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Quaker Women's meetup this Friday 11/19

Kris Altucher
 

Join us for our monthly informal get together this Friday. We will meet at 7 on Zoom, link below. Hope to see you there!

Kris

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web
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Thanksgiving Worship at the Hector Meetinghouse

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

There will be a Meeting for Worship on Thanksgiving Day at the Hector Meetinghouse at 10:30am. Friends are welcome to attend.

For those that have not attended worship in the cooler months at Hector in the past, you are advised to dress warmly, as the crackle of the woodstove sometimes does more to warm our hearts than the meetingroom. Emoji

Gina


Mentors Needed for Young Adult Friends!

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

26 Young Adult Friends have signed up to be mentored through NYYM's mentoring program and they are actively searching for mentors to walk alongside them over the next eight months. There is no prescribed formula for a good mentor, and they are seeking people of diverse experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and personalities. Indeed, a mentor that is perfect for one person may not be what another person needs. Somebody might just need YOU or somebody that you know. Please help us spread the word!!! 

They do not expect people to come with experience or knowledge about being a good mentor and they will provide training and continuous support throughout the entire program. The primary goal is to be able to lovingly and faithfully match kindred spirits for a mutually-enriching experience. And it is a blessing to do so.

Access the full information packet at https://bit.ly/nyymmentoring2021 and sign up at https://bit.ly/nyymmentoringinterest2021. The deadline to sign up is November 30! 

Let Marissa know if you have any questions!!

Marissa Badgley, MSW
Interim Young Adult Director
New York Yearly Meeting
Pronouns: she, her, hers
(c) 914-388-2759     (e) yafs@... 



On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 8:00 AM Young Adult Field Secretary NYYM <yafs@...> wrote:
Dear Friends,
NYYM is thrilled to officially open up registration for prospective mentors for its mentoring program for young adults. We currently have 25 seekers registered who are looking for a partner on their spiritual journey. The deadline for mentors to sign up is Tuesday, November 30.

Please share this information with your members and attenders, and if you yourself are interested, please sign up today! Access the full information packet at https://bit.ly/nyymmentoring2021 and sign up at https://bit.ly/nyymmentoringinterest2021

There is no prescribed formula for a good mentor, and we are seeking mentors of diverse experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and personalities. Indeed, a mentor that is perfect for one person may not be what another person needs. We do not expect people to come with us with experience or knowledge about being a good mentor and will provide training and continuous support! Who do you know who may possess some (and certainly not all) of the following characteristics and qualities?

 

Approachable
Aware of personal privilege and bias 

Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

Committed to positive growth
Connection maker
Conscious of confidentiality
Consistent
Creative and playful
Curious
Empathetic
Flexible
Good listener
Great at asking questions
Humility
Kind and supportive
Knowledgeable about Quaker faith and practice 

Loving and compassionate
Mindful of the third way
Nonjudgmental, seek to understand
On their own spiritual path
Open to experimentation
Open to feedback
Open to proposing perspectives rather than imposing them 

Open-minded
Patience
Resourceful and willing to share resources

 
Please note that not all prospective mentors who sign up will receive a match, as there are a finite number of seekers and each is looking for a mentor who can support them in specific ways. Not being matched is not a judgment about whether a person would make a good mentor and many mentors who are not matched initially might be matched in a future year! 

Let me know if you have any questions!!


With love and gratitude,

Marissa Badgley, MSW
Interim Young Adult Director
New York Yearly Meeting
Pronouns: she, her, hers
(c) 914-388-2759     (e) yafs@... 


QuakerSpeak tomorrow morning at 9:15 - What are your favorite Quaker Words or Passages?

Carol Clarke
 

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

Tomorrow our QuakerSpeak video is 'What are your favorite Quaker Words or Passages.  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

I hope you can join us.

This is the fourth in a six part series.   Links to the first three videos are below:






Here is a link to the first video:  What is a Quaker?


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



Join us for Meeting for Worship Tomorrow

Barbara Chase
 

Friends,

Join for us Meeting for Worship tomorrow Nov 14 at 10:30 am.

You may join us in-person at the Third Street Meetinghouse or on Zoom for hybrid worship hosted from the TSMH. The link is below or on the calendar page of the Meeting website www.ithacamonthlymeeting.org


Meeting for Worship at the Hector Meetinghouse has been cancelled for tomorrow due to cold weather.

Looking forward to seeing you.

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:
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Canceling Sunday Meeting for Worship at the Hector Meetinghouse

Elizabeth Schneider
 

Dear Friends,

Last year, Tom Brown and Dreia looked at the temperature forecast for Sunday mornings to decide if the temperature would be above the comfort threshold that they were working with in autumn.  Dreia let me know that the temperature forecast looks to be below that threshold for this coming Sunday.  So we will not have a Meeting for Worship at the Hector Meetinghouse this Sunday (Nov 14).   Hopefully, next Sunday (Nov 21) will be a bit warmer and will allow us to gather.

Elizabeth Schneider


Zoom link to ACT Thanksgiving Service - Nov. 21st at 2:00 p.m.

