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Memorial Service for Doris Emerson

There will be a memorial service for our beloved Doris Emerson this Saturday, February 7, at 3:00pm.

Due to the large attendance anticipated we are encouraging car pooling and parking at Bartram or at a little distance from the Meeting House, so as to reserve the Meeting's parking area for the people who are less able bodied.

The World We Seek

  Note - this event has been canceled due to illness. 

In the 9:30 hour on February 1st Karen Putney and Lou Putney will present “The World We Seek,” where we shall carefully consider the FCNL statement of policy which embodies FCNL's beliefs and provides the foundation of their/our witness in Washington. You can read the full statement here on the FCNL website.

Then after rise of meeting, from 12 to 1:30, they will lead a workshop titled ”Friendly Persuasion - Lobby Training,” offering basic skills on building relationships with lawmakers based on a model called the ladder of engagement.

Elias Hicks Workshop

A reminder that we are now accepting registrations to attend Paul Buckley's upcoming workshop on Elias Hicks on February 28th. Refer to the calendar event for details and a flyer. Contact clerk Andrea Hoskins to register.

Reminder: the memorial service for Steve Mendoza will be held this Saturday, January 31, beginning at 2:30pm at the Miami Friends meeting house. Music and refreshments to follow.


Sad News, Hopeful News

A memorial service will be held at the meeting house on 1/31 beginning at 2:30 for our friend Steve Mendoza. In the spirit of celebrating his life, music and refreshments will follow.

With sadness we also learned of the passing of Doris Emerson on January 19th at Eastridge Retirement Village. A memorial service is being planned, possibly on February 7th, but the date and place are not confirmed yet.


AFSC Presentation This Friday

On the evening of the 23rd there will be a welcome potluck for Lucy Duncan of AFSC at 6 pm at the Diaz residence, Her presentation on the work of AFSC follows at 7. Please refer to last week's newsletter for details, including the address and map.

Silent Auction This Firstday

Friends should scour their closets for white elephants for our Silent Auction on Sunday the 25th of January. Funds raised will be donated to FCNL and/or Quaker House (to be determined). Bring your items to Meeting on the 25th, for Eating Meeting the same day we ask that friends bring finger food as we will need the tables for the auction.

Special Meeting for Learning and Workshop


 Winter Interim Business Meeting, Jan. 17, 2015, in Orlando, FL and our 45th Annual Michener Lecture, Jan. 18, 2015

0000_Benigno_picture_2007"What canst thou say...?
And how dost thou want that interpreted?"

presented by 
Benigno Sanchez-Eppler
Based on the experience of being a Quaker interpreter, translator, and traveling minister, Benigno will reflect on practices and habits that have brought Friends living with different languages, theologies, cultures and social expectations to an honest acknowledgement of the differences, and to a lively sense of unity in the love of God.
 For more information ► http://seym.org/michener-2015.html
Download the flyer here  http://seym.org/2015-Michener-Flyer.pdf
WIBM Documents In Advance 
 Special AFSC Program
Come hear Lucy Duncan, AFSC’s Director of Friends Relations, share about ways that Friends and AFSC are partnering together for peace with justice. Lucy will share stories of AFSC’s work and of AFSC and Quakers working together in communities for change. She’ll also share a spirit-guided organizing model for grounding activism in reflection and the Spirit. Lucy has been a storyteller for 20 years and has worked with Quaker meetings on telling stories for racial justice and of spiritual experience. She attends Green Street Friends Meeting (PhYM) and lives with her son and partner in a Quaker cemetery.
You can download a flyer through the link at the end of this newsletter.
Friday, January 23, 2015
6:00 p.m. Potluck dinner
7:00 p.m. Program begins
Home of Eduardo & Clara Diaz
13625 SW 82 Court (map)
Palmetto Bay, FL 33158-1010
For driving directions call 305-255-5817
RSVP to Tonya Histand at [email protected] 
Peace and Social Concerns
The P&SC Committee would like everyone to know that they intend to meet on a regular basis on the first Firstday of each month. The meetings will take place after rise of meeting and a pause for refreshment, and all are welcome to attend.