Chapel Hill Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
(Quaker)

531 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
friends@chapelhillfriends.org
919.929.5377





We joyfully embrace the full spectrum of the light within, made visible through the participation of people of all beliefs, cultures, backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities and races, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Forums

A Forum is offered every Sunday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. (except the third Sunday of each month which is the 9:00 a.m. Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business). Forums offer a wide variety of topics as related to Quaker faith and practice, social issues, personal sharings, Chapel Hill Friends Meeting Committees, outside speakers, etc. Forums are offered through the Adult Religious Education Committee to enhance and deepen our spiritual lives.

March 2019

March 3 - Talking About What No One Wants to Talk About
What to do when shots are fired... or when some other emergency happens...in the Meetinghouse...or wherever you happen to be. We'll share recommendations from local fire, police, our own months-long research, and responses from each of you as we discern our next steps. Facilitated by Matt Drake, John Hite and Jan Hutton. Moderator: Carolyn White
March 10 - Yemen, Authorization for the Use of Military Force, and FCNL Advocacy Teams
Tom Munk and Curt Torell will speak about exciting Meeting efforts to make a global difference by lobbying. Yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis, because of a brutal Saudi-led war, conducted with U.S. support. Tom will share information about the crisis and about the lobbying efforts of a small group of Chapel Hill Friends, supported by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). The Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) was passed soon after the bombing of the World Trade Center in 2001 and gives a blank check for war-making, which multiple U.S. presidents have abused. By one October 2018 count, the U.S. was involved in 26 conflicts, each involving at least 26 fatalities. https://www.quora.com/How-many-wars-is-the-US-currently-involved-in. The Friends Committee on National Legislation believes this may be the year to tear up the blank check. Curt will share more information. Curt and Tom will also share information about the FCNL Advocacy Team training, scheduled for Saturday morning, March 2, (refreshments at 9:00, training 9:30 - 12:30) which we hope will make our community even more effective at creating a more peaceful world through peaceful, Quaker lobbying.
March 17 - NO FORUM: Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business (9am)
March 24 - The Gift of Being Prepared
Many of us have thought of or started to fill out the paperwork for life transitions like healthcare power of attorney, end of life care directives, etc. but few of us have completed the task. What holds us back? This forum will explore the act of documenting our wishes as both a responsibility and a gift we give our loved ones so they may focus on celebrating us or grieving us. We want to hear what you have to say about your personal experiences as you journey through this process.
March 31 - Personal sharing by Tom McQuiston

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