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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!

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.

Join Conscience Bay in the Buckets of Love Project

Please join us in gathering the ingredients for a Buckets of Love project. 
Buckets of Love are 5-gallon buckets with the supplies needed by families and communities to begin cleaning and rebuilding following a natural disaster. The supplies are assembled by volunteers and shipped directly to families by Church World Services.  Their supply of buckets has been depleted by the recent, massive disasters in the U.S.  Marie and Barbara brought the idea of Meeting’s participation to a recent Meeting with a Concern for Business. We hope to contribute two complete buckets. 
If you would like to contribute, please bring your donation to the Meeting House before noon on Sunday March 11.  If you arrive on a day other than Sunday, please leave your donation in the foyer.  If the Meeting House is locked, please leave your donation on the front walk. The buckets and some supplies are already gathered at the Meeting House. 

Here is what we still need.

Since we are hoping for two buckets we need double the quantities listed.

  • Four scouring pads.
  • Seven sponges, including one large.
  • One package of 48-50 clothespins.
  • Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
  • Five dust masks
  • Two pairs non-surgical, non-latex gloves 
  • One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather 
  • 24-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton
  • One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent


All cleaning items must be new
All liquid items must be capped and securely tightened.

To avoid duplication, please let me know by e-mail before you purchase what you plan to bring.

Thanks for your help,
Maureen Bybee

P.S. These items have already been contributed or promised.

  • Two Five-gallon buckets with resealable lid.
  • Eighteen reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)
  • One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap
  • One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water
  • One scrub brush