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How do we approach the study of the holy writings of Christianity? How do we best use these scriptures today?
 

Posted on 3/5/2015 by Kimberly Nelson

 Sunday, March 8, Adult First Day School will host a discussion on the New Underground Railroad, which is a project by the Olympia, Washington Friends Meeting to help LGBT individuals and their families escape from Uganda.  That country passed legislation that outlaws a homosexual orientation and states it can be punishable by death.  Patrick Brooks will lead the discussion.
   9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.  

Posted on 3/2/2015 by Mark Herranen

Sunday, March 1, Adult First Day School will host the Seekers Gathering. This is an opportunity for anyone to bring a question about our Quaker faith and practice, and those in attendance may share their experience or knowledge related to the question. At times the facilitator may bring a quote from Quaker literature for us to consider and discuss as it relates to our faith and practice.
9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House. All are welcome.

Posted on 2/24/2015 by Mark Herranen

How do we motivate ourselves and others?
 

Posted on 2/19/2015 by Kimberly Nelson

 Sunday, Feb. 22, Adult First Day School will host a discussion of ideas in the book "Silence: A Christian History" by Diarmaid MacCulloch.  The book covers historical usages of silence, including the contemplative tradition as well as repression.  Andy Miller will lead the discussion.
  9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.

Posted on 2/18/2015 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, Feb. 15, Adult First Day School will host a discussion of William James' "The Varieties of Religious Experience", which explores the religious individual's relationship with a Higher Power.  This book is considered a classic in the field of the psychology of religion.  Jimmie Pryor and Mark Herranen will lead the discussion.  9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.

Posted on 2/8/2015 by Mark Herranen
Posted on 2/8/2015 by Kimberly Nelson

Friends, I want to bring to your attention the QuakerSpeak series of videos available to watch online.  QuakerSpeak is a Quaker YouTube channel.They interview Friends of all different backgrounds and ask them the core questions of our faith. QuakerSpeak interviews are personal and intimate. They seek to give viewers worldwide an experience that is entertaining, informative, inspiring, challenging, inviting, unifying and collaborative.
New videos come out every Thursday. Here is the link: www.quakerspeak.com.  

Posted on 2/7/2015 by Cathy Guttentag

 Sunday, Feb. 8, Adult First Day School will host a discussion on the concept of non-violence in our current world.  Tom Cassidy and Rich Corl will lead the discussion.  9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.

Posted on 2/4/2015 by Mark Herranen
Posted on 2/3/2015 by Kimberly Nelson