Friends concerned to prevent a US attack on Syria can visit the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) site for contact info and guidance here: Syria - A Way Forward - nonviolent policy recommendations. See also:
- Quaker Statements Against War With Syria
- Five Reasons to Oppose War With Syria
- Work With the Media On Syria
Worship Sharing On the Queries
Since our meeting for business will resume this Firstday, and since it has always been our custom to read the Queries and Advices for the month at the start of those meetings, Worship and Ministry plans to hold a worship sharing on the Queries for Ninth Month in the 9:30 hour, and to continue this practice throughout the year if Friends find it helpful. The Queries for this month are on the subject of Quaker Witness. You can read them here along with all the rest. Printed copies will be provided for use on Firstday.
Worship at Eastridge
Join us this Firstday at 9:30 to share experiences of this year's FGC gathering in Greely, Colorado. If you were there, you know you can't wait to talk about it. If not, this is your chance to find out what you missed -- and maybe make plans for next year.
More Fun Than a Barrel of ... Water?
Quaker peace activist Bayard Rustin was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama as reported in this story from USA Today. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on Washington, Rustin has been formally recognized as being one of the principle guiding forces behind the march. Equally interesting is the mention of the earlier march he organized way back in 1941 which was called off after President Roosevelt agreed to end race discrimination in the defense industry.
Good Books from FGC
This will be the third Firstday this month, so that means Quaker Bible reading will continue in the 9:30 hour. We're still in the Book of Acts, and we left off right after Peter was sprung from prison by some angels right under the noses of the Roman guards. Who knew it would get so exciting?
And following in the next two weeks we have two new topics scheduled:
The Big Bang