Sunday, January 15, 2017, through Sunday, April 2, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Meetinghouse. BFM's Ministry and Counsel Committee has put together an adult-education course on Quaker history, practice, and faith. Sessions will be approximately every two weeks. There will be readings and discussion, with each session facilitated by different members of our community. Go here for details.
Next Session, Sunday, April 2, 9:00 AM: Meeting for Business
We will consider Meeting for Business, the role of worship, unity, sense of the Meeting vs. consensus; role of clerk, recording clerk, and the Meeting as a whole. Facilitated by Beth Truzansky and Abby Matchette.
Six Sundays: March 26, April 9, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 21. Meetinghouse. 9:00 - 10:30 am. Peace Justice and Earthcare Committee has set up a schedule of 6 Sunday mornings for a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practice group. There will be no charge. Please send your confirmation and contact information, including telephone numbers, to Jeanne Plo.
Friday, April 14, 2017, Bassett House 6:00 p.m. The Seder is a traditional Jewish ritual, celebrated during Passover, commemorating the ancient story of the Jews' escape from slavery in Egypt. It includes readings from Haggadah, or liturgy, and traditional prayers and songs. We will be using a liturgy that has been modified in certain ways to help Quakers and other non-Jewish readers relate to the Seder experience through its theme of liberation as a crucial human issue in the world today.
The ritual takes place during a festive dinner that involves certain foods, such as matzoh, wine, and bitter herbs, that symbolize different aspects of the quest for liberation.
The main meal will be potluck, and more details will be available as we get closer to the date. Put it on your calendar and come share a wonderful community experience.