Announcements

Updated Covid-19 Guidelines

In following our testimonies of Equality, Integrity, Community, Simplicity, Peace and Stewardship. . . 

and after careful study of the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Public Health Committee saw no responsible course of action other than re-instituting an indoor mask mandate. The Meetinghouse remains open (for worship, meetings, etc.) with the understanding that all over the age of two will be masked, regardless of vaccination status.  

Fellowship will temporarily resume in the Fireside Room without food and beverage after Meeting for Worship with the expectation that we continue to follow the Public Health Committee's guidelines and remain masked at all times.  Reminder—There is no fellowship on the second Sunday of the month due to Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business.

Sunday Worship

There are two ways to participate in weekly worship on Sunday at 11:00 AM:

    1. Attend indoors. Masks are required inside the building.
    2. Attend via Zoom remotely. 

First Day school and Nursery Care are now available. Children over the age of two and adolescents will need to be masked and socially distanced.  

The Zoom invite will be the same login information every week until further notice.  A reminder email is sent out to our mailing list on Saturdays.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list email the office at office@cincinnatifriends.org.

Holiday Outreach

You are invited to be part of sharing the spirit of the holiday season with families at Bethany House shelters. Bethany House Services provides homeless and at-risk families with emergency shelter, shelter diversion services, permanent housing, case management, life skills education, post shelter support, and affordable housing.

Our holiday outreach this year is collecting Walmart and Target gift card donations in the amounts of $10, $15 or $20. Bethany House takes their families to these two stores to shop. Your gift cards will go to teenagers and mothers at Bethany House so they too can celebrate the holidays. Younger children receive gifts from other sources but teenagers and mothers are too often forgotten.  Please bring in your gift cards by Tuesday, December 21.  May our spirits overflow with care and concern for those whose lives are woven with ours during this holiday season.

Cincinnati Friends Meeting will only be collecting gift cards this holiday season.  If you have items to donate, Bethany House Services has recommended the following partners: Angel’s Arms Store, (Accepts donated household items (no furniture) to distribute free to individuals and families in need.) New Life Furniture, Vincent de Paul, or The Salvation Army.

Thank you,
Peace & Social Concerns Committee

Christmas Eve 7:00 PM Worship Service

2021 Christmas Cookie Project

BAKE A BIT OF “MERRY” INTO SOMEONE’S CHRISTMAS

Bake a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies to brighten the holidays for some of our CFM friends and members — those unable to attend Meeting for Worship, those who the Meeting has taken under their care, and others you might suggest … yourself included.  Volunteers also needed to deliver cookies to recipients. Bakers & drivers qualify for a plate of cookies! (Continued)

 Here’s how it works:

Bakers make three or four dozen cookies, then . . .

  • Bring cookies to the Meetinghouse on Saturday, December 18, between 11:00AM and 12:30PM
  • OR place them in the outdoor lidded bin earlier that morning
  • OR put cookies in our kitchen freezer Sunday, December 12

Drivers

  • Pick up plates of cookies Saturday, December 18 at 2:00PM or Sunday, December 19 after the Meeting
  • Deliver cookies by Tuesday, December 21

Cookie Baking Made Easy!

Short on time or experience? Try our Cookie Mix In A Jar — just add wet ingredients. Be among the first four to ask, and ye shall receive. Or request our super-simple bar cookie recipe you can customize to your liking.

To Volunteer, Please reply by email by Saturday, December 11 and let us know:

  1. Do you want to bake or deliver? Or both? (Be aware that if you volunteer to do both — and we welcome you! — there will be lag time between cookie drop-off and pick-up on Saturday; AND drivers have the option of picking up cookies on Sunday, December 19.
  2. How many cookies do you guesstimate you’ll be bringing?
  3. What’s the best phone number to reach you?
  4. Would you like a plate of cookies to take home?

Once we hear from you, we’ll email a few more details.

Gratefully yours, 

The Cookie Committee — Marjorie, Debbie, Nan, Dick & Kathy

Ideas? Questions? Call or email Nan Hatch or call Marjorie Isaacs 

Newer Attenders – Contact Information Request

If you are a recent attender and would like to be on our email list, Traveling Friend newsletter list, and/or in our directory, please fill out the contact form.  The blank forms are also available in a basket by the guest book.