Jim Grant
 

Jim Grant is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ACT Thanksgiving Program - November 21, 2021
Time: Nov 21, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82987228528

Meeting ID: 829 8722 8528
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,82987228528# US (New York)

Please take a look at the attached flyer.  With the sending out of this Zoom link, you no longer need to contact me to be sent a Zoom link.

Peace,
Jim Grant
Having scrutinized this variety of manifestation, I realize that it does not really exist, in and of itself, and that everything is the undifferentiated Absolute Supreme Being, which is not different from the Self or myself.
                                                                 Ribhu Gita 26:3



Re: QuakerSpeak today at 9:15: What are the Quaker Spices

Carol Clarke
 


Good morning Friends,
I just realized I forgot to send this reminder out yesterday!   We will have a QuakerSpeak discussion this morning at 9:15, as a hybrid meeting.   Come to the Meetinghouse if you wish, or follow the zoom link below.



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




This is the third in a six part series.   Links to the first two videos are below:







Here is a link to the first video:  What is a Quaker?


Series: Quaker Basics

1. What is Quaker?
2. 9 Core Quaker Beliefs
3. What are the Quaker SPICES?
4. What are your favoridte Quaker Words or Phrases?
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


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 Meeting for Worship Tomorrow

Barbara Chase
 

Friends,

Join us for Meeting for Worship tomorrow Nov 7 at 10:30 am EST.
Remember to set your clocks back tonight as daylight savings time ends.

You can join us in person at the Third Street Meetinghouse, the Hector Meetinghouse, or for hybrid worship via Zoom hosted from the TSMH.

The Zoom link is 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)
 


REMINDER: Memorial Meeting and Reception for Tom Brown TODAY

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Friends are invited to join in a Memorial Meeting this afternoon at 1pm. We will be graveside at Greensprings Natural Cemetery at 293 Irish Hill Rd, Newfield, NY, 14867. Though the sun is shining and the weather is crisp, the ground is still very muddy. Plan to wear sturdy, mud-worthy footwear to walk to the burial site. (Bring a change of shoes or slippers with you if you'd like something on your feet during the reception.) NOTE: An ATV will be available to assist those unable to walk down.

A reception will follow at the rise of Meeting, ~3-5pm. Friends who are unable to attend the Memorial Meeting are welcome to join us at the reception.

Gina


Re: Memorial Meeting and Reception for Tom Brown

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Apologies for the double post, but I had intended to add to this a lovely tribute shared with me by IMM attender Stephen Paisley titled "The Ministry of the Stove." I hope it warms your heart (and your body) as it did mine:

Gina

On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 11:27:21 AM EDT, clerk@... <clerk@...> wrote:


A Memorial Meeting and reception for Tom Brown will be held this Friday, November 5.

Memorial Meeting:
Tom will be buried at Green Springs Natural Cemetery at 1pm. A Memorial Meeting will be held graveside. All are welcome to attend. Conditions at Green Springs call for boots or other sturdy footwear, as the grass is high and the ground is muddy. There will be an ATV available to transport those that are unable to walk to the burial plot.

Reception:
A reception will be held at the Third Street Meetinghouse after the rise of the Memorial Meeting, ~3-5pm. Snacks, desserts, and hot apple cider will be provided. Note: those attending will need to wear a mask throughout, unless eating or drinking.

I look forward to seeing Friends at either or both of these opportunities to celebrate Tom's life together.

Gina


Memorial Meeting and Reception for Tom Brown

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

A Memorial Meeting and reception for Tom Brown will be held this Friday, November 5.

Memorial Meeting:
Tom will be buried at Green Springs Natural Cemetery at 1pm. A Memorial Meeting will be held graveside. All are welcome to attend. Conditions at Green Springs call for boots or other sturdy footwear, as the grass is high and the ground is muddy. There will be an ATV available to transport those that are unable to walk to the burial plot.

Reception:
A reception will be held at the Third Street Meetinghouse after the rise of the Memorial Meeting, ~3-5pm. Snacks, desserts, and hot apple cider will be provided. Note: those attending will need to wear a mask throughout, unless eating or drinking.

I look forward to seeing Friends at either or both of these opportunities to celebrate Tom's life together.

Gina


Newsletter deadline.

Marin E. Clarkberg
 

Friends, November is here. Please send me your contributions for the Ithaca Monthly Meeting newsletter and I will endeavor to use the hour afforded to me by the time change this weekend towards getting out our newsletter. Thank you!

- Marin Clarkberg, communications committee


Baking help request for Friday

Melissa Travis Dunham
 

Friends,

Bronwyn and I are organizing the reception following Tom's Brown's burial on Friday. Light refreshments will be served, including cookies and cherry pie (a favorite of Tom's). If anyone is interested in baking cookies or a cherry pie, please let Bronwyn or I know. 

We need to know of any offers of baking or other reception help by the end of Wednesday, or Thursday morning at the latest, so we can finalize plans. You can let either, or both, of us know:
Melissa at mtravisdunham@... 
Bronwyn at  bjqmohlke@... 

One of us, or Gina, will send a follow-up email with general details about the reception.

