weekly bfm bulletin and events
BFM offers three options for worship
1. In-Person Meeting for Worship in the Meeting House at SFS Lower School
2. Outdoor Meeting for Worship on the breezeway at SFS Lower School
3. Zoom Meeting for Worship continues online
Technology. We plan to have Friends connected via laptop in the meeting room, outdoors, and viz Zoom.
Meeting for Business and Coordinating Gathering will only be via Zoom for the near future.
CLICK HERE for full details (PDF document).
Scroll down to see our events for the coming week.
Sunday~July 25, 2021
Head of Meeting: Ralph B.
Experiment with Light. Sunday, July 25 and August 15, 7:30-9:00 p.m. How do we quiet our brains enough to hear the still, small voice within us? How might we deepen our experience of meeting for worship? Experiment With Light is a meditative and centering practice based on Rex Ambler’s book Light to Live By, which describes early Quaker meditative habits and translates them into a highly accessible process of clearness and understanding.
You can follow the prompts at home and write or draw responses you have experienced during those prompts:
https://experiment-with-light.org.uk/meditations/ We usually use the meditation on the individual in modern language, full length, 37 minute version. Around 8:30 p.m., if you would like to worship-share from your meditation experience and want to join in a Zoom gathering, please use our "Contact Us" form to request the link. All are welcome.
BYM Annual Sessions We are cordially invited to join Quakers from other area Meetings for the virtual 2021 BYM Annual Session between July 26 and August 8. It is "pay as you are led" and the sessions includes worship, business, and workshops for learning and deepening our spiritual practices. We will be celebrating being Friends together for the past 350 years, which will call on us to consider what hopes we carry for our future. Some of the workshops and times for reports will be in the week ahead of the main session. Your registration will include all events that you wish to attend over both weeks. BFM's Lauren Brownlee is the Plenary Speaker on Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM.
What has not changed is the understanding that it takes all of us to build this beloved community and that the better we understand our Shadows and our Light, the more we are able to love each other fully and be more Whole by living into our intention to be an anti-racist faith community.
For details: https://www.bym-rsf.org/events/annualsession/
More events and into the future