Announcements

All Meeting Retreat March 9 & 10

Quaker Practices of Contemplative Prayer and Individual Practices on Meditative Reading of Scripture

9am—4 pm,

Join the other members and attenders already signed up!  Lunch from La Rosas will be provided.

Retreat leader is Michael Birkel, Emeritus professor of Christian spirituality and former Professor of Quaker Studies, Earlham College. Michael will also bring the message on Sunday, March 10. See the signup sheet in the hallway or contact the office to sign up.

The Traveling Friend

When you fill out a CFM Contact Information Form, one of the questions included on the form is “How would like the content of the Traveling Friend Newsletter delivered?—a printed edition or an online link sent to you as each article is published (at a frequency of about one article every two weeks)?

The latest print edition (an unusually supersized one!) was sent out last week.  If you are not signed up yet to receive it, there are extra copies on the entryway table.  Take a copy and then let us know how you would like to receive these articles in the future by filling out a contact form found on a table in the hallway.

My Gifts to Share Survey

The Nominating Committee is requesting that all members and frequent attenders fill out a "My Gifts to share 2024." This survey helps the committee as it begins its work. The survey is an insert in the bulletin or can be found at this link Gifts Survey.

Directory Update

The current directory “draft” is spread out on the table in the hallway.  Please check your “listing” and correct, add, and/or delete, as needed. Then make a check mark next to your name so we know it’s been approved.

We’ve asked everyone to fill out a contact information sheet over the last six months via the bulletin and email. We will move forward with the information we have gathered. If you are not in the directory and would like to, fill out a “Contact Information Sheet” by March 5.  They are located on the same table. Using that sheet, you can decide what information you would like in the directory. We will print and distribute only to those in the directory and it is not to be used for any solicitations.

All those who have promised to send a new picture, please do so by March 5.  The pictures will help others recognize you. If you picture doesn’t look like you or is over 5 years old, consider sending a new one.  You can also ask someone at Meeting to take your picture with a phone and then you can email it to the office. We crop them down to something similar to a headshot. Thank you!

Hospitality Support on the 2nd and 4th Sundays Needed

We need volunteers for coffee, lemonade, and snack service on the non-potluck Sundays.  There is a signup sheet in the Fireside Room.  Judy and Debbie will train those willing.  Prep and cleanup should be easy. The Hospitality committee would like to continue to offer this service and need support so they are not tied up every Sunday.  Even if you volunteered once per month that would be a big help!

Thank you!

A Call to the Community—First Day School

Are you willing to teach First Day School for one Sunday? There is a curriculum all set to use so no pre planning required!

We need volunteers to help with First day School for the 3rd grade and older class. You can select any Sunday starting in September.

Would you consider taking on a Sunday?  A signup sheet with the dates and topics of each class is on a clipboard located on the hall table. If there are no children that day, join us in worship.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Linda Daigle (ldaigle3@yahoo.com) or Nan Hatch (nan.hatch@gmail.com).

Thank you for considering. It’s a rewarding opportunity!

Nursery Support Needed

Given that the children here at CFM are seven years and older and now attend First Day School, we currently have no need for a Nursery School teacher. Every now and then, though, visitors with younger children come to worship with us on Sunday mornings. If you’d be willing to look after these young’uns on such a morning, very spur of the moment—you’d get a tap of the shoulder soon after the family arrives—please add your name to the sign-up sheet outside the Meeting Room. Such a valuable service to visitors! Thank you.
Questions? Talk with Linda Daigle or email office@cincinnatifriends.org

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

Food Bank Sunday

Food Pantry Sundays

Cincinnati Friends Meeting supports local food pantries by collecting non-perishable food and personal care items at our meetinghouse. (Plastic tubs for contributions are located in the entryway.) Although we collect these donations throughout the year, we put special emphasis on doing so on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. On these day, we give particular thought to the hungry in our community.

The Peace & Social Concerns Committee is contributing CFM’s donations to the Loveland Life Pantry.  Currently, Freestore Foodbank does not accept individual donations.

Current greatest need at Loveland Life Pantry

SENIORS: Ensure/Boost

FOOD: Canned Chicken, Canned Fruit, Mixed Vegetables, Canned Carrots, Cereal, Coffee, Flour, Manwich/Sloppy Joe, Ramen, Spaghetti

HOUSEHOLD & PAPER GOODS: Dish Soap, Laundry Detergent, Paper Towels

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!