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Quaker Notes

The weekly bulletin of the Friends Meeting of Orlando. 

June 30, 2022 Edition
For additional information please contact us. Please also view our website.
www.OrlandoQuakers.org
407-476-4369
 
email: clerk@orlandoquakers.org 
316 E. Marks Street, Orlando, Florida, 32803 
(two blocks N. of Colonial, two blocks E. of Magnolia)
   ANNOUNCEMENTS  
Orlando Meeting - Zoom Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87881003022
Passcode 316EMarks (case sensitive)
Masks are currently required in the Meeting House
NOTICE - There will not be a Meeting for Business in July.

Youth & Families Retreat, July 21-24

Activities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Campfires
  • Hiking
  • Games
  • All-ages worship

The weekend will begin with dinner on Thursday, followed by an unscheduled family day for those choosing to arrive early. The official program starts at 7pm Friday, and ends at noon Sunday.

Registration is open through July 10, and is offered on a sliding scale from $5 – $300 per family.

 For questions or more information, contact Kody Hersh at   YYACoordinator@SEYMQuakers.org

Quaker Earthcare Witness United Nations High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development Side Event: Global Impacts on Sustainable Development Goals - July 13

Various committees and working groups of Quaker Earthcare Witness and others come together to share concerns regarding the global pandemic, increasing impacts of climate change, armed conflict, and more.

When: Jul 13, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtdequrT0iG9dnIjPU3exTa1LAOb9U9G0_

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Winter Park Meeting - New Location
   
Winter Park Meeting now meets at 10 a.m. at Westminster Baldwin Park, C-D Amenities Building, 2789 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando, Florida 32817.
Volunteers for
Conversation to Explore
  
Volunteers are needed for Conversation to Explore on the first Sunday of each month. To volunteer, let Minerva G. know about a topic you are interested in facilitating. You can speak to her in person at Sunday worship or email her HERE for details.
Would You Like to Volunteer?
Hospitality Committee seeks volunteers to make coffee and prepare snacks each Sunday for Fellowship Hour. To volunteer, contact Mira Tanna, miravtanna@yahoo.com, 321.287.8734, or sign up at  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0845A5A62FA1FD0-coffee.

Land Acknowledgment: A First Step Towards Right Relationship with the Land and its Peoples

Aug 9 and 11, 2022A two-part Pendle Hill webinar presented by Tom Kunesh.

7:30pm-9:00pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) via Zoom. Pricing: $40 for both sessions, $25 for one. If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

                                            

           Deepening Friendship       

    with Chocolate and Limericks        

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Please join us. Click HERE to receive the Zoom link by email. 
What we do:

  • Check in with each other
  • Share our interests and stories
  • Deepen our f/Friendships
  • Take turns presenting one discussion topic per meeting, as well as an original, or found and credited, limerick
Conveners: Liz J. and Chris L.
All are welcome!
New Refrigerator to Arrive July 12
 
Urgent Call to Friends/friends concerning threats to our democracy - July 25

A group of nineteen Friends is led to speak out against the lies, extremist movements, and anti-democratic actions that are the opposite of our Quaker understandings of integrity and Truth. We are inviting all concerned Friends and friends to join us in the first of a series of national conversations on these issues to be hosted by the Earlham School of Religion on either Monday, July 25 (7 to 9 PM, Eastern time), or Sunday, July 31 (3 to 5 PM Eastern time).  You can find more details and register at quakercall.net.

Young Friends Group
(First Day School)  

 
Young Friends Group is a weekly religious education program for youth from birth to age 18. Youth attend 10am Worship for a few minutes, then follow adult youth leaders to the Cottage for guided activities. Youth rejoin their families at 11am.
 
For more information, contact Kody at yyacoordinator@seymquakers.org.
New OMM Website
Please take a look at our new OMM website that is being developed at the former web address, orlandoquakers.org. The Meeting calendar is up to date, and Meeting for Business minutes are coming soon. 

Learn and play your prayer,
work and rest your prayer,
fast and feast your prayer,
argue, talk, whisper, listen and shout your prayer,
groan and moan and spit and sneeze your prayer,
swim and hunt and cook your prayer,
digest and become your prayer,
release and recover your prayer,
breathe your prayer,
be your prayer.


  ~ Alla Renee Bozarth

Items from readers for REFLECTIONS are welcome. Click HERE to submit.


 Our Current Quaker Worship Opportunities
 
Orlando Meeting: The Meetinghouse is open for worship, Young Friends (First Day School) and fellowship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Wearing masks is currently required.  
Zoom Worship: The best way to access Zoom Worship with Orlando Monthly Meeting is to go to the Meeting website Home | Quakers of Orlando (orlandoquakers.org). On the homepage of the website, you can click on the word "HERE" to open the  Zoom link on your device. Details for OMM and two associated Worship Groups are below and also at orlandoquakers.org.

St. Augustine Worship Group:  Wednesday evening, 7:00 pm. Two Ways to Join: In-person Meeting for Worship at The United Church, 5880 U.S. 1, in St. Augustine for those who are fully vaccinated.  We are inside, masked and socially distanced. We also offer Zoom for those who are  unvaccinated, uncomfortable meeting in person, at a distance, or cannot join in person for another reason.   Contact Richelle at (610) 368-2908 or rogle415@gmail.com for information.   


DeLand Worship Group: Friends meet Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M. for fellowship and doughnuts, and at 10:30 AM for Meeting for Worship at the Collective facility in the Dreka Theater, 112 E. New York Ave, DeLand. Meeting for worship is followed by discussion. All are welcome. Call 386-337-5204 or email  delandquakers@gmail.com.

Supporting Gifts


 
   Supporting Gifts to the Orlando Monthly Meeting are very important. They provide the basis for our financial support and for our continued existence as a Quaker Meeting. While it is true our community has the great benefit of a financial legacy provided to us from the generous and wise Friends of the past, we  nevertheless have a duty to protect the legacy for the future. Your support gifts, of any size, will add to the effort to preserve our legacy and enable the Orlando Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends to continue serving Friends now and beyond our time.
   Gifts may be made in person at the Meeting House or by mail. To use credit cards, debit cards or Paypal, simply click on the DONATE image below, or go to orlandoquakers.org where any menu page, such as "About Us," will have a DONATE button for making a single or recurring contribution. Checks made out to “Quakers of Orlando” can be mailed to: Christine Stinson, Treasurer, Orlando Monthly Meeting, P.O. Box 840097, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080. 
Online Quaker Resources 

 Click HERE for a comprehensive list with links.
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