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Conscience Bay Newsletter March 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 March:  

Sunday, 3 March

2 – 5 p.  Bethel AME Church, Setauket.  Potluck meeting of Building Bridges in Brookhaven, focused on “brainstorming” about the future direction of the organization.  

Saturday, 9 March

9:30a – 3:30p.  The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.  “Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island.”  A symposium to accompany their current exhibition. Preregistration required. (see attached flyer)

Sunday, 10 March

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

Tuesday, 12 March

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

Sunday, 24 March

9:30:  Adult Discussion; Bible Study, led by Phillip.  Additional information circulated in advance.

And looking ahead:

Tuesday, 2 April

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

Saturday, 20 April (please note change in dates)

10a – 3p, Ronkonkoma.  Volunteers welcome for “Garden Readiness Day” at Organic Garden of Suffolk Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

Thursday, April 25

2-4p, Long Island Museum, Stony Brook.  ‘At the Museum” Book Discussion and Tour, with Carolyn Emerson leading discussion of Kathleen Velsor’s book, The Underground Railroad on Long Island.  Registration at Emma Clark Library required.  Register by Mar. 15 in order to receive a book on interloan.  

Sunday, 28 April

9:30:  Adult Discussion; Structural Racism, leaders t.b.sa.  

Sunday, 5 May  

9:30a, Spring Clean-up at the Meeting House.

Saturday, 18 May

10a – 3p, Ronkonkoma.  “Garden Planting Day” at Suffolk MHAW. (See listing above)

Sunday – Saturday, 21 – 27 July

Summer sessions for New York Yearly Meeting at Silver Bay.  (See box below).

Summer Sessions registration is NOW OPEN! Registration is much earlier this year due to the new Pay as Led payment arrangement. Summer Sessions is the annual week-long gathering of New York Yearly Meeting at Silver Bay on Lake George, NY, and all Friends are invited to attend. The registration deadline is May 15, but the earlier you register, the more likely you will be assigned your preferred room.

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

Reaching In and Reaching Out: Strengthening our Spiritual Roots to Nurture our Fruits

A retreat for Conscience Bay Friends Meeting

When:  Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. (includes shared evening meal at 6 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 28, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. (preceding 11am Meeting for Worship).

Where: at the Meeting House in St. James

We will meet for worship sharing, small and large group conversations, and other activities to explore our own spiritual practices and deepen our relationships with one another.  Debbie Humphries, an experienced Quaker workshop facilitator and author of The Seeds of Change: essays on Quakerism, Spirituality, Faith and Culture, will lead the retreat.  

All members and attenders of CBM are welcome, and are indeed encouraged to attend.  [More information about the program will be will be provided in mid-October.]

Registration Deadline: October 15th
The workshop, including dinner, is free of charge.
To register, email  Barbara at bransome@optonline.net or call 631-889-1190                                               
so that we can plan for the meal and set-up for the room.  
Please let Carolyn know if you plan to bring something Sunday morning:
ccemerson2@gmail.com or 631-603-6933.                             

Conscience Bay Newsletter Summer 2018

Calendar

Meetings for worship are held at the Meeting House every Sunday throughout the year.

The start time for meetings for worship on Sundays in July and August this year is 10:00 am.  There are no business meetings currently scheduled.  (The next business meeting will be the second Sunday of September.)  Beginning July 11th, we will also hold a midweek meeting for worship at the Meeting House (MH).  (See the minutes for more details.)

 

Events in July and August:   

Sunday, 1 July — 10 am:  Meeting for Worship

Sunday, 8 July — 10 am:  Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, 11 July – 6:30 pm:  Midweek Meeting for Worship (MH)

Sunday, 15 July — 10 am:  Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, 18 July – 6:30 pm:  Midweek Meeting for Worship (MH)

Sunday, 22 July — 10 am:  Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, 25 July – 6:30 pm:  Midweek Meeting for Worship (MH)

Sunday, 29 July — 10 am:  Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, 1 August – 6:30 pm:  Midweek Meeting for Worship (MH)

Sunday, 5 August — 10 am:  Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, 8 August – 6:30 pm:  Midweek Meeting for Worship (MH)

Sunday, 12 August — 10 am:  Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, 15 August – 6:30 pm:  Midweek Meeting for Worship (MH)

Sunday, 19 August 10 am:  Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, 22 August – 6:30 pm:  Midweek Meeting for Worship (MH)

Sunday, 26 August 10 am:  Meeting for Worship

Wednesday, 29 August – 6:30 pm:  Midweek Meeting for Worship (MH)

 

[In September, the start time for worship on Sundays returns to 11 am.]

 

And looking ahead to Fall:

Saturday, 27 October:  An Inreach Retreat at the Meeting House, with Debbie Humphries as outside facilitator.  All members and attenders are encouraged to attend. More information will be provided in September.

Conscience Bay Newsletter June 2018

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, with a variable start time.  (Check calendar for details.) In addition, please note the following:

Events in June:  

Sunday, 3 June

11:00 am.  Meeting for Worship.  [No Group Sing this week as previously announced.]

Tuesday, 5 June

5:30 – 8 pm.  CBM Friends welcome Steve Mohlke, General Secretary of New York Yearly Meeting, for meet-and-greet and potluck supper.  Steve arrives by train around 5:30, potluck starts at 6:30. Elaine is contact for food offerings. Come One! Come All!

Sunday, 10 June

9:45am:  Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business

11:00 am.  Meeting for Worship

Sunday, 17 June

11:00 am.  Meeting for Worship

Monday, 18 June

6:30 pm.  Monthly meeting of Building Bridges in Brookhaven.  Patchogue-Medford Library, Room A. Meeting held jointly with People Power of Patchogue.

Wednesday, 20 June

8 – 10 pm.  Ad hoc group for East Room and entryway organization meets at the Meeting House.  

Sunday, 24 June

9;30 am. Adult Discussion on the topic of Social Media and Platforms.  Facilitated by Wells.

11:00 am.  Meeting for Worship

And looking WAY ahead to fall:

On Saturday, October 27th, Conscience Bay Meeting, is sponsoring an Inreach Retreat — a ‘Spiritual Deepening’ – at the Meeting House.  We have engaged Debbie Humphries, a spiritually grounded outside facilitator, to help create a program in a nurturing environment where Friends can discern a deeper connection with each other and with the Spirit.  Open to all Friends and attenders at CBM. 

Conscience Bay Newsletter May 2018

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, with a variable start time. (Check calendar for details.) In addition, please note
the following:

Events in May:

Sunday, 6 May
10:30am: Family Sing. All welcome.9:45: Meeting for Worship with at Concern for Business

Sunday, 13 May
9:45am: Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business

Sunday, 20 May
9:30am: Spring Clean-up
(can continue after MFW as needed)

And looking ahead to June:

Tuesday, 5 June
Potluck supper at the Meeting House, for a visit with Steve Mohlke, General Secretary of NY Yearly Meeting. Details to follow next month.

And George Fox says:

Mark your calendar for the CBM retreat, to be
held at the Meeting House on Saturday,
October 27 th All members and attenders are
invited to participate. Stay tuned for more
information!