as requested that we not be sharing food. The weather is predicted to be warm and sunny. We will gather outdoors. Some tents will be provided for shade.

We each determine what we are comfortable with doing as the COVID restrictions are relaxed and removed. Some may not want to attend a social gathering yet, others may attend and continue with the amount of physical distancing they are comfortable with as they attend the gathering. All are welcome and we are mindful of honoring these differences.


Firstday Evening Quaker Discussion

June's topic - Twentieth Century Quaker interpretation of the Universal Light of Christ
Light above

This coming Firstday evening we will continue our discussions with a change from our normal format of viewing a Quaker Video. We will share short readings about the universality of God’s presences to all people , spoken of by Friends as the Light, the Inward Teacher, the Living Christ…. . The readings are from the writings of two Twentieth Century Quakers.
  • Marjorie Sykes (1905-1995) , an English Friend whose life work as a teacher, school principal and peace advocate took her to India. One of her teaching positions was being invited by Gandhi to be the Principal of Gandhi’s Basic Education Programme at Sevagram.
  • Ham Sok Hon (1902-1989  ), a Korean Friend who lived the long history of war in his country, remaining faithfully nonviolent in his witness  against violence and injustice as he was repeatedly jailed by each oppressive regime; Japanese, Russian and Korean.  


The readings for the evening are found here and linked in the Website section; Our Meeting/What we believe/ The light within.