SOUTH BELFAST QUAKERS

That of God in everyone

July 2019

Burial Ground Bees

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As a Meeting we try to exist as sustainably as we can. We belong to the Eco-Congregational group of churches within Ireland and one of our endeavours is to use our burial ground as a home for bees. We have two avid beekeepers in our ranks, Karen and Sylvia, who along with Billy (also included in the pictures) tend to the bees. To see more photos from today's buzzing activities go to our photo page here

NI Marriage Equality

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In light of today's significant step by Westminister towards marriage in Northern Ireland, we are adding photos taken back in June 2015 when members and attenders from both Belfast Quaker Meetings joined to march for Marriage Equality here in Northern Ireland. Of course as with all Quaker events it started with a bring and share lunch at Frederick Street Meeting and several cups of tea!

See the small number of photos at our photos page

Social Media & IYM Newsletter

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The Quakers in Ireland site shared this thought graphic from the Church of England Bishop of Oxford, on their facebook page today.

In addition to this, the IYM newsletter for this week is available to download here

UPDATE - also included the 12/07/19 newsletter here

Tools For Solidarity Newsletter

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The Tools For Solidarity June 2019 Newsletter is now available for download. Tools For Solidarity has been one of the South Belfast Meeting's regularly supported charities, with their work falling well within the Quaker Testimonies.

Download Edition 20 of the newsletter HERE

Young People's Overnight Gathering

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The young people (and a few adults for practical reasons), held an overnight get together this weekend passed. Reports are that there wasn't a whole lot of sleep involved but certainly the young people had lots of fun and spoke in Meeting for Worship the following day about the bonding affect the evening had had on their small group. A few more photos of the event can be found on the photos page