Sunday Discussion Hour (9:45 - 11:00, preceding Meeting for Worship)
Adult Sunday School discussion begins at 9:45 -
January 20, 2019 -- "Celebrating the Natural World," facilitated by Joseph Cotham and Richard Smith
January 06, 2019 -- "Support for Undocumented College students in Salinas," facilitated by members of the Mi Casa Program at Hartnell College
December 18, 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
September 16, 2018: Introduction to Stewardship of the Earth, facilitated by Joe Cotham. Please bring your copy of PYM faith and Practice (2001).
Date Theme Activities Materials Person Responsible
8/20/17 El Salvador Ann and Adam/Dale Laptop and projector Ann, Adam, Dale
Service Project present slide show re/ their service project trip
9/3/17 Safety Children’s Committee Laptop & projector Linda, Ann, Kathleen
present safety guidelines.
9/17/17 End of Life Explore the pamphlet from Thom McCue
Philadelphia Meeting about
end of life planning.
Date Theme Activities Materials Person Responsible
10/1/17 Intergenerational Cooperative games, Children’s Committee/kids
connection led by the kids
10/15/17 Radical Spirituality: George Fox: Show week 1 video: Amy and Bill, maybe Kathleen.
The Birth of Quakerism, Fox Intro to George Fox (3 min.)
Read week 1 article on Fox’s transformation and
listen to the audio of his statement (1 min.).
Reread, then discuss what people get from
the text as a group. (10 min.)
Watch week 1 video: George’s transformation (5 min.)
Break in to small groups and share important ideas from this info.
11/5/17 Radical Spirituality: Wk 1 video: The Pendle Hill experience (7 min.). Kathleen and ?
The Birth of Quakerism George’s vision and our own messages from God.
If time, look at George’s journal excerpt, week 1, Fox’s Journal Visit.
11/19/17 Connecting with Connections between Quakers and Jews Margaret Bruner
Temple Cantor .
12/3/17 Intergenerational Early Quakers: lively activities
connection to explore our Quaker roots.
12/17/17 Christmas An intergenrational reading of the play: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Facilitated by Kathy and Jeff Richman
1/7/18 "Challenges and Benefits of Being a Small Monthly Meeting" facilitated by Kathy Richman
Below -- postponed until further notice---
Radical Spirituality: Watch the week 2 intro video (2 min.)
The Birth of Quakerism Divide the journal into parts and assign parts
to small groups to read and discuss (10 min.),
then report back to larger group.
Week 2 video: Itinerance and George Fox (10 min.).
1/21/18 Radical Spirituality: Videos: week 2”Fox’s arrival into Sedbergh” (11 min.); Kathy and ?
The Birth of Quakerism Inward Spirituality (9 min.), Firbank Fell (5 min.)
Discuss salient points from each video.
2/18/18 Radical Spirituality: Watch intro to week 3 video (2 min.). Kathleen and ?
The Birth of Quakerism Read week 3 Fox’s journal entry,
watch video: Swarthmore Hall and Margaret Fell (4 min.).
Read week 3 article and listen to the audio version:
M. Fell’s conversion, pt. 1. Discuss.
3/4/18 Radical Spirituality:
The Birth of Quakerism -- "Radical Spirituality -- Margaret Fell and her writing 'Women's Speaking Allowed, Proved and Justified by Scriptures' " facilitated by Kathy Richman
Discuss. Divide M.Fell’s article “Women’s Speaking Justified”
in parts and assign to small groups/pairs.
Brief summary from each group to larger group; explore with the questions:
What are the consequences for church life in saying everyone is spiritually equal?
How does this differ from other Christian churches?
3/18/18 Discernment and Explore the example of what leadings,
Leadings even involuntary or undesirable,
and clarity through the eyes of an
early Quaker. Elizabeth Ashbridge’s journal
4/1/18 Intergenerational connection
4/15/18 Leadings and Clearness Committees Diego Navarro: leadings
5/6/18 Leadings Discernment amongst Live Oak Friends:
How do we find clarity? Where/how are we led?
Jim Pym book, F&P p.59-62, p.76.
5/20/18 Leadings in Response Steve Leeds
to current events
6/3/18 Intergenerational connection
6/17/18 How do we respond?
How do we respond to
military-industrial buildup? And other topics.
June 18, 2017 Facilitated by Amy Brewster, topic to be announced.
September 17, 2017: "End of Life Issues" - Facilitated by Thom McCue
February 5, 2017 - "The Unity and Community Testimony (Part 1)" Adult discussion facilitated by Terrill Keeler
February 19, 2017 - "The Unity and Community Testimony (Part 2)" Adult discussion facilitated by Thom McCue
March 5, 2017 - "The Integrity Testimony (Part 1)" Adult discussion facilitated by Robin Keeler and Jeff Richman
March 19, 2017 - "The Integrity Testimony (Part 2)" Adult discussion facilitated by Jeff Richman
April 2, 2017 - "The Peace Testimony - Using Non-violent Language" Adult discussion facilitated by Terrill Keeler and Emelyn Buskirk
April 16, 2017 - "The Peace Testimony - Responding to Ordinary Situations Nonviolently" Adult discussion facilitated by Kathleen Fitzgerald
May 7, 2017 - "THE PEACE TESTIMONY- Part Three" Adult discussion facilitated by Robin Keeler and Nathan Kleban
May 21, 2017 - "The Peace Testimony - Conscientious Objection to War" Adult discussion facilitated by Kathy Richman
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" Adult discussion facilitated by Nathan Kleban and Robin Keeler
CHILDREN'S LESSON SCHEDULE
Date Topic Game Song Story/Activity Leader
6/18 Conscientious Objectors Story of Desmond Doss Richard Smith and Jeff Richman ............ service during wartime
2/5 Community Stand Up We Won’t Leave Anyone Out; Swimmy, It’s Mine! Kathy R.
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing
2/19 Community Animal Sounds The Sharing Song (one by Raffi, Ribbon Rescue Terrill K.
/Human Pretzel the other by Georgie S.)
3/5 Integrity Two Truths and a Lie Truth Song A Promise Is a Promise Kathleen
3/19 Integrity Who’s the Leader? repeat Terrill’s choice Mary B.
4/2 Non-violent language Machine Use a Word
4/16 Responding non-violently Aura The Principle Simon’s Hook (Kathleen has copy.) Amy to everyday situations
5/7 Quaker Peace Testimony Stand Off Planting a Seed of Peace Sadako & Thousand Paper Cranes? Emelyn
Let There Be Peace on Earth
5/21 Conscientious Objectors Kids’ choice 'Neath the Vine & Fig Tree Pink and Say? Thom & Francesca
6/4 Our Peace Testimony Kids’ choice Chickens for Peace Dona Nobis Pacem, Enemy Pie? Amy