Reproductive Health Queries
In the March Meeting for Business, we created a plan to create a small group to lead the process of discerning the following queries regarding reproductive health and prepare and lead an open session. The input from the open session will go back to the small group to prepare a statement for review at the May Meeting for business. If you would like to participate in the small group sessions and help to prepare our discernment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 29th.
- Small group discussion - Thursday, April 6, 6:30 pm (TBD if I can steal this date from the racial equity group)
- Open group discussion - Saturday, April 15, time TBD (But if will have to be in late afternoon at least)
- Small group discussion - Thursday, April 20, 6:30 pm
- May Meeting for Business - May 21
We will be using the guide provided here: (These links also went out in an email)
We hope to submit our answers to these queries here:
If you would like to participate in the small group sessions and help to prepare our discernment, please email email@example.com by March 29th.
CFM’s April 2023 UK trip to 1652 Quaker Country —Informational Meeting
Join us after worship Sunday, April 2 in the library for an informational session on the April 2024 group trip to Pendle Hill and the Lake District of the UK.
New One-night Class Scheduled – Passion Narratives
Tuesday, April 4, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m
Facilitator Jim Newby
The Passion Narratives can be defined as the various ways that the Gospel writers chose to write about Jesus’ last week in Jerusalem. The Gospels in the New or Christian Testament of the Bible have been called, “Passion narratives with long introductions.” The scholar who came up with this phrase meant that these books are largely about the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Everything else in Jesus’ life, his public ministry, is a preliminary to these key events. On the evening of Tuesday, April 4, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., and during what has traditionally been called, "Holy Week"; Jim Newby will be teaching a one night class on, "The Passion Narratives''; "How are the Gospel accounts of Jesus' last week similar?Dissimilar?,", "Who really killed Jesus?", and &"What do you believe about the Resurrection"; are just some of the questions that we will ponder. Please call the office to register. All are welcome!
Please see the yellow clipboard if you would like to contribute to our next Tender Mercies commitment on Thursday, April 13. We need two servers and others to provide food. Thank you!
Create meals, have fun & learn: Cooking in Community April 22
Have some fun cooking in community and learn about a new spiritual nurture group as well as the work of the “We Care” effort, Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m., at the Meetinghouse.
Make four freezable servings each of chicken enchiladas (vegetarian and gluten-free options), meaty chili (vegetarian option) and scratch black-bean brownies (gluten free). CFM Attender Karen Rahe, CFM Member Vicki Culler and Nurturer for Spiritual Growth & Outreach Cathy Barney will walk fellow cooks through preparing each dish. Small groups will complete a recipe, then rotate to the next dish.
$30 covers the cost to prepare four servings of each dish and containers, payable by cash or check (to Cathy Barney/cooking) at sign-up in the Meetinghouse. Deadline to signup and pay is April 15. Feel free to pay it forward for others and pay/prepare extra meals for “We Care,” which supports those in need in our faith community with visits, calls, notes and meals.
Come prepared to have fun, engage in fellowship, cook, learn, stock your freezer and replicate the meal with a recipe and first-hand experience.
The concept of GRACE, a spiritual nurture group that is forming and focused on the spiritual aspects of aging as well as other concerns, will be introduced.
Cooking in Community is open to all interested members and attenders of any age. Because of space, participation may be limited.
Bring a snack to share. If you have knives, cutting boards, bowls, measuring cups, spoons. whisks and large spoons, please bring those as well.
Sign up at the link below or at the meetinghouse, where you may pay by cash or check.
For more information, or if cost is a concern, contact:
Vicki Culler firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Rahe email@example.com
Cathy Barney firstname.lastname@example.org
Kroger Community Rewards Program
Kroger pays up to $1,250,000 on a quarterly basis to participating organizations based on their percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating Kroger Community Rewards Organizations.
To support Cincinnati Friends Meeting through your Kroger purchases, go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and choose Cinti Monthly Meeting/Religious Society of Friends, code: pi373.
Once a household member enrolls their card, all linked Kroger Plus Cards within that household begin earning rewards. The Peace and Social Concerns Committee disperses these funds to local organizations supported by the Meeting. Feel free to share our Kroger number with friends and family. Every time a member, attender, family, family friend, or neighbor of our Meeting shops at Kroger and uses their Kroger Plus Card, we earn rewards!
Sunday Hospitality Information
On the first and third Sundays of each month we welcome all to join together in the Fireside Room for fellowship and a potluck lunch after meeting for worship. Feel free to bring any type of "potluck" food to share (prepared dishes you can readily set out). Please join us!
~ The Hospitality Committee
Covid 19 Guidelines – Important Update
Important Update! The CDC Covid-19 Community Level is now at Low as of 1/21/2023. If the level is Low, there is no recommendation for masks or social distance.