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Come celebrate Buy Nothing Day, the antidote to Black Friday, at the Meetinghouse the day after Thanksgiving from 1-4 pm. And bring a bit of left over Thanksgiving fare to share. More details on our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1967128263503258/

Posted on 11/20/2017 by Leada Dietz

We will be blessed by the presentation by Sarah Junkin Woodard from Jubilee House Community, Inc. and the Center for Development in Central America. She will be sharing stories and crafts from her work with the people of Nicaragua. The CDCA focuses on justice now and works to help communities become self sustaining and democratic.

http://jhc-cdca.org/

Posted on 11/15/2017 by Leada Dietz

Karen Gregorio, Latin American Coordinator of Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) will talk about the work of FWCC and Friends in her home country of Guatemala.

Posted on 11/8/2017 by Leada Dietz

We will gather at Kraftsman Bakery (http://www.kraftsmenbaking.com/) after Early Meeting (around 9:30) Sunday, November 12th, to enjoy each other's company, socialize and probably partake of some of their food and beverages.

Posted on 11/7/2017 by Leada Dietz

The Sense of the Meeting. Lidney Molnari and David Wilcox will lead a discussion on this Quaker concept used by The Meeting for arriving at a decision.

Posted on 11/3/2017 by Leada Dietz

An opportunity to trade objects and services without using common currency and to support “Buy Nothing Day,” a national effort to provide alternatives to the media driven consumerism of “Black Friday.” This also offers the community an opportunity to share in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship, and community by creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community.

We will also share a meal of left-overs from Thanksgiving feasts, so all attendees are invited to bring left overs to share.

To get involved, just come. Bring a table, shelf, rug or blanket to display your goods or a sign that describes your service(s). Bring some food to share, if you wish. CHILDREN ARE WELCOME! Children are often the best models of how this can work. They have the ability to add value to an item by describing potential uses, and the creativity to negotiate three-way trades.

There will be a designated area for “free” items that you are willing to give to whomever wants them. Visitors may then use such items to barter and trade with if they wish. At the end of the day, whatever is left on the free table will be donated to the women’s center.

No money will be exchanged for services or goods. The purpose of this event is to challenge those who choose to participate to NOT SHOP or BUY anything on this day after Thanksgiving.

Posted on 11/3/2017 by Leada Dietz

Taffy and Braveheart invite F/friends to join them at Doshi house (3419 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004) on November 10 at 11:00 AM for some good coffee ( they have the usual treats and maybe even some pumpkin spice stuff) and/or a good vegan bite - for connection and travel stories. They have been working on gleaning some lessons from their recent Pilgrimage on the Camino in Spain and look forward to presenting them to everyone.

Posted on 10/31/2017 by Leada Dietz

"The Psychology of Self-Righteousness", a podcast on the On Being website (onbeing.org). The podcast is an interview with Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist who has written a book entitled "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Religion and Politics." The discussion will be led by Mark Herranen and Ali Mojibpour

Posted on 10/26/2017 by Leada Dietz

"What do I do next?"
Through the many transitions in life, "What's next?" is a powerful question.
Our opening queries are:
How and when do I feel most alive? Most happy? Most "in service" or useful?
How can I cultivate vitality, engagement, and a sense of purpose in this new stage of life?
Dr. Bob Stecker and MaryBeth Smith will facilitate the discussion. All ages are welcome to participate.

Posted on 10/17/2017 by Leada Dietz

First Day School tomorrow, Oct. 15, at 9:20 am: reading and discussing excerpts from the book "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence.
It contains the letters and conversations of Nicholas Herman, known as Brother Lawrence, and reveals how he continually walked with God –with perfect liberty and continual joy."

Posted on 10/14/2017 by Leada Dietz