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Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, we will NOT be meeting at Temple Beth El.  Instead, we will offer online Meeting for Worship.  

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OUR MEETING NOW HAS ITS OWN ZOOM ACCOUNT, AND IS OFFERING WEEKLY ONLINE MEETINGS FOR WORSHIP TO MAINTAIN OUR CONNECTIONS.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021 - FDS: Deepening Gratitude from Braiding Sweetgrass
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - FDS:  A discussion from a reading from the book by Robin DiAngelo on white privilege 
Sunday, February 14, 2021 - FDS:  A lesson from a book by Howard Thurman.
Sunday, January 31, 2021  - No Activities Planned before Meeting for Worship
Sunday, January 24, 2021 Adult Religious Education Discussion topic (continued) is Native American Sprituality, using the book "Braiding Sweetgrass"
Sunday, January 17, 2021 Adult Religious Education Discussion topic is Native American Sprituality, using the book "Braiding Sweetgrass"
December 27, 2020 -- No Activities Planned before Meeting for Worship

December 20, 2020:  Intergenerational Christmastime Gathering -- featuring Music, "The Legend of Old Befana," and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever;"  facilitated by members of the Children's First Day School Committee and the Adult Religious Education Committee.

December 13, 2020:  "Braiding Sweetgrass - Indigenous Wisdom Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants," facilitated by Joseph Cotham

November 22, 2020:  A Testament of Devotion, by Thomas Kelley, Chapter 3 (Part 2), facilitated by Joseph Cotham and Robin Keeler

November 08, 2020:  A Testament of Devotion, by Thomas Kelley, Chapter 3 (Part 1), facilitated by Joseph Cotham and Robin Keeler

October 25, 2020:  A Testament of Devotion, by Thomas Kelley, Chapter 4, facilitated by Joseph Cotham and Robin Keeler

October 11, 2020:  A Testament of Devotion, by Thomas Kelley, Chapter 2, facilitated by Joseph Cotham and Robin Keeler
September 27, 2020:  A Testament of Devotion, by Thomas Kelley, Chapter 1, facilitated by Joseph Cotham and Robin Keeler
September 13, 2020: John Lewis' last letter, published posthumously in NY Times 
June 21, 2020 through September 06, 2020 --- No Adult Religious Discussion Hour
June 14, 2020 --- "Quaker Earthcare Witness -- Confronting Climate Change in a Time of Global Pandemic," presented by Special Guest Shelley Tannenbaum from Strawberry Creek Meeting, Berkeley, CA
May 31, 2020 and June 7, 2020  -- No Adult Religious Education Hour --  It Resumes September 20, 2020
May 24, 2020 ---   "Primitive Quakerism Revived" by Paul Buckley, Chapters 4 and 5, "How Primitive Quakerism Revived Would Look," pages 127-135.
May 10 2020 ---   "Primitive Quakerism Revived" by Paul Buckley, Chapter 4, "How Primitive Quakerism Revived Would Look," pages 120-126.
April 19, 2020 ---   "Primitive Quakerism Revived" by Paul Buckley, Chapter 4, "How Primitive Quakerism Revived Would Look," pages 115-120.
April 05, 2020 ---   "Primitive Quakerism Revived" by Paul Buckley, Chapter 4, "How Primitive Quakerism Revived Would Look," pages 105-115.
March 15, 2020 ---  "Primitive Quakerism Revived" by Paul Buckley, Chapter 3,"Quaker Testimonies"  pages 93 - 104,  facilitator to be announced.
March 01, 2020 ---  "Primitive Quakerism Revived" by Paul Buckley, Chapter 3,  pages 86 - 93 (Relations With Earthly Governments): facilitator to be announced.
February 16, 2020 ---  "Primitive Quakerism Revived" by Paul Buckley, Chapter 3, pages 79 - 86, facilitated by Jeff Richman
February 02,2020  ---  "Primitive Quakerism Revived" by Paul Buckley, reading from Chapter 3, 'Meeting for Worship' pages 70-76, facilitated by Jeff Richman
January 19, 2020 ---  Adult and Child Safety Training (Annual), facilitated by Kathleen Fitzgerald
January 05, 2020 --- "Primitive Quakerism Revived" by Paul Buckley, reading from Chapter 3, 'Quaker Christianity', pages 63 - 69, facilitated by Kathy Richman.
December 15, 2019---"Song Circle of Old Time Spiritual and Gospel tunes." facilitated by Richard Smith
December 01, 2019---"Reviving Primitive Quakerism, Chapter 3 continued" facilitated by Thom McCue
November 17, 2019---"Reviving Primitive Quakerism, Chapter 3" facilitated by Kitty Mizuno
November 03, 2019---"Reviving Primitive Quakerism, Introduction and Chapter 2" facilitated by Kathy Richman
October 20, 2019---"Reviving Primitive Quakerism, Introduction and Chapter 1" facilitated by Kathy Richman
October 06, 2019---"World Quaker Day," facilitated by Emelyn Buskirk
Setember 15, 2019--- "Introduction to Primitive Quakerism Revived, by Paul Buckley, facilitated by Kathy Richman
July 07 through September 01 --- On Summer Vacatiion
June 16, 2019--- Singing out of the Soledad Worship Group (CTF) Songbook, facilitated by Jeff Richman
June 02, 2019---"Naming Our Spiritual Gifts" facilitated by members of the LOFM Adult First Day School Committee
May 19, 2019---"Naming Our Spiritual Gifts" facilitated by members of the LOFM Adult First Day School Committee
May 05, 2019---"Safety Training for LOFM Adults Working With Our Meeting's Children," facilitated by Kathleen Fitzgerald.
April 21, 2019---"The Spirituality In the Cycles of Nature," facilitated by Joseph Cotham.
April 07, 2019----"Readings from the Spritual Autobiography of Mary Penington, a Remarkable early Quaker," facilitated by Kathy Richman
March 17, 2019--- "Witnessing At The US-Mexico Border For A Just Immigration Policy," facilitated by LOFM member and special guest Kary Shender.
March 03, 2019---"The Spiritual Aspect of Food," facilitated by Richard Smith
February 17, 2019---"The Native American Perspective on Nature," facilitated by Richard Smith
February 03, 2019---"The Importance of Having Hope for the Future of the Planet,"  facilitated by Kathy Richman
January 20, 2019---"Celebrating the Natural World," facilitated by Joseph Cotham and Richard Smith
January 06 2019---Support of Local Undocumented College Students and Their Families," facilitated by members of Mi Casa, Hartnell College, Salinas, CA

