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Women's Fellowship this Friday

Kris Altucher
 

It may be cold outside but a good conversation will warm you right up. 
Join us this Friday at 7 for our monthly informal gathering by Zoom.

I hope you can make it.
Kris

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87201790136?pwd=VHYvZXQxK3VqMHh1bGFNUHlZcldNUT09 Meeting ID: 872 0179 0136 Passcode: women One tap mobile +16465189805,,87201790136# US (New York) +19292056099,,87201790136# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 646 518 9805 US (New York) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 872 0179 0136 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd7qJjIAH


Want to know more about Quaker business procedures?!

Melanie Claire Mallison
 

Friends:

Of all the excellent and worthwhile conferences Powell House offers, this is one of THE most worthwhile. Even if you never ever intend to clerk anything, the discussions and insights are just so valuable. I encourage you to attend. 

Melanie-Claire Mallison
MsMellie@...
1-607-280-8182 (cell)

“You only live once, 
but if you do it right, 
once is enough.” 
  Mae West

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Friends Decision-making and Clerking 2022
@ Powell House, February 4-6, 2022
Facilitated by Steve Mohlke
This is a workshop for everyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Quaker decision-making; it’s for clerks, but not just for clerks. For clerks, it will be an opportunity to learn and sharpen skills. For others, it will be an opportunity to get better grounded in what Quaker decision-making is all about. It is expected that each person will leave the weekend with new energy and enthusiasm for participating in meetings for business, well grounded in both the theoretical and the practical. There will be handouts, exercises and opportunities for experience sharing. 
 Among other topics, we will consider:
  • The fundamentals of a Quaker meeting for business  
  • What is a “sense of the meeting,” and how is it different from consensus?
  • What is the meaning of “unity?”
  • Why “standing in the way” is no longer a useful concept.
  • Techniques of “good” clerking.
  • Dealing with difficult situations

This is being planned as a hybrid event that can be attended in-person or online. If Covid numbers in January are bad enough, the in-person option may be cancelled and the workshop will proceed online-only. If you register for the in-person option, you'll be asked what you want to do if that happens.
 
Sign up here to attend IN-PERSON Sign up here to attend ONLINE

Schedule is as follows:

(People attending in-person should arrive by 3pm)
 
Friday
  • 4 - 5:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Saturday
  • 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • 4 - 5:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Sunday
  • 9:30 - 11 a.m.
 
Steve Mohlke is a longtime Friend and former clerk of Ithaca Monthly Meeting. He served as co-clerk for the 2017 Friends General Conference Gathering. He currently serves as General Secretary of New York Yearly Meeting.



YOUR Input is Needed for the 2021 State of the Meeting Report

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Every year, New York Yearly Meeting (the statewide+ body of Quakers) ask Monthly Meetings to consider a series of queries and to use these queries to compile a State of the Meeting report. This report is intended as a snapshot in the life of a Meeting, not necessarily a list of things that happened, though specific projects or tasks might be listed. It speaks to our communal spiritual condition, our longings, our achievements, our shared failings - anything we feel should be included to capture the life of Ithaca Monthly Meeting in 2021. This report is then passed on to Farmington Scipio Regional Meeting to compile a State of the Region report, and to the Yearly Meeting for a State of the YM report. 

All IMM Friends are invited to respond to NYYM's queries and/or share other reflections or ministry for possible inclusion in the report. There will be two* specific opportunities to do this:

Sunday, January 23, 9-10:15am at the Third Street Meetinghouse (in-person only)
Sunday, January 30, 7-8:30pm via Zoom (online only)

*If further worship sharing on these queries is needed, M&W will organize additional times.

Friends who unable to attend either session are also welcome to send thoughts digitally to Carol Clarke at firetendercarol@..., who will be compiling the final report on behalf of IMM.

Please find this year's queries below for your consideration.

Gina


  1. In the past year, what hope, opportunities, stumbling blocks, joys, sorrows, traumas, and/or spiritual awakenings and growth have you* experienced? What has surprised you*? Have you* experienced hope, concern, or uncertainty for the future? What vision (if any) do you* have or imagine for the future?

  2. How have you* addressed the realities, fears, and practical nuts & bolts of meeting during the Covid-19 pandemic as a worship body or as an at-large member?

  3. How has addressing social and political concerns, social justice, personal accountability, political polarization  (including structural patterns) --whether in society or your meeting community--affected the spiritual life of the community/at-large member?

  4. If you* have engaged in anti-racism work, how have you* spiritually addressed and integrated becoming actively anti-racist (through worship, discernment, programs etc.)?  What spiritual challenges have you* encountered in this work? What might you* need from the Yearly meeting to deepen this work?

