Second Hour - This Sunday
Advance care planning
(Mary Ann P)
Advanced Care Planning lets our loved ones know how to care for us and us for them when we cannot speak for ourselves. Making your health care choices known in advance is a gift to those you love. This program will include both a presentation/information session and an opportunity to start or complete your Advance Directive.
Announcements From Friends
Quaker Perspectives on Paris and Beirut
via Virginia H
In the context of the terror in Paris and Beirut last week, and the cries this week that we should refuse to allow refugees to come here as a result of those events, here is a very timely article by Friend George Lakey on nonviolent ways to bring an end to terror, and enhance human security in our communities, our nation, and the world:
New England Yearly Meeting
via Mary Ann P
This is a public response from the Clerk and Secretary of New England Yearly Meeting to recent attacks in Paris and elsewhere which I received from a QEW Friend.
Friends Committee for National Legislation
"Let us then try what love can do to mend a broken world." -- William Penn
The temptation to react to violence with fear and more violence is strong. The recent terror attacks in Paris and Beirut are tragic and demand a response. But a response based on fear will not lead to security or peace. A response based on fear can lead to the sacrifice of the very freedoms we cherish.
We now hear calls from members of Congress, from governors and candidates to shut the door to Syrian refugees or to open the doors only to Christians. This blanket response counters what our nation stands for and turns away those who most need our help—those who are seeking refuge from violent conflict.
Please urge your elected officials to welcome Syrian refugees who are fleeing violence at home.
FCNL will help you get your message through.
Renewal time for 2016 is upon us. This is a bi monthly official publication of Pacific, North Pacific and Intermountain Yearly Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends. It is available in print and/or PDF. Cost for print is 32.00/ PDF 27.00 and both 45.00. This is a group rate which is less than an individual subscription. If you are not familiar with this publication, we will make back and current issues available. Let Lorina Hall know as she is collecting information and funds.
Something New for Potluck Sundays - beginning December 6th
Getting acquainted with our new attenders and each other
OWG has requested that our first-Sunday Second Hours in December and April include a get-acquainted ice-breaker activity between rise of Meeting for Worship and our monthly potluck. Our recent new attenders will be especially and individually invited so that we can all get to know a little about them and more about each other at the same time. If you have an activity to suggest, one that can include up to 35 people and be completed in a half-hour at most, please contact OWG Clerk Don Goldstein (360-671-1395 or firstname.lastname@example.org). And please plan to participate in the first such event on December 6th!
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic Workshop
December 4-6, 2015
(Bellingham Friends Meeting is a co-sponsor of this event with WPJ)
Facilitators: Rick & Jan Krouskop & Guest
Cost: is $40-100 and includes three meals and snacks. (A contribution of more than $40 will provide a scholarship for someone)
Location: Explorations Academy - 1701 Ellis St #215, Bellingham, WA 98225
For more information and to register, click here
Global Climate March
November 29, Sunday, 10:00am
Bellingham (Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly)
A Quaker contingent will be joining the march. We will meet at 10 am by the Fountain at Marine Heritage Park. Friends may contact Wendy C or Judy H for more information or just meet us there shortly before 10 am.
Join in solidarity with cities around world marching for climate justice! On Nov. 29th the world will take to the streets to support 100% clean energy. Support climate action from global leaders gathering in Paris for the COP 21 climate summit. We will march from Maritime Heritage Park to the Salish Sea Sanctuary at 1308 Cornwall Ave to watch the Lummi Nation video that will be shown at the Climate Summit in Paris. For those interested, we will carpool to Vancouver to join their 1pm solidarity march! Sponsored by 350 Bellingham facebook event
Announcements from the
Brown Bag Event at the Whatcom Museum:
A Coast Salish Feast
Exploring Native Foods
Thursday 19 November 2015, 12:30pm - 01:30pm
For countless generations Native Americans have stewarded the rich and diverse ecosystems surrounding the Salish Sea. Join Ethnobotanist T. Abe Lloyd as he explores the resiliency of indigenous food systems—ranging from as high as a mountain goat can climb to as deep as a halibut can dive. Lloyd is an instructor at Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College as well as the director of Salal, the Cascadian Food Institute, where he works to promote indigenous foods.
Location : Rotunda Room, Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street
$3 suggested donation; Museum members free
Whatcom Dispute Resolution
Peace Builder’s Awards
Friday, Nov. 20, 5:30 pm
Bellingham Technical College, Settlemyer Hall
Lummi Tribal member, George Guerro is one of 8 recipients
(see previous E-News for more information)
Saturday, Nov 21 10 an-5pm
Lummi Art and Entrepreneur’s Markets
Lummi Te’Ti’Sen Center (formally known as the Lummi Gateway Center)
4920 Rural Ave, Ferndale (Slater Rd/I-5 Exit 260) Authentic, hand crafted Native Art work for sale
Native American Heritage Day Concert
Friday, Nov 27, 7:00 pm
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (1207 Ellsworth, Bellingham
Music, Stories, and Fun for the Whole Family
(freewill offering will be made to support the musicians and performers)