Information for this Sunday, August 18, 2018

This is the third Sunday of the month.  After worship there will a carry in meal.

At the Meetinghouse: August 13 – August 18

Writing as spiritual Practice will meet on Thursday, August 16 @ 7:00 PM. Spiritual Nurture Planning Session will take place on Saturday, August 18.  Breakfast 8:30 AM, Planning at 9:00 AM.

Spiritual Nurture Groups Planning Session

Saturday, August 18, 2018.  Breakfast at 8:30 AM followed by the planning meeting at 9:00 AM. All members and attenders are encouraged to attend this planning meeting to discuss Spiritual Nurture Groups for the coming year (Beginning in September.) Jim will be making breakfast at 8:30 am – r.s.v.p.s are needed to plan breakfast. Spiritual Nurture Groups are small groups that meet regularly to discuss a particular book or topic, develop a spiritual practice, or engage in a shared activity. Is there a group you would like to see offered or one you would like to facilitate? Groups that met over the last year include Tao Study Group, Prayer Shawl Spiritual Nurture Group (knitting & crocheting), Everyday Mysticism, Writing as a Spiritual Practice, Richard Rohr & the new Spirituality, Daytime Spirituality Group, and Introduction to the People Called Quakers. Detailed descriptions of the current groups can be found on our website under the Education tab.

Next Issue of The Traveling Friend

Please have photos and stories for the Summer, Issue of Traveling Friend to Judy Leasure by August 24.


Spirituality Retreat in Cape Hatteras, NC – Reflections from the Inner Light

The theme for the Spirituality Retreat in Cape Hatteras, NC is: Reflections from the Inner Light. Topics will include: "Silence and the Inner Light," "The Drama Within," "Transforming Moments," "The Redemptive Community," "Relationship and Story," "The Rhythms of Life," "Seeking Discernment," "Queries and Spiritual Growth," and "The Conjunct Life."

We will gather at the Lighthouse View Motel Monday, September, 24 - Friday, September, 28.  Monday and Friday will be travel days.  Room  choice: parking lot view with two beds for $93.00 per night (4 nights)=$372.00+Tax, and an oceanfront view with king bed for $145.00 per night (4 nights)=$580.00+Tax.  Carpooling is available.

Let Jim Newby or the office at CFM know if you would like to be included.

Brent Bill Mini Seminar Sunday September 9, 12:30-2:00 PM

“Writing from the Heart: Soulful Creativity with Brent Bill” is a mini-seminar (90 minutes) for all writers -- unpublished or published --who wish to write in a way that connects with readers and themselves at the deepest levels. It helps you ask what things are you most passionate about and do you dare write about them? You’ll learn some tips and techniques for connecting with your writer’s heart and ways to bring your writing to life, whether you’re writing a family history or the next best-seller.

All are welcome - Bring a friend!









Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) was a leading strategist of the Civil Rights Movement. Rustin organized the 1963 March on Washington and it was Rustin’s understanding and teaching of non-violence and unwavering commitment to non-discrimination that became the framework through which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead.

Rustin's life as a Gay, Black activist, a Quaker and a singer, will be told and celebrated through the Ohio premiere of the choral work Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream by Cincinnati Composer and Conductor Steve Milloy.  Guest soloists will be La’Shelle Allen, mezzo soprano and  Keith Dean, bass-baritone. Three performances will be conducted by Jeremy Winston (Central State University) and the 4th concert in Cincinnati will be conducted by Chris Miller, Minister of Music at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church.  Singers from Yellow Springs, Dayton and Greater Cincinnati have been rehearsing all summer and will come together for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. To see the concert dates, times, and locations go to and click on Concert Information at the top of the page.

In addition to the performance of the Oratorio, there will be professionally facilitated symposiums, exploring the various aspects of Bayard Rustin’s life and its relevance in today’s world.

1) Documentary Viewing and Panel Discussion; Tuesday, September 4, 2018; Harriett Beecher Stowe House; Doors open at 5:30; Documentary shown at 6:30 followed by panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public and includes a tour of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House at 5:30 pm.

The Cincinnati Friends Meeting, Community Friends Meeting and Eastern Hills Meeting are pleased to present this  event and viewing of the Documentary:  "Brother Outsider" about the life of Bayard Rustin. After the viewing of the documentary there will be panel discussion.  Panelists include:

James Newby, Minister and Public Friend of Cincinnati Friends Meeting.

Shannon Isaacs, Development Director of the Underground Railroad Freedom Center;  Board Member of  Friends General Conference.

Martha Viehmann, Presiding Clerk of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting of the Religious  Society  of Friends;  Member, Eastern Hills Friends Meeting, Cincinnati, OH.

2) Jared Leighton, Guest Speaker; "The Role of LGBT Civil Rights–Black Power Activists in Advancing LBGT Rights" ; Wednesday, September 5, 2018; 7PM - 9PM; Arrupe Overlook (main floor (1st floor) Gallagher Student Center; Parking: Cintas Center; Free and Open to the Public

3) Dr. John D'Emilio, Author and Guest Speaker; "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin"; Thursday, September 6, 2018; 6PM – 9PM; Miami University; Regional Hamilton Campus; Parrish Auditorium; Includes Reception and Q&A; Free and Open to the Public