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Another photo of Halifax Friends worshipping in the Public Gardens' ... See MoreSee Less
Now that was smart. I am in accord with that friend [whoever thought it up!]
HALIFAX Friends Meeting worship at the Public Gardens - with social distancing! ... See MoreSee Less
5 months ago
As I mentioned at Meeting for Worship a few weeks ago, a pair of swallows took up residence in the birdhouse in my back yard. According to my bird book they would have spent last winter in Florida and come here to raise a family. I consider them a gift from God and have enjoyed watching them go about their daily tasks. I'm not sure, but they may have only one baby, Here are a couple of pictures. ... See MoreSee Less
Eight Friends met for Virtal Meeting for Worship this Sunday, July 5th. We were pleased to welcome Wanda Thomas who had been attending Friends General Conference. Jessie , Christina, and Maida also attended FGC. Dick had been attending Representative Meeting, and has sent a report. Mel represent HMM at the next Rep. Meeting this summer. Six Friends are reported to have met Face-to-Face at the Public Gardens last Monday. We hope this live meeting will continue. CYM is planning a virtual gathering August 7 to 15, and Charles Brown and Penni Burrill are on the planning committee. We will receive more information later. Friends may wish to think about planning winter Face-to-face Meetings for Worship, perhaps in people's homes during the cold season. May the Spirit bless us andkeep us safe during the week ahead. See you next Sunday, 10:30 a.m.! ... See MoreSee Less
Great. I zoomed to Hamilton, and just after the half way mark, l zoomed to Kitchener.
Nine Friends met on jitsi for a Virtual Meeting for Worship Sunday, June 28.
Some verses of Quaker Poet John Greenleaf Whittier were read. In our social time after worship, it was noted that Mary has solved her video problem and we could see and hear her clearly. Mary showed us a book a relative had given her: Vol. 1 of William Sewell's "History of the People called Quakers", which she has found very interesting with many detailed accounts of Quaker early history. Maida reported her niece had sent her a large 2-volume Bible with Doré's illustrations. Mel shared some of the history of the Archives of Canadian Quakers, which had been managed by Jane Zavitz Bond for many years. Jane is now retired and a committee is working on the way forward for the Archives.
It was mentioned that Halifax Meeting's Library is held at the Atlantic School of Theology and can be accessed by Friends going to the AST Library and filling out a form.
Jessie shared that she is attending by Zoom the Virtual Friends General Conference next week, as is Maida. Christine shared that her friend Martha joins us from her home country, Bolivia in one of Bolivia's 2 capitals. We all noted that it is important in these times, isolated by the virus, that we reach out and maintain communication with Friends and friends, and continue to the extent possible to retain our normal routines. On Monday, June 29, a face-to-face Meeting for Worship will be held at the Public Gardens at 7 p.m. near the refreshment cafe. Roger and Jocelyne are hosting this. Bring an umbrella if it looks like rain!
May Friends everywhere have a peaceful week! ... See MoreSee Less
I love your personal reports. It helps me feel like l have been with people.
Virtual Meeting for Worship will be held via computer on Sunday, June 28, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Atlantic Time. ... See MoreSee Less
Ten Friends met today (Sunday,June 21) for virtual Meeting for Worship, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Mary read us the Query about being aware of discrimination against people because of who or what they are, and bearing witness to the humanity of all people. Dick called our attention to June 21 being National Indigenous Peoples' Day in Canada. Maida gave an account of how Plymouth pilgrims were helped by the Wapanoag tribe, and how Edward Winslow saved the life of Grand Chief Massasoit, when Massasoit was deathly ill with a fever, by spoon-feeding him broth.(from Plymouth records.) In our social time, Erik introduced his friend Carl, a Quaker from Vermont who was helping Erik plant food crops on his Litchfield,Ct. farm. Jocelyne will check with the Ecology Action Centre about the status of the meeting room that Friends used before the virus emergency.
Virtual worship will continue on Sundays until further notice. ... See MoreSee Less
You are keeping busy and connected!
Cousin Joel Miller is nominated for a Juno for Jazz Album Solo and the awards will be announced at a ceremony June 29th at 7 p.m.
It will be streamed on CBC Gem. Mark Monday June 29th at 7pm in your calendars. Spread the word!
Joel is a former member of New Brunswick MM and is now living in Montreal. He is the son of Michael Miller of Fredericton Worship Group. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Maida Follini excited for tomorrow at 7pm on CBC Gem!
Eleven Friends met for Virtual Worship this morning (Sunday, June 14) via the jitsi platform. As usual there was a technical glitch or 2. Mary's site was open for sound, but her cameral did not turn her picture on. Some people's sound was a little hard to hear at times. But we overcame these challenges and had a good session - silent for the half-hour in quiet meditation, and good sharing afterwards for 15 or 20 minutes. Three Friends spoke of how they have connected with cousins during the Corona Virus lockdown, and are tracing family trees and family history in these stay-at-home times. One friend spoke about the book he is writing re: conscientious objectors. Christina announced that she is taking over the task of Messaging for Halifax Meeting, from Gillian. Thank you, Christina! ... See MoreSee Less
I really enjoy your posts