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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

Conscience Bay Newsletter February 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 February 

Sunday, 14 February

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

Sunday, 21 February

9:30 am.  Adult discussion devoted to State of the Meeting Report for 2020.  Queries from NYYM to guide our discussion are at the end of this newsletter.   

Queries from NYYM intended to guide our preparation of the State of Meeting Report this year:

 Query: How have you experienced Spirit working in these times? What impact, positive or negative, have these challenging times had upon your meeting, spiritually, organizationally, financially and in your life as a community? What unexpected joys & benefits, if any, has your meeting experienced? In these uncertain times, how are you led by the Light to recognize and experience possibilities for renewal and rebirth? Prompts: (questions you might consider; don’t feel obliged to address all questions) ● Worship ○ What changes in worship practice have occurred? ○ How has vocal ministry been affected? ● Community Life ○ Have you had successful new experiments, disappointments or challenges? ○ What impacts have there been on demographic groups in your meeting community, including young adults, families, older members, distant Friends? ○ How are connections to the meeting community being maintained? ○ How has your first day school been affected? ○ What losses are you grieving? ● Financial ○ What has been the financial impact of these times on your meeting? ○ Has the meeting been able to achieve its budget goals? Have annual contributions been affected? Has rental income been affected? If the meeting is affiliated with a school, how has that relationship been affected? ● Witness ○ What new witness/social action activities have begun, continued or been reinvigorated? ○ How has your meeting addressed anti-racism work?   

Conscience Bay Newsletter January 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 January 

Sunday, 10 January

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

Saturday, 16 January

2 – 4 pm.  Annual MLK Festival, sponsored by Building Bridges in Brookhaven.  The event will be held virtually this, with more information available after January 10th.

Sunday, 17 January

9:30 am.  Adult discussion devoted to State of the Meeting Report for 2020. 

Conscience Bay Newsletter December 2020

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Since mid-June we have adopted the format of “blended worship”, with people participating in-person at the Meeting House as well as online via Zoom.  Meetings for worship with a concern for business are held monthly, usually on second Sundays, 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 December: 

Sunday, 13 December

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

Sunday, 20 DecemberCBM Holiday celebration, time and format to be determined.  Stay tuned for specifics to be sent out to the Newsletter mailing list by Dec. 15th.    

Sunburst at Smith Point Beach Thanksgiving, 2020

 Phase 3 of our parking project  (assisted by a grant from NY Yearly Meeting)

Conscience Bay Newsletter November 2020

About our meetings:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Since mid-June we have adopted the format of “blended worship”, with people participating in-person at the Meeting House as well as online via Zoom.  You can access the Zoom invitation for worship through our website, www.consciencebayquakers.org.  Meetings for worship with a concern for business are held monthly, usually on second Sundays.   Zoom invitations for business and adult discussion are mailed out prior to each event.   

Calendar events in November: 

Tuesday, 3 November

Election Day.  Put your faith into practice!

Friday – Sunday, 6 – 8 November,

Fall Session of New York Yearly Meeting.  See next page for more information.

Sunday, 8 November

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

Sunday, 15 November

9:30 am.  Adult discussion on the topic ‘Spirituality and Music’, led by Charles Perretti.  

Tuesday, 24 November

7 pm.  Online meeting of Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, hosted by Three Village Clergy Association.  See next page for more information.

And looking ahead:

Sunday, 20 December

CBM Holiday celebration, held in a blended way at rise of worship.  Stay tuned for specifics in the December newsletter.   

Conscience Bay Newsletter October 2020

About our worship and business sessions:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For September through June they begin at 11 am.  Since mid-June we have adopted the format of “blended worship”, with people participating in-person at the Meeting House as well as online via Zoom.  You can access the Zoom invitation for worship easily through our website, http://www.consciencebayquakers.org.  In September, we resumed our regular business sessions, usually held on the second Sunday of the month, which will also have a blended format until further notice.  A separate zoom invitation for business is sent out via email prior to each business meeting.        

Calendar events in October: 

Sunday, 11 October

Meeting for worship with a concern for business

9:45 am.  We resume our regular monthly meetings for business, prior to our 11 am worship time.   

Sunday Date t.b.a.

9:30 am.  Adult Discussion on the topic “Quakers and Politics,” using QuakerSpeak videos.

And looking ahead:

Tuesday, 3 November Election Day.  Put your faith into action!

Conscience Bay Newsletter Mid-August 2020

About our worship and business sessions:

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  For July and August they begin at 10 am.  On the first Sunday of September they change back to an 11 am start time.  Since mid-June we have adopted the format of “blended worship”, with people participating in-person at the Meeting House as well as online via Zoom.  You can access the Zoom invitation for worship easily through our website, http://www.consciencebayquakers.org.  In September, we resume our regular monthly business sessions, usually held on the second Sunday, which will also have a blended format until further notice.  A separate zoom invitation for business will be sent out via email as the time approaches.      

Calendar events in August and September 

Sunday, 6 September: Meeting for worship

  11 am.  Worship returns to its regular start time for September through June.

Sunday, 13 September: Meeting for worship with a concern for business9:45 am.  We resume our regular monthly meetings for business, prior to our 11 am worship time.  

Conscience Bay Newsletter May 2020

Calendar

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  From September through June they begin at 11 am.  Beginning March 22nd and until further notice, there will be no in-person meetings at the Meeting House because of health precautions related to COVID-19.  Instead, all are welcome to join our “virtual meetings for worship”.  More information is provided at the end of this newsletter.

Events in May  

Sunday,  3 May

11 am, Meeting for worship via Zoom  

Sunday, 10 May

9:45 am, Meeting for worship with a concern for business via Zoom

11 am, Meeting for worship via Zoom

Sunday, 17 May

11 am, Meeting for worship via Zoom

Sunday, 24 May

11 am, Meeting for worship via Zoom

Conscience Bay Newsletter April 2020

Calendar

Meetings for worship are held every Sunday throughout the year.  From September through June they begin at 11 am. Beginning March 22nd and until further notice, there will be no in-person meetings at the Meeting House because of health precautions related to COVID-19.  Instead, all are welcome to join our “virtual meetings for worship” which are described below.  

Please note:  Adult Discussions have been cancelled until further notice.  Also, there will be no business meeting in April. We will resume regular business sessions, presumably via Zoom, on the second Sunday of May.

Events in April  

Sunday,  5 April 

11 am, Meeting for worship via Zoom  

Sunday, 12 April

11 am, Meeting for worship via Zoom

Sunday, 19 April

11 am, Meeting for worship via Zoom

Sunday, 26 April

11 am, Meeting for worship via Zoom