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The August 17th Wednesday Discussion Group and Worship has been cancelled due to street flooding near the Meetinghouse. We will resume next week on Aug 24th.
Jim Garson will minister to us again with Hawaiian slack-key guitar, a refreshment for the soul and a balm for a troubled heart.
Bill Mize will continue our discussion of the book Conversations with Christ, by Gwyn. The book deals with the Gospel of John, considered the most mystical of the four gospels.
The group will continue its exploration of worship sharing by responding to the verses from Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
How do you experience the peace that passes understanding?
This coming Sunday at 9:20am we will be discussing the conclusion, "The Sustainable Friends Meeting: Occupy!" in A Sustainable Life. Reading before hand is helpful but not necessary.
AVP BASIC WORKSHOP
THE ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT
SEPTEMBER 30 TO OCTOBER 2, 2016 (FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)
AVP is dedicated to reducing violence: on the streets, at work, in schools, in homes, and in relationships everywhere
AVP provides tools for creative, nonviolent resolution to conflicts used by peace workers such as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus of Nazareth, and many others
The Basic AVP Workshop is fun and empowers personal growth—an interactive, intensive, 2½-day experience that hones interpersonal conflict-resolution skills. Experiential exercises, small groups, and one-to-one interactions build community and trust around the themes of:
- Affirmation & Self Esteem
- Communication & Cooperation
- Creative Conflict Resolution
Mission Statement: AVP is an all-volunteer organization offering experiential workshops that empower individuals to liberate themselves and others from the burden of violence. Our fundamental belief is that there is a “power for peace” in everyone, and that this power works through individuals who are open to it to transform violence to nonviolence. AVP builds on a spiritual base of respect and caring for self and others.
- Workshop Day Hours Location for all sessions:
- Schedule Fri 9/30 7 pm to 10 pm Live Oak Friends Meeting
- Sat 10/1 9 am to 9 pm 1318 West 26th Street
- Sun 10/2 1 pm to 5 pm Houston TX 77008
Registration Fee: $75.00, or whatever you can afford (no charge for students). Scholarship grants for this fee are readily available. The fee includes light meals (lunch and supper on Saturday, and supper on Sunday). There will be optional vegetarian dishes, and please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Accommodations: If you are coming from a distance, we can arrange for hospitality in the home of a member of the Houston Friends Meeting.
Please register now. The workshop is limited to 20 participants.
To hold your spot we ask for a deposit of $25.00. Checks to AVP Texas, please. The registrar is Kevin King. Kindly call 713 two zero six 8072 or email kcking99 - at - gmail.com
Workshop - meeting address is on the LOFM website: http://friendshouston.org
Bill Mize will introduce the book Conversations with Christ, by Gwyn. The book deals with the Gospel of John, considered the most mystical of the four gospels.
The Wednesday Night Discussion Group will continue its foray into an exciting new format, to be used the first week of each month. Worship Sharing provides unique opportunities to explore one's spirituality and build community with others in the group. Bill Mize will facilitate our second Worship Sharing discussion, using the query, "What is your spiritual hunger?"
“Exploring the Quaker Way” is an extended online course for people who want to learn more about the simple, radical, and contemporary spiritual path of Quakers, and explore its relevance to their own spiritual journeys.
More information at http://www.pendlehill.org/learn/quaker-studies-online/exploring-quaker-w...
Friendly 8s are informal groups of approximately 8 people, who get together monthly to learn to know one another better usually over a potluck meal in some one's home, but there are other ways of finding an opportunity to share food, joys and concerns, and to get to know each other more deeply. If you are interested in participating in the next round of Friendly 8's that begins in September, please fill out a form located on the table near the donation box and give to a member of Outreach Committee.