Friday, January 30, 2009

Beyond the Monthly Meeting/Churches in the West
The Alaska Friends Conference Spring Quarterly Meeting will be March 27-29, in Homer. The main theme will be an experiential workshop from the Alternative to Violence program.
The Christian Friends Conference Western Region will meet Saturday, March 14 at the Berkeley Friends Church.
Friends Committee on Washington Public Policy invites Washington State Friends to attend its first Quaker Lobby Day, which will focus on criminal justice issues. It will be held in Olympia on Monday, February 9 with the day beginning at the Olympia Friends Meeting House.
The Midwinter Gathering of Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns will take place February 14-16, 2009 at Camp Adams near Portland, Oregon with the theme “Faith Calls for Justice on the Same Terms.”
Montana Gathering of Friends (MGOF) will meet February 6-8, 2009.
The 2009 New Mexico Spring Quaker Women’s Retreat will be March 27-29 in Las Cruces.
The Junior Friends (high-school age) of North Pacific Yearly Meeting will hold their Ski Trip February 13-16.
Northwest Yearly Meeting’s Mid-Year Boards will be held February 6-7, 2009.
The Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting Silent Retreat will be held January 30-February 1, 2009 at Camp Huston, Gold Bar, Washingon. This retreat offers an opportunity to reach more profound depths in the Silence of Quaker worship.
Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting will gather April 24-26 with the theme, “Clearing the Clutter and Caring for what Matters.” Bellingham Meeting and Lopez Island Worship Group are co-hosts.
Quaker Heritage Day of Berkeley Friends Church will be February 21, 2009. Dan Seeger, New York Yearly Meeting, will speak on: Commerce, Community and the Regulations of Universal Love; The Contemporary Relevance of John Woolman’s Witness on the Economy.
Southern California Quarterly Meeting approved the following Minute: - “As we are learning to respect the workings of the Spirit not only in ourselves but in all life, we acknowledge our special responsibility as humans in protecting and healing our planet. We encourage monthly meetings to continue the long process of discerning how care for the Earth can best be expressed in the lives of their members through discussion, action, and standing in the Light.”.
The Southern California Quarterly Meeting Spring Gathering will take place on Saturday, April 25th, 2009 at Santa Barbara Monthly Meeting.
Willamette Quarterly Meeting meets for Meeting for Worship for Business on February 7, 2009, at the Corvallis Friends Meeting House.

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