That of God in everyone

M&O Sept 22 Update

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Update from the September meeting of the Ministry & Oversight Team:

• As we continue to adapt to living alongside Covid, we reviewed the current situation at the Meeting House and have agreed that we will continue to keep the chairs spaced apart. Sanitising spray and paper rolls will also continue to be available in the foyer.

• After Meeting Conversations will start again on the third Sunday of the month. The next Conversation on Sunday 16th October at 12noon will continue the conversation about ‘Quaker Conventions’ and ‘unwritten rules’. On 20th November we hope to explore the Peace testimony and then on 15th January we hope to explore the IYM public lecture and revisit our sustainability plan.

• We also are planning to continue the discussions around Quaker thinking which we started in the spring with QuakerQuest. We are going to experiment with a discussion group looking at modern Quaker writers. The first one will be “The Guided Life” by Craig Barnett, one of the excellent Quaker Quicks series of short books, and we will be announcing dates soon and asking if you want us to get you a copy before the first meeting.

• On 2nd October South Belfast Meeting is one of the Meetings hosting World Quaker Day. World Quaker Day is an annual event where we celebrate the diversity of Quakerism around the world and build connections to make our community stronger. This year, every Friends Church and Quaker Meeting is encouraged to send or receive visitors to or from another Quaker group, to bring greetings, build relationships and share ideas.

The Ministry and Oversight team - Felicity, Jonathan, Ian, Kerry, Marie, Michael, Sylvia and Will

Cancelation of Hillsborough Meeting Open Day

Due to the increased traffic expected tomorrow at Hillsborough, following the passing of the Queen, a decision has been made by the Hillsborough Committee to cancel our planned participation in European Heritage Day. The Meeting House will therefore not be open to the public as had been scheduled.