Schedule

LOWER COLUMBIA WORSHIP GROUP

Meeting Schedule

Meeting for Worship gathers at 11:00 am each Sunday at the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA 98624

September 2019

This month’s theme: Becoming Convinced

Suggested reading: NPYM F & P, 3rd edition, Part 1, pages 59-61

 Sunday Sep 1st:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Quaker Speak Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n9RcO6QA-I 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdmnUQQzEsU

Sunday Sep 8th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:  Afterthoughts

Sunday Sep 15th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:
Meeting for Business. Agenda TBD

Sunday Sep 22nd:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:

Spiritual Story Telling: Marian

Sunday Sep 29th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:
Quaker Conversation: Using queries below as our guide.

 Queries on Convincement:

What we are doing as a Meeting:

Do we look for opportunities to deepen our understanding of the history and testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends? Do we inform ourselves about the diversity of Friends’ theology and practice?

Personal Queries:

Am I teachable?

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August, 2019

Meeting for Worship gathers at 11:00 am each Sunday at the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA 98624

This month’s theme: No theme this month to allow for summer schedule

 Sunday Aug 4th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:
Afterthoughts:

Sunday Aug 11th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:
Quaker Conversation:

Sunday Aug 18th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:
Spiritual Story Telling:  MaryAnne

Sunday Aug 25th:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:
Quaker Conversation:

Queries on Discernment:

 Are love and unity cultivated in our meeting?

What we are doing as a Meeting:

If there is conflict, is there also patience, openness, and a search for ways to heal?

Personal Queries:

Do I celebrate others?

 

 

July, 2019

Meeting for Worship gathers at 11:00 am each Sunday at the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA 98624

This month’s theme: Quakers and Discernment
Suggested reading: NPYM F & P, 3rd Edition, Part 1, pages 39-45

Sunday July 7th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Presentation: Quaker speak video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfIG2m7dAk8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjrBg1VvyZ8

Discussion: Discernment

Sunday July 14th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Spiritual story telling: Julie Nelson

Sunday July 21st:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Afterthoughts

Sunday July 28th:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:

Quaker Discussion: Making spirit led decisions

Queries on Discernment:

What we are doing as a Meeting:

Do we patiently seek divine guidance to discern the right course of action?

Personal Queries:

When my own way is unclear, do i seek the counsel of others in my meeting?

Meeting Schedule

June, 2019

Meeting for Worship gathers at 11:00 am each Sunday at the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA 98624

This month’s theme: Listening for a Leading
Suggested reading: NPYM F & P, 3rd Edition, Part 2, pages 155-156.

 Sunday June 2nd:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Presentation: Quaker speak video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9D-RQ7Xr5Q 

Discussion: Leadings

Sunday June 9th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Afterthoughts

Sunday June 16th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Spiritual story telling: Eugene

Sunday June 23rd:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:

Quaker Discussion: Types of Leadings

Sunday June 30th:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:

Quaker Discussion: General Discussion

Queries on Leadings:

What we are doing as a Meeting:

Do we make a practice of turning to the Inner Light for guidance, remembering that living in the Spirit is a process of discernment?

Personal Queries:

Do your actions reflect your beliefs? What is your life saying to others?

May, 2019

Meeting for Worship gathers at 11:00 am each Sunday at the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA 98624

This month’s theme: Clearness Committees

Suggested reading: NPYM F & P, 3rd Edition, Part 2, pages 152-154.

Sunday May 5th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by

Presentation: Quaker speak videos

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvNO4-leFOg

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTbdm3sLPYk

                Discussion: Clearness Committees

Sunday May 12th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Quaker Conversation

Sunday May 19th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Spiritual story telling: Dave C.

Sunday May 26th:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:

Quaker Discussion: Other Committees

Queries on Committees:

What we are doing as a Meeting:

Do we use the concept of “Committees” correctly, or do we function as one large committee?

Personal Query:

What are my expectations of committees within a meeting?

April 2019

Meeting at the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, Washington

Sunday, April 7th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am.

Sunday, April 14th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am.

Followed by:  Paul Christiansen (see below)

Sunday, April 21st:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am.

Followed by Spiritual Story Telling

Sunday, April 28th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am.

Followed by Al Hendrix speaking about the Quaker Men’s Retreat and traveling in the ministry in Alaska earlier in this month.

Paul Christiansen

           Paul comes to us as part of the Yearly Meeting’s “Knitting Us Together” ministry.  His concern is finding a faithful way forward in the midst of climate chaos.  He provided a brief biography:  “Paul Christiansen is a lifelong (specifically 35 years long) Friend and member of Eastside Meeting in the Seattle area. He has served Eastside, NPYM, Young Adult Friends, and the Young Friends New Year’s Gathering in various roles. For the past several years he has been testing the leading which has grown into this ministry. In non-Quaker life he teaches high school history, tells stories, and is learning to play guitar.”

Julie Peyton, who has visited our worship group prior to this occasion, is the elder traveling with Paul to Ilwaco in support of his ministry.

March, 2019

Meeting for Worship gathers at 11:00 am each Sunday at the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA 98624

This month’s theme: Quakers and Nature

Suggested reading: “Stewardship,” North Pacific Yearly Meeting (NPYM), Faith and Practice (F & P), 3rd edition, Pg 109-113,

Sunday Mar 3rd:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Presentation: Quaker speak video

Discussion: Quakers and Nature

Sunday Mar 10th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Called Meeting for Business to discuss annual report.

(Suggested reading: NPYM F&P, Page 133)

Sunday Mar 17th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Spiritual story telling

Sunday Mar 24th:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:

Afterthoughts

Sunday Mar 31st:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:

Quaker Conversation: Stewardship

Queries on Stewardship of Nature

What we are doing as a Meeting:

  • In what ways do we seek harmony with Creation? How does science help us live within It respectfully?

Personal Query:

How do my daily habits and choices reflect my respect for the web of life?

February, 2019

Meeting for Worship gathers at 11:00 am each Sunday at the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA 98624

This month’s theme: Membership

Suggested reading: NPYM Faith and Practice, 3rd edition, Part 2, Chapter 9, Pg 193-213.
Sunday Feb 3rd:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Presentation: Quaker speak video

Discussion: Membership

Sunday Feb 10th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Called Meeting for Business to discuss annual report.

(Suggested reading: NPYM F&P, Page 133)

Sunday Feb 17th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Spiritual story telling: Ann G.

Sunday Feb 24th:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:

Quaker Discussion: Membership

Queries on Membership

What we are doing as a Meeting:

What does the phrase, “There is that of God in everyone” mean to our worship group?

How does this find expression in our group and in our lives?

Personal Query:

What are your expectations of membership in a meeting?

January, 2019

Meeting for Worship gathers at 11:00 am each Sunday at the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue North, Ilwaco, WA 98624

This month’s theme: Experiential Faith

Suggested reading: NPYM Faith and Practice, 3rd edition, Part 1, Chapter 2.

Sunday Jan 6th:

                Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Presentation: Quaker speak video

Discussion: Experiential Faith

Sunday Jan 13th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Discussion: Afterthoughts

Sunday Jan 20th:

Meeting for Worship at 11:00 am to 11:45 pm followed by:

Meeting for Business Topic: TBD.

Sunday Jan 27th:

Meeting for worship at 11:00 to 11:45 pm followed by:

Spiritual Story Telling: Al H

Queries on Faith:

        What we are doing as a Meeting:

  • Do we try to live in thankful awareness of the inner teacher’s constant presence in our lives?

Personal Query:

  • Do I nurture my spiritual life with prayer, silent waiting,  and with regular study of the Bible or other devotional literature?