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 Sunday, Dec. 13, Adult First Day School will host a discussion on the Doctrine of Discovery.  The discussion will focus on what Friends' Meetings are doing to repudiate this doctrine and to affirm the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in the Meeting House.  All are welcome.
 

Posted on 12/12/2015 by Mark Herranen

Our annual Mid-Winter Candlelighting will be held Friday, December 18th in the Meetinghouse at 7:30 pm. The Candlelighting is invariably a moving experience, a chance to reflect on the year that is past, a time to heal and praise and celebrate our community.  Also, there will be a chance to sing Christmas Carols from 6:15-7:15 pm that evening.

Posted on 12/10/2015 by Kimberly Nelson

 
The Wednesday Night Discussion group is hosting a special showing of a wonderful movie on Dec 9 at 7:00 pm in the Meetinghouse:  The Tiger and the Monk.
About a 2-hour drive west of Bangkok is Wat Pa Luangta Bua, a Buddhist monastery of meditation. The monks there take their ten tigers for a walk on a leash every day. The monks celebrate the tigers as their most sacred animals, and while they cuddle and play with the cubs, they treat the grown-up animals with great respect. Tigers are one of the most endangered species in the world. Each of the few monks living in the monastery, which was declared a tiger reserve by the Thai government, takes care of one tiger, and since two tiger cubs took refuge in this isolated temple in 1998 their number has grown to ten.  This documentary portrays the harmonious relationship between humans and predators without disregarding the monks' maxim that a tiger will always be a tiger. Even if it feeds from the hand, it will always be a wild animal.
 
 

Posted on 12/8/2015 by Kimberly Nelson

 There will be no Adult First Day School Nov. 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
 The monthly Seekers Gathering will resume on Dec. 6 at Adult First Day School.  This format is an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask a question about Friends' faith and practice, or to share an experience or idea about the question presented.  The Seekers Gathering allows us to learn more about each other's spiritual journies and the wisdom acquired along the way.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House. 

Posted on 11/25/2015 by Mark Herranen

There will be no Meeting on Nov 25 due to the holiday, but Meetings will resume next week. 

Posted on 11/24/2015 by Kimberly Nelson

 Sunday, Nov. 22, Adult First Day School will host a discussion on the above topic based on the book "Searching for Sunday" by Rachel Held Evans.  The book considers recent demographic trends away from church attendance, and millenials search for meaningful alternatives to the traditional "Sunday service" model in our country.  Given that American Quakerism has had a similar decline in active membership, we will consider whether Evans' insights have something to teach us.  Andy Miller will lead the discussion.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.

Posted on 11/21/2015 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, Oct. 25, Adult First Day School will host the monthly study of Douglas Gwyn's book A Sustainable Life (paper or electronic book can be ordered from Quaker Books, or Leada Dietz may have a copy you can purchase).  This Sunday we will discuss Chapter 1.  Leada Dietz will lead the study.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.
 
 

Posted on 10/20/2015 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, Oct. 18, Adult First Day School will host Fran Watson, Faith Organizer for Houston Unites.  She will present on how we can talk to others about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which is on the ballot as Proposition 1 in the November general election.  (More information on Fran is available on the Bulletin Board of this website).
9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.

Posted on 10/11/2015 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, Oct. 11, Adult First Day School will present a discussion of Quaker humor based on some memes from Quakerprobs.tumblr.com.  Andy Miller and Mark Herranen will lead the discussion.
Join us at 9:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.
 

Posted on 10/10/2015 by Mark Herranen

 September 27 we had a well-attended first session for reading and worship sharing about Douglas Gwyn's book "A Sustainable Life."  It's not too late to join us on Oct. 25, 9:20 a.m. in The Meeting House when we will finish discussing the introduction and begin worship sharing on Chapter 1.  You still may purchase a book from Leada Dietz for $13.00, or you can order an e-book from Quaker Books for $6.50. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Posted on 10/4/2015 by Mark Herranen