Information for this Sunday, November 10, 2019

Wednesday, November 6:

6:30 PM,  Ministry & Counsel

Thursday, November 7:

Trustee meeting canceled

Sunday, November 10:

10:00 AM, Centering Down, Library

11:00 AM, Worship

12:10 PM, Meeting for Business

There is no fellowship meal.

Freestore Foodbank Sunday - Consider bringing in a non-perishable items to donate to the food pantry.

Packers needed to help Jim & Jean Crocker-Lackness

Jim and Jean Crocker-Lakness will be moving to a new facility sometime between next week and December 20 and need our help packing.  As you may know, Jim has had congestive heart failure, and Jean is not able to help. Can you help with the packing? If so, please contact Jeff Arnold or Jim Newby to let them know. If you have any moving boxes to donate, we will be collecting them at the meetinghouse.

The Traveling Friend Deadline

Please send Judy Leasure all articles, photos, etc. by November 15.

Thanksgiving Dinner to Share

There will be a Thanksgiving evening potluck at the Meetinghouse on Thursday, November 28th, starting at 5:30.  Unless someone objects, we propose to have a Honey-Baked Ham, and whatever else people bring.  Available options are vegetables, salads, breads, and desserts.  You could also bring beverages but no alcohol, please. If you would like to participate, PLEASE send an email to to let her know how many will be coming, and what you will bring.  If you are available to help clean up afterwards, please let her know that as well.

Holiday Drive for Bethany House

This is the time of year our spirits overflow with care and concern for those whose lives are woven with ours during this holiday season. The Peace & Social Concerns Committee will begin the annual holiday drive for Bethany House.

From their website: “Families come to Bethany House from many different paths, life experiences, and circumstances. No matter the twists and turns life has thrown at them, they come to Bethany House seeking the same thing, a place to find rest and restoration. That’s what we provide: care and comfort, community and support, encouragement and inspiration, each leading them one step closer to a home of their own.”  Thank you again for being so generous with those in need.

Bethany House Services empowers homeless and at-risk families to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency. This organization provides emergency shelter, identifies affordable housing suitable for the family’s needs, and offers short-term or medium-term rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services, including credit counseling, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management.

We are expecting more clarification from Bethany House concerning children's’ gifts. We believe the small denomination gift cards are given to the mothers to buy gifts for their children or given to the older children as gifts. As they have limited space to store items, this helps them so they don’t have to store toys that don’t match up to the curent children’s ages and interests.

Jim Newby’s New Book

Cincinnati Friends Meeting congratulates Jim Newby on the publication of his new book, Reflections from the Inner Light: A Journal of Quaker Spirituality. We have copies in the office for purchase at a discounted rate of $12.