December 16, 2018 --  "Quaker Reflections on the Season of Advent," facilitated by Jeff Richman

December 02, 2018 -- " Cross Cultural Myths of the Creation of the World," facilitated by Richard Smith
November 18, 2018 -- "The Immigration Task Force of Monterey County",  facilitated by Deb Clifford, Juliet Toomey,  and Service Learning Institute students from Cal State University Monterey Bay
November 04, 2018 -- "How Are We Led,  and How Do We Support Leadings Within Our Meeting", facilitated by Kathleen F. and Robin K., Co-Clerks of LOFM
October 21, 2018 -- Poetry to Honor Nature, facilitated by Joe Cotham and Amy Brewster.
October 07, 2018 -- "Observance of World Quaker Day", facilitated by Emelyn Buskirk
Seprember 16, 2018 -- "Harmony With Nature", facilitated by Joseph Cotham.
June 03, 2018 --  "Concerns and Leadings Arising in a Turbulent Time--How do WE Respond?"  facilitated by Kathy Richman
A part of today's lesson comes from a chapter of the book:  Voices of Change: The People's Oral History Project : Interviews with Monterey County Activists and Organizers, 1934-2015
May 20, 2018 -  "Leadings in Response to Current Local, National and World Events", facilitated by Steve Leeds of San Francisco Monthly Meeting.
May 06, 2018 -- "Leadings and Discernment amongst Live Oak Friends"   facilitated by Jeff Richman
April 15, 2018 --  Intergenerational Activity, facilitators to be announced.
April 1, 2018 --   "Leadings and Clearness Committees "  facilitated by  Diego Navarro, Clerk of Pacific Yearly Meeting (PYM)
March 18, 2018 --  "Discernment and Leadings,  Elizabeth Ashbridge’s Journal" facilitated by Mary Bishop.  The link to Elizabeth Ashbridge's journal is:
March 04, 2018 --  "Radical Spirituality --  Margaret Fell and her writing 'Women's Speaking Allowed, Proved and Justified by Scriptures' " facilitated by Kathy Richman
February 18, 2018 - "Radical Spiritulity - The Birth of Quakerism"  (The Importance of Margaret Fell and Swarthmore Hall)  facilitated by Emelyn Buskirk
February 4, 2018 -  "Radical Spirituality --  The Birth of Quakerism" (Francis Howgill, Fergood Fell)  facilitated by Emelyn Buskirk
January 21, 2018 - "Radical Spirituality --  The Birth of Quakerism" (Week 2)  facilitated by Terrill Keeler and Kathy Richman
January 7, 2018  -    "Challenges and Benefits of being a Small Monthly Meeting"  facilitated by Kathy Richman
December 17, 2017 -    A reading of the play "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"  facilitated by Kathy and Jeff Richman
December 03, 2017 -  Friends' Value Based Intergenerational Activities,   Facilitated by Ann Baier, Adam Kerr and Dale Kerr
November 19, 2017 -  A Conversation with Temple Beth El Cantor and Rabbi Margaret Bruner.
November 05, 2017 -  PART TWO  "Radical Spirituality:  George Fox and the Birth of Quakerism" facilitated by  Robin Keeler and Kathleen Fitzgeerald                           
October 15, 2017 --  "Radical Spirituality:  George Fox and the Birth of Quakerism" facilitated by Bill Pierce and Kathleen Fitzgeerald

