Newsletter June 2017

Hereford Quakers Newsletter

June 2017

We are not for names, nor men, nor titles of Government, nor are we for this party nor against the other…but we are for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom, that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness, righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity with God, and with one another, that these things may abound.  (Edward Burrough, 1659 – QFP 23.11)

Diary

Thursday 1st

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 4th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

12.00 Business Meeting

Thursday 8th

GENERAL ELECTION

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

19.30 Book Club at 56 Broomy Hill

Saturday 10th

11.00 Fellowship Day at The Pales

Sunday 11th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Tuesday 13th

18.30 Guided Walk, Bodenham Lakes

Thursday 15th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 18th

10.30 Meeting for Worship

Tuesday 20th

19.30 Opportunities for Movement Building

Thursday 22nd

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Sunday 25th

10.30 Meeting for Worship & Children’s Meeting, followed by bring & share lunch

Thursday 29th

12.30 Meeting for Worship & picnic lunch

Events are at the Friends Meeting House, 21 King Street, Hereford HR4 9BX unless otherwise stated

* STOP PRESS *

General Election Hustings

Tuesday 30th May, 19.00 at St John’s Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford

organised by Churches Together in Hereford

chaired by the Bishop of Hereford

with a panel of candidates for the Hereford and South Herefordshire constituency

Book Club – Thursday 8th June

This month’s book is Days Without End, by Sebastian Barry. The book for July’s Book Club (on Thursday 13th July) is Melvyn Bragg’s Grace and Mary.

Guided Walk round Bodenham Lakes – Tuesday 13th June

Meet at Bodenham Lakes car park at 18.30 for this walk organised by Churches Together in Hereford, which is followed by a ploughman’s supper at the Chapek (Bodenham Christian Fellowship). If it’s very wet, there’ll be a slide show instead……

Opportunities for Movement Building – Tuesday 20th June, 19.00

A chance to consider the spiritual preparation questions for Yearly Meeting Gathering. See www.quaker.org.uk/ym/spiritual-preparation for more details. Organised by our Education Co-ordinators. All are warmly invited.

Forthcoming Events for your diary

Sunday 9th July

Area Meeting at Abergavenny from 10.30

30th September – 8th October

Quaker Week

Spiritual Nourishment Group

Please contact Susanna Grunsell for details – and listen for notices at Meeting.

Yearly Meeting Gathering – Movement Building

Booking is now open for this, which takes place 29th July – 5th August at the University of Warwick. Gathering as a residential Meeting takes place every three years – and this time will explore living out our faith in the world, and movement-building. To find out more, and book go to www.quaker.org.uk/ym or e.mail ym@quaker.org.uk or phone 020 7663 1040.

For further information about Quakers, please contact:

Clerk: Ruth Stanier – ruth.stanier@smquakers.org.uk

www.smquakers.org.uk

www.quakers.org.uk

Please submit copy in writing for the next newsletter to the editor, Liz Chave liz.chave@smquakers.org.uk by 12th June