Thank you very much.
Melissa 


Neighborhood Outreach Committee update

Nancy Riffer
 

As you may know, the Northside United listserv has been having a lengthy discussion of how to respond to gunshots in the neighborhood. They are setting up a meeting for the northside community to consider how they want to proceed. Karen Friedeborn has been supporting them in finding a place to meet -- in person or online. If you would like to join the listserv send an email to lindaholzbaur@...

In a recent email, Linda Holzbaur, a long time board member, sent the following message of appreciation of the support of IMM to the Northside United listserv.

That reminds me that we have gained many more subscribers over the past half year or so and you may not know that the Ithaca Monthly Meeting (commonly called Quakers) have really acted as Northside's fairy godparent since the very beginning. They helped us set up the organization and have supported us financially. They held the very first (once-annual) Northside celebration (suspended due to you-know-what in 2020-21). They have never, ever told us what to do but have participated financially, emotionally and as boosters and supporters in every Northersider effort to create a strong neighborhood. In fact, they just made a very generous donation to keep us going. In the past their financial support helped us hire a childcare worker for in-person meetings, pay for our newsletters (and I think we will produce an issue soon), buy refreshments and covered rentals for our annual celebration. The Quaker meeting house is at 120 3rd Street, the SW corner of 3rd and Madison. 

The Neighborhood Outreach Committee wanted to pass on this message to the Meeting.


How to sign up for the Witness and/or Community lists

Nancy Riffer
 

All Friends receiving this message are on the Announcements listserv. You'll notice that on your list of emails, this message starts with [IMMRSF Announcements]. Anyone who signed up is subscribed to this list. The other two lists are subgroups of this Meeting-wide list and must be specifically requested.

There is some confusion about how to get onto the other two lists. Currently, 45 people are signed up for the Community list (used for news, requests, social activities among Friends). And 24 people are signed up for the Witness list (used for activities put on by groups outside the Meeting; information supporting particular actions or points of view; or opportunities to influence political leaders that have to do with Friends' traditional testimonies (the SPICES) or other social and witness concerns of Friends).

If you are already on the Witness list, you received an email with the heading: [IMMRSF witness] Climate and Earthcare News and Notes from Margaret McCasland at 11:11 am on Nov. 1st.

If you are on the Community list, you received an email with the heading: "[IMMRSF community] Request'' from aleta weaver on August 18 at 5:49. This is a very old message because this list isn't used very often.


After you determine whether you are on these lists, if you find you aren't on the ones you want, you can request  being added by sending an email to Melissa Travis Dunham: mtravisdunham@.... Alternatively you can use the link below to sign up directly. If you are unclear whether you are signed up or not, you can submit a request to be signed up and if you are not in the group, you will be added.

Click on the list you want to join and enter the information.


To send a message out on one of these lists, put "witness@immrsf.groups.io" or "community@immrsf.groups.io" in the email where it asks for "recipients." You have to be a member of the group to post.

I hope this information enables everyone to join the lists they want to be on.

Nancy Riffer
Communications Committee


November Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business RESCHEDULED

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business will be moved to the THIRD Sunday in November, 11/21, due to scheduling difficulties. Please have all business items to the clerk by Monday, 11/15, for inclusion.

Gina


Tom Brown

clerk@ithacamonthlymeeting.org
 

Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you all the news of Tom Brown's passing. He passed away peacefully in his sleep early yesterday morning.

Judith is being supported and well cared-for by Tom's children, and the rest of Tom's family members and Judith's children will be arriving this week. Cards and/or notes of concern that are sent to the family home at 5 Rockwell Rd., Newfield, NY 14867 will get to both Judith and to Tom's children - Lenora, Audrey, and Maury. At this time, Judith asks that Friends hold off on emails and phone calls, so as not to overwhelm the family.

A burial for Tom has been scheduled for 1pm this Friday, November 5 at Green Springs Natural Cemetery. All are welcome to attend. Conditions at Green Springs call for boots or other sturdy footwear, as the grass is high and the ground is muddy. There will be an ATV available to transport those that are unable to walk to the burial plot. A reception following the burial is currently being planned, but details are not yet available.

Friends are welcome to be in touch if they have any questions or concerns.

Gina


Link for Sharing Our Spiritual Journeys

Barbara Chase
 

Friends,

Join us this morning at 9:15 am for Nancy Riffer sharing her spiritual journey. 

This is a hybrid event. The Zoom link is below or you can participate in person at the Third Street meetinghouse.




To join the Spiritual Journey Zoom Meeting, click this link:
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)

Or to call in, dial one of the following numbers: 
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 646 518 9805 US (New York)
And enter Meeting ID when prompted: 825 8985 5975

If you are calling outside of the US and need to find a local number to call, follow this link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd6LuDnR7f


Join us for Meeting for Worship Tomorrow

Barbara Chase
 

Friends,

Join us for Meeting for Worship tomorrow morning October 31 at 10:30 am.

You can join us in-person at the Hector Meetinghouse or at the Third Street Meetinghouse. Or join us on line for hybrid Meeting for Worship hosted from the TSMH via Zoom. The Zoom link is below.

Thanks,

Barbara Chase


Those joining worship remotely can use a computer, with or without a video camera, or by phone.

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) 

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