This Sunday for connections Alice and Vonnie will lead us in Bible Study. This will be part 3 of
“Floods, Fires and Pharaohs: Encouragement for Facing Hard Times.” At the rise of the second worship hour (around 12:30) there will be our monthly potluck.
Saturday morning our PACEM guests will finish their time at our meetinghouse. A few good souls have offered to help take down the cots and such, and restore the meetinghouse to its usual configuration, but more help is needed. Steve Ganong says people are welcome to come by to help any time after 8:00am on Saturday morning.
Also on Saturday, Ivy Creek United Methodist Church, is holding a justice/advocacy workshop from 9:30-11:00. The workshop is titled, “Faith in Action: Impacting State Policy.” They are bringing a speaker to talk about how to be effective when communicating with our lawmakers, especially our state lawmakers. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.
You may have read in the newsletter or remember from the meeting for business that Peace and Social Concerns has proposed the formation of an ad hoc committee to track and respond to future events of white supremacy in Charlottesville, working with Congregate C’ville and the Clergy Collective. The proposal was held over to allow time for others to become aware of the proposal and to gather names of interested people. If you are interested in being a part of this ad hoc committee, please tell me or Isaac Barnes-May.
Sunday, January 21: Spiritual Deepening Beloved Community eRetreat.Over the course of 4 weeks, you and your online spiritual community will explore Quaker thought and practice as you consider what it means to co-create the Beloved Community that is “already… but not yet.” FGC is pleased to introduce Regina Renee Ward and Polly Washburn as our facilitators for this eRetreat (click here to read their bios on the FGC website). Registration is also on the link.
On Sunday at 1:15 (after potluck) there will be a meeting of the Sanctuary Committee. Here is some timely news about immigrants:
Tomorrow, January 18, is a big day for dreamers. At 8:00 AM the Senate Committee on Education will hear SB 810, which extends instate tuition to all Virginia students regardless of federal immigration status. If you are able to attend the committee hearing please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Due to a recent nationwide injunction the government will be accepting DACA renewal applications for anyone whose DACA expired on or after September 5th. The Legal Aid Justice Center will be open for walk-ins to renew DACA.
When: During weekdays
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with exception of this Thursday (1/18/18) when LAJC will be open until 8 p.m.
Where: Legal Aid Justice Center
I hope to see you soon,