Announcements

Cincinnati Friends Meeting Sunday Worship – New Zoom sign on information

Every Sunday you can join us using Zoom.  

We encourage you to read Jim's Centering Down before 10:00 AM, EST on Sunday by going to: cincinnatifriends.org/education/centering-down

The Zoom invite from Sunday, September 4 will be the same login information until further notice.

10:00 AM, EST, Virtual Centering Down - email office@cincinnatifriends.org for Zoom invite.

11:00 AM, EST, Virtual Meeting for Worship - email office@cincinnatifriends.org for Zoom invite.

Dear Friends: Ministry and Counsel has discussed the issue that was raised in our Zoom Worship a few weeks ago, concerning how we present ourselves on or off camera. Some have chosen not to join us via the use of the camera, and some have chosen to be on camera. Ministry and Counsel is grateful for your participation whether you choose to be on camera or appear with just your name. This is an individual choice, and we support whatever choice that is made. Here is our statement: 

The Question of Video on Zoom Meetings
What is our protocol for enabling video — allowing yourself to be seen — as we meet via Zoom? Well, there isn’t any. Rather than mandate particular behaviors, we trust each individual to decide as prompted by the Inner Guide. As we gather for worship, you may want to ask, “Is it better for me and those gathered here for me to show myself or not?”

“God doesn’t usually tell us what to do in so many words. But it’s amazing how the world offers nudges once we ask!”— Plain Living

More Saturday Evening Social Gatherings

Ministry and Counsel also added more outdoor gatherings on Meetinghouse grounds because the others had been so successful:

Saturday, Oct. 24, Kathy Stewart, Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, Oct. 31, no gathering

These will take place between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Bring your own chair, mask, and we will social distance 6 feet from one another. You can come and go as you please, and you can bring your own food and drink if you would like. Any food to share must be in individual bags or containers. The bathrooms will be open.  Please RSVP (cfm.officeadmin@gmail.com).  Thank you! Ministry & Counsel  

Join us via Zoom in October for a special two-part class on the Palestinian/Israeli Situation with guest speaker Max L. Carter 

"From the Midwest to the Mideast: A Personal Encounter with the Palestinian/Israeli Situation"

Dates:  Tuesday, October 20 & Tuesday, October 27 

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

In the first session, Max will cover his decision to become a conscientious objector and how it led to his alternative service in Ramallah; the issues in the Palestinian/Israeli situation he became aware of; and the "feedback" he received when he shared his perspective on those issues back in the States.

The second session will include the impact of the two Palestinian uprisings he witnessed (Intifadas) and their relevance to the situation in the region today.

Register by emailing the office at office@cincinnatifriends.org and you will be emailed a Zoom link.

Reading his book is helpful but not necessary to be part of the class.  You can find his book at the following link:  Palestine & Israel, A Personal Encounter

Max L. Carter recently retired as the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College. He was raised on a dairy farm in Indiana and was a member of Western Yearly Meeting. His undergraduate education was at Ball State University while Jim Newby's father, Richard, and Ruth Day were ministers at Friends Memorial in Muncie. They helped prepare him for alternative service at the Ramallah Friends School 1970-72. Max's book, "Palestine and Israel: A Personal Encounter," chronicles that experience and his subsequent engagement with the issues of the Middle East up to 2005. Max and his wife Jane are members of New Garden Friends Meeting in Greensboro, NC.

 

Daytime Spirituality

ANSWERS IN GENESIS

Thursday, November 12, 10-11:30 AM

Jeff Arnold will “de-mythologize” the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, taking us through it as a personal, even biographical, narrative; and also looking at it from the standpoint of our collective humanity. Along the way, we will debunk the ideas of “The Fall” and “original sin.” All are welcome.

A Zoom invite will be sent via our mailing list the week prior.