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Sunday, Oct. 26 Adult First Day School will host a discussion led by George Baker on the Biblical phrase "to wait upon the Lord" and what George Fox and other Friends have written about the concept of waiting for guidance in worship.
9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in the Meeting House. All are welcome to attend and share ideas on this topic.
Sunday, Oct. 19, Andy Miller will lead a discussion on Margaret Hope Bacon, an American Quaker historian and writer who died in 2011. Bacon is known for her biographies involving Quaker women's history and the abolitionist movement. Among her better-known books are "Valiant Friend: Life of Lucretia Mott", and "The Quiet Rebels; The Story of Quakers in America." 9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House. All are welcome to this Adult First Day School class.
"The ancient art of chanting has long been embraced by the world's great religious traditions as a path to healing and enlightenment, but only recently has Western science begun to recognize its therapeutic effects on the body and mind." From Introduction to "Chanting: Discovering Spirit in Sound" by Robert Gass.
How much property is enough? Note the verses in Acts 4:34-35: "For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales and lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need. . . ." What are the economic and political consequences when wealth distribution is too uneven?
Sunday, Oct. 12 Adult First Day School will host a presentation on the private prison system in the United States. 9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House. All are welcome.
Sunday, Oct. 5, Adult First Day School will host the Seekers Gathering. This is an informal gathering in which anyone may bring a question about Quaker faith and practice, and we will discuss it. Andy Miller and Rich Corl will lead the discussion. 9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House. All are welcome.
On Sunday, Sept. 28 Adult First Day School will present a discussion of the history of the word church and its relationship to our (Quaker) form of community. Andy Miller and Mark Herranen will lead the discussion in The Meeting House, 9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m.. The essay "Christianity and Church History" is part of a series by Gene Marshall (www.realisticliving.org/PDF/History). All are welcome.
Sunday, Sept. 21 Adult First Day School will present a discussion on a 2009 essay written by a British Friend (Craig Barnett) regarding how the Friends Meeting can help members adjust to the end of a prosperous, energy-abundant society. Mark Herranen will lead the discussion. All are welcome. 9:20 a.m.--10:20 a.m. in the Meeting House.