CLAREMONT MONTHLY MEETING

OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS


JANUARY 2011 NOTICES


727 Harrison Avenue, Claremont CA 91711

(909) 624-9114  http://friends.claremont.ca.us

Meeting for Worship (and Children’s Meeting): Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


      Clerk: Cathy DeHaven                                                                  Alternate Clerk: Charleen Krueger-Pitassi

      Recording Clerk: Karen Vance                                                     Corresponding Clerk: Katrina Mason

      Recorder: Charles Summers                                                          Treasurer: Mary Cooper


Notices to Karen Chapman Lenz kclenz@kclenz.com by

January 24  please, so newsletters are available January 30.


Advices & Queries


Integrity & Personal Conduct read by Ken Kloepfer


Integrity has always been a goal of Friends. It is essential to trust, to all communication between people and between people and God. Integrity grounds our beliefs, thoughts, and actions in our spiritual center and makes us whole.


Friends believe that we are called to speak the truth. A single standard of truth requires us to conduct ourselves in ways that are honest, direct, and plain, and to make our choices, both large and small, in accord with the urgings of the Spirit. It follows that we object to taking an oath, which presupposes a variable standard of truth. Be true to your word.

...let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay.” --James 5:12 KJV


From early days Friends have opposed gambling and practices based on chance. These activities profit from the inevitable loss of others, promote greed, and conflict with good

stewardship. Public lotteries have not furthered their purported benefit to the public good. All addictions are of concern. As to the use of alcohol and tobacco all too often entail serious risks to self and others, Friends who serve alcohol at home should be diligent in offering alternatives. Alcohol should not be served at Meeting gatherings.


Find recreation that brings you joy and energy. Be aware of how your choices affect yourself and others.


How do I strive to maintain the integrity of my inner and outer lives?


Do I act upon my principles even when this entails difficult consequences?


Am I honest and truthful in all that I say and do, even when a compromise mightbe easier or more popular?


Am I reflective about the way I gain my wealth and income and sensitive to their impacts on others?


Is my life so filled with the Spirit that I am free from the misuse of alcohol and other drugs, and excesses of any kind?


Do we, in our Meeting hold ourselves accountable to one another, as do members of a healthy family?


January Offerings



Jan 2 Sun      Meeting for Worship for Healing 8:45 – 9:15 Piano Room

                      Meeting for Worship 9:30 am,  potluck to follow.

Jan 4 Tue      Ministry and Counsel 6:30 pm at John's, 410 Oakdale Dr.

Jan 5 Wed     Midweek Potluck, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Room

Jan 8 Sat       Property Committee Work day in the garden 9:00 am

Jan 8 Sat       Caring Concerns Committee, 9:30 a.m., Library



Jan 9 Sun      Meeting for Worship for Healing 8:45 – 9:15 Piano Room

                      Meeting for Worship 9:30 am

              John Pixley's Spiritual Journey hosted by Discussion Com 11 am


                      3-5 pm “Community within Claremont Meeting” using KWL.

                                 (See additional information below.)


Jan 11 Tue     9:00 a.m. Inland Valley Hope Partners Newsletter folding       

                       @ 1753 N. Park Ave. Pomona (Natalie 622-3806)                    

                               Volunteers, Plz.!


Jan 12 Wed     Midweek Potluck, 6:00 p.m. Fellowship Room



Jan 16  Sun     Meeting for Worship for Healing 8:45 – 9:15 Piano Room

                        Meeting for Worship 9:30 am


                       Peace & Social Justice defers to encourage attendance at

                        3-5 pm KWL “Community Within Claremont Meeting”

                                    (See additional information below.)


Jan 18  Tue   Ministry and Counsel 6:30 p.m. Fellowship Rm.

Jan 19  Wed  Midweek Potluck, 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Room



Jan 23  Sun     Meeting for Worship for Healing 8:45 – 9:15 Piano Room

                        Meeting for Worship 9:30 am

                        Meeting for Worship for the Conduct of Business 10:45


                        3–5 “Community Within Claremont Meeting”

                                    (See additional information below.)


                        Food Collection Sunday. Personal items also, please.


Jan 26  Wed     Midweek Potluck 6:00 pm Fellowship Room



Jan 30  Sun.     Meeting for Worship for Healing 8:45 – 9:15 Piano Room

                        Meeting for Worship 9:30 am


                         Special Intergenerational Event?



                                    More information on 3 Sunday Meetings,

    1.                                  3 to 5pm, this month


   A special discussion has been scheduled by Ministry and Counsel  that will develop further our explorations during the past year in our discussions on Sundays, and at PYM and SCQM, of BuildingCommunity in our Meeting. It will focus on our core Quaker belief of social concern for others - in seeing that of God in every person, and of being what we want our Meeting to be. The planning group felt that a focussed discussion continuing over several weeks would be the most effective setting to try to provide time for seasoning and reflection. 


    The KWL process has been chosen to look at different aspects of the process, standing for what is already known. W for what one wants to learn, and L for what is learned.  M & C is grateful to David Levering, Katrina Mason and Helen Hines for organizing these sessions. We invite you to welcome 2011  by participating in these 3 Sunday afternoons in January with us as we explore our community and how we can better work together. Fellowship Room.



January Birthdays

            Samantha Rees          1/17

        Sydney Rees              1/17

        Fran Bruner               1/20

        Lin Humphrey           1/23

      


            If your birthday does not appear here, and it should, please contact Karen Chapman.


                            --Karen Chapman Lenz