  5. We invite you* to share ways the yearly meeting can support the spiritual life of your worship community or anything else you* would like to share.  


*When we use “you” in the queries, it is speaking to any or all who may be responding to the queries as individuals or as communities.


Join us for meeting for Worship tomorrow

Barbara Chase
 

Friends

You are invited to join us for hybrid Meeting for Worship tomorrow Jan 16 at 10:30 am in-person at the Third Street Meetinghouse or online via Zoom at the link below.

Barbara


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/372632479?pwd=czFvVlhLVFZTazM0TzdRZEQrWWtYdz09

Meeting ID: 372 632 479
Password: friends

You can also join by phone by calling (929) 205-6099 and entering Meeting ID: 372 632 479 when prompted.
 
To find a phone call-in number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kUqAPE01b

One tap from your  mobile phone:
+19292056099,,372632479# US (New York)
+12133388477,,372632479# US (Los Angeles)
 


QuakerSpeak tomorrow morning at 9:15: What do Quakers Do in Silent Worship?

Carol Clarke
 

Hello Friends,
There will be another QuakerSpeak video and discussion tomorrow morning at 9:15.   You can join me in person at the Meetinghouse or join on zoom.   The second video in our series on Listening is What Do Quakers Do in Silent Worship?.   Here is the link:



Here is the zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82589855975?pwd=SGw0TEhVSC9XbWM2bDdHaHlBOHNJZz09 Meeting ID: 825 8985 5975 Passcode: friends One tap mobile +19292056099,,82589855975# US (New York) +16465189805,,82589855975# US (New York) To join by phone, dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 646 518 9805 US (New York) And enter meeting ID: 825 8985 5975

Here is the link to the first video in the series that we watched and discussed two weeks ago if you want to review:






The full series on Listening:

1. Quaker Silence
2. What do Quakers Do in Silent Worship?
3. Listening Each Other Into Wholeness
4. How Quakers Can Transform the World

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.

Carol




Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place. God is up there, down here, inside my skin and out. God is the web, the energy, the space, the light ...revealed in that singular, vast net of relationship that animates everything that is. . . .    Barbara Brown Taylor

A walk in the world, all that gravity, with breath and heartbeat in your ears...  adrienne maree brown


Invitation to Meeting for Worship

Barbara Chase
 

Friends,

Join us for tomorrow January 9  at 10:30 am for hybrid Meeting for Worship. You can join us in-person at the Third Street Meetinghouse, or online via Zoom at the link below.

Barbara


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/372632479?pwd=czFvVlhLVFZTazM0TzdRZEQrWWtYdz09

Meeting ID: 372 632 479
Password: friends

You can also join by phone by calling (929) 205-6099 and entering Meeting ID: 372 632 479 when prompted.
 
To find a phone call-in number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kUqAPE01b

One tap from your  mobile phone:
+19292056099,,372632479# US (New York)
+12133388477,,372632479# US (Los Angeles)
 


REVISED: President's Report for MfB This Sunday

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

The President's report in the reports packet I sent out yesterday was recently revised. The online document has the most recent version. I'm attaching an updated PDF below.

Gina


Reports Link Fixed

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

For those who were having difficulty opening the online link to reports yesterday, the issue has now been repaired. go ahead and try again.

Gina


Annual Meeting and Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business Agenda and Reports

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Please join us for our Annual Meeting, followed by Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business THIS Sunday, January 9 at 12:30pm via Zoom. Use this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/372632479?pwd=czFvVlhLVFZTazM0TzdRZEQrWWtYdz09

PDFs of reports and the agenda are attached to this email. Friends can find digital versions below.


Gina


Re: Newsletter

Marin E. Clarkberg
 

Betsy, happy new year to you.

The last newsletter, issued in mid-December, covered January as well. So the next regular newsletter will be for February. Let's shoot for a Jan 27 deadline. I will take what comes, generally speaking, and have no objection to three articles on Earthcare topics.

Thank you!

-----Original Message-----
From: announcements@IMMRSF.groups.io <announcements@IMMRSF.groups.io> On Behalf Of Elizabeth V. Keokosky
Sent: Sunday, January 2, 2022 3:20 PM
To: Marin Clarkberg <announcements@IMMRSF.groups.io>
Cc: Margaret McCasland <mamccasland@gmail.com>; Miguel Piery <mpiery05@gmail.com>; Jim Grant <jag8452@gmail.com>
Subject: [IMMRSF Announcements] Newsletter

Hi Marin, I hear you are very busy. Hope you are doing OK.

