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Conscience Bay Monthly Meeting Newsletter January 2022

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Business meetings are generally held on the second Sunday before worship; there are often monthly discussion meetings as well.  We currently meet in a blended way, with some people participating in person at the Meeting House and others participating online by Zoom.   You can access the zoom invitation through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.  The same invitation works for all Sunday morning meetings.  

Calendar events in December 

Sunday, 2 January

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

Sunday, 9 January  

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship (Reminder: There will be no business meeting in January)

Sunday, 16 January

9:45 am – 10:45. Discussion, on topic of “Becoming and anti-racist faith community,” facilitated by Carolyn  

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

Monday, 17 January.  Martin Luther Jr. Day. 

Information about local events to be sent out later.  Please stay tuned

Sunday, 23 January

  11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

Sunday, 30 January

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

And looking ahead to February

Sunday, 6 February at noon:  Planning group for AFSC; Sunday, 13 February at 9:45 am: Business meeting

Conscience Bay Newsletter December 2021

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Business meetings are generally held on the second Sunday before worship; there are often monthly discussion meetings as well.  We currently meet in a blended way, with some people participating in person at the Meeting House and others participating online by Zoom.   You can access the zoom invitation through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.  The same invitation works for all Sunday morning meetings.  

Calendar events in December 

Sunday, 5 December

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

Sunday, 12 December

9:45 am – 10:45. Meeting for worship with a concern for business.  

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

Sunday, 19 December

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

Noon to 12:30 or 12:45 CBM Holiday celebration 

Sunday, 26 December

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

And looking ahead to JanuaryWe meet for worship every Sunday at 11 am, but there will be no business meeting in January. 

Conscience Bay Monthly Meeting Newsletter November 2021

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Business meetings are generally held on the second Sunday before worship; there are often monthly discussion meetings as well.  We currently meet in a blended way, with some people participating in person at the Meeting House and others participating online by Zoom.   You can access the zoom invitation through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.  The same invitation works for all Sunday morning meetings.  

Calendar events in November 

Sunday, 7 November

9:45 am – 10:45. Discussion.  Continuation of last month’s topic, “Technology and worship after covid”, facilitator t.b.d.

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

Sunday, 14 November

9:45 am – 10:45. Meeting for worship with a concern for business.  

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

Sunday, 21 November

9:30 am – 10:45. Fall workday, morning session  

11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

12:15 – 1:30. Fall workday, afternoon session

Sunday, 28 November 11 am – noon.  Meeting for worship

Conscience Bay Newsletter October 2021

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Business meetings are generally held on the second Sunday before worship; there are often monthly discussion meetings as well.  We currently meet in a blended way, with some people participating in person at the Meeting House and others participating online by Zoom.   You can access the zoom invitation through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.  The same invitation works for all Sunday morning meetings.  

Calendar events in October 

Saturday, 2 October

2 – 4 pm.  Planting of two peace poles with message “May peace prevail On Earth” at Dominican Village in Amityville to honor Agnes Kelly, the longtime leader of Pax Christi on Long Island.  565 Albany Ave., Amityville. 

7:00 – 8:30pm.  Fundraise for American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), held in conjunction with its annual gathering, held this year online.  The topic for this year’s gathering is “Journey to Abolition: Love as the Roadmap Toward Justice and Liberation.”  Advance registration required.  For more information see the AFSC website.  http://www.afsc.org

Sunday, 3 October

11am – 1pm.  Silent Worship to revitalize Bethpage Meeting, in celebration of “World Quaker Day”.  Bethpage Meeting House, 24 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY.  All welcome.

Sunday, 10 October

9:45 am.  Meeting for worship with a concern for business.  

 Saturday, 16 October

12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.  Seatings for the Annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Suffolk County Association for Mental Health and Wellness. Volunteers needed!  See insert below.

Sunday, 17 October 9:45 am.  Discussion on the topic “Technology and worship after covid”, facilitated by Carolyn, with input from our Task Group on Technology

Conscience Bay Newsletter September 2021

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Business meetings are generally held on the second Sunday before worship; there are often monthly discussion meetings as well.  We currently meet in a blended way, with some people participating in person at the Meeting House and others participating online by Zoom.   You can access the zoom invitation through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.  The same invitation works for all Sunday morning meetings.  

Calendar events in September 

Sunday,  5 September

11:00 am.  Meeting for worship begins at its new start time for September through June.    

Sundays, 12 September

9:30 am.  Meeting for worship with a concern for business.  Please note that we start earlier than usual this month.

11:00 am.  Meeting for worship  

Sunday, 19 & 26 September  11:00 am.  Meeting for worship.  When this newsletter went to press there were no plans for discussion in September.

Friends interested in offering assistance of some kind to people in Afghanistan are encouraged to explore the websites of two of our major national Quaker organizations, the American Friends Service (AFSC) and the Friends Committee for National Legistaion (FCNL): 

https://www.afsc.org/

https://www.fcnl.org/

Conscience Bay Newsletter July and August 2021

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For July and August they begin at 10 am.  There are no discussion groups or regularly scheduled business sessions over the summer.  We are currently meet in a blended way, with some people participating in person at the Meeting House and others participating online by Zoom.  You can access the zoom invitation through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.     

