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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!

Conscience Bay Newsletter April 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 April:

Wednesday, 4 April

6:30 – 8:30pm: “Service of Reflection and Thanksgiving on the Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at the Bethel AME Church, 33 Christian Ave., Setauket. Jointly sponsored by Bethel AME and Building Bridges in Brookhaven.

Sunday, 8 April

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

Tuesday, 10 April

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

Saturday, 28 April

9am – 3pm. Annual spring cleanup of organic garden at The Association for Mental Health and Wellness. Volunteers welcome. 838 Erie Street, Ronkonkoma

Conscience Bay Newsletter March 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 March

Sunday, 4 March 3:00 – 5:00 pm. “An Interfaith Dialogue on Guns in America”

At the North Shore Jewish Center, 385 Old Town Road, Port Jeff Station. Sponsored by the Three Village Interfaith Clergy Association, and including Donald Bybee among the speakers.

Sunday, 11 March 9:45am: Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business

Sunday, 18 March 9:30 am: Adult discussion with QuakerSpeak videos, led by Philip (titles to follow)

Looking ahead to April

Tuesday, 10 April 6:30 – 8:30pm “Have a Heart for the Homeless”

Candlelight Vigil sponsored by the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. Farmingdale. More info next month. A Friend looks over the food offerings at the recent MLK event sponsored by Building Bridges in Brookhaven.

‘Live up to the light thou hast, and more will be granted thee.’

Caroline Fox (1819-1871)

News from and about Friends

  • friend
    A Friend looks over the food offerings at the recent MLK event sponsored by Building Bridges in Brookhaven.

    Connie and Al are both doing well, and send along their greetings Rich visited Montreal Friends Meeting last month and shared materials and stories

  • Joy reports on the birth of a grandchild, Clara Davis, this past month. Baby and mother are doing fine
  • George gave a concert last month with a friend at the St. James Catholic Church in Setauket to help raise funds for a house building project in Haiti.