Conscience Bay Newsletter February 2019

Calendar

Meetings for worship are held at the Meeting House every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June the start time for meetings for worship is 11:00 am. Meetings for worship with a concern for business are generally held on second Sundays beginning at 9:45am.  In addition, please note the following:

Events in February:  

Friday to Sunday, 1 – 3 February

Powell House workshop on “Friends Decision-Making and Clerking”, led by Arthur Larrabee and Steven Mohlke.  More information is available on the Powell House website.  

Sunday, 3 February

9:30:  Adult Discussion devoted to discussion of the State of the Meeting.  

11:00: Meeting for Worship

Tuesday, 5 February

Albany.  “Climate, Jobs and Justice Lobby Day”, co-sponsored by the L.I. Progressive Coalition

Sunday, 10 February

9:45:  Meeting for Worship with at Concern for Business

11:00: Meeting for Worship

And looking ahead:

Tuesday, 12 March

Albany.  Day of Action for Reproductive Rights, sponsored by Planned Parenthood

Saturday, 30 March

9a – 3p, Ronkonkoma.  Volunteers welcome for Organic Garden Spring Cleanup, at Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW).

Tuesday, 2 April

6:30 – 8:30p, Farmingdale.  “Have a Heart for the Homeless” Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.

Peace and Social Action

For people interested in offering immediate assistant to workers affected by the government shutdown, Rich reports the following:  East Moriches Coast Guard Station at100 Moriches Road, E Moriches (south of the East Moriches eastbound exit off Sunrise Hwy) is accepting donations of nonperishable food on Mondays through Fridays from 8am – 4pm.  They also welcome cash, gas or grocery gift-card donations.

Poem

The silence
Fills the room
With a presence
As powerful
As the scent
Of spring’s
Full-blooming flowers.
Listening
To whispered breathing
And the rain’s
Steady rhythms
You feel the presence
Embrace your spirit.
– Paul Weaver, 16 December, 2018

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