Men’s Breakfast

On January 25, 2015 there will be Men’s Breakfast at Oxford Friends Meeting – The men cook and all are welcome to eat!  Bring your appetites at 9:00 a.m.  Chefs please plan to arrive earlier if your specialty requires prep and cooking time.
At around 9:45 we will hear about a local lobbying effort from Norman Bruner. 
Worship will be begin around 10:30.
We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a richly rewarding morning.

Mildred Pugh

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear Friend, Mildred Pugh on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Burial at Calvert Friends Cemetery will be held on Saturday, January 10th at 11am, with a reception at noon at Oxford Friends Meeting House, Oxford, PA. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Friends Service Committee, c/o R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911.

Obituary

Go, Granny D! at Penn Hill

Go Granny D! with Barbara Bates Smith, Music by Jeff SebensAt age 90 Doris “Granny D” Haddock blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform.
Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens highlight the story of this crusader whose steel determination took the world by surprise and elevated her to national fame. Smith summons the granny with the straw hat proclaiming across the U.S. “Corporations are not people! Democracy is!”
– Monterey (CA) Weekly

On Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 pm. at Penn Hill Meeting Actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens will describe the journey of Granny D, a 90 yr old woman, who walked across America to raise awareness for campaign finance reform. There will be discussion and refreshments after.

 

Friends and Right Relationship

Baltimore Yearly Meeting embraces the Unity with Nature Committee’s request for each Local Meeting to discern on climate change, resource depletion, and environmental degradation. We believe a mindful discernment process will lead us to the hope, inspiration and strength we need. This will be in preparation for 2015 Annual Session with the theme “Right Relationship.” Unity with Nature’s emphasis is “Right Relationship with Creation.”

Nottingham Friends will consider readings about Right Relationship concerns in the coming months.

Philip Gulley at Lancaster Friends Meeting in September

Lancaster Friends Meeting is delighted to announce that PHILIP GULLEY, prominent Quaker writer and speaker, will present two talks at the Meeting House on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14. Philip is the author of many books, among which are If the Church Were Christian, If Grace Is True, If God is Love, and The Evolution of Faith.
His session at 9:30-11:30 on Saturday morning, September 13, will focus on his most recent book Living the Quaker Way. In this book and in his session he will share practical wisdom about what it means to bear witness to our hope for a better world, as outgrowths of Quakers’ core testimonies. The session will include significant opportunity for question and answer exchange with this thoughtful Quaker.
On Sunday morning, from 8:45-9:45, Philip Gulley will share his current thoughts about “the awakened soul.” Beginning with psychologist Abraham Maslow’s observations of characteristics of “self-actualized” people, Philip reflects on how those virtues can contribute to our spiritual well-being if we seek to incorporate them into our lives.
Lancaster Friends Meeting joyfully extends an invitation to all who would like to join us for either of these two free sessions with this witty and insightful Quaker. Guests attending the Sunday morning session are also invited, if they wish, to remain for Meeting for Worship at 10:00 and for a potluck meal following.
Copies of several of Philip Gulley’s books will be available for sale at both sessions, thanks to Aaron’s Books of Lititz.