Earthcare was thinking of making the newsletter more a platform for articles on the Environment for our Quaker Community. Would that work for you? When is the deadline for January? And would it be possible to put maybe 3 articles in an “Earthcare issue” say in February?

Do you have the bandwidth for us to expand a bit?

Much best wishes, Betsy


Newsletter

Elizabeth V. Keokosky
 

Hi Marin, I hear you are very busy. Hope you are doing OK.

Earthcare was thinking of making the newsletter more a platform for articles on the Environment for our Quaker Community. Would that work for you? When is the deadline for January? And would it be possible to put maybe 3 articles in an “Earthcare issue” say in February?

Do you have the bandwidth for us to expand a bit?

Much best wishes, Betsy


Join us for meeting for Worship

Barbara Chase
 

Friends,

Happy New. Year.

Join us for hybrid Meeting for Worship tomorrow January 2 at 10:30am, either in-person at the Third Street Meetinghouse, or online via Zoom.

Barbara 


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/372632479?pwd=czFvVlhLVFZTazM0TzdRZEQrWWtYdz09

Meeting ID: 372 632 479
Password: friends

You can also join by phone by calling (929) 205-6099 and entering Meeting ID: 372 632 479 when prompted.
 
To find a phone call-in number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kUqAPE01b

One tap from your  mobile phone:
+19292056099,,372632479# US (New York)
+12133388477,,372632479# US (Los Angeles)
 


QuakerSpeak tomorrow morning at 9:15 - Listening: Quaker Silence

Carol Clarke
 

Happy New Year Friends!
We will begin a new QuakerSpeak series tomorrow morning: Listening

At 9:15 tomorrow join us in person or on zoom.   The first video in this series is Quaker Silence.  Here is the link:




Here is the zoom link:


Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82589855975?pwd=SGw0TEhVSC9XbWM2bDdHaHlBOHNJZz09 Meeting ID: 825 8985 5975 Passcode: friends One tap mobile +19292056099,,82589855975# US (New York) +16465189805,,82589855975# US (New York) To join by phone, dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 646 518 9805 US (New York) And enter meeting ID: 825 8985 5975


The full series on Listening:

1. Quaker Silence
2. What do Quakers Do in Silent Worship?
3. Listening Each Other Into Wholeness
4. How Quakers Can Transform the World

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.

Carol


Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place. God is up there, down here, inside my skin and out. God is the web, the energy, the space, the light ...revealed in that singular, vast net of relationship that animates everything that is. . . .    Barbara Brown Taylor

A walk in the world, all that gravity, with breath and heartbeat in your ears...  adrienne maree brown


Join us for New Year's Eve Show and Tell and Zoom

Barbara Chase
 

Friends,

Join us for an online New Year’s Eve Show and Tell tomorrow December 31 at 4:00 pm.  The Zoom link is below.

This will be very informal, children are invited.  Show us or tell us about something from the past year - a picture you have drawn, hold up a quilt you have been working on, show us your favorite mask, read a poem you have written or one that inspired you or sing us a song. Show us your guinea pigs, your cat, your dog or tell us about your bees, your garden or your houseplants. Show us a few photos if you went on a trip. Tell us about your hobby or a project from school or work.  Share a favorite memory from the past year, or a hope for the new year.  Share a favorite memory of a loved one who passed away. Or just join us to be social without feeling obligated to share .

We’ll plan to be on Zoom for about an hour, but we can extend that if we have more people wanting to share.

Barbara Chase will facilitate.



Join the online Holiday Event by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87192672191?pwd=MHV2WlNyWXpsOHRtblA2bGlMVDUvZz09

Meeting ID: 871 9267 2191
Passcode: peace
 
To join by phone, call 929-205-6099 and enter the meeting ID when prompted
Meeting ID: 871 9267 2191 




 


moderated Re: First Day walk

Amala Lane
 

Dear all,

There is a First Day Hike hosted by Taughannock State Park that starts at 10 a.m. at the foot of the falls entrance.  Details are in this link:


I am not sure I am going to go this year after all. I'm feeling more reflective and want to go on a private, silent meditative walk.  But I encourage others if they enjoy the majestic falls, to please go. You can go at any time and you can coordinate with one another.

Much love and joy,

Amala


Join us now for holiday caroling

Barbara Chase
 

Friends holiday caroling is happening now.

Join us on Zoom at this link


Join us for hybrid Meeting for Worship Sunday Dec 26

Barbara Chase
 

Friends,  

Join us for hybrid Meeting for Worship at 10:30am on Sunday Dec.26.  You can join us in-person at the Third Street Meetinghouse or on-line via Zoom. The link is below.

