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QUAKER DIVERSITY: LEADINGS, SERVICE & MINISTRY
Added 06/24/2015 by
Community, Cincinnati, and Eastern Hills Meetings invite you to explore some of the many varieties of service found among Friends in an all-day gathering on Saturday August 8, 2015 at Cincinnati Friends Meeting (8075 Keller Rd, Cincinnati). The event will provide Friends in the region with an opportunity to understand different forms of ministry within the Religious Society of Friends, from preaching on Sunday morning to serving on a meeting committee to providing service in the wider world-any work that arises from a divine call. Please read the Quaker Diversity Document for all of the information and a link to the registration page or go straight to the Registration Page to register for the event.
Three Friends have agreed to serve on the panel. Lloyd Lee Wilson is a recorded minister in North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and is known for his various publications. Rachel Bugenimana was born Rwanda and lived through the 1994 genocide. She serves at the Friends Peace House in Kigali. Martha Viehmann is a member of Eastern Hills Friends Meeting and has served as recording clerk of her meeting and on the Yearly Meeting's Middle Youth and Planning Committees.
The day will begin at 9AM with bagels, coffee, and other light food. In the morning, each presenter will have an opportunity to describe his or her ministry and in the afternoon, to talk about the spiritual process that led them to that particular service. There will also be time for questions and comments from the audience. A simple lunch will be provided and child-care is available for those who pre-register. The event will end at mid-afternoon.
UPDATE: Rachel Bugenimana was denied a visa to enter the United States. Her son, Yves Dusenge, a student at Guilford College, will stand in for her on the panel at the August 8th event, "Quaker Diversity: Leadings, Service & Ministry" that will be held at Cincinnati Friends Meetinghouse. He will read a statement prepared by his mother, adding his reflections and talk about his own ministry.
COMMUNITY FRIENDS DIVESTMENT MINUTE
Added 06/30/2015 by
The Minute, approved July 2014, reads as follows: "Community Friends is committing itself to divest our funds from fossil fuel energy companiesí stocks as soon as reasonably possible. This divestment effort must also keep our investment practices in line with all of our values. Community Friends needs to use this first step of divestment from fossil fuel stock to begin addressing the challenges of climate change, overconsumption, and overpopulation. The Meeting will work on developing programs and proposals for helping us live with a smaller ecological footprint, both as a Meeting and as individuals. We will also work toward developing relationships with others outside our Meeting who share our concerns."
Additionally, Community Friends (Quaker) Meeting invites other Meetings to consider divesting financial resources from fossil fuel extraction corporations. Please read the Divestment Invitation Document for the full information.
EUGENIA MILLS HONORED FOR HER SERVICE AS CLERK OF QUAKER HEIGHTS BOARD "QH MISSION MOMENT - EUGENIA MILLS"
Added 04/01/2015 by Quaker Heights
Eugenia Mills has been honored by Quaker Heights for her service to Quaker Heights as the Clerk of the Quaker Heights Board. Read the "Mission Moment Document", for the full complete details of her service.
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