Information for this Sunday, October 22

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday of the month.  Meeting for Worship begins at 11:00 AM followed by a carry-in meal.  This week's theme is "Family Favorites".

The Peace & Social Concerns Committee will meet in the Library at 12:30 PM.  

At the Meetinghouse this Week: October 16 – October 22

Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 PM. A Study of the People Called Quakers, final night of this class.

Wednesday, October 18,  6:30 PM, Tao Study Group

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 PM, Writing as a Spiritual Practice

Saturday, October 21, 9 AM -12 Noon, Second Trail Maintenance Day.  (See details below)

Second Trail Maintenance Day – Saturday, October 21 9am-Noon

More help is still needed on our trail! The Trustees had their first ‘Trail Maintenance Day’ last Saturday Thank you Kathleen, Jean, Deb, & Debbie!

We will be continuing the work on Sat Oct 21 from 9-12 am. Please see Jeff Arnold or call the office if you can help out.

Bring gloves, garden clippers, wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels. We still need to spread the remaining mulch until it's gone. 

If you have never experienced our wooded trails, now is your chance to see what you’re missing. All abilities welcomed! Bring a friend!

Thank you, Jeff Arnold

P&SC Committee’s two-part drive for Bethany House

The first drive is during the month of October for cleaning supplies (Brooms, dustpans, mops, buckets, laundry detergent, dish soap, floor cleaners, dish towels, etc)  Collection buckets and baskets are on the bench in the entryway. 

The second drive is during the month of November for holiday gifts for Bethany House Services adults and gift cards for their teenage children.

Gift ideas:

-  Adults: body lotion, gloves, scarves, gift cards
- Teens: gift cards to Walmart or Target for $5-$20 

More information on the November gift drive will be coming soon.

Thank you for your caring generosity! ~ P&SC Committee

One-hour Class on 11/5 – Subduing the Dis-ease Dragon: The ABCs of Creating Conditions for Healing

Sunday, November 5 at 12:30-1:30 PM, Subduing the Dis-ease Dragon: The ABCs of Creating Conditions for Healing, Facilitated by Heidi Bright

Discover 3 key ingredients for improving your life after a diagnosis of a chronic condition. Important attitudes, behaviors, and major life choices that can help you thrive beyond dis-ease will be explored during the presentation.

Heidi Bright, MDiv, in radical remission since 2011 from highly aggressive end-stage cancer, shares realistic options and genuine hope with listeners. She received the 2014 Voices of Women Award for outstanding achievement in personal growth and transformation from Whole Living Journal and a 2017 Unsung Hero Award from Cancer Family Care. Her best-selling traditionally published book, Thriver Soup: A Feast for Living Consciously During the Cancer Journey, is physician-endorsed with 250 practical tips.

Community Ministry Day

Ministry and Counsel, along with the Peace and Social Concerns Committee have been considering a “Community Ministry Day,” to be held on fifth Sundays. This could involve visitation at a local nursing center, cleaning a shut-in’s yard, or any number of other off-site ministries in our community. If you have ideas on what could be done on “Community Ministry Day,” please let Jim Newby or a member of Ministry and Counsel or the Peace and Social Concerns Committee know.

Update – The Richard Rohr Nurture Group welcomes newcomers in November

The Richard Rohr nurture group this month, and agreed that we would keep the group open to newcomers for at least one more month. If anyone is interested in joining the group in November, here's what they need to know:

We will meet at 7:00 on the second Thursday of each month, in the Library at CFM. We are going to read Falling Upward and for November we are reading the introductory material and chapter one.

In this book Richard offers a simple but deeply helpful framework for seeing the whole spiritual life- one that will help both beginners on the path as they look ahead and long-term pilgrims as they look back over their journey so far.