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 Sunday, Feb. 21, Adult First Day School will continue to host a monthly discussion of Douglas Gwyn's book "A Sustainable Life."  This Sunday we will explore Chapter 5, "Ministers, Elders, Clerks and Group Discernment: The Peaceable Kingdom."  Gwyn describes the book as "an attempt to reframe all of our Quaker faith and practice in terms of sustainability."
Leada Dietz will lead the discussion.  9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome. 

Posted on 2/15/2016 by Mark Herranen

Should women be required to register for the draft?  It was discontinued in the U.S. in 1974, but men still have been required to register when they become 18 years old.  Some are suggesting now that in the interests of equality, women should also be required to register.  Mike Wright, a veteran and West Point graduate, will be discussing the implications of this proposed change.
 
 

Posted on 2/15/2016 by Kimberly Nelson

 Sunday, February 14, Adult First Day School will host a conversation with Wardah Khalid and Stephen Donahoe about participation in the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the Quaker lobbying group in Washington, D.C..
Wardah Khalid is a writer, speaker and analyst on Middle East policy and Islam in the United States.  She most recently served as Scoville Fellow in Middle East policy at FCNL where she focused on non-miliatry policy solutions to counter ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Stephen Donoahoe has done grassroots outreach for FCNL for over seven years.  He travels widely among Friends and like-minded FCNL supporters encouraging participation with FCNL to create a more peaceful and just world.
 
9:20--10;20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.
 

Posted on 2/8/2016 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, February 7, Adult First Day School will host the Seekers Gathering.  This is an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask a question about Quaker faith and practice, or share an experience or thought on the question presented.  This format allows us to learn more about each other's spiritual journies and wisdom acquired along the way.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.

Posted on 2/2/2016 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, January 31, Adult First Day School will host a discussion led by David Wilcox on his novel of the above name.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.

Posted on 1/30/2016 by Mark Herranen

 Unfortunately the two individuals from FCNL who planned to present at Adult First Day School January 24 are not able to come due to inclement weather.  We will attempt to re-schedule their presentation.

Posted on 1/24/2016 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, January 24, Adult First Day School will host a conversation with Wardah Khalid and Stephen Donahoe about participating in the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker lobbying group in Washington, D.C..
Wardah Khalid is a writer, speaker and analyst on Middle East policy and Islam in the United States.  She recently served as Scoville Fellow in Middle East policy at FCNL, where she focused on non-military policy solutions to counter ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  Stephen Donahoe has done grassroots outreach for FCNL for over seven years.
10:20--11:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.

Posted on 1/21/2016 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, Jan. 17, Adult First Day School will host a monthly discussion of Douglas Gwyn's book "A Sustainable Life."  This Sunday we will discuss Chapter 4, "Testimony in Conversation" which focuses on equality and community.  Leada Dietz will facilitate the discussion.
This is rich reading.  Come even if you haven't read the chapter; our discussions have been rich and stimulating.
9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.
 

Posted on 1/14/2016 by Mark Herranen

Two liturgical artists, Linda McCray and Claire Wing, will give presentations on the relationship between spirituality and visual art.  Linda McCray, MFA, CSD, lives and creates in Clancy, Montana.  In addition to being a visual artist, she is a certified spiritual director and adjunct art professor who has made a close study of the work of James Turrell and Mark Rothko. Her paintings may be found in a number of permanent collections.  Clair Wing is a liturgical artist working in leaded glass and sand-carved glass relief sculpture, as well as the design of devotional spaces.
 

 

Posted on 1/11/2016 by Kimberly Nelson

 Sunday, Jan. 10 Adult First Day School will host a reflection and sharing on where we are as a meeting, and what to include in our annual State of the Meeting report.  Nell Warnes will facilitate this discussion.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in the Meeting House.  All are welcome.

Posted on 1/7/2016 by Mark Herranen