Canadian Friends Service Committee
Quakers and non-Quakers alike are warmly invited to two free events!
November 18th and November 25th
Tales of Peaceful Protest
Thursday, November 18th from 7-9pm EST
What do peaceful protests look like? Are they effective? How can I get involved?
Join Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) on November 18 for a virtual discussion with stories and expert advice you can use in effective nonviolent direct action.
Learn more and register here
Get to Know Thee, Friend - Part 11
Thursday, November 25th from 7-8:30pm EST
Canadian Friends Service Committee's Get to Know Thee, Friend series continues on November 25th with Roger Davies and Tony McQuail, war resisters and long-time supporters of Canadian Friends Service Committee.
Find out more about the series and watch videos of previous sessions: quakerservice.ca/GetToKnowThee ... See MoreSee Less
Quakers observe and honour the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation. We ask people to reflect on this day on how they can honour Truth & Reconciliation by supporting initiatives and projects that build relationships with First Nations People. ... See MoreSee Less
Here's a great set of resources from the University of King's College: ukings.ca/national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation-resources/
Dear Atlantic Friends,
Jocelyne, Gwenyth, and I have been having a picnic now and again at my housing co-op in Surrey. We enjoy sharing our lives and our laughter as we eat wonderful food. The weather and the company have been kind, and conversations as diverse and interesting as you would anticipate.
Jocelyne is leaving for Quebec at the beginning of October, so we’ve arranged one more picnic. This time the food will be “sandwiches”. I wonder what they will look like with this crew?
Our collective greetings to all Atlantic Friends, wherever you may be.
Blessings one and all,
Margot, Gwenyth, and Jocelyne ... See MoreSee Less
Come and join us online over the Victoria day weekend! many workshops and lots of interactive activities for children and teens.
See atlantic.quaker.ca/afg for details and to register. ... See MoreSee Less
Atlantic Friends mourn the loss of Anne Thomas. She attended our AFG in the early years and will long be remembered for the sharing of scholarly works and spiritual nurture among us. Her obituary can be seen at this link: www.arimatheafuneral.ca/obituaries/2020/9/11/anne-walker-thomas?fbclid=IwAR3_fg_LGK0cX3VF4cPuKNpO... ... See MoreSee Less
Job Opportunity: Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC) is the peace and social justice agency of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada. CFSC is a faith-based organization. CFSC works to alleviate suffering and develop transformative and sustainable approaches to human rights, justice, and peace.
The CFSC Administrator is a full-time position (35 work hours/week) based at the national office in Toronto. The CFSC Administrator is responsible for supporting CFSC’s governance structures, fundraising, policy work, and strategic planning. The CFSC Administrator is accountable to the CFSC Clerk and the Executive Committee. Knowledge of Quaker business process is required. Preference will be given to Quakers or individuals with a strong background in Quaker business practices. quakerservice.ca/news/employment-opportunity-cfsc-administrator/ ... See MoreSee Less
We need your help in letting Friends in your Meeting/Worship Group know that they are warmly invited to join us, Canadian Friends Service Committee’s Clerks Lana Robinson and Vince Zelazny, for a weekly Meeting for Worship via Zoom.
CFSC hopes to provide an opportunity for Friends across the country to stay connected and to worshipfully reflect on service and community during these difficult times.
A 30 minute Meeting for Worship will be held each Wednesday for the foreseeable future at: 7:30 am Pacific Time, 8:30 am Mountain Time, 9:30 am Central Time, 10:30 am Eastern Time, 11:30 am Atlantic Time.
The 30 minutes of worship will be followed by 30 minutes of sharing.
To join, use this link (note that Zoom will ask you to download it onto your device if you do not already have it when you click this link, it will provide you with easy steps to follow in order to do this): zoom.us/j/981698440
We know that this form of worship and sharing is new. We ask that you take a minute to go over these points of 'Zoom etiquette' before joining:
If you arrive late, please mute yourself and participate as a silent observer until the facilitator finishes up whatever is happening and has a chance to welcome you.
If you have to leave early, you will see that there is a 'chat box' where you can type in to let us know that you are leaving early and not just disappearing on us because of a technical issue.
When you are not speaking, please mute yourself to prevent the rest of us from being distracted by any background noise in your environment.
If you have to walk from one place to another or otherwise move around with your smart phone or your computer, please 'stop' your video so that the rest of us don't get sea-sick.
Zoom meetings are fairly easy to get used to, but it is technology and can trigger anxiety for those of us who are technologically challenged. Deep breathing, patience, and treating this as an intercultural learning opportunity are helpful antidotes to anxiety triggered by trying to figure out this new technology.
If all else fails, try turning off your computer, restarting, and signing in again. You can also learn more about joining Zoom meetings here: support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-Test-Meeting
We look forward to sharing in worship with you!
Lana Robinson & Vince Zelazny
Clerks, Canadian Friends Service Committee ... See MoreSee Less