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2nd Friday Movie

Second Fridays of the month at 7:30 pm, 57th Street Meeting will be showing a selection of documentary, drama, and comedy movies focused on spiritual issues and concerns.  A short discussion of the movie will follow the viewing.

 

March 13: Jesus of Montreal (1989)

A group of actors are asked to update to a tired annual Passion Play held at a Catholic shrine.  Their unconventional, if not unorthodox, approach to the subject matter incites the opposition of the leaders of the shrine, while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.  The trailer is in French with English subtitles. The showing will have an English dubbed soundtrack.

 

 

Jesus of Montreal Trialer

 

Upcoming movies and trailers

  • April 10 - Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

 

Spiritual Seekers Information and Discussion Program

People come to Friends meetings for various reasons, many visit as part of a personal spiritual journey of seeking out a religious tradition that speaks to their condition.  The Spiritual Seekers Information and Discussion Program is a way to find out more about Quaker faith and practice as well as an opportunity to explore how Quaker faith and practice relates to your own personal spiritual journey.  Childcare is available as requested.  The program is on Fifth Sundays, 12:30 to 3:30 pm.  The next one will be March 29.

 

 

Sacred Sing-Along Workshop

Sunday, March 8 after fellowship time Swamptree will be leading a sing-along workshop of both original music as well as sacred songs from several different spiritual traditions.  The workshop will be a blend of performance and participation as a way to share the sacredness of music and community.  Swamptree is a folk duo from Richmond, Virginia who are part-time farmers and part time musicians. They play music inspired by the earth and our connection to the land. One of the members has Quaker roots. You can listen to thier music at swamptrees.bandcamp.com.

 

 

Children's Religious Education

Children's Religious Education (First Day School) is held concurrent with Meeting for Worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. The children are divided into two age groups: Explorers (ages 8 and older) and Wonderers (ages 3-7). Childcare is provided for children too young to participate in the programs.

 

Adult Relgious Education

The Winter/Spring Adult Religious Education program will consist of discussing and reflecting upon short passages from various Quaker writers.  Adult Religous Education meetings Sundays 9:15-10:15 a.m.

 

 

Young Adult Friends Conference 2015

Join other young adult friends and young adult seekers to actively engage with the theme of Equality at the YAFCON 2015. The conference will be exploring power, privilege, injustice and identity, all at the intersection of faith and action. This 6 day conference, June 5-10, 2015, will use experiential learning to reflect on equality in personal lives, communities, in Quakerism and systemic issues in the wider world. The YAFCON 2015 program will be released soon, but applications are available now. Participation is limited to 45 young adults, so apply now.  Additional information.

 

 

Stroking the Fire: A Gathering in the Power of Christ

Friends United Meeting North American Ministries is inviting Friends to gather on Pentecost weekend (May 22-25, 2015) in Cincinnati, Ohio for a retreat experience entitled Stoking the Fire. This will be a lightly-scheduled program of extended worship, prayer, plenary speakers, home groups, topical workshops and attention to the movement of the Holy Spirit will allow for experiencing the power of God’s presence, deepening individual spirituality, passion, and commitment, building community with others, sharing stories of personal and corporate spiritual vitality and transformation, energizing for work in our specific ministry contexts, equipping spiritual revival of our meetings/churches and communities.  Additional information and registration

 

Quaker Statement on Climate Change

Since the UN Climate Summit on Climate Change last Fall, Quaker Earth Witness (QEW), Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) have revised the Quaker Statement on climate change to make it non-date specific and to draw in feedback. View Statement.

 

 
 

Winter 2015 Among Friends

 

The Winter 2015 issue of ILYM's Among Friends is now available online.  This issue incluces articles on the purpose of a yearly meeting, anthropomorphizing God, and community revitalization.

 

 
 
 

February Western Work

The February issue of WYM newsletter is available (499K PDF). In additon to information about yearly meeting and monthly meeting events.
 
 
 
 
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