A few friends have raised concerns about in-person worship in the time of increased COVID cases locally. IMM COVID guidelines already require masks and social distance distancing. We closely monitor guidance from the Tompkins County Health Department. As of this time (2:00pm on Dec. 24 ) they have not advised Houses of Worship to close. Therefore we will continue to offer hybrid Meeting for Worship so those who prefer to join us in-person may do so, and those who prefer to participate online may join us on Zoom.  If the Health Department guidelines change we will adjust our plans accordingly.

Wishing all love, joy, and health,

Barbara


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/372632479?pwd=czFvVlhLVFZTazM0TzdRZEQrWWtYdz09

Meeting ID: 372 632 479
Password: friends

You can also join by phone by calling (929) 205-6099 and entering Meeting ID: 372 632 479 when prompted.
 
To find a phone call-in number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kUqAPE01b

One tap from your  mobile phone:
+19292056099,,372632479# US (New York)
+12133388477,,372632479# US (Los Angeles)
 


Virtual Caroling - Friday

Melissa Travis Dunham
 

Friends,

As you saw from Barbara Chase's email yesterday, a few holiday events are being organized by some Friends. I offered to facilitate a casual caroling Zoom event on Christmas Eve, starting at 4:30. This will be informal; just a chance for us to spend time together and sing some favorite Christmas carols.

As you probably have already experienced, singing over Zoom is difficult. To make this work, we'll ask 1 person to be unmuted and to lead the song, while the rest of us keep our microphones muted and sing along at home.

Do you have a favorite Christmas Carol you want to sing? We're taking requests! Please send me an email with the name of the carol so Margaret McCasland and I have time to track down the lyrics before Friday.

The Zoom details for this event are below. I look forward to seeing you!
Melissa Travis Dunham


Join the online Holiday Event by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87192672191?pwd=MHV2WlNyWXpsOHRtblA2bGlMVDUvZz09

Meeting ID: 871 9267 2191
Passcode: peace
 
To join by phone, call 929-205-6099 and enter the meeting ID when prompted
Meeting ID: 871 9267 2191


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IMM Holiday Events

Barbara Chase
 

Friends,

Join us for the following IMM holiday events:


Caroling - Friday December 24 at 4:30pm

Join us on Zoom as Melissa Travis Dunham hosts us for singing carols. 
Use the Zoom link below.

Show and Tell - Friday December 31 at 4:00pm

Join us on Zoom as Barbara Chase hosts us for show and tell.
Show us or tell us about something from the past year - a picture you have drawn, a quilt you have made, your favorite memory of a loved one who passed away, your favorite mask, your pet, the accomplishment at work you are most proud of, your holiday cookies (if there are any left)
More details will be sent out closer to the day.

Walk into the New Year - Saturday January 1 afternoon

Join Amala and Steven as they participate in the annual First Day Hike at Taughannock Falls State Parks
More details will be sent out next week or contact Amala

Hybrid Meeting for Worship - Sundays December 26 and January 2 at 10:30 am





Use this link for Caroling and Show and Tell:

Join the online Holiday Event by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87192672191?pwd=MHV2WlNyWXpsOHRtblA2bGlMVDUvZz09

Meeting ID: 871 9267 2191
Passcode: peace
 
To join by phone, call 929-205-6099 and enter the meeting ID when prompted
Meeting ID: 871 9267 2191


Re: QuakerSpeak this morning at 9:15 - Changing Course for the Kingdom of the Heavens

Carol Clarke
 

Hello Friends,
We will have another QuakerSpeak discussion this morning at 9:15 - a hybrid gathering so you can come in person or join via zoom.

Our QuakerSpeak video is 





Here is the zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82589855975?pwd=SGw0TEhVSC9XbWM2bDdHaHlBOHNJZz09 Meeting ID: 825 8985 5975 Passcode: friends One tap mobile +19292056099,,82589855975# US (New York) +16465189805,,82589855975# US (New York) To join by phone, dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 646 518 9805 US (New York) And enter meeting ID: 825 8985 5975




I hope you can join us.




Series: Quaker Basics

1. What is Quaker?
2. 9 Core Quaker Beliefs
3. What are the Quaker SPICES?
4. What are your favoride Quaker Words or Passages?
5. A Few Favorite Aspects of Quaker Faith and Practice
6. Changing Course for the Kingdom of the Heavens


Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place. God is up there, down here, inside my skin and out. God is the web, the energy, the space, the light ...revealed in that singular, vast net of relationship that animates everything that is. . . .    Barbara Brown Taylor

A walk in the world, all that gravity, with breath and heartbeat in your ears...  adrienne maree brown



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