October 1, 2017:   Intergenerational Cooperative Games  -  Facilitated by our Children's First Day School Committee

September 17, 2017 - "End of Life Issues", facilitated by Thom McCue.
September 3, 2017:  Safety Training for Adults Working with Children's First Day School Program," facilitated by Children's First Day School Committee
August 20, 2017 -  Ann Baier, Adam Kerr and Dale Kerr will share highlights of their recent trip / tour of El Salvador.
August 6, 2017:  "Friends World Committee on Consultation" (FWCC) ,  Facilitated by Emelyn Buskirk
July 16, 2017:   A Quaker Bible Study Practice, Facilitated by Mary Bishop
July 2, 2017:  Game, "Ask Me About Quakers" facilitated by Jeff Richman (find this exercise on our Live Oak website Home Page !)
June 18, 2017 Quaker Bible Study of Epheians Chapter 4, facilitated by Amy Brewster,
June 4, 2017 - "The Peace Testimony: How do we respond to Current Events/ Media, & how do we communicate the Peace Testimony to those around us"  Facilitated by Nathan Kleban and Robin Keeler
May 21, 2017 - The Peace Testimony - Conscientious Objection to War"  Facilitated by Kathy Richman
May 7, 2017 - "The Peace Testimony - The Roots of Nonviolence"   Facilitated by Robin Keeler & Nathan Kleban
April 16, 2017 - "The Peace Testimony - Responding to Ordinary Situations Nonviolently"  Facilitated by Kathleen Fitzgerald
April 2, 2017 -  "The Peace Testimony - Using Non-violent Language"  Facilitated by Terrill Keeler and Emelyn Buskirk
 
March 19, 2017 -  "The Integrity Testimony (Part 2)"  facilitated by  Jeff Richman
Please open the link at the bottom of this page --  FRIEND FOR LIFE--"MISSION TO THE GESTAPO"   We'll be reviewing this chapter of the life of Rufus Jones. (Jeff)

March 5, 2017 -  "The Integrity Testimony (Part 1)"  facilitated by Robin Keeler and Jeff Richman

February 19, 2017 -  "The Unity and Community Testimony (Part 2)"  facilitated by Thom McCue

February 5, 2017 -  "The Unity and Community Testimony (Part 1)"  facilitated by Terrill Keeler

January 15,  2017 - "The Sustainability and Stewardship Testimony (Part 2)"  facilitated by Bill Pierce

Jan. 1,  2017 - "The Sustainability and Stewardship Testimony (Part 1)"  facilitated by Amy Brewster

December 18 -   "Christmas and the Flight of the Holy Family" facilitated by Jeff Richman
December 4 - "The Simplicity Testimony and the Power of Enough"  facilitated by Mary Bishop
November 20 - "The Simplicity Testimony (Part 2)"  facilitated by Richard Smith
November 6 - "The Equality Testimony"   facilitatetd by Kitty Mizuno
October 16- "Quaker Women and the Equality Testimony"  (facilitators: Mary Bishop and Kathy Richman):  Emphasis on Lucretia Mott  and Sarah Moore Grimké
October 02, 2016 -  Kathy Richman, Clerk of our Religious Education Committee,  will be introducing topics for the next year's discussion hours and asking us to sign  up for making a presentation.

September 18  2016 - "Introduction to Live Oak Friends Meeting on the Quaker Cloud" (facilitator: Jeff Richman)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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