Calendar events in and August 

Sunday,  4 July

10:00 am  Meeting for worship begins at its new start time for July and August.  

Sundays, 11, 18 and 25 July

10:am.  Meeting for worship.  

Sunday, 25 July through Saturday, July 31.

New York Yearly Meeting Summer Sessions, to be held online.  More information at https://www.nyym.org/session/summer-sessions-2021

Sundays, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August

10:00 am.  Meeting for worship

The newest of our memorial trees, a Forest Pansy Redbud planted two years ago in honor of Priscilla Richie Keene. (Photo from early May)

Conscience Bay Newsletter June 2021

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  We are currently holding meetings in a blended way, with some people participating in person at the Meeting House and others participating online by Zoom.  You can access the zoom invitation for Sunday morning activities through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.     

Calendar events in June 

Sunday, 13 June 

9:45 am.  Meeting for worship with a concern for business

Tuesday, 22 June  

Primary elections  

Sunday, 27 June

9:30 or 9:45 am.  Discussion, “Worship after Covid”.  Leader t.b.a.  See M & C report in the attached minutes for more info. Exact time to be set at business meeting on June 13.    

And looking ahead to summer

Sunday, 4 July

Start time for worship moves to 10 am

Sunday, 25 July through Saturday, July 31.

New York Yearly Meeting Summer Sessions, to be held online.  More information at https://www.nyym.org/session/summer-sessions-2021

George Floyd, in memoriam

Conscience Bay Newsletter May 2021

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  We are currently holding meetings in a blended way, with some people participating in person at the Meeting House and others participating online by Zoom.  You can access the zoom invitation for Sunday morning activities through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.     

Calendar events in May 

Saturday, 8 May

10 am to 2 pm.  First Garden Cleanup Day at Suffolk Association for Mental Health And Wellness in Ronkonkoma (838 Erie St.).  All welcome!  Tools are provided. 

  Sunday, 9 May 

9:45 am.  Meeting for worship with a concern for business

Saturday, 15 May

10 am to 2 pm.  Second Garden Cleanup Day at Suffolk MHAW (see above)

Tuesday, 18 May  

7 am – 9 pm Various school board and budget votes in Suffolk County 

Sunday, 23 May 

9:45 am.  Adult discussion, “Update on Yearly Meeting Social Actions” and preview of summer sessions

And looking ahead to summer

Sunday, 25 July through Saturday, July 31.New York Yearly Meeting Summer Sessions, to be held online.  More information at https://www.nyym.org/session/summer-sessions-2021

Conscience Bay Newsletter April 2021

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Beginning on April 4th and until further notice, we will hold meetings in a blended way, with some people participating in person at the Meeting House and others participating by Zoom.   Meetings for worship with a concern for business are held monthly, usually on second Sundays before worship, and we hold adult discussions about once a month as well.   You can access the zoom invitation for these Sunday morning activities through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.    

Calendar events in April 

Sunday, 4 April 

11:00 am.  In-person worship resumes for those interested.  Others may still join by zoom.

Sunday, 11 April

9:45 am.  Meeting or worship with a concern for business.

Sunday, 25 April

9:45 am.  Adult discussion, The place of zoom in our future at CBM.  Facilitator t.b.d.    

And looking ahead to May Saturday, 8 May and Saturday, 15 May – 10 am to 2 pm.  Garden Cleanup days at Suffolk Association for Mental Health and Wellness in Ronkonkoma.  More details in the next newsletter

Hear ye! Hear ye! 

The CBM Meeting House opens again for in-person worship and other Sunday meetings beginning April 4th.  

We will still continue the previous protocols for the time being: mandatory masks, staying distanced, no physical interactions, no food or drink, and open windows when weather makes it possible.   We now have the air filtration system and ultraviolet rays in our heating system which serve as additional protection.

Help eliminate solitary confinement in New York State

The NYS Assembly and Senate have passed the HALT Solitary Confinement bill by more than a two thirds majority. For the bill to become law, Gov. Cuomo needs to sign. It would be wonderful if Friends could call Gov. Cuomo and urge him to sign the bill.  518-474-8390

Conscience Bay Newsletter March 2021

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Beginning on January 3rd, we will return to meeting by zoom-only because of pandemic concerns.  Meetings for worship with a concern for business are held monthly, usually on second Sundays before worship, and we hold adult discussions about once a month as well.   You can access the zoom invitation for these Sunday morning activities through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.     

Calendar events in March 

Sunday, 14 March

9:45 am.  Meeting or worship with a concern for business.

Sunday, 28 March

9:45 am.  Adult discussion, “12-Step programs during Covid”, led by Scott.     

OF LOCAL INTEREST
Elaine and Barb alert us to local issues that people might want to learn more about.

Here is the link to the People’s Plan for changes to policing:https://www.liunited.org/the-peoples-plan
And here is the link to the page about the Brookhaven Town landfill issues.  (The groups’s acronym is BLARG) rb.gy/nlvv7t