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Metamorphosis – April 2012


Metamorphosis

Newsletter of Bellingham Friends Meeting – April 2012

Advices and Queries

When we feel separated from the Spirit, when we feel separated from each other, and from the earth and the universe of which we are a part we are living in sin (error).
Only when we feel separate from others can we hate them, kill them, oppress them, and discriminate against them. Only as we feel separate from the earth and all life on it can we go on destroying it.

from Bruce Birchard’s Pendle Hill Pamphlet

The Burning One-ness Binding Everything

How would my life be different if I were living in right relationship with all of Creation? What is standing in the way?

from Louis Cox and Ruah Swennerfelt’s pamphlet

Walking in the Light

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Eco-Suggestion of the Month

What are some ways that my consumption habits may be helping to degrade Earth’s ecological integrity and/or increase suffering for humans and other species? How can I make changes?

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Speak Truth to Power

Call senators Cantrell (888-648-7328) and Murray (866-481-9186) and ask them to oppose S.Res.380, the/Graham/Lieberman/Casey Resolution pressing the U.S. toward war in Iran.

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Calendar

DATE/TIME

ACTIVITY

DESCRIPTION

Thursday, May 3

Spirit Group

Decision Making &
Spiritual Discernment; the Sacred Art of Finding Your Way
by Nancy Bieber

May 6

Meeting for Worship with
Attention to Business

NOTE: POTLUCK AND
BUSINESS MEETING SUNDAYS ARE BEING REVERSED IN MAY

May 6

Clerk’s Potluck

For incoming and outgoing
clerks

May 13

Potluck – Mothers’ Day

NOTE: POTLUCK AND
BUSINESS MEETING SUNDAYS ARE BEING REVERSED IN MAY

Monday, May 14

Book Group

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and
last month’s book, The
Devil’s Highway
by Luis Alberto Urrea

May 20

To be announced

May 27

Discussion

Does God Answer Prayers?
What does it mean to hold someone in the Light?

June 3

Potluck

June 10

Meeting for Worship with
Attention to Business

June 17

To Be Announced

June 24

Author Naseem Rakha will
be here to discuss her book The
Crying Tree
– about the death
penalty

August 5

Worship and Annual Picnic
at Fairhaven Park Shelter

October 7

All-Day Meeting Retreat
at Quaker Cove

Heads Up!

Bellingham Friends are responsible for the program at Quarterly Meeting in Spring of 2013.

Our Annual Meeting Retreat is planned for the first Saturday in October.

Volunteer are needed! More later.

Eric Maya Joy’s recent talk was very inspirational

He began with:

We hear of and see climate crisis, environmental crisis, political crisis, economic crisis, etc. Underlying all of these is a spiritual (some prefer moral or ethical) crisis.

And continued with the following quotes:

A problem cannot be solved with the same consciousness (the same level of consciousness) that created it.
–Albert Einstein

The new age demands higher values. Those who spoke of peace were once called idealists, but in this nuclear age the idealists have become the
only realists. We have always thought of ourselves as having high ideals. Let us apply some of them in this crisis situation.
–Peace Pilgrim

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one – I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.
–John Lennon, from “Imagine”

Meeting for Worship
Sundays at 10 AM at Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis Street, Bellingham

Phone
360-734-0244 Mailing
Address P.O. Box 30144 Bellingham, 98228-2144 Website
BellinghamFriends.org

Simplicity * Peace * Integrity * Community * Sustainability * Equality

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