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Spring is a Marching Band

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At first the ground is cold. The earth, parts of it, are still sleeping from winter. Buds flower and awaken pollinators and people.

Action is the call of spring. Movement is the motion. It is more yang than yin. We leave the yin of winter for the yang of spring.

The element of spring is wood. The wood within asks us to bring a sense of growth, purpose, and hope to the body, mind, and spirit. Bright green is the color of this season, like the new growth we see everywhere.

For a Just and Loving Society

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A Call For Social Justice


We, the Santa Monica Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers, believe that there is “that of God” in all people.

Therefore: 

We seek a just society where each person is afforded dignity and fair treatment.

We seek a just society that is free from the economic exploitation of the many by the few.

Follow the Life

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Follow the Life in Prayer and Practice

The heart of Quaker life is inward prayer and awareness of the LIfe within and between us. This Way of the Spirit online mini-course will explore spiritual awareness through varied prayer styles and tools. Quaker guest speakers will share experiences. This is a highly participatory program that includes work in small groups

April 3, April 17, & May 8, 2021
Click here for more information.

 

Decolonize Quakers

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Greetings from a lovely rainy day in the Central Valley of what is currently known as California, USA.

I'm writing on behalf of the Decolonizing Quakers Steering Committee to ask you to submit your info for the Decolonizing Quakers networking directory:

Help Zoom a Yearly Meeting

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A call from Friends near you!
  • Four Yearly Meetings have a new idea for Annual Sessions in 2021.
  • Have you ever been the "zoom host" in your Quaker meeting?
  • Are you curious about how "other" Quakers do things?
  • Can you give a few hours of service to "Friends Everywhere"? (Well, maybe not exactly "everywhere" . . . )
     
  • Join our team of "zoom hosts" for IMYM, NPYM, PacYM, and SCYMF.
  • Help during key sessions of OTHER Friends' annual sessions.

Service to the People of Myanmar

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Friends,

We are led to hold the people of Myanmar in the Light as they suffer arrests, detentions, and killings in connection to a military coup five weeks ago.

Protesters and soldiers alike are trapped in conflict over power issues that have erupted into violence.

Members of the Yangon Friends Meeting and individuals connected to the American Friends Service Committee's work there are reporting extreme anxiety in the country.

Join Davis Friends Meeting for a nationwide:

Mountain Friends Camp 2021

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Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce that Mountain Friends Camp plans to return to Collins Lake Ranch for a 2-week session, July 10-24, 2021! We missed seeing you in person in 2020, and are looking forward to being together again this summer. The COVID-19 pandemic will require some changes as we make plans for camp. However, we know that the essence of camp-- time spent in nature and with friends-- is more important